House of Marley has introduced its new Uplift 2 Wireless headphones, in-ear ‘phones that are made using sustainable materials.
Launching next week through Homedics Canada for $99, the headphones are made using FSC-certified wood and a blend of plant-based bioplastic (PLA) and recyclable aluminum for sturdy, yet lightweight portability.
"How our products are designed is just as important as how well our designs function," says Director of Product Development, Josh Poulsen. "Superior sound and sustainable craftsmanship go hand in hand."
The Uplift 2 Wireless can be used for both casual listening as well as during sports and other rigorous activities, as they are sweat-resistant with an IPX4 rating. Connecting wirelessly via Bluetooth, the lightweight battery housing rests comfortably behind the neck and provides 10+ hours of listening time per charge. An adjustable, choke-free magnetic clasp provides strain-free stability.
The headphones come with a built-in microphone and three-button controls, and an angled, ergonomic port with a tangle-free braided cable. They come with three sets of ear gels and a recycled PT stash bag.
As part of the company's partnership with One Tree Planted, a non-profit dedicated to reforestation efforts, House of Marley will contribute to planting 75,000 trees worldwide for every product sold. The goal with the partnership is to spread awareness of global forest restoration.