20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are disposed worldwide every year, and accounts for a whopping 70% of our toxic waste. Using sustainable, recycled materials, and even donating some profits to charity, these headphone manufacturers are challenging the status-quo and showing us there is another way to approach technology.
Natural materials and unique styling come together in this innovative and inspired new design from Marley. All their offerings are made with sustainable materials like cotton and canvas textiles, recycled plastics, recyclable metals, and bamboo and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)-certified woods.
For all classic’s lovers. Made with reclaimed wood discarded from the furniture and flooring industries.
Think sound thinks that headphones not only had to sound amazing; they had to look good, feel comfortable in your ears and be designed and manufactured responsibly too. They encourage to trade-in your old headphones to get up 20 percent off your next order.
Urbanears by working together with Pax, every pair of headphones comes with the GPS coordinates of five square meters of rainforest in Costa Rica that is protected with purchase. Because every little part counts.
The Ashcraft Aria’s headband is wrapped in wood recycled from acoustic guitars. The satin spun finished ear cups are made from reclaimed aluminum. The quilted leather surrounding the ear cups and lining come from reclaimed from bags, jackets and other articles of clothing. These headphones would be sold at auction, with the proceeds going to charities involved in youth music education, like the Youth Music Education Foundation, or YMEF, created by five University of Minnesota students in the autumn of 2010.
Main photo of the article is used from URBANEARS web page.