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June 02, 2016

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Why Woodies Uses Bamboo

You already know that Woodies sunglasses are awesome, but are you aware that they’re also good for the planet? Yep, it’s true! Go grab a piña colada and sit in the shade – you’re about to have your mind blown.

1. We’re Not Exactly Running Low on Bamboo

Think the world’s supply of bamboo is in its death throes? Actually, bamboo is everywhere – it’d be pretty hard to run out. A single clump of bamboo can make about 200 poles, so there’s no chance of wiping out the population.

2. Bamboo Grows Super Quickly

It’s one of the fastest growing plants in the world. So fast, in fact, in some cases its height can increase by three feet in a single day. Cool, right? This rapid process lessens the chances that the local ecosystem will be damaged when it’s harvested.

3. It’s All About Climate Change, Man

Bamboo eats up carbon dioxide, one of the main contributors to climate change. One hectare (or 2.47 acres) of the stuff produces 35% more oxygen than the same amount of trees. We can’t argue with those numbers. Bamboo doesn’t need a lot of water, either. That definitely cuts down on water waste!

4. You Can Replace What’s Lost

Bamboo and trees can be replenished. But wait – there’s more. That means the planet doesn’t take a big hit.

5. No Need for Chemicals and Pesticides

Bamboo doesn’t need pesticides and insecticides to survive and thrive. That’s great for us because these harmful and toxic chemicals can wipe out fish, birds, and other wildlife. They can hurt humans, too.

Whether you’d like to show off your American pride or release your stylish side, Woodies has the sunglasses for you. Check out our amazing catalogue and get set for summer.

April 19, 2016

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February 11, 2016

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Captain's Log #1 | February 11, 2016

New Beginnings

Hey Woodies Team - This is your Captain speaking...

Starting now, I will be updating you weekly using this space - The Captain's Log

What's New with Woodies

Well, I'm glad you asked. Woodies is 3 1/2 years old for those that don't know. In that time, we've rolled out dozens of new designs and colorways, hired Kendall Jenner, and given out 50 sunglasses to 50 photographers for 50 awesome photos. So, what's next?  

Woodies World Tour

I'm all set to journey out into the world and spread more Woodies love. The travel schedule is; Australia --> Thailand --> Hong Kong --> Cabo San Lucas --> Southern California --> Costa Rica --> and Miami.  I'll post photos and stories from this trip right here in the coming weeks. You can also follow on Woodies Instagram

Restoring a 1953 Mercury Woody Wagon

Woodies has bought a 1953 Mercury Monterey Woody Wagon. Read here to hear Uncle Paul tell a long story about her. We will detail the restoration starting June 2016

  

Woodies Prescription Eyewear

For months and months, you've been asking me about prescription eyewear. I've finally done the research and we'll be coming out with prescription frames this summer. 

woodies prescription frames

If you're interested in Woodies prescription frames, please email me at [email protected], I have some questions for you, and I'll give you a free pair for answering. 

Woodies Walnut Wood Sunglasses Giveaway

Did you see?  We recently launched a Walnut Wood Sunglasses.  Want a pair?  Comment on this post below with your favorite beach in the world.  We'll choose a winner on Sunday

Lots going on in the Woodies world, I'll keep you updated right here. This is your Captain, signing off

See you at the beach!

Cory Stout

Woodies Captain

 

 

 

 

February 08, 2016

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Woodies Valentines Feature

Not sure what to get your significant other for Valentine's Day?  The DateAdviceGuy has some great ideas for how to buy a great gift without coming on too strong. 

-We totally agree with his #1 choice, the Red Woodies Bamboo Watch

 

February 05, 2016

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Woodies Reviews

Curious what other shoppers are saying about us?  Checkout Woodies Reviews
February 04, 2016

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Woodies Logo New Holiday Designs

Woodies has unveiled 9 new holiday designs.  

Vote for your favorite here!

 

December 10, 2015

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All Wood Giveaway from Woodies, Original Grain, Otis&Eleanor, and Sole Bicycles!

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November 27, 2015

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October 06, 2015

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Woodies October 2015: New Fall Styles

What's up Woodies people?

This is your Woodies Captain speaking.  I'd like to update you monthly with the latest bits of news about Woodies.  

I'm currently traveling in Hong Kong.  Did you know Woodies are made in China?  Of course you did, that's where all the bamboo is!  Hong Kong is my favorite city in the world. It's like the common ground between the eastern and western cultures. It's quickly becoming a fashion hub and that's what I'm here to investigate. 

Just this month, we've launched some new sunglasses and watches!  Check them out:

Green Mirror Bamboo Sunglasses

 

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These are the same classic wayfarer style as our original but with a new twist on the lens.  These polarized lenses have a greenish-blue tint (mostly green) and really standout in a crowd.  I priced them at $20, but I don't know how long that price will last :)

Next up, we have a completely new style for Woodies. I'd like to introduce you to Woodies Cat Eye:

This vintage style really brings us back to the 1950's fashion. The pointed corners and gold accents give the style a refined, slightly feminine look.  We also have it in red.

 

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Did you know?  

Woodies Wavecrest was September 20th.  This is the largest collection of Woodie classic cars anywhere in the world.  We are definitely sponsoring and attending this show next year.  Look at all the great cars on display.  

Images courtesy of ClassCarNews

In other news, I met the coolest couple at MAGIC the fashion trade show in Las Vegas.  Meet The Polonio from Uruguay.  

"The Polonio style is carefree. Its attention to detail and commitment to excellence are care full. Polonio shorts are created with technical, high quality, quick-dry fabric, a comfortable mesh liner, a back zipper pocket to secure your possessions, and two-tone, braided tying cords tipped with engraved copper endings.

Not everyone can get to Cabo Polonio. But the Polonio brand aspires to give a taste of that Cabo inspiration and renewal to everyone who slips them on."

They promote a beach lifestyle and we know JUST how they feel

That's it for October. Next month Woodies will travel to Maderas Village in Nicaragua to checkout their beaches, try the cuisine, and catch some waves.  

See you at the beach!

Cory Stout, 

Woodies Captain

 

 

October 06, 2015

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Your Woodies Captain

Hi I'm Cory, Captain of Woodies.  

Woodies is a lifestyle brand that I created in 2012.  Making sunglasses from wood reminded me of the Woodie car from the 1950's.  The Woodie was a blend of machinery and nature that always fascinated me.  They always seemed like they were headed to the beach too.  With Woodies, I want to bring that feeling to you.

Some of my favorite memories growing up were trips to the beach with my dad.  Here's a picture of my folks.  Even though I grew up in Oklahoma, I guess I've had a bit of surfer dude in me!

very stylish dad 

I scour the globe to find the style that best fits the Woodies vibe and bring it to YOU.  I am a full-time traveler, a nomad, a wanderer, or as one girl put it; a hobo with a website.  

I've worn Woodies in Thailand

I've worn Woodies in Chicago

I've worn Woodies to a wedding in Tampa

I've worn Woodies while making a grilled cheese sandwich

I've worn Woodies in New York City

I definitely wore Woodies on the 4th of July

I tried to be a model in Miami and wear Woodies, don't ask me about the headband

I wore Woodies in Austin, Texas #SXSW

I wore Woodies in Puerto Rico

I wear Woodies when I play football

Me and my bro Ayge wear Woodies at The Bean

I wore Woodies in Venezuela

I wore my Woodies in Venice Beach

So you get the idea, I wear my Woodies when I travel.  I live for this; it isn't just a hobby like that.  

Where should I bring Woodies next?  Email me, [email protected]

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