Eyes are the most important parts of the human body. There is growing interest in lightweight, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and eco-friendly trends in the eyewear market. Eyewear with all the above features comes only with wooden eyewear. Wooden eyewear also has unique and sustainable properties unlike plastic or metal eyewear in the market.
Wooden eyewear are rare and can be reused and recycled. In terms of composition, wooden eyewear are primarily made of ebony, teak, zebrawood, sandalwood, rosewood, bamboo, vera wood, walnut, and koa wood. Based on components, wooden eyewear are made of entirely wood while other wooden eyewear are made with a combination of stainless steel, plastic and other materials. Therefore, wooden eyewear can have exclusive frames or cases made of wood.
Growing trend toward fashionable, durable, and eco-friendly options are the primary drivers of the wooden eyewear. Secondly, wooden eyewear is hypoallergenic, thus eliminating allergy concerns. Hence, wooden eyewear is seeing significant demand compared to contemporary eyewear.
As consumers are willing to pay premium prices for wooden eyewear, there is scope for craftsmanship and spectacles made from high quality wood. Thus, demand for wooden eyewear is expected to increase in the coming years. Price is generally considered a way to determine the quality of eyewear; but, due to increased competition amongst handmade wooden wear, quality wooden eyewear are now available in affordable prices.
The wooden eyewear market is segmented based on user, distribution channel, and usage. Based on user, the market is segmented by men, women, and kids. By distribution channel, wooden eyewear are segmented as wholesale, retail, and online stores. Based on usage, they are segmented as dress eyewear, casual eyewear, and sports eyewear.