30 Jun '15, 5pm

Frame your face with wooden eyewear made with pedal power and salvaged wood

Frame your face with wooden eyewear made with pedal power and salvaged wood

Looking for a unique and sustainable eyewear option? Featherwood Frames makes one-of-a-kind glasses with pedal power. I don't know if it's too far of a stretch to call these glasses artisanal, but either way, the handmade wooden frames made by Featherwood for both sun- and eyeglasses, are a beautiful and low-carbon way of making your eyewear more sustainable. Featherwood Frames, based in Yellow Springs, Ohio, is the big idea of Brett Nagafuchi and David Flowers, who first got the idea of creating wooden eyewear after Flowers repaired his own glasses with a handmade wood piece. The startup now makes both custom and standard eyeglass frames from their pedal-powered shop , where a repurposed exercise bike with a 90lb (41kg) steel flywheel is the prime mover for running belt sanders, grinders, and even a bandsaw. Additional stand-alone pedal-powered machines are put to the tas...

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