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Shwood for Pendleton, Cascadian Collaborative

For Autumn/Winter 2011, Shwood has joined forces with fellow Oregon-based company Pendleton Woolen Mills on a limited run of Shwood’s “Canby” frame style. Crafted from Oregon-grown Cherry wood, the frames feature laser engraved temples adorned with Pendleton’s iconic “Chief Joseph” pattern. Taking the collaboration a step further, Pendleton manufactured a matching carrying pouch woven from a limited batch of wool, exclusive to the project. With both parties dedicated to domestic manufacturing, the project pays tribute to the state of Oregon and the heritage manufacturing techniques that make the products great.

Based in Portland, Oregon Shwood creates handcrafted wooden eyewear using fine exotic hardwoods. Shwood’s in-house manufacturing process merges precision technology with classic skilled craftsmanship to create a timeless art form. Every step from veneering and precision lens cutting, to shaping and finishing is conducted in our own Portland-based workshop to promise an entirely handcrafted eyewear piece.

Levi’s And Pendleton Woolen Mills Join Hands

Levi's And Pendleton Woolen Mills Join Hands

Pendleton Woolen Mills, the brand known for its Navajo and ethnic print fabric, is collaborating with Levi’s to release a line of Native American-inspired jacquard prints.

The collection will incorporate the red, blue and gold prints on wool linings or accents on a blanket, two men’s trucker jackets, a men’s work shirt, two women’s trucker jackets and a women’s cape.

“We’ve used blanket linings forever, which Pendleton is known for, so this collaboration is such a no-brainer I couldn’t believe it wasn’t done long ago,” said Carl Chiara, director of concepts and special projects for the Levi’s brand.

Prices range from $118 to $198 on the collection that will be available in stores next month.