Accessories in Leather + Wood
Elegant yet rugged, polished yet natural — what could be more perfect than handcrafted accessories made from the highest quality leather and wood? We’ve put together some of our new arrivals at Haberdash: wood watches with a cause by WeWOOD, refined wood sunglasses by Shwood, rich leather bracelets by Cause and Effect, and, finally, leather wallets made right here in Chicago by Ashland Leather.
Wood Watches by WeWOOD
Why do we love our new WeWOOD watches so much? Let us count the ways. (1) For every WeWOOD purchased, American Forests plants a tree. Good deed for the day—check. (2) Each watch is made from 100% natural wood, completely absent of artificial and toxic materials, making it 100% hypoallergenic and 100% green. WeWOOD even provides you with a little backstory for the type of tree. (3) Simply put, it’s a cool watch. It’s simple, well-designed, and it doesn’t get much more versatile than wood.
MAPLE. Often used in smoke houses and in culinary arts. Also used to create many musical instruments.
GUAIACO. Native to South America. Used in pharma- ceutical preparations of herbal teas. Known for its powerful healing properties.
BLACKWOOD. Native to Tasmania’s forests. Perfect for delicate craftwork, very stable and long lasting.
Wood Sunglasses by Shwood
What do you get when you cross the limb of a Madrone tree, a rusty pair of cabinet hinges, and lenses from the corner store? The very first pair of Shwood sunglasses, according to Shwood legend. Each pair is crafted by hand in Shwood’s Portland-based workshop, complete with natural wood and 100% UVA/UVB protection Carl Zeiss lenses, imported from Italy.
Leather Bracelets by Cause and Effect
We’ve long been fans of Billy Moore’s work—handmade, leather belts crafted using old-fashioned techniques in rural Tennessee. Well, the latest iteration of his beautifully rugged creations in metal and leather are the bracelets you see below. Stop by Haberdash EDC to take a look at the variations in color/style, each made with the very best (and most interesting) leather Moore can source. Your watch is lonely.
Wallets by Ashland + Horween Leather Co.
Who better to make a high quality, beautifully designed leather wallet than the guys making the impeccable, time-tested leather? It’s a formula that seems to be working well for the guys at Ashland, with 20+ combined years of tannery experience and the very best leather source right at their fingertips—Horween Leather Co., a Chicago institution since 1905. So, each Ashland wallet is 100% designed, sourced, and produced right here in Chicago.