Everyday life often seems to move at a chaotic pace, leaving few if any moments for meditation, calm and tranquility. Time, if anything, seems to be speeding up. Our very timepieces themselves have turned into high-tech, futuristic marvels with more computing power packed into them than desktop computers of just a decade ago. And these high-tech smart watches continually ping us, message us, and remind us of everything we have left undone in our lives.
That’s why the new line of woodwatches from Leafwood, a Canadian fashion and lifestyle brand, represent such a refreshing alternative for anyone looking to slow down their life and enjoy occasional moments of peace, quiet and calm. After all, who really wants to be taking a long hike in the woods while being barraged by data and information - that defeats the purpose of “getting away from it all,” right?
What’s perhaps most impressive about these wood watches is their phenomenal craftsmanship. Each watch is handmade from authentic recycled or reclaimed wood. This is not “faux wood” or some kind of wood finish – it is real wood from North American forests, and there are the authentic wood grain finishes to prove it. Each timepiece is really a one-of-a-kind wonder, handcrafted by Canadian artisans who have enormous respect for the natural world around them.
These Leafwood wood grain watches come in a variety of styles and wood options, for both men and women. For example, men can choose from the Juglan Nut Blue and Terra Juglan Gold, both handcrafted from walnut, while women can choose from The Virago in black and brown sandalwood or natural beige maplewood. The Terra Juglan Gold is particularly noteworthy – it includes an Italian leather strap, gold details on the watch face, and plenty of little design elements that immediately elevate the watch to a fashion statement.
In 2017, Leafwood added a new bamboo watch made from lightweight bamboo wood to their lineup of men’s and women’s wood watches. For anyone looking to travel light and leave the worries of the world behind, this new bamboo wood watch is simply a joy to strap to one’s wrist. It’s so lightweight you won’t even realize you’re wearing a watch.
And, best of all, every Leafwood wood watch is eco friendly. These eco friendly watches are made from recycled or reclaimed wood. They are completely hypoallergenic, too, since they are made without the use of harsh manmade chemicals. The team at Leafwood has even worked with local Canadian nonprofits to give back to the local environment – for every new wood watch sold, they have pledged to plant a new tree in the forest.
If you are looking to stay grounded, to enjoy the tiny moments of contemplative joy in everyday life, then it’s worth strapping on one of these gorgeously designed wood grain watches. Whether you are leaving the busy world behind for a day-long hike in the woods or going completely off the grid with a weekend retreat at a log cabin in the forest, you will always be grounded.