Eco Materials

 

MAPLE (BEIGE)

Scientific name: Acer Campestre/Acer Pseudoplatanus

Known as a traveler's wood, maple is said to attract those who enjoy change and movement. Gypsies, some of the original travelers, believed that eating the seeds would attract love. Maple's light golden hue and workability make it a popular choice among woodworkers, and its availability makes it a sustainable choice for watchmaking. 

 

WALNUT (NUT)

Scientific name: Juglans Regia

In Chinese medicine, the walnut is often rotated in the palm of the hand as a means of stimulating blood circulation. Through a resilient wood, walnut is suprisingly light, making it easy to work with. The sturdiness of the wood makes walnut the ideal wood for items that are used in an active household or lifestyle.

 

INDIAN ROSEWOOD (Chocolate)

Scientific name: Dalborgia Latifolia

This dark chocolate colored wood is very strong and heavy, takes an excellent polish, and is a suitable wood for the black pieces in chess sets and for billiard cues. Often streaked with hues of purple and red, each piece has its own unique color.

What they say about it: Indian Rosewood nourishes your spirituality and helps to manifest what you desire, dream and need to heal. The scent of rosewood is traditionally used for nervous tension, frigidity, and headaches. Its oils are said to assist the immune system, defend against viruses and even regenerate cells. It even has the ability to help cure jet lag, skin inflammations and to allow one to relax.

 

VERAWOOD (ARMY)

Scientific name: Bulnesia Sarmientoi

Verawood is a tree native to South America that is known for its medicinal properties, but is also a popular choice in boatbuilding and tool handles. Its colour can range from light olive to dark forest green. The wood tends to darken with age, especially upon exposure to light. A durable outdoor wood, it is a popular watch choice for the adventure-prone.

 

AFRICAN BLACKWOOD (BLACK)

Scientific name: Dalbergia Melanoxylon (Mpingo)

Among the densest and hardest woods in the world, African Blackwood is native to the central and southern African Savannah. Its durability and rich colouring makes it a popular choice for woodwind instruments. The African Blackwood's use dates back to the time of Ancient Egyptians, where it was used to create equisite furniture for nobles.

 

COTTON FIBER

Scientific name: Gossypium

WeWOOD eyewear is made of a new, eco-friendly technology that uses cotton fibers. Cotton fiber is preferable to using plastic because its an organic material that grows plentifully and will safely breakdown when the product is retired. No fossil fuels are used in the manufacturing of our glasses, and the cotton fibers make WeWOOD eyewear water-proof and durable.