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Greening the active outdoor sports industry – using old stuff to make cool new stuff.
Greening the active outdoor sports industry – using old stuff to make cool new stuff.
51 backers pledged $4,094 to help bring this project to life.

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The Vision.  Like Donald “Mac” MacMillan, one of the first Arctic explorers and an early environmental advocate, we are concerned about the state of our oceans and wilderness. In an effort to educate and motivate, Mac dedicated over 60 years of his life researching, writing and advocating for the Arctic. One of his books was a story about "Kahda," a North Greenland boy, who loves the ocean and his Arctic home.

We too love our outdoor home and outdoor sports, and we hope that the Kahda project, in a small but highly visible way, will help preserve both for future generations.  

Our vision is to make Kahda a hub for recycling and repurposing gear from the active outdoor sports industry.   We hope to see Kahda’s “Recycle Gear Here" signs in every outdoor sports retailer in the country (and then abroad).  With your help, there is no end to the fun, innovative and functional products that we will make from the repurposed gear that Kahda collects.

The Rewards. Outdoor sports loving Kickstarters, if you like our vision and initial line of repurposed products, please help support our goal to raise $3800 to build the first product run for our pilot project. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

After 18 months of prototype development, our design and manufacturing partners are in place. Kahda's ME based partners are experienced, established and reliable.

Kahda's biggest fufillment risk is simply not having enough raw material to manufacture product. However, we are learning techniques to increase yield from each kite, and with existing inventory, we are comfortable that we can meet our stated fulfillment deadlines. Further, as we prepare the infrastructure to launch our Recycle Kites Here pilot program with our kite industry and retail partners, we are confident that we can generate the additional recycled kite volume necessary to meet greater than expected Kickstarter demand.

Our plan is to capitalize on lessons-learned from the pilot program and immediately roll-out to other carefully selected retailers. So, should demand from this Kickstarter campaign exceed projection, scaling the program to other locations will allow us to generate the recycled kite material for promised rewards. As we are already in discussions with other interested retailers, we anticipate fulfilling all Kickstarter orders - even if demand exceeds projection - within a reasonable amount of time.

Rewards which are not kite material dependent (stickers, tees, and the lobster dinners) will be fulfilled without delay.

Johannah, Maddie, Scott and Frank

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    Recycle an old kite. Ship us one of your old inflatable traction kites (6 meter minimum) and, in return, we will send you a: belt, tee-shirt, headband and sticker. Add a note with your waist and tee-shirt size. Please ship old kites to Kahda @ 247 Portland St. Suite 500 Yarmouth, ME 04096.

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    “I like the Kahda recycling model and want to help you guys make a difference!” Please send me a 1"x 4" , two color, vinyl Kahda sticker. $5

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    Headband. Hand-made in the USA. Microfiber wicking material on inside. Colorful ripstop nylon from old kites on outside. Choose either bright or dark color options. No two are alike. $18 (reg retail $25) (shipping included)

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    Tee-shirt. Made from 100% recycled material. Feels softer than cotton. Wicks and breathes. Choose Gray or Soft Green. s-m-l-xl. $30 (reg $40) (shipping included)

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    Belt. Hand-made in the USA. D-ring. Colorful ripstop nylon from old kites. Choose either bright or dark color options. No two are alike. Send us your waist size. $40 (reg retail $50) (shipping included)

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    Neck tie. Hand-made in the USA. Colorful ripstop nylon from old kites. Choose either bright or dark color options. No two are alike. $60 (reg retail $80) (shipping included)

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    Belt & Neck tie. Send us your waist size and color preferences (bright or dark), and we will choose a tie and belt that look great together. $95 (reg $130) (shipping included)

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    "Send me one of each please!" We will send you a tie, tee-shirt, belt and headband. And a die-cut sticker, too. Send us your sizes and color preferences. $130 (shipping included)

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    Lobster! Come to Maine and have a classic seafood dinner with Kahda founders Scott and Frank. Bring us your ideas. Help us change the world! Belt, tie, tee and headband of your choice included.

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