S$ 27,501
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524
backers
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 23 2018 11:46 AM UTC +00:00.

Chew IncBy Chew Inc
First created
Chew IncBy Chew Inc
First created
S$ 27,501
pledged of S$ 20,000pledged of S$ 20,000 goal
524
backers
8days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Fri, November 23 2018 11:46 AM UTC +00:00.

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Nice to meet CHEW

Meet CHEW
Meet CHEW

CHEW is the world’s first Pocketable, Chewable, Reusable straw that comes with a recycled plastic case to Spin-Dry your straw for multiple uses through the day. Whew that’s a mouthful.

Pocketable Spin Dry!
Pocketable Spin Dry!
Small and compact
Small and compact

CHEW is a redesign on reusable straws, planning for the whole journey rather than just the moment you drink. You should be able to enjoy your drink to the fullest, which is why we wanted to keep sipping the drink of your choice effortless and enjoyable while still letting you be eco-friendly.

Reusable Straws... Kind of Suck...

You always end up having to adjust to their straws rather than the other way around.

Residual Water

After using and washing your straw, you are left with a moist and dark inner straw wall to sustain a little microbe farm.

Unexpected Accidents...
Unexpected Accidents...

And where does all this leftover water go? Into whatever you store your straw in.

Moisture in all the wrong places
Moisture in all the wrong places

Tooth Collision

*CHINK*
*CHINK*

Each reposition or sip becomes a painful reminder of the presence of your reusable straw.

Too Long to Pocket

Butts out are hot, but straw out... maybe not...
Butts out are hot, but straw out... maybe not...

Reusable straws are always too long to comfortably carry around.

CHEW is here for you 

TAKE IT FOR A WHIRL

CHEW allows you to dry your reusable straw by taking it out for a spin.

Spin out all the moisture! Your case features precisely engineered vents for maximum dryness!
Spin out all the moisture! Your case features precisely engineered vents for maximum dryness!

If you hate moisture in closed cases or just the idea of moist straws freak you out, don't worry. You can spin that residual water out of your case. Although once you spin we doubt you will want to stop.

CHEW TO YOUR HEART'S CONTENT

Finally! A straw you can chew on!
Finally! A straw you can chew on!

Finally, someone did it! A chewable, reusable straw.

Chew on food grade silicone tips inspired by nature and classic geometric elements

From left to right: Wavy, Basic, Hexagonal and Tessalate
From left to right: Wavy, Basic, Hexagonal and Tessalate

Including one Kickstarter exclusive design based on the waves of the sea.

Pocket your straw

A split so that it can fit
A split so that it can fit

Designed to be portable, breaking CHEW into two allows you to slip it into any pocket. 

Unlock yourself a cool move and finish this spinning + sliding move. Slick and sexy.
Unlock yourself a cool move and finish this spinning + sliding move. Slick and sexy.
Sits snugly inside your pocket.
Sits snugly inside your pocket.
A sleek slide into any pocket
A sleek slide into any pocket
iPhone 6 Comparison
iPhone 6 Comparison

CHEW's case even aids you in easy assembly with a simple click.

Lock it in place with a *click*
Lock it in place with a *click*

Cutting Edge 

For those still transitioning into an eco-friendly lifestyle, CHEW's case includes a small tip for you to cut a slit in the cover of your drink.

A cut above the rest
A cut above the rest

Struggle no more against that final barrier to your sweet drink as this simple cut allows your reusable straw to slide smoothly into your cup.

Paving the way to your sip
Paving the way to your sip

How do you use CHEW 

Uncap and Assemble
Uncap and Assemble
Pop, Lock and Pull
Pop, Lock and Pull
Slide into your drink
Slide into your drink
Sip and cHew, Chew, cheW, chEw... you get it
Sip and cHew, Chew, cheW, chEw... you get it

Minor cleaning on the go 

To clean your straw 

Just rinse
Just rinse
Slide CHEW back into it's case
Slide CHEW back into it's case
Click to Cap
Click to Cap
And spin!
And spin!

Major cleaning at home

We have also included a small brush in the whole package so you can satisfy your OCD in cleaning the case thoroughly at home. Oh that feeling.

A rinse through of your silicone tip
A rinse through of your silicone tip
A scrub through your straw
A scrub through your straw
And a final rinse and brush of your case at home
And a final rinse and brush of your case at home
Strategically placed vents to allow water to flow out
Strategically placed vents to allow water to flow out

Process and Inspiration

Kickstarter Exclusive PDF containing our preliminary sketches of our ideations
Kickstarter Exclusive PDF containing our preliminary sketches of our ideations

We went through many, many rounds of ideation, prototyping and variations. After considering, what would be the simplest wildest way to dry a straw, we arrived at a new spin on things. Taking this as a starting point we designed a straw and case which would offer a fun way to jump onto using reusable straws.

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Stretch Goals

The money from the campaign will be used to start up manufacturing cost for CHEW. After which we hope to reach more people. By backing us, you get to be a part of the change that is about to come!

Meet the Team

From left to right: Tommy, Kevin, JingJie
From left to right: Tommy, Kevin, JingJie

We are a team of 3 Singapore based industrial designers. We believe that being eco-friendly is easy, if you are given the right tools. By injecting a little fun and insanity into everyday problems, we can find the solution to save the world in our own little ways.

The three of us have always considered buying reusable straws, but never quite found one that met our needs. Along with many major companies choosing to ban reusable straws, we decided it was time to do something about it. Thus, CHEW was born!

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Risks and challenges

Risks and Challenges
At this stage we are in conversation with several manufacturers to find the right one to produce CHEW.
Due to tooling costs, The start up cost to manufacture is also fairly high.
Do not worry though as once we get successfully funded, we will set up a trip to the factory of our manufacturers and discussing in detail how to manufacture Chew.
We will also personally do Quality Checks before we ship out the products to you. We do not want the case where you have to wait for us to ship you another Chew. It saves you and us time.
There are also some aspects of the CHEW which we are still refining.
And to be very honest with you, there will be changes, but these changes will be to give you the best CHEW experience.

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