Bamboo Water- Tastes Fresh and Naturally Hydrates (Canceled)
Bamboo Water- Tastes Fresh and Naturally Hydrates (Canceled)
Natural and nutritious bamboo leaf extract infused into water. Bamboo Water is a refreshing drink that’s kinder to our planet.
Natural and nutritious bamboo leaf extract infused into water. Bamboo Water is a refreshing drink that’s kinder to our planet. Read more
About this project
I’m Vince, Chief Bamboo Officer at Bamboo Beverages. It’s my passion to make a difference by putting a creative twist on everyday items with bamboo, a sustainable resource, and the foundation of my upbringing. I grew up with my grandmother using bamboo leaves in food and tea to cure anything and everything!
I've been in the bamboo industry for over five years. During that time I was a bamboo farmer in Ontario and mentored by bamboo expert, Dr. Cherla Sastry. I also took on the challenge to create Bamboo Beer, three years ago.
Since then, I've been working with the best scientists and beverage manufacturers in Canada to meet the requirements necessary to bring to market the first Bamboo Water to Canada and the World! We are close to launching and we want you to be part of this innovative and exciting product!
What Is Bamboo
Simply put, it’s water infused with an extract of steeped Bamboo Leaves.
"Bamboo leaves have antioxidant properties. Antioxidants help to keep the balance of free radicals and ward off any excess amount that can cause a large variety of problems. It is also great for healthy skin." Home Remedies For You.
Where Is It Made?
Although bamboo is grown in our hometown in Ontario, Canada, there is not enough supply. We instead import the bi-product leaves of bamboo that was harvested for other use in the Philippines. In Ontario, we create the extract from the leaves, manufacture, and package our Bamboo Water.
Why Use Bamboo?
"Bamboo is better because it is a eco‐friendly, highly renewable resource. Sustainably managed bamboo plantations can stimulate social and economic development, and serve important ecological and biological functions to improve Planet Earth." -Wold Bamboo Organization
As you can see, Bamboo is considered the “miracle plant”. It is a type of grass and is the fastest growing plant in the world. For example, most varieties grow 10 cm per day, while others grow two inches per hour! The plant is used as a key renewable resource for emerging economies. In addition, bamboo minimizes CO2 gases and generates up to 35% more oxygen then trees (Environmental Bamboo Foundation).
Bamboo can also strengthen your physiological health. The plant is commonly used in Chinese medicine due to its amino acids, antioxidants, silica, fibre, and anti-inflammatory benefits. Traditionally, the leaves are used to help heal fevers, fidgeting, insomnia, headaches, lung inflammation, and many more illnesses (Bamboo As Medicine, Institute for Traditional Medicine).
Bamboo's many health benefits, its ability to convert harmful CO2 emissions into oxygen, and its sustainable renewable growth are the power that makes Bamboo Water a "superdrink".
Why You Should Drink Bamboo Water?
Whether you are an athlete or dancer who wants to maximize performance, a yogi who wants to stay zen, or a student who needs a clear mind, Bamboo Water is the new and natural way to keep you hydrated.
Bamboo Water also helps you reduce your environmental impact as we incorporate approved Carbon Credits into every production run of Bamboo Water.
This multi-functional drink allows you to be healthy and support environmental sustainability. Bamboo Water is the strong, smart, and sustainable choice for you, our planet, and our future generations.
What Does Bamboo
Water Taste Like?
Here are words that have been used by testers to describe the taste:
And of course they said, “fantastic”, “amazing”, “mmmmm”!
Who Is On The Bamboo Water Team?
The Bamboo Water team has strong experience and knowledge in bamboo product development, business, and retail.
We are committed to a triple bottom line - people, planet, and profit. With that said, we support our teams that are in the Philippines (where we get our bamboo leaves) and at our home base in Ontario. We are also committed to having a two-way communication with our customers. In addition, every case of Bamboo Water offsets one pound of CO2 emissions from our planet. We incorporate the purchasing of approved carbon credits off of the stock exchange into the cost of every Bamboo Water production run. This helps to reduce greenhouse emissions and fight climate change.
Why We Need Your Help
We are now at the production stage and we would love to package Bamboo Water in biodegradable bottles as traditional bottles can take thousands of years to breakdown, causing harm to our environment. We have found a supplier who can provide biodegradable bottles that will be true to our mission of creating products that help both people and our planet.
Enso Plastics develops environmentally friendly plastic bottles that we plan to use as our packaging. They created this prototype of what our biodegradable bottle will look like:
Yet to move forward, we need enough funds to pay for the minimum production order that our manufacturer will fulfill - 5,000 cases. With your help, funds raised from this Kickstarter campaign will help us with this order. The funds will be used towards our first production run and packaging with biodegradable bottles.
In addition, once you get to try Bamboo Water, we want you to keep collaborating with us by sharing your raw and honest feedback about the product and company. We value the feedback to ensure we're on track with our strategy and to assess if we need to pivot.
How You Can Help
Pledge and be a part of our movement! Every dollar counts and is appreciated.
When you pledge at our Bamboo Crew and Very Important Bamboonista/Bamboonisto (VIB) levels you will get bottles from our first production run, as well as one of these exciting gifts made of bamboo!
After you make your pledge, tell all your friends!
Thank you for taking the time to read more about Bamboo Water and we hope that you join us in the bamboo movement! To find out more, check us out at:
Help us create Bamboo Water to provide everyone with a natural way to hydrate with a delicious drink that is a strong, smart, and sustainable choice for us, the environment, and our future generations. This is a product with a purpose!
Chief Bamboo Officer, Bamboo Water
Risks and challenges
This is our first crowdfunding campaign, and a new innovative product. We are the first to market. However we are a passionate and knowledgeable team in all aspects of the industry. We are confident that we will be successful in completing our project goal to meet our beverage manufacturers' minimum first production run with biodegradable packaging.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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