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.
Hey Woodies Team - This is your Captain speaking...
Starting now, I will be updating you weekly using this space - The Captain's Log
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?
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
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
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.
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.
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
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