Originally, sunglasses were made of metal, and early Bakelite plastics and amalgamated materials and resins, which gave rise to the classic frames we all know and love. Now, sunglasses are made from many different plastics, carbon based materials and metals. High tech and light weight, they are great for sports or robust, intense use. However, making sunglasses has come a long way, and designers and manufacturers have come up with some great ideas in recent times for alternative materials with which to fashion some great glasses, namely wooden sunglasses. More than just a 'fad', wooden sunglasses are very ecologically sound, because so little manufacture is need with wood, just treating and finishing. Wooden sunglasses also have beauty that is rather stylish, and very 21st century.
Made from a variety of woods, like walnut and oak, wood sunglasses are normally made from the harder woods to withstand wear and tear, and employ light weight metals like titanium for the screws and fittings. Coming in a variety of finishes, the shapes tend to be classic and retro, as these shapes show off the beauty of the wood better. Many of the more modern companies that make them also have an 'eco' friendly profile already, which attracts a ready made customer base. However, wooden sunglasses are growing in popularity all the time!
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