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iWood ecodesign

Internationally acclaimed wooden eyewear and optical frames manufactured in Kentucky from recycled luxury wood scraps.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Lifestyle
  • Location United States
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 6
  • Website

Company Summary

iWood makes world renowned fashion eyewear from recycled & microlaminated luxury wood scraps. Future optical offerings will expand the scope of iWood's impact in the world optical market substantially. The current world-wide eco-imperative in virtually all product markets make the timing of iWood superb. Our customers are top international fashion optical boutiques, the combined value of the world eyewear market is around $17B/yr


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    J Stephen McMenamin

    Stephen received his BS in Marketing from the University of Louisville and has worked in fashion for 30 years with companies such LaCoste, Porsche Design and Hickey-Freeman. He's spent four years in New York in the fashion business and two years in Miami developing the idea of wooden eyewear. He has worked on iWood since 2005 pioneering wood sunglasses and developing a strong international market presence.

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    James W Beatty
    Marketing Director

    Jim earned his BA from DePauw University in Communications and Marketing. Jim relocated to Louisville from Chicago and has worked for some of the biggest companies in the world including Motorola, Sara Lee & McDonalds.

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    Moseley Littlepage Putney, III, AIA
    Design & Production Director

    Mose earned his professional architecture degree at the University of Kentucky and has practiced as a self-employed Kentucky registered architect for 23 years specializing in mixed-use urban infill projects, custom contemporary residential projects and sustainable design solutions, urban planning and furniture design.

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    Lauryn Bushman Morris

    Lauryn has a degree in Industrial Design from Cal State Long Beach. Lauryn spent four years working for Marchon Eyewear as Chief Designer for Michael Kors.

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    Kristina Thompson Pettit
    Operations Director

    Kris earned a BS in marketing at the University of Louisville and worked in the fashion business in Los Angeles for 23 years. For the last ten years Kris has had her own company, Yo My Booties, specializing in childrens footwear.

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    Mark Smith
    Woodworking Manufacturing Consultant

    Mark is Director of WoodLinks USA which forges alliances between industry and education relative to careers in the wood manufacturing and production businesses. Mark programs the CNC router for each particular frame design.

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    Todd Jones
    Financial Advisor

    Todd has an MBA from Bellarmine University and works for PNC Bank. He will be a business management consultant and assist in financial planning and reports.


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    Scott D. Speigel, Esq., Managing Partner Lynch, Cox, Gillman & Mahan
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    W. Paul Schultz CPA

Previous Investors

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    Frank & Margaret McMenamin
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    J Stephen McMenamin