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Made in the Shades


Happy summer y’all! While we’re winding down the season, there’s still plenty of sunshine to be enjoyed – and shopping to be done! If you’ve lost a fave pair of sunnies or are simply sick of your current pair, you’re in luck. Today I’m introducing you to Keepwood, a Manitoba-based brand that produces eco-friendly sunglasses and glasses. I’m highlighting a few of my fave pairs below and telling you more about why this brand rocks, so read on!

Keepwood Zebra Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses

Zebra Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses – $119
First up, a pair that I picked for myself! Krista at Keepwood was kind enough to send me a pair to try on myself and I gravitated toward the funky animal print-inspired look of these oblong hexagonal frames. The packaging itself is half the fun here – your glasses come in a sturdy bamboo case to keep them from getting crushed or scratches. Plus they include a cleaning cloth and bag to keep them protected when you toss them in your purse or glove box. The glasses are extremely lightweight and comfortable, and with this particular pair I adore the polarized warm brown hue of the lenses – the entire world looks like its been put through an Instagram filter!

Keepwood Purple Eyeglass Frames

Purple Layered Wood Prescription Eyeglass Frames – $115
Keepwood isn’t just about sunglasses, for the record. They also carry a snazzy lineup of frames that can be easily fitted with prescription eyeglass lenses. Just bring your frames to your favourite optometrist and they should be able to cut your lenses for you and install them no problemo. I gravitated toward this fresh pair of purple-hued frames, if only to demonstrate to you all that wooden sunglasses or glasses don’t need to have a super earthy look if that’s not your vibe. Keepwood carries loads of fun colours, shapes, and patterns, and this purple set is just the tip of the iceberg.

Keepwood Skateboard Wood Sunglasses

Brown Skateboard Wood Sunglasses – $115
Keepwood hasn’t forgotten about the guys either. In fact, the majority of their styles would probably qualify as unisex, although a few veer more masculine, like these cool deep brown wooden sunglasses. Circling back to the whole ‘why wood?’ question, if you’re not aware of the damaging impacts of plastic production (which is in and of itself, a petroleum byproduct), you should read up on it. Too often we view sunglasses as disposable, in part because plastic frames are so prone to breaking. Keepwood’s mission is to design and stock sunglasses that are made from sustainably-sourced wood in an eco-friendly way, that gives you peace-of-mind, protects our planet, and looks fabulous.

Keepwood Blue Shades

Blue Skateboard Wood Eco Sunglasses with Blue Polarized Mirror Lenses – $115
Speaking of looking fab, further proof that Keepwood glasses are super stylish – they can even be made with cool mirrored lenses, like this blue-on-blue pair. And to even further demonstrate Keepwood’s dedication to the environment, the brand also donates money to Trees for the Future, which goes toward planting 50 trees for every pair sold. Not a bad way to give back to the planet while looking great, right?

Keepwood Handcrafted Natural Bamboo

Keepwood is a relatively new kid on the block, but already it’s earning great reviews on Etsy. You can also order the glasses online via the brand’s online store, with totally reasonable nationwide shipping rates. Sunglasses are a fabulous gift for anyone that’s prone to losing them, or for any fashionista that loves collecting them. Keepwood is a particularly fantastic choice for any green-minded folks on your list as well, as they’ll love having an accessory they can feel good about owning.

I’m happy to announce that Keepwood is giving a lovely reader of mine the chance to nab a pair of frames of their choice! Here’s how to enter for your chance to win:

1) First & foremost: you must be a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide to enter this giveaway. It’s as simple as finding ‘The Gift of Gab’ box in the righthand column and dropping in your email or clicking follow. Then, tell me in the comments below by August 28, 2015 – what is your favourite pair of Keepwood glasses?

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around August 29, 2015 to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Follow Keepwood Eyewear on Twitter, tag them and me (@cdngiftguide) in a Tweet about why you love Keepwood! Post a link to your Tweet below in a separate comment to earn yourself an extra entry into the draw.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Like Keepwood Eyewear on Facebook and leave a wall post about your favourite frames from their site. Post a link to your FB wall post in a separate comment below to earn an extra entry into the draw.

6) Bonus Entry #3: Follow Keepwood Eyewear on Instagram and either regram one of their photos or share a photo from their site through your own account. Link back to your image in a separate comment below for another entry into the draw.

 

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103 Responses to “Made in the Shades”
  1. Sheelagh Russell-Brown says:

    I’d love the purple layered wood prescription eyeglass frames!

  2. Sheelagh Russell-Brown says:

    I’ve tweeted! @SheelaghRussel1

  3. Sheelagh Russell-Brown says:

    I’ve posted on Facebook! Sheelagh Russell-Brown

  4. Joan G. says:

    I like the Zebra Wood frames.

  5. Sherry K says:

    I like the Walnut Wood glasses best, close second are the Zebra Wood that you chose.

  6. Heather Swanson says:

    I like the purple glasses

  7. tammy ta says:

    My fav. is the purple glasses-but I would want them to be sunglasses

  8. Sherry K says:

  9. Cheryl A says:

    I love the natural bamboo glasses!

  10. Sarah says:

    I love love love the purple layered wood ones!!!

  11. intensev5 says:

    I love the Handcrafted Gray Wood Grain Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses

  12. Leah says:

    I love the Handcrafted Black Layered Wood Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses

  13. Audrey Skinner says:

    My favorite pair are the blue skateboard sunglasses.

  14. nicolthepickle says:

    I like the Handcrafted Green Skateboard Wood Sunglasses. These are really cool.

  15. Marlene J says:

    I like Zebra Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses

    http://www.keepwoodeyewear.com/#!etsy-shop/co4t/en/product/id/242236617

    Ohh lala 🙂

  16. CLC says:

    I love the blue skateboard ones and the zebra wood ones.

  17. Debra says:

    I like the red layered bamboo wood sunglasses!

  18. Erin W says:

    I love the Blue Gray Skateboard Wood Sunglasses with Black Polarize Lenses, So awesome.

  19. Susan Patterson says:

    I like the Zebra Wood Sunglasses. They are so unique- thanks!

  20. Shelley N says:

    I really like the sunglasses I think the Walnut Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses are great although the Zebra Wood sunglasses are also amazing. Hard to decide.

  21. Mary warner says:

    Thw Zebra Wood glasses are my favourite.

  22. Anne Derkat says:

    The zebra wood ones are totally different and so would be my choice.

  23. Lisa Morrison says:

    I like the Purple layered prescription glasses.

  24. katydidit21 says:

    My favourite is the Handcrafted Layered Wood Prescription Eyeglass Frames.

  25. Karen says:

    Love the purple, prescription glasses

  26. mcmc says:

    I really like Zebra Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses

  27. M. Archambeau says:

    I like the Handcrafted Red Layered Bamboo Wood Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses. Super cute!

  28. Holly says:

    The Blue Skateboard wood ones are awesome!

  29. ksceviour says:

    I like the Walnut Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses with Black Polarized Lenses

  30. Meghan Robert says:

    I love the grey wood stained sunglasses! Such a neat product!

  31. Jennifer (@Mindfulcat7) says:

    I like the Pink and Teal Handcrafted Wood Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses.

  32. Victoria Ess says:

    I like the Handcrafted Layered Wood Prescription Eyeglass Frames: http://www.keepwoodeyewear.com/#!etsy-shop/co4t

  33. Alison K says:

    I’m a subscriber to the Canadian Gift Guide & my favourite pair of Keepwood glasses are their Handcrafted Sustainable Wood Sunglasses with Black Polarized Lenses

  34. Alison K says:

    @KeepwoodEyewear bonus entry: followed & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/629489119433875456

  35. Susan says:

    I like the Blue Gray Wood Skateboard Glasses (among others!). http://www.keepwoodeyewear.com/#!etsy-shop/co4t/en/product/id/242237325

  36. Julia H says:

    I’m a subscriber. My favourite pair is the Handcrafted Gray Wood Grain pair, with polarized lenses. Love the soft gray colour. Thank you for the chance.

  37. SueSueper says:

    My favourite pair of Keepwood glasses are Gray Wood Grain Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses.

  38. lindsay d. says:

    i love the Handcrafted Multi-color Skateboard Wood Eco sunglasses!

  39. I like the Handcrafted Natural Bamboo Eyeglass Frames for Prescription Lenses
    http://www.keepwoodeyewear.com/#!etsy-shop/co4t/en/product/id/242340316

  40. Theresa C. says:

    I love the Handcrafted Green Bamboo Wood Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses

  41. Lindsey says:

    Yay for Manitoba! I like the Handcrafted Black Layered Wood Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses

  42. janicour says:

  43. Jessica e says:

    Zebra Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses are very cool! I like those ones!

  44. Rachel C. says:

    My favourite pair would have to be the “Walnut Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses with Black Polarized Lenses” – so styling!

  45. jasmyth says:

    My favorite glasses are the Handcrafted Black Layered Wood Sunglasses.

  46. Gemma says:

    My favourite glasses are the Handcrafted Layered Wood Prescription Eyeglass Frames

  47. Linda says:

    I like the Handcrafted Layered Wood Prescription Eyeglass Frames.

  48. love them all but i really like the Handcrafted Gray Wood Grain Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses

  49. Darlene Boyle says:

    blue skateboard

  50. ihv3gr8kdz says:

    My favourite pair would be the Zebra wood handcrafted sunglasses!!!! Stylish and eco-friendly.

  51. aclily19 says:

    zebra wood

  52. Rachael Bhardwaj says:

    My favourite pair is the Blue Skateboard Wood Eco Sunglasses with Blue Mirror Polarized Lenses

  53. pat h. says:

    like the zebra wood best

  54. Melissa N says:

    I like the brown kateboard wood pair.

  55. LILLIAN BROWN says:

  56. Tabby72 says:

    For me, the Grey Woodgrain sunglasses are the best!

  57. Grace S. says:

    I like the skateboard multi coloured eco-wood sunglasses and the blue green wayfarer.

  58. aarone mawdsley says:

    i like the purple layered wood frames

  59. Christine Holliday says:

    The handcrafted multi colour skateboard glasses are so sweet

  60. Becky says:

    I love the Purple Layered Wood Prescription Eyeglass Frames

  61. Robert Haynes says:

    The Brown Skateboard wood!!

  62. 4seasonsmom says:

    I love the Zebra Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses

  63. Gayle Bellemare says:

    I love the Zebra Wood glasses https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/242236617/zebra-wood-handcrafted-sunglasses-with?ref=shop_home_active_18, the style is timeless and the wood is gorgeous. Thank you! (followed on fb & on twitter/IG as Bellheff)

  64. Edith Rennes says:

    I like the grey wood grain sunglasses with polarized lenses

  65. Nancy Parsons says:

    I like the Walnut Wood sunglasses.

  66. Tweeted and started following both @CdnGiftGuide and @KeepwoodEyewear. https://twitter.com/MOJOBELO/status/633555961832206337

  67. Renee Lacasse says:

    purple for me

  68. Jessica Lord says:

    i like the zebra wood

  69. Lesley says:

    I like the Walnut Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses the best!

  70. Susan says:

    I like the zebra wood.

    RG @keepwood_eyewear: New #zebrawood #shades- one of the 50 new #styles of #keepwoodeyewear now available. Check out #etsy or our website for more styles ! #regramapp

  71. Linda Hall says:

    My favourite is the Zebra Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses.

  72. enram says:

    Those purple layered wood ones are cool.

  73. shellie clark says:

    like the Walnut Wood glasses

  74. MarionG says:

    As blue is my fav color, Blue Skateboard Wood Eco Sunglasses with Blue Polarized Mirror Lenses are my fav choice. #keepwoodeyewear 50 trees planted/purchase ❤

  75. Wanda Bergman says:

    I am a subscriber. My favourite are the Handcrafted Walnut Wood Sunglasses with Black Polarized Lenses.

  76. Edmond says:

    Re: OMG luv Walnut Wood glasses. Divine. Wow, prize sun glasses are fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. 🙂 Pick me, pick me!

  77. My favorite is the Handcrafted Ebony Wood Cat Eye Sunglasses with Red Mirror Lenses Polarized

  78. martinhutnik says:

    Walnut Wood glasses.

  79. Joseph Nguyen says:

    I love the blue skateboard 😀

  80. KELLY E says:

    Handcrafted Gray-Blue Sustainable Skateboard Wood Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses

  81. Rae D. says:

    I most like the Keepwood Zebra Wood Handcrafted Sunglasses but the puple ones area close second.

  82. Fun Mom says:

    Great giveaway !!! i love the purple glasses they are beautiful !

  83. chris says:

    Gotta say I love the Handcrafted Ebony Wood Eco Sunglasses with Polarized Lenses!!

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