Music is food for the soul, as the old saying goes. Here at Salt we love making you look and feel awesome by guiding you through some of the hippest ethical gadgets and gizmos around. Ryan Hewlett shows us that it’s all about the music – here are a few things that make Salt go ‘ooh’!
Woodbuds makes seriously cool sustainable wooden earphones for your smartphone, compatible with Apple, Blackberry, and Android devices. Founded by two friends Chris and Simon in 2013, the small passionate Woodbuds team designs their products to make an impact on you and your music, not the planet. The company works alongside The Woodland Trust and is a member of 1 per cent for the planet, an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment.
iBamboo iPhone Speaker
The iBamboo Speaker is a one of a kind audio amplifier and iPhone stand made entirely from a single piece of bamboo. It doesn’t require any electricity in order to function. Once your iPhone is mounted on the speaker, the bamboo’s hollow interior will naturally amplify the sound. It will provide enough sound to fill a standard size room – we think it looks great too.
Sennheiser eco headphone and turntable
A couple of years back, German audio giant Sennheiser decided to revamp its classic audio range with the help of young designer Matthew Lim. The results were spectacular. This eco-friendly audio set consisting of a turntable and headphones are created from recycled cork, a series of bio-plastics, fiberboard and felt. The products products all come carefully packaged in a recycled wooden box. With LPs back on the rise this is a must have for all music aficionados.
We’ve shown you an eco record player, and here’s something to play on it. Billed as ‘the most environmentally- friendly record ever’ the first EP from Piuma will take pride of place in your record collection. From aluminium lacquers to packaging, the carbon footprint on vinyl manufacturing is pretty high. However L.A-based prog rock band Piuma’s first EP is recorded and produced with 100 per cent renewable energy and manufactured using recycled and renewable materials wherever possible, while trees were planted to offset carbon from the production process. Furthermore, $1 of each album sale will be donated to plant trees in the Angeles National Forest. They’re limited to 500 copies, so you need to be pretty rapid if you want to get your hands on one.
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