You've all heard the trope "If a tree falls in the forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" California-based BigR Audio's product twist on this is to ensure particular trees do make a sound, by making headphones out of them.
These foldable headphones from BigR have "cans" made of rosewood, which according to them has beneficial sound-dampening and acoustic properties conducive to music listening.
The company brands itself as environmentally conscious; but curiously, they offer no details of how their rosewood is harvested, while they do go into detail about their sustainable bamboo packaging, below. The idea behind the packaging is both to make it so nice that consumers won't throw it away, and to use fast-growing materials to make it out of.
Sustainability. The raw materials used to make these boxes grow faster than we consume them, which means we'll never run out. Highly renewable bamboo achieves harvestable maturity in just 5 years. Comparable wood products can take more than 60 years.
Reusability. If you've ever stored anything in an old shoe box, you've already got the idea. There's no need to dispose of a beautiful, high-quality, highly functional piece of storage décor just because the gift that came in the box has been unwrapped.
We applaud the thinking of the latter object, but would like to see more details on the raw materials for the former.