Costavolcano Headphones are Made from Recycled Headphone Parts
Costavolcano, by Francisco Jara Gomex, are a pair of headphones that not only look like a fancy head wrapping, but they are also made completely of recycled materials. More specifically, they are made from parts of old headphones that have been mixed with other sustainable materials like organic alpaca fiber, recycled copper, and silver. The organic alpaca fiber is produced using traditional manual manufacturing processes, using only solar wind and energy. Meanwhile, the alpaca fiber can be easily reused or recycled, and the copper wire and plastic parts can also be recycled. To top it all off, even the packaging and labels for the headphones are made from recycled material.
In Chile, the task of making these products is actually given to the female heads of the household. This way, they are also being given economic opportunities through specialization in this area. These females artisans are paid an average of 70% over the minimum wage that is required by law in Chile.