LSTN: Like Warby Parker for Fancy Headphones
The buy-one-give-one (B1G1) business model has gotten a lot of traction in the last few years. Supporting social causes is key to feel-good experience design, but it also improves the public image of the companies that do it. Warby Parker is famous for this: Buy a pair of glasses and it distributes funding or glasses to a nonprofit which sells affordable specs in developing countries. Now a new headphones company, LSTN, is trying out a similar business model — but with the gift of sound instead of sight.