Almost two years ago, we completed our second Kickstarter project. Thanks to your support, we have been able to build the best flip-flops and create an amazing no-slip cork yoga mat from sustainable materials and plant thousands of trees! Our products are now available in several countries and have received amazing ratings and reviews.
Since launching our company, we have had the environment on our minds and in our hearts. When you buy a product from Gurus, we plant a tree, but now is the time to do something more for the planet.
Today we are introducing our I'm With Earth campaign! A line of accessories to raise awareness for the environment and plant trees:
Our goal with this Kickstarter project is to raise awareness for the health of the planet and give back. We think we can do this with some items that will always remind you to pay it forward for the planet.
We curated these products with partners who kept sustainability and quality in mind. We'll make sure there is a lasting impact as every award level includes multiple trees planted in the developing world and agricultural training provided by Trees for the Future. Together we can really make a difference. To grab an item just select an award to the right.
$5 gets you a conservation wish bracelet and a sticker mailed to you for free in the USA. $10 doubles your award!
$15 and be one of the first to read One Shot: Our Last Chance for Survival which proposes trees and forest gardens as a core solution to our most pressing issues.
$18 gets you a hand-poured soy candle made in collaboration with Astatula Candle Company for this campaign. Our candle's scent will bring you closer to nature.
$22 and you will be the first to own a pair of nude Gurus sandals. We know you all have been waiting for this! You'll pick the size via a survey right after the campaign ends :)
$25 rep I'm With Earth in a Tee or Tank in the color or size of your choice. Also choose any other Gurus shirt designs at this discounted price.
$80 and get a discounted, no-slip cork yoga mat with a sling strap. This really is the best mat.
We also have a few packages at $50 and $150 as well!
We are the team that brought you Gurus, a sustainable, Indian-inspired yoga brand. Gurus was named a Tampa Chamber of Commerce Startup Scholar and its founders were named Young Businesspersons of the Year by the Indo-US Chamber of Commerce in Florida. You might have seen our sandals and cork yoga mats on Kickstarter or even our Gandhi for President gear.
Prem Thomas, CEO: Prior to founding Gurus, Prem was a Kiva Microfinance Fellow in Manila, Philippines. Before leaving for the Philippines, he worked at a civic venture capital fund in NYC. Prem received a B.S. in Business Administration from UNC Chapel Hill and grew up in Tampa, Florida.
Maggie Franz, Marketing Manager: Maggie is responsible growing the Gurus ambassador program, influencer relationships and works to maintain the Gurus website, blog and social media presence. Maggie has a freelance marketing business and a registered yoga instructor. She is a graduate of Duquesne University, with a BA in Advertising and Public Relations.
Michael Roland, Operations Manager: Michael runs fulfillment and customer service for Gurus. Previously he worked in sales at the Dunedin Blue Jays. Mike is currently studying marketing and supply chain management at the University of South Florida.
That pretty much sums it up. We'd like to thank Marcus Allen for producing our epic video and Skyler Pursiful for the beautiful photography. Also props to Spiegel Outfitters who prints our shirts and stickers.
If you'd like to to reach out please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org you can follow us on facebook here:
We really appreciate all of your support and thanks again for checking out our campaign. Visit us at www.ilovegurus.com to learn more and please share this project and join us With Earth.
Risks and challenges
Gurus has designed, manufactured and produced similar products internationally for over three years and we will continue to perform diligence and ensure that our supply chain is reliable and productive. Our manufacturing partners work with well-known and reputable brands that are sold throughout the World. We have agreed to an initial production run or all products, but if our Kickstarter is wildly successful, we may need to delay some shipments due to manufacturing constraints. With the experience from our first two Kickstarter projects, we have been able to predict and plan for many known issues that could arise during the manufacturing, shipping and fulfillment process. We love Kickstarter and together we have personally backed over 100 projects, so we still know that unexpected issues may arise and will always keep you informed throughout the manufacturing process of the I'm With Earth collection.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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