Five Ways To Wear Wood From Head to Toe how to incorporate more sustainable style into your life
I’ll admit to being seriously nervous when I started Googling “all things wood” this morning. I’m generally a pretty PG girl, but even I knew what might pop up (no pun intended) on my screen.
Luckily, there is a whole huge universe of self proclaimed wood nerds out there, totally obsessing over unconventional uses for wood. Tables and chairs? Old news.
Here are 5 of my favorite ways to incorporate wood into your wardrobe, from head to toe if you really want to!
Obviously we need to start with a brand made overnight famous by Shark Tank. Grown creates sustainable sunglasses, handcrafted from durable Bamboo and hardwoods such as maple, ebony and Zebrawood. All of the natural materials used are organic, renewable and free from harmful or toxic elements. Because Grown eyewear is made from bamboo or wood, each pair has a completely unique grain pattern, and no two pairs are identical. Their resources come only from ethically sourced and managed forests which are bound by the sustainable forestry management standards of the FSC.
Oh and they just look REALLY cool. This golden pair is my personal favorite AND they are on sale right now for $119.
When I think of wearing wood, I think about connecting to the earth. The idea taps directly into my heart and soul, especially the pieces of me that shine brightest when I’m teaching yoga. So with all that in mind, of course I had to include one of the most gorgeous Mala necklaces I’ve ever seen, from the ShadowBark Studio. Yes, this particular one is pricey, but if you connect to the concept of a Mala you can find one for MUCH less right on Etsy or in a local yoga studio. But this one is just-WOW.
It’s a custom designed 108 bead hand-knotted Mala, handcrafted from wood (nanmu), aquamarine, white onyx and sterling silver beads. The aquamarine is an ideal stone for meditation and diminishing stress, fear and anxiety. The white onyx is known to strengthens intuition and assists concentration.
Need it, want it, (hope to soon say) got it!
My third swoon item is actually in this house as well speak.
It’s Joe’s JORD wood watch, which I contemplat snagging and resizing to make it my own every single day!
All of JORD watches are made out of sustainably-harvested woods with completely scratch-proof faces. They have an incredible array of unique timepieces, featuring some of the most beautiful woods on the planet.
Joe’s watch is just big enough to be manly, but just small enough to look awesome on me too, right?
Or maybe I just need to pop for one of JORD’s watches made specifically for the ladies 🙂
Bonus if you are choosing this as your gift: They come beautifully packaged in a gorgeous wood box with full care instructions, and a sweet little JORD pillow to rest on.
This one is definitely unconventional. Truth time: I’ve never heard of a wooden bowtie before and it sounds both uncommon and uncomfortable. However, the reviews on Uncommon Goods are overwhelmingly positive. So positive that I totally ordered one for Joe (although I did head to the founders website to place my order. it’s linked right here on the bow tie picture!)
So where do these babies come from?! Adam Teague and Tim Paslay launched their business, Two Guys Bow ties, in 2012. Their brand is innovative, distinctive and WOODEN. They’ve reinvented bow toes with a goal of fusing old school craftsmanship with modern style. Their efforts resulted in an innovative and superiorproduct that established wood as a new and distinctive material in the fashion industry.
Two Guys Bow Ties are made from a variety of rare and exotic pieces of hardwood. Sourced throughout the world, product materials include African Zebrawood, Peruvian Walnut, South American Bocote, Canary and more. A range of diverse patterns such as argyle, plaid, polka dot, and more are laser etched into the wood making them both increasingly unique and attractive. Each bow tie also incorporates an array of fine fabrics resulting in a truly special accessory.
I can’t be sure if you’ll be on board with these babies, but I am IN LOVE.
Stella McCartney Elyse Star Shoes, created from non-leather, cruelty free materials. The wood used in these shoes comes from a certified sustainable source, as part of Stella’s ongoing commitment to animal and eco friendly fashion.
I saw these shoes on Saks’ site and they described them as “modern” and “high energy.” isn’t that exactly how we want to feel heading into 2017? Plus I’m completely taken back to stories my dad told me about the disco days, when he and his friends teetered around on crazy platforms 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. These feel like a responsible throwback to one of my favorite fashion eras.
The price tag…
Now that’s another story.
Yes, these shoes are retailing for over $1000. But I can’t help thinking that not everyone is going to love them like I do, so I’ll totally be trolling the stores for a sale on these.