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A new apparel line by Gurus to bring awareness to the planet and plant trees!
A new apparel line by Gurus to bring awareness to the planet and plant trees!
149 backers pledged $4,609 to help bring this project to life.

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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!

Conservation Wish Bracelets (Gold or Silver) & I'm With Earth Stickers (Green or White)
Conservation Wish Bracelets (Gold or Silver) & I'm With Earth Stickers (Green or White)

$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.

A book by Trees for the Future's John Leary. Yup we made it to a planting :)
A book by Trees for the Future's John Leary. Yup we made it to a planting :)

$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.

A special curated I'm With Earth candle!
A special curated I'm With Earth candle!

$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 :) 

Be the first to own nude Gurus sandals!
Be the first to own nude Gurus sandals!

$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.

Super soft tees printed with water-based inks :)
Super soft tees printed with water-based inks :)

$80 and get a discounted, no-slip cork yoga mat with a sling strap. This really is the best mat.

Our sustainable cork yoga mat feels like butter ;)
Our sustainable cork yoga mat feels like butter ;)

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 gurus@ilovegurus.com 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.

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    I'm With Earth Sticker & Wish Bracelet

    Be the first to get an I'm With Earth sticker and Gurus Conservation bracelet at exclusive Kickstarter price of 50% off ($10 retail) and free US shipping.

    Sticker Colors: white or green
    Bracelet Colors: gold or silver

    Includes:
    • Sticker
    • Wish Bracelet
    • Tree Planted
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    Sticker and Bracelet Bundle for Two

    Grab an I'm With Earth sticker and Gurus Conservation bracelet for you and a friend at exclusive Kickstarter price of 50% off ($20 retail) and free US shipping.

    Sticker Colors: white or green
    Bracelet Colors: gold or silver

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    Trees for the Future Book: One Shot

    Learn about the benefits of our tree plantings and forest gardens as a core solution to our most pressing issues.

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    • Trees for the Future Book
    • Wish Bracelet
    • Tree Planted
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    I'm With Earth Candle

    Experience Earth and the outdoors with an 8oz hand-poured soy candle featuring a scent curated in collaboration with our friends at Astatula Candle Co.

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    • Wish Bracelet
    • Tree Planted
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    Kickstarter First Nude Gurus

    Our popular sandals in a Kickstarter exclusive nude & price of 27% off ($30 retail) with free US shipping.

    Sizes: Womens size 5/6 to 11/12.

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    • Gurus Sandals
    • Wish Bracelet
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    I'm With Earth Tee or Tank

    Grab one of our new I'm with Earth Tee's or Tank now and receive an exclusive Kickstarter price of 17% off ($30 retail) and free US shipping.

    Color: Black, white or grey.
    Sizes: XS to XXL for men and women.

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    Sandals, I'm With Earth Shirt & Swag

    Our popular sandals in a Kickstarter exclusive nude and an I'm With Earth shirt at a price of 29% off ($70 retail) with free US shipping.

    Sandal Sizes: Womens size 5/6 to 11/12.
    Shirt Color: Black, white or grey.
    Shirt Sizes: XS to XXL for men and women.

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    • Tree Planted
    • Wish Bracelet
    • Gurus Tee or Tank
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    Gurus Cork Yoga Mat & Strap

    Grab our amazing cork yoga mat and sling strap at Kickstarter exclusive price of 29% off ($112) with free US shipping.

    Sling Strap Colors: grey, light green, lavender or rainbow

    Includes:
    • Cork Yoga Mat
    • Yoga Sling Strap
    • Tree Planted
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    Gurus Complete Set

    All of our products! You'll get our amazing cork yoga mat, a sling strap, a pair of sandals, an I'm With Earth shirt, a candle, a book a bracelet and stickers at Kickstarter exclusive price of 29% off ($210) with free US shipping.

    Includes:
    • Cork Yoga Mat
    • Yoga Sling Strap
    • Tree Planted
    • Wish Bracelet
    • Gurus Sandals
    • Gurus Tee or Tank
    • Sticker
    • Trees for the Future Book
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Funding period

- (30 days)