woodbuds: naturally crafted, eco-friendly wood earphones
woodbuds: naturally crafted, eco-friendly wood earphones
jan 08, 2015

woodbuds: naturally crafted, eco-friendly wood earphones

woodbuds: naturally crafted, eco-friendly wood earphones
all images courtesy of woodbuds




founded by two friends chris and simon in 2013, woodbuds is ‘a small passionate team brought together to do things the right way and designing to make an impact on you and your music, not our planet.’ working alongside the woodland trust – the UK’s leading conservation charity to plant and protect the country’s forests, the company pledges to plant one tree for every 100 products sold.

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the back of the headphones are laser engraved with the company’s emblem

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the wires are housed by premium flat cables

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multiple ear tips are provided for different ear sizes




available in six bold colors, the distinctive design combines superior sound quality and comfort with a small carbon footprint. the item starts with a 3.5mm gold plated connector compatible with android, blackberry, and apple devices. a premium flat cable ensures stability and protection for the enclosed wires as they transfer sound towards the lightweight earbuds of plantation walnut hardwood. in order to accommodate users of different ear sizes, spare tips are included in the fully recyclable packaging.

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the packaging is 100% recyclable




‘we believe in giving back’, says the company, who is a member of 1% for the planet, an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. it has become a growing global movement of almost 1,300 members pledging at least 1% of their sales to a network of over 3000 approved environmental organizations worldwide. caring about what we do and why we do it makes us different. it’s what makes us a family, a collective – we believe use less, care more. beautiful materials created the right way, each set unique – designed to make a difference.’

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team woodbuds 

woodbuds naturally crafted wood earphones designboom
for every 100 products sold, the company will plant one tress

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the earphones are compatible with apple, blackberry, and android devices



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  • looks very similar to the Marley eco-friendly earphones that i’ve had for about 2-3 years – that also come in recyclable packaging

    Glen says:
  • Smells like greenwashing. My pair of a-jays that used a little plastic but have lasted for years may be more eco-friendly, depending on the supply chain.

    But I applaud the partnership with woodland!

    Hans Gerwitz says:

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