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Clean, compact, and totally badass: For anyone who wants to rid their lives—and the planet—of single-use plastic.
Clean, compact, and totally badass: For anyone who wants to rid their lives—and the planet—of single-use plastic.
Clean, compact, and totally badass: For anyone who wants to rid their lives—and the planet—of single-use plastic.
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    1. Missing avatar

      Timothy lara about 19 hours ago

      Aloha, I'll be joining the Eat Less Plastic voyage at the end of the month.... any chance i can get a prototype straw for the voyage? We'll be making a documentary of the voyage also. hawaiianpaddlesports.com/Eat-less-plastic.com

    2. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator about 22 hours ago

      Hi Sianna,
      Thanks for reaching out! You bet this project is still happening! :) We've been working day and night to bring you the most badass, high-quality straw. We apologize if we've been a little quiet. We are still on track for November delivery and we promise our backers will be the first to know if that changes.
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    3. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator about 22 hours ago

      Hi Wolfie,
      We are SO excited for you to have your FinalStraw! Thanks so much for sharing your story and for your support!
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    4. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator about 22 hours ago

      Hi Marc,
      It looks like that post was taken down, so I'm guessing it was a copycat. :( Here's our Facebook page so you can check in the future: https://www.facebook.com/suckresponsibly/ but anything that looks sketchy probably is. The only place you can pre-order a FinalStraw is our website: finalstraw.com. Thanks for looking out for us!
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    5. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator about 22 hours ago

      Hey Owen,
      Thanks for your patience with the surveys! Our project is still on track for November delivery, but we are looking into a few potential customizations that we're very excited about. Once we figure our whether or not these are feasible, we'll send the surveys right away. Fortunately, we still have some time between now and when we really need your addresses! :)
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

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      Sianna Gower about 23 hours ago

      Is this project still going ahead?

    7. LateToTheParty7
      Superbacker
      3 days ago

      Just a reminder to those finding fraudulent sites, link them to fraud@finalstraw.com.

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      Owen Chang 3 days ago

      When is the surveys coming? It’s been so long since I heard any news?

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      K Young
      Superbacker
      4 days ago

      We are so excited to get our straws!! Saw this today is this you or a knock off? The video has Emma in it so it is confusing.
      https://misticgift.com/products/folding-drinking-metal-straw-collapsible-reusable-straw-finalstraw

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      Wolfie Northam 4 days ago

      SO EXCITED FOR FINAL STRAW!
      as someone who is super autistic i only drink with a straw and i cant deal with glass ones , im so excited for this and will carry it everywhere with me 💕 my boyfriend is just as excited to have one just incase i forget mine 💕 thank you so much for creating an awesome product that i cant wait to use at least twice a day!

    11. JB Christy 5 days ago

      I second @Carol Tan's request to also offer a wider straw. Good not only for boba, but also for smoothies.

    12. Terry 7 days ago

      This is going to be great, Starbucks is going straw-less.

    13. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator 7 days ago

      Hey Geordon,
      Thanks for your question! Sea Tur-teal is actually already available for pre-sale on our website here: https://finalstraw.com/products/the-final-straw
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    14. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator 7 days ago

      Hey David,
      We were so excited to hear this news! There was an article about it in the New York Times and guess what -- we were included! :) Check it out!!! https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/business/starbucks-plastic-straws.html There's still a loooong way to go, but we're excited to see some real movement happening.
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    15. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator 7 days ago

      Hey Tarsikore,

      There certainly are a lot of knockoffs! We are still on track to ship the most high-quality, sustainable, and totally badass straw in November. It takes some time to make such an awesome product and we really appreciate your patience.

      We've seen some of the knockoffs ourselves and have also received reviews from disappointed customers -- the quality is just not up to par. :( Unfortunately they are hurting the environment more than helping.

      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    16. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator 7 days ago

      Hi Carol,
      We are totally on board with boba straw and it's something we've been looking into a lot! We'll make sure you all the first to know if we release one. :)
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    17. Geordon VanTassle 7 days ago

      Is the teal case specific to the campaign, or will it be available on the website as well?

    18. David Floro on

      Hey Emma & Miles:
      What’s your reaction to Starbucks’ announcement about plastic straws? Talk about an “I Told You So” moment....

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      Tarsikore Von Aayla Sinoush on

      I am wondering about the status of this project since it seems already possible to get knock offs. :)

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      Carol Tan on

      Hi,

      I know this may sound crazy, but do you think that you could create a finalstraw that you can drink boba with.

      Sincerely,

      Isabelle R.

    21. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator on

      Hey Thomas,

      Thanks for checking in. The surveys will be sent out next week! Thanks for your patience as we've been finalizing a lot of small details. :) We will post a Kickstarter update once the surveys have officially been sent out.

      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    22. Thomas Hernandez on

      Have the emails gone out with the surveys for our color choice and what not? When should we expect them?

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      Kirstie Wardle on

      Just saw this one that looks similar to your fab product: https://www.starboxshop.com/products/the-eco-straw

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      Lea Serron on

      I'm delighted to hear you're on schedule. Keep up the good work! 👍

    25. NJGR - Bard of Phoenix Rising
      Superbacker
      on

      Wow, even Ultimate Straw's FAQ page reads like they took all your KS FAQ questions and tweaked the answers just a bit. 😒

    26. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator on

      Hey Kevin,
      Great idea! We will work on getting that added to the FAQs of both our campaign and also our website. Thanks for the suggestion!
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    27. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator on

      Hey Kevin,
      Great idea! We will work on getting that added to the FAQs of both our campaign and also our website. Thanks for the suggestion!
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    28. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator on

      Hey Lea,
      Yes, we are currently on schedule to ship in November. If that changes, our backers will be the first to know! :) We really appreciate your patience and support throughout this whole process. We are so lucky to have you all as part of the FinalStraw fam!
      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

    29. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator on

      Hi everyone!

      Thank you for sharing all the links to knockoff products. We are disheartened to see all of these popping up because it takes time and a lot of hard work to make a high-quality, responsibly sourced, totally badass straw. All knockoff straws available now are, unfortunately, hurting the planet more than they are helping it.

      Please continue to send any knockoffs that you see to fraud@finalstraw.com and our team of Fraud Fighters will work to report them.

      Cheers,
      Emma and Miles

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      Cherie Christine Chua on

      Hello. No sorry we are not Finalstraw has not yet finish there product and promised delivery on November when its not very difficult to make this product available.

      - Ultimate Straw Response when I asked if they were a knock off of Final Straw

    31. Kevin M. on

      Can you add something to the FAQ where we can report places we find selling knockoffs? I had this place in my suggested links (probably because I'm a backer and have been looking up non-disposable straws)
      https://www.tomtop.com/p-k7000.html

      It uses the Final Straw name and your video and everything, which is WAY out of bounds... if there was one place to report all of them, I think that would be helpful? I looked in the FAQ, and in the updates, but didn't see anything like that yet.

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      Lea Serron on

      Are you on schedule so far?

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      James McFadden
      Superbacker
      on

      By the way this is also a great opportunity for you guys if you did not previously know about the ban. Might be a good time to talk to Starbuck's and the mayor of Seattle!!!

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      James McFadden
      Superbacker
      on

      Check out this article on a ban on plastic straws in Seattle. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/07/02/seattle-ban-on-plastic-straws-comes-into-force-as-city-gets-tough-on-w.html
      This is probably on of the reasons why people are trying to copy/steal your product.

    35. Katherine Domingo on

      Found this website through Instagram Ads selling FinalStraw. https://www.buyshopdeals.com/products/collapsible-reusable-straw

    36. Andrew on

      Congratulations to @Shaylene for having your “sea tur-teal” name being chosen as the new FinalStraw name.

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      Tanja M
      Superbacker
      on

      Just saw a ton of them on Amazon, even with your pictures!

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      Kt Kintz on

      https://ultimatestraw.com
      Selling collapsible straws that look like yours and they have only had a Facebook page since June
      Copycat

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      Adam on

      Every one of the "knock offs" I've seen personally and here uses the exact images and videos from this kick starter. That's the worst part of it.

      At least make your own stuff if your going to rip off this cool idea

    40. Don Tobias on

      If they dont hold a patent anyone can sell a collapsible straw. As it really isn't a new idea. It is a hollow tent pole you drink out of. Are people only reporting people claiming to sell final straw, or showing pics of final straw in their stuff?

    41. Nomad on

      I am shocked at how many knock offs there are of this on Amazon. WoW.

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      Kayla Elizabeth on

      Found this seller on instagram. Looks like a total rip off of the final straw!

      https://yiiree.com/product/collapsible-straw

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      illevanille on

      Saw on „Wish“App they selling Final Straw for 5€ even if you just order 1 ...

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      Sophia Pereira on

      Found an Amazon seller that says they have this straw and are even using your marketing meterials: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07DQNF347/ref=cm_sw_r_wa_apa_6V9mBbMMVZ4N9

    45. DJB
      Superbacker
      on

      I think they must be busy investigating those knock off sites, be patient the survey will come.

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