MOKU, created by musician and artist Sheyen Ikeda, is a pair of wooden framed sunglasses made out of Urushi or Japanese lacquer. Urushi is a natural material obtained from the Urushi tree. When the trunk of tree is cut, it produces Urushi to try to repair the wound. A single tree can only produce a few grams of Urushi each time it is taped. Because it is so hard to obtain, Urushi is considered a very valuable material.
They have started a fund raising campaign at indiegogo. The first 200 people that purchase/contribute through the indiegogo site will get their ear piece of the glasses with customized engraving.