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Sunglasses are always in trend. The next in TREND would be the Wooden Sunglasses; a fashion statement targeted to be the HOTTEST!

Wooden sunglasses are exotic, resourceful, oh so fabulous and lucky for you, so hot right now. They have a unique style of their own and compliment men and women alike. Since sunglasses say a lot about your personality, it's important to choose a eco-friendly pair... unless that's not your thing, than you may want to skip this guide. Here's all you need to know about wooden sunglasses.

Materials

There are so many different wood materials used to manufacture wooden sunglasses and they all have a different look. Most commonly used are Ebony, Black Walnut, Zebra Wood, Birch, Maple, Cocobolo, Purpleheart, Bloodwood and Bamboo. They may even have a hint of nature smell to them. Go ahead, give em' a sniff... we won't judge you.
All of these materials are extremely light, comfortable and durable... another reason why we love them. Did we mention that because wood is an insanely strong material (duh), your frames will last for years? It doesn't get much better than that.

Variation in Wood

Because wood sunglasses are made out of sustainable wood, no two pairs are identical. You really are getting a one-of-a-kind pair of shades when it comes to wooden frames. Thanks to the unique grain variation of each pair and the many types of wood used, you'll never find another pair like yours.

Frame Size

The wonderful thing about wood frames is they tend to have that classic wayfarer style, which feature a thicker banded silhouette with squared edges by the temples. Optometrists suggest that the bigger the sunglass frames, the better, as it blocks out more light and helps with prevention of UV ray damage. If you want to get a little bit more specific with a frame style to ensure it compliments your face shape, follow the guidelines below:
  • Square: This means you have a strong jaw line that is similar width as your forehead. Look for round frames or Aviators. Avoid square or geometric shaped frames.
  • Round: If the widest part of your face is your cheeks, you have a round face shape. You're going to want to look for rectangular frames that will make your face appear longer. Steer clear of round or circular frames that will be less flattering than other frame shapes. If you have a lighter complexion and hair, opt for brown or yellow toned sunglasses.
  • Long or Oval: If your face is longer than wider, you have a long or oval shaped face. Careful not to go much wider than your face. Symmetrical sunglasses, with the same length and width of each lens will be flattering -- think Clubmaster style.
  • Heart: Characterized by a pointy chin and a forehead much wider than your chin. A rectangular frame will balance out your forehead to chin ratio. Stay away from oversized frames that emphasize your forehead.
Construction

Wood sunglasses are sustainable, so "thank you" for doing your part in supporting an eco-friendly and sustainable industry. Because wood is a renewable source, we can plant trees and replenish the source quicker than using it. Most wooden sunglass companies only use wood from sustainable sources that use responsible practices. "Yay!" for environmentally friendly resources and practices!

UV Protection

Look for wooden sunglasses with some sort of UV protection. If it has any, it will have a sticker saying what kind of protection and how much. UVA and UVB combined protection is ideal. If you're not sure that the pair you purchased possess the protection it claims it has, bring it into your local optometrist. They'll be able to tell.



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