Eco-friendly Series

The eyeglasses company Capital Eyewear has created a very limited edition (25 pairs) of these rare and precious handmade shades. The sunglasses are truly a piece of history since they are made using reclaimed wood from 1,000+ year-old redwood trees which were cut down to build a railroad bridge in the 1800’s. The age of the wood gives it a very distinct reddish brown rings that are extremely close together.

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Grown, reclaimed and handmade in California

The bridge made of the thousand years wood was torn down and put into storage in the 1950’s. Most part of this wood was recently reclaimed to built a beach house in California. Construction leftovers serve as the basis for these wayfarers frames.  Each pair of glasses was handmade  in San Francisco CA and marked with its individual number 1 through 25 numbered. The water resistant  frames are  fitted with Carl Zeiss vision lenses coated in 100% UV protection. Each pair comes with a handmade leather case that is also handmade

1k Reclaimed Redwood Limited Edition – $350.00


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