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CA$ 4,135 pledged of CA$ 50,000 goal
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By Vincent Villanis
CA$ 4,135 pledged of CA$ 50,000 goal
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About

Hello Kickstarter!

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 Water?

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.

Bamboo Water bottle label
Bamboo Water bottle label


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:

  • Clean
  • Fresh
  • Bright
  • Energizing
  • Different
  • Delicious
  • Sweet
  • Cool

And of course they said, “fantastic”, “amazing”, “mmmmm”!

Bamboo Water
Bamboo Water


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!

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:

drinkbamboo.com
facebook.com/bamboowater
twitter.com/drinkbamboo

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!

Cheers!
Vince 
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.

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    Pledge CA$ 5 or more About $4

    As a bamboo thank-you for being part of our movement, your name will forever be etched in our website, Facebook and Twitter pages.

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    -Limited Edition EBook "Cooking with Bamboo"
    *Over 60 Bamboo Recipes
    *How to cook with Bamboo

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    Get a piece of what you help build!

    -Bamboo Thank You
    -1 full-size sustainable bottle of Bamboo Water from our first production run signed by our CBO, all before our retail launch.

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    You and your friends can preview Bamboo Water before anyone else!

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    -6 sustainable bottles of Bamboo Water

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    Show everyone that you are part of creating Bamboo Water!

    -Bamboo Thank You
    -10 sustainable bottles of Bamboo Water
    -1 limited-run and Kickstarter exclusive Bamboo Water T-Shirt (bamboo fabric)

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    Be part of our mission for sustainable living!

    -Bamboo Thank You
    -1 limited-run and Kickstarter exclusive Bamboo Water T-Shirt (bamboo fabric)
    -1 certificate of reducing a pound of CO2 from our planet
    -2 cases of sustainably bottled Bamboo Water (10 bottles per case each month for 2 months)

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    Push our mission forward!

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    -1 limited-run and Kickstarter exclusive Bamboo Water T-Shirt (bamboo fabric)
    -1 certificate of reducing a pound of CO2 from our planet
    -2 cases of sustainably bottled Bamboo Water (10 bottles per case each month for 2 months)
    -1 Bamboo Water longboard

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    Cheers to a nutritious life!

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    -1 limited-run and Kickstarter exclusive Bamboo Water T-Shirt (bamboo fabric)
    -1 certificate of reducing a pound of CO2 from our planet
    -2 cases of sustainably bottled Bamboo Water (10 bottles per case each month for 2 months)
    -1 signature smoothie recipe named after you made with Bamboo Water and your favourite fruit. The recipe will be posted on our website and social media networks.

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    BAMBOO CREW LEVEL
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    -1 limited-run and Kickstarter exclusive Bamboo Water T-Shirt (bamboo fabric)
    -1 certificate of reducing 100 pounds of CO2 from our planet
    -12 cases of sustainably bottled Bamboo Water (10 bottles per case each month for 12 months)

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    VIB LEVEL

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    -1 limited-run and Kickstarter exclusive Bamboo Water T-Shirt (bamboo fabric)
    -1 certificate of reducing 100 pounds of CO2 from our planet
    -2 cases of sustainably bottled Bamboo Water (10 bottles per case each month for 2 months)
    -1 Bamboo Water bike made of bamboo (assembly required)

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    VIB GREEN LEVEL

    -Bamboo Thank You
    -1 limited-run and Kickstarter exclusive Bamboo Water T-Shirt (bamboo fabric)
    -1 certificate of reducing 100 pounds of CO2 from our planet
    -1 Bamboo Water bike made of bamboo (assembly required)
    -12 cases of sustainably bottled Bamboo Water (10 bottles per case each month for 12 months)
    -10 VIP invitations to our launch party in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada (travel and accommodation to the launch party is the responsibility of the Pledger)

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