Shwood Canby sunglasses.

EYEWEAR
Inside its Portland workshop,Shwood is conducting what it calls “an experiment with nature,” producing frames from madrone wood, redwood burl, and compressed newsprint. These Canbysunglasses epitomize the company’s artsy-meets-Americana aesthetic. $219, shwoodshop.com

Pair of Thieves socks

 

WEAR THIS NOW 
Designer Alan Stuart describes his Pair of Thieves socks as “sneaky performance”—boutique meets athletic, with a hint of whimsy. The popular Kid and Dad matched sets add sophistication to your prodigy’s wardrobe and a “big kid” vibe to Dad’s (or Mom’s). $6, pairofthieves.com

 

Nutcase helmets

 

 

 

PROTECTION
After making its name in “brain bucket” skate gear, Portland’s nine-year-old Nutcase Helmets is growing up. The company’s new minimalist Metroride line is designed for the everyday bike commuter. “It’s almost inevitable-looking,” says designer John Larkin, “like it wasn’t designed by anyone.” $80, nutcasehelmets.com

Saint Olio cleanning products

 

 

 

HOUSEHOLD
Saint Olio’s cleaning products pop with bright, nonchemical scents—like no. 3’s loamy blend of spruce, juniper, and citrus. “I want my products to evoke what was done in Old World apothecaries for hundreds of years,” says local creator Sherri Kaven. $18–20, saintolio.com

BIG IDEA
As single-cup brewers make their way to more home kitchens, the threat of a global K-cup trash avalanche is reaching crisis levels. The (Keurig-compatible) PürPod100 from Boyd’s Coffee is a compostable, sustainable alternative to the ubiquitous plastic containers. boyds.com

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