1923 Trading Co.
What started as an idea on how to recycle leftover hurricane plywood ended up as the vintage style wood prints seen in this custom-built pop-up shop. The first batch of wood used for the 1923 Trading Co. was bolted over the windows of its owner’s Cape Coral home and endured Hurricane Irma's wrath in 2017. Featuring Old-Florida maps, turn-of-the-century Florida advertising, nautical illustrations, and SWFL wildlife photography, these wood prints are carefully handcrafted using a print transfer technique, not printed directly onto the wood by machine. The distressed appearance of the print is a result of this process, and is unpredictable and unique to each piece. This method gives the company’s prints a signature vintage style. The edges of the print are hand-carved or framed, then embellished with brass details, gold wax, and gold paint. Distressed, imperfect, and weathered; each piece is unique and handcrafted in Cape Coral, Florida. In 2020, 1923 Trading Co. expanded its business to offer accessories and apparel that collectors would love just as much as its wall art. Inspired by the wood print shop, this apparel line features one-of-a-kind sunglasses and accessories. The company’s daily mission is to design and create sustainable, high-quality, coastal-inspired goods for your home and personal style.