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.
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. Though a resilient wood, walnut is surprisingly 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.
Scientific Name: Dalbergia Latifolia
As a strong, heavy wood that takes an excellent polish, Indian Rosewood is an exotic choice for black pieces in chess sets and billiard cues. Streaks of purple and red give each piece its own unique signature. Rosewood oils, known for their medicinal properties, are often used in alternative practices to aid with tension, headaches, and skin inflammation.
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 color 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.
Scientific name: Tectona Grandis It is a wood originating in Indonesia that for its strength and its characteristic caramel color was initially used for the manufacture of furniture and boats. The WeWOOD team takes charge of recovering it from wrecks of fishing boats, old demolished huts, railway sleepers. The wood chosen for the transformation has an average of 50 to 100 years while the younger one is discarded to encourage reforestation and not impact on the natural beauty of these areas. The Teak tree is famous for its strong resistance and its ability to counter climate change and atmospheric adversity, moreover its oily resin makes it highly resistant to water, protecting it from decomposition, insects and the attack of bacteria.
Scientific name: Poaceae family. Phyllostachys and Bambusa. Bamboo is a unique plant in the world: some species can grow up to 1 meter per day! And its peculiar characteristic is to be very resistant and at the same time very flexible! Bamboos are of considerable economic and cultural importance in Asia and in general in Southeast Asia, being used in construction (for external scaffolding), as a source of food and raw because of its versatility.
Scientific name: Huodendron var. biaristatum This reddish wood comes from Southeast Asia and is used to make musical instruments such as xylophone, marimba and guitars. It is an important material for the manufacture of traditional Chinese furniture and also for billiards, cabinet making, and sculptures.
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 coloring makes it a popular choice for woodwind instruments. The African Blackwood’s use dates back to the time of the ancient Egyptians, where it was used to create exquisite furniture for nobles.
Scientific name: Julbernardia pellegriniana / Common name: Beli Originally from Africa, this hard cream-colored wood, with blackish brown streaks, vaguely resembles the stripes of a zebra. Its most common use is for veneers but is also used for the grip of rifles or for exotic instruments. Because of its hardness, it can also be used for skis, tool handles and shipbuilding.
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!