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When a material proves its worth in several implementations—we’re talking everything from fashion and interior design to bottle toppers and watch faces—you know you’re dealing with a good thing. As of late, the spotlight’s been on all-things-wood-fabricated and, of course, well designed—a guilt-free trend that speaks not only to the originality of creative construction on which fashion thrives but also to a responsible consideration of sustainability. Even French label A.P.C.’s latest fragrance, which happens to be housed in a wooden vile, is appropriately named Sustain. Realize the trend in your life with everything from Poltrana Frau tables and Cappellini seating for your home, to full-on wooden sunglass frames by Shwood. Nicholas Kirkwood kicked the trend up a notch, of course, by crafting towering heels out of the material; who wood have thought?

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