The Honu (turtle) earbud organizer is made from responsibly sourced eucalyptus wood from southwestern slopes of the Haleakala volcano on the island of Maui.
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The wood that our earrings are made from come from Ulupalakua Ranch on the southwestern slopes of the Haleakala volcano on the island of Maui.
First established in 1845, the ranch now breeds cattle and sustains a winery upon its rich volcanic soils.
Responsibly sourcing wood from this tropical paradise was not an easy task. How could we share a little bit of the island without compromising its rich natural beauty?
The answer to this important question came, quite unexpectedly, from the devastating power of hurricanes. Pacific tropical storms often wreak havoc on island communities, leaving behind a trail of destruction and debris. In August 2014 alone, Tropical Storm Iselle caused thousands of dollars of damage and toppled almost a thousand trees at Ulupalakua Ranch, but even this tragedy can be part of creative a new beginning. Each Honu Earbud Organizers are created from the beautiful wood of these fallen eucalyptus trees.
Never before has a consumer wood product been made in this way from Ulupalakua Ranch. Who could have thought that something so devastating could be turned into a piece of unique wearable art?