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These Wooden Sunglasses are Made from Old Whiskey Barrels

 - Sep 2, 2015
References: woodzee & treehugger
These 'Woodzee' wooden sunglasses are made out of upcycled oak whiskey barrels.

Woodzee -- the company that makes sunglasses out of recycled or certified sustainable wood and plants one tree for every pair sold -- recently moved part of its manufacturing chain to founder Luke Winter's hometown of Chico, California. To celebrate the opening of the new factory, Woodzee launched a pair of wooden sunglasses to be specially manufactured there. The American-made eyewear will be made from upcycled Maker's Mark whiskey barrels. Woodzee's philanthropic format will also start to focus on more local issues with the opening of its American factory, seeking to partner with Chico and California-based charities.

These whiskey barrel sunglasses satisfy a consumer desire to purchase products that contribute to recycling or environmentalism in some way. There's an even bigger draw when the item can be linked back to a unique or quirky source -- like wood recycled from Maker's Mark whiskey barrels.