Cherry Wood WAYA Stretch Goal UNLOCKED
The Cherry Wood is the red-ish wood between the two maple WAYA. Enjoy!
We came up with the idea for the WAYA™ in March. We were tired of getting our headphones tangled and we weren't satisfied with the lower-quality plastic and do-it-yourself alternatives. Thus, the WAYA™ was born. Made from strong and durable hardwoods, the WAYA™ is designed and handcrafted from your choice of walnut, or fiddleback maple varieties.
We'd love for you be a part of the story!
Our objective behind WAYA was simple: design a high quality, hand-finished way to keep our headphones untangled. Our focus was to create a minimalistic, clean look with organic materials.
We've built hundreds of prototypes of the WAYA and manufactured them ourselves using various methods of machining, woodworking, and sanding. This has allowed us to have hands-on interaction with the product through all stages of design, iteration, and manufacturing.
The lighter wood is fiddleback maple and the darker wood is walnut. All of our wood comes from a local supplier.
After all processes are applied, hand-sanding completed and laser engraving has taken place, the WAYA™ becomes the perfect hardwood accessory to keep your headphones organized.
Handcrafted in USA
We're grateful to have our manufacturing facility locally owned and operated here in UT. We've performed multiple pre-production runs to fine-tune each process, ensure accuracy, and maintain quality. We've accounted for the smallest and largest of production possibilities.
Here's our production timeline:
- July 28: Project officially ends
- July 29: Material sourcing
- Aug 12: All Backer surveys completed
- Aug 28: Full-scale production
- Aug 29: Production finished
- Sept 3: Ship product to fulfillment warehouse
- Sept 6: Rewards begin shipping to backers
- Sept 25: All rewards delivered
We're excited to help you be a part of the manufacturing process. We'll keep you updated with the latest in production and fulfillment milestones.
Our funding goal is $25. Kinda low, right? Well, we figure if we hit our funding goal right off the bat, everyone will be more likely to back the project because they KNOW it has already funded. That said, we're equipped to meet the smallest and largest demand in terms of manufacturing and fulfillment.
Join the WAYA™ Team and be a part of bringing the WAYA™ to life!
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Risks and challenges
The prototypes have been created, so we don’t expect any delays due to design problems. We have also already selected the production methods for each step of the process, and we have built the necessary jigs and fixtures to produce the WAYA™ in an effective, efficient way. To test the process, we ran a pilot production session to test each method. Through this test we were able to further streamline the process and make the maximum number of WAYA™ from each piece of wood to minimize waste.
We are confident that any challenges or shortfalls that may arise in the production of the WAYA™ can be sorted out for an on-time delivery, to your satisfaction. We will post updates if there are any issues that could jeopardize that.
Our goal is to provide authentic, individual hardwood headphone wraps at an affordable price. We are sure that we can do it.
Thank you SO much for your support.
Ask us questions, give us feedback! We're all ears.
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