A few days ago, we received a beautiful JORD wood watch in the mail. I didn’t even know that there was such a thing as a wood watch, but JORD makes amazing watches out of ethically sourced wood. The watch I received was the Hyde series, with Stacked Sandalwood and Olive with Ivory.
The majority of wood that goes into making a JORD watch and it’s box is sourced from furniture remnants. The amount of wood needed for each watch and box is small, and so these remnants that would otherwise be waste are being made into these watches. The Maple wood that is used is completely renewable, and the wood industry dictates that any Koa wood used should come from damaged trees or trees that have come down due to weather. Workers use natural tung oil to treat the wood, which is an oil pressed from the seed of the tung tree. Ancient Chinese ships were waterproofed with tung oil – so you know this watch will be waterproof! The other thing I like about these watches is the fact that the bands are made of wood, and not plastic or metal. Therefore there is a much smaller footprint in terms of the materials used to make this watch. Wood is a naturally occurring material and needs only to be shaped and treated, whereas plastic or metal first needs to be created, and then shaped and treated.
Apart from being ethically made, you can tell that these watches are high quality. This isn’t a watch that you are going to throw away in a few months or even a few years. These watches are designed to last.
If you’re looking for an ethically made, high quality gift idea for Christmas, check out JORD watches. And be sure to click here to receive a discount code to save a little money!
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