3 fun facts about me:
- I’m all about using less plastic.
- I like the idea of using old things to make new things.
- I live in a country where the sun shines pretty much all of the time.
So you can imagine my excitement when I came across these limited edition sunglasses by Carl Zeiss. The frames are made from wood (not plastic), and that wood is very, very old. And the lenses with 100% UV protection will keep your eyeballs safe from the sun. As an added bonus, they look amazing.
The ‘1K Reclaimed Redwood’ sunglasses are handmade in San Francisco from 1,000 year old wood. And no, nobody cut down any ancient trees to make these shades, so calm down. The wood was originally cut for a railroad bridge in the 1800s. The bridge was then torn down in the 1950s, the wood put in storage, and was recently used to build a beach house in California. Some of the wood left over was used to make the sunglasses.
When they say ‘limited edition’, they’re not messing around. There are only 25 of these babies available, so act fast. At $350.00 they don’t come cheap, but at least you’ll have something to talk about at that next boring office BBQ you’re obliged to attend. You can get them here.