We're delighted to announce a new retail partner, this time in Malaysia. The General Store located in Singapore is now retailing the full range of colourful wood earphones (woodbuds) both online and in their new store for 2015.
We agreed to partner with Ira and her team after witnessing the fantastic work they've done with other leading brands and all things design in Singapore. The General Store is a store dedicated to showcasing good design. They appreciate the extra time and work that is undertaken to accomplish a final product, the details.
The General Store boasts a perfect balance of Handmade and Mass produced items - they discover new brands, unique products and we're delighted to listed in their collections.
You can see our range of earphones listed just here: Woodbuds at The General Store
It's been a while since we last made time to get out and listen to some of our favourite sounds, in fact it was La Roux when they came up to Leeds months ago.
Once we heard that Amber Run, Meadowlark and Rhodes were set to play in York it was just the excuse we needed to get out, together, and spend an evening enjoying the sounds.
You'll notice that all these guys feature on our Woodbuds Spotify playlist - we'll be featuring more of our playlist as Summer approaches for those long sun kissed nights. It was great to hang out with Joe and all the guys from Amber Run after the show, their new album 5AM is now top 40 - well deserved.
Protect and preserve.
When we started designing a range of colourful wood earphones we worked to ensure our product was unique, each set of woodbuds is different, the grain, it tells a story. Much like the adventures of the people that buy our products, each is unique. From the very first day it's made us smile to see where you take your woodbuds - we're lucky to create a product that is in many ways universal, almost cross-platform, our wood earphones work with all devices from iPhone to Android, customers can take us with them anywhere they like.
It was time to improve an area of our product to help protect our products. It was clear that our wood earphones were being taken far and wide so we worked to design and create a new cotton drawstring pouch.
Our cotton drawstring pouch is beautifully handmade from 100% cotton. Each pouch is hand stitched, screen printed by hand and we include one with every set of earphones.
Take us with you.
We're happy to announce our official partnership with the team over at 1300K (천삼백케이)
Founded in 2002 by Ho-Hyuk Lee, 1300K (www.1300K.com) is one of the leading and most popular websites in Korea featuring curated home goods and decorative design items, with a focus on style and creativity.
The collection of products retailed at 1300K are known for great quality, deign and ease of usability. From the Online success the team at 1300K have gone on to establish 17 retail stores throughout Korea supporting 1.2million members to experience beautifully well designed products.
It feels great to see our range of wood earphones (woodbuds) now online and available with one of the leading retailers in Korea. We are now supporting 1300K as our partner for Korea and some of the surrounding regions.
Free your style.
We feature on DesignBoom
Following the New Year we were picked up by some of the leading design style blogs on the web. It's an amazing feeling for a small team like us to see our work featured by well respected folk around the world.
Founded in 1999, designboom is the world's first and most popular digital architecture and design magazine. Media is still the connective tissue of society, and compared to 1999, the internet developed incredibly, creating a digital publication was still primarily the business of tech-savvy but online publishing has gone from something abstract to being a central element in how many of us live and work. today, when people are searching for something, they’ll simply look it up online.
Today Designboom is the most comprehensive source with over 33,000 articles worth of useful information and insightful interviews, studio visits, documentation of new products, reviews of exhibitions and books, and historical surveys. Designboom is the most popular web-destination for architects and designers worldwide.
The feature on our unique naturally crafted wood earphones, has helped us expand our reach that little bit further online. You can read our feature online just here.
Listed with Hypebeast
Following our recent work and feature with the team at DesignBoom we were picked up by the editorial team over at HYPEBEAST.
HYPEBEAST's devotion and commitment has made it one of the premiere online destinations for editorially driven commerce and news. Spanning a comprehensive range of both styles and brands, from streetwear to high-end and from established to well-known, the HYPEBEAST editorial team has sought to make a positive contribution to one of culture's most important creative mediums.
HYPEBEAST's daily news section has become an important destination for those interested in the latest developments within the fashion community as well as other aspects of culturally-relevant content such as art, music, design and lifestyle so to see our naturally crafted wood headphones make the cut is a big deal.
You can see our feature online at HYPEBEAST just here.
A new year brings a fresh start, a new beginning. We've all made promises, developed new focus, invigorated drive to do more with our time and the excitement you have as you plan your next adventures needs sharing.
Right about now many of us face the feeling of returning to work, day in day out, a system, routine. Although we know so many of you have already planned your next trip, a trek, a ride, skiing, climbing. Your eager to face the next challenge, start your journey and begin new adventures.
Share your journey.
That's why we are giving away 3 sets of Woodbuds, so you can take us with you. We'll pick 3 of our favourite adventures. It doesn't matter if you're tackling a mountain trek, or simply learning a new skill we want to hear what you've planned for 2015 to find your space.
We're a family, a team, a collective we believe in what we do, the journey we are on and it's important you do the same. So take us with you on your new adventures, find somewhere to lose yourself, in the moment, in the music.
1. Like our Page on Facebook – Woodbuds
2. Follow us on Twitter – @Woodbuds
3. Join us on Instagram – @Woodbuds
Tag us (@woodbuds) in a tweet, Instagram shot, or Facebook post, briefly explain your 2015 Adventure and add the hashtag #takeuswithyou
We will select our 3 winners by the 28th January 2015. Make it happen.
Competition is open to entries from all countries.
New Year Arrives. Let's make it happen.
We had a busy 2014. So it feels good to arrive in 2015 with a fresh feel to what we do here at Woodbuds and a solid understanding on who we are and what why we do this.
We've crafted a new range of Woodbuds, re-designed our packaging, launched our new site, shipped to new countries, planted more trees, met some amazing people and built relationships.
We've already begun discussions with some new Retail Partners, developed some new colours for Spring and we can't wait to start new adventures in 2015.
Thanks for joining our journey, let's set the trend #woodbuds
We had a great start to this week, on Sunday we entered Theo Paphitis' Small Business Sunday, on Monday we were announced as one of the 6 winners this week.
Small Business Sunday, shortened to the hashtag #SBS on Twitter, was created by Theo Paphitis in October 2010. Theo is best known for appearing on Dragons Den on BBC Two, he's softened a little since then.
Each week Theo reviews and chooses his favourite lucky 6 who are then re-tweeted. Theo has over 400,000 followers, so it provides a boost to the chosen lucky businesses on the social channels.
We're chuffed, in fact we're very proud that Theo selected us as an #SBS Winner, it's fantastic recognition for us and great to be part of the #SBS community. We're a small team and put all we have into what we do at woodbuds so this support is massive.
Over the past day or so since winning our Twitter feed has gone pretty crazy, but we like crazy and we really like winning. Let's see what the rest of this week brings.