Nice & fair

our philosophy

A noble & simple design and high-quality workmanship are very important to us. However, our idea of appreciation begins with the materials, which are selected according to fair and sustainable criteria. With the production in our own workshop and the internal customer service, we consistently continue and implement this philosophy.

Filz aus Merinowolle

Simply good

Our mouse pads and desk pads are based on high-quality materials. Wool felt and cork are 100% biodegradable, the glue between the layers is low-odour and solvent-free.

Made in Germany

Made in Germany

We manufacture your felt-cork underlay in our own workshop in Trier with a computer-controlled precise cutting machine. Thanks to the very clean cut edges, the underlay gives your desk an even more high-quality look.

in love with detail

in love with detail

Before shipping, the pad gets the finishing touches. After 2-3 working days it will be lovingly packed and delivered to your home. Our grass paper packaging conserves resources and is plastic-free.

Almost as comfortable as in the living room

Not too warm and not too cold. Felt is always at the right temperature and feels very comfortable on the wrists. Especially in winter but also in summer you benefit from this natural property.

shhh It's also quieter.

Felt and cork absorb noise. This makes typing on the keyboard and movements with the mouse sound much more muffled.

With structure & style

Bring more structure to your workspace. A desk pad redefines the space on your desk. Clear lines ensure freedom in the head and when working.

Protects the table surface

Avoid wear and tear from keyboard, mouse, glasses and cups and protect the surface of your desk.

Due to the cork layer, all documents, mouse pads and coasters are non-slip. The two-layer style also looks particularly elegant and high-quality.

Wool from trustworthy shepherds

The wool for our felt comes from sheep from New Zealand and Australia. The wool is mulesing free. Mulesing is a controversial process, which is unfortunately still practiced in Australia, but only with Merino wool sheep. The Australian wool from our German felt producer is 100% free of merino wool. This creates a mixture of New Zealand merino wool and Australian non-merino wool, which also has an effect on the particularly good and consistent quality of our felt. It is even, stable and pleasant to the touch.

Wool from trustworthy shepherds

Cork, the good mood material from Portugal

Cork has a uniquely pleasant feel. The harvest is good for our environment and the people who grow cork oaks. Cork oak forests are particularly sustainable biotopes with diverse flora and fauna. Every 9-11 years the tree forms a new bark. A cork oak that is harvested binds 3 times as much CO2 as one that is not harvested. Harvesting is a Portuguese tradition that can only be done by hand. It guarantees forest owners a secure and well-paid existence.

Korkstoff | ein wichtiges Material bei Smukbird

Our service for you

  • Do you have a question about the underlay or an order?
  • Is your shipment stuck in transit?
  • Do you want to exchange or return the pad?

We are here for you and will always find a suitable solution for you! | +49 (0)651 561 32 70

We, that is Manu and Bogdan

... want you to be able to protect what is important to you. For this we use our inventiveness and our experience from almost 15 years of manufacturing and shipping accessories made of felt and cork. We always act with great attention to detail.

The high quality of an end product results from the sum of the individual steps leading to it.

Every building block is valuable.

Manu by smukbird

Frequently asked questions

Where is the desk pad made?

All desk pads, mouse pads and coasters are shipped at our location in
Made in Trier/Germany.

Is the pad biodegradable?

Wollfilz and Biobaumwolle, as well as that Yarn are 100% biodegradable. Cut it small and put it in the garden compost is no problem.

But please remove that first Label and dispose of it in residual waste. This consists of a cellulose-latex mixture and is only 80% biodegradable.

Our goal is 100% degradability. We stay tuned and look for appropriate alternatives for our label label.

Where do the materials come from?
  • The felt is made in Germany (Bavaria) produced.
  • The wool for this comes from sheep from New Zealand and Australia. The wool is mulesingfrei. Mulesing is a controversial process, which is unfortunately still practiced in Australia, but only with Merino wool sheep. The Australian wool from our producer is 100% free of merino wool.
  • The layer of cork granules comes from Portugal from sustainable cultivation. Cork granules represent an additional added value through the further processing of a waste product.
Is the underlay sustainable & fair?


  • We pay attention short supply chains and continuously optimize them.
  • We usually manufacture only after the order and thus avoid "dead stock".
  • For those created during production We have a sensible use for leftover materials found as a fill material, so the production is waste-free.
  • Furthermore, the Underlay 100% biodegradable. You can use the pad when you no longer need it compost in your own garden. Just cut them into small pieces beforehand.
  • Cork cultivation is particularly sustainable because the regular harvest and cork formation binds a lot of CO2.
  • Cork granules are a waste product and also resource-saving.


  • The Underlay is produced in Germany in our own workshop. Fun at work and good working conditions are very important to us.
  • Our felt manufacturer in Germany works only with trustworthy and reliable shepherds together. The wool is mulesingfrei.
  • In Portugal, the Korkanbau forest owners a good living and that in a traditional profession.

Shipping time, postage and tracking

We process your order within 1-2 working days. Then it goes to shipping with tracking.

Free shipping within Germany for orders over €75.
You can find the postage for all other countries here:

We ship all orders with a tracking number and exclusively with DHL and Deutsche Post.

Do I have a guarantee on the underlay?

You have a 2-year guarantee on the pad.

How do I return the pad?

If you want to return the pad, write us a short message. We will be happy to send you a return label.

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review