LunaDisc: Bringing LEDs to the one-of-a-kind Fair Trade disc
LunaDisc: Bringing LEDs to the one-of-a-kind Fair Trade disc
The LunaDisc makes indoor and outdoor disc playing fun and safe day or night. A Fair Trade product - we have a great mission to spread.
The LunaDisc makes indoor and outdoor disc playing fun and safe day or night. A Fair Trade product - we have a great mission to spread. Read more
About this project
LunaDisc in the News
Raleigh.com- "...people love the Pocket Disc... but they love stuff that lights up even more..."
What's a LunaDisc?
The LunaDisc is a great toy that supports a larger mission. It's fun, safe, Fair Trade and crazy looking in the dark. We have taken our wildly popular Pocket Disc (see background below) and added pliable LED lights to make it the ultimate throwing toy all day and all night! The LunaDisc's dazzling color display in dark rooms or outside at night will remind you of scenes from Tron and Star Wars. No other light up disc is so soft and safe. More importantly, no other disc makes a major impact on the lives of hundreds of Mayan families.
These are the AWESOME Disc (BOTH LUNA AND POCKET) designs we are offering our Kickstarter Backers:
What's a Pocket Disc?
Savanna, co-founder Patrick's daughter, had to crochet a doily as a third grade project. It sat on an end table for over a year until one night co-founder Chris picked it up and tossed it to Patrick. The doily had an extra drop stitch added to the edge, which created a small lip. This lip enabled the disc to fly straight and...Ta-Da, the Pocket Disc was created. We've sold over 300,000 of these handmade, all-cotton works of flying art. Pocket Disc nuts worldwide enjoy the many games and quirky yet handy uses.
The LunaDisc Can Help Hundreds
All of our products are hand made under strict Fair Trade practices by Mayan artisans in villages in Guatemala and Yucatan, Mexico. That means the more successful we can be with the Luna Disc project, the more families we can involve. Our goal is to double the number of families we work with in Guatemala and the Yucatan from approximately 400 to over 800 by the end of the year! If you are not familiar with fair trade or why it's important check out FairTradeFederation.org to learn more. Beyond the business side of things, we've been lucky to get involved in some other significant efforts to support the health of our producer communities as well as other green initiatives. Please read more on this below.
What The Money Will Go Towards
As part of our Fair Trade commitment, we supply all the materials upfront—so our project needs a "kickstart." The money we raise on Kickstarter will go toward buying the materials and pliable LED wires needed for the first round of production of LunaDiscs.
Visit Our Producers and Take an Eco-Tour
The women we work with are not only amazing artisans but also wonderful people with a kind heart. We plan to introduce them to you! Our VIP tier backers will be rewarded with a trip for two to Guatemala for an adventure eco-tour of this beautiful land and private visit to meet the villagers!
VIP backers will join the Pocket Disc team on an eco-tour of Guatemala. We will kayak in volcanic lakes, mountain bike, climb a volcano, meet our producers in their native villages, enjoy an exclusive production manager party with our village leaders, tour historic and beautiful Antigua Guatemala and much more. When you back us at this level, we will send you a special email with more photos and details. This will be a trip to remember forever.
Note: For US travelers only. International travelers must get to the Atlanta, GA international airport and then we will cover the rest.
When can I expect delivery of my reward?
We will ship all rewards in October 2012.
What does "limited edition" mean for the various levels?
We will create the 6 one-of-a-kind disc patterns for Kickstarter backers shown above. The designs will never be used again in the future and have a special kickstarter backer label on the underside.
Are shipping costs included?
Domestic shipping is included. Foreign shipping add $15.00.
Does the LunaDisc come with batteries?
Yes, it comes with 2 watch batteries. (CR2032)
How does it turn on and off?
There is a clicker button on the battery pack located in a pouch on the underside of the LunaDisc.
How many LED lights are there? Do they get hot?
Each LunaDisc has 8 lights on top and 4 on the bottom. No, they do not get hot.
How big is the LunaDisc and how much does it weigh?
The disc is 8" in diameter and weighs about 3.3 ounces.
Won't my dog destroy these?
LunaDiscs are not for dogs b/c of the wiring. However we sell tons of Pocket Discs (aka Paw-ket Discs for your pooch) to dog owners. Paw-ket Discs are made for play not chew. If you put it on the shelf when play time is over, it will last many years. Turns out, there is a health benefit beyond the exercise and fun. A veterinarian recently saw the disc and commented that "When a dog’s teeth go through the pores in the crochet of a Pocket Disc, it acts like dental floss which helps fight tartar."
What exactly is included in the travel package?
Flight, hotel, adventure tour fees, party invitation, transportation and gear. Food and drink are not included for non-party meals but one can get by very easily in Guatemala with a small daily meal budget.
Where are the villages where LunaDisc will be made?
In the highlands of Guatemala near Panajachel.
What is Fair Trade?
Fair Trade refers to a set of principles that define the relationship between producers and buyers. Key elements include producer autonomy over work conditions, producer input into the business relationship and wages above the prevailing local rates. The term fair trade is generally associated with the term business social responsibility. We are members of the Fair Trade Federation; to learn more about fair trade visit their website. Also, click here to have a look at what we are doing specifically in support of our producer groups, as well as environmental initiatives.
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