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Ultra absorbent, quick drying, exfoliating bath towels made from hemp and organic cotton.
Ultra absorbent, quick drying, exfoliating bath towels made from hemp and organic cotton.
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Hemp-based towel better for all people and the planet

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Meet your new favorite towel.   

 Performance Features: 

  •  Quick drying: proprietary weave that dries you off faster
  •  Ultra-absorbent: terry texture that wicks away water from your skin
  •  High quality: hemp fibers get stronger the more that you use them
  •  Towel feel: custom composition of 55% hemp blended with 45% organic cotton achieves a soft yet exfoliating experience 

The average person uses a towel at least 10x a day and the average towel is made from conventional cotton, which means farmers might be using genetically modified seeds requiring usage of toxic chemicals such as insecticides and pesticides to grow the cotton in large quantities.  After the cotton is harvested, it is then spun into yarn and often dyed with harmful chemicals, which can spillover into waterways and the land.  This common process creates a negative impact on people and the planet.  In addition, towels made from this process are often lacking in absorbency, durability, quality and performance.  

We seek to disrupt this process and provide a superior product.

When I first developed the Anact towel - I developed it because there wasn't a towel that fit my needs on the market.  A towel that was absorbent, fast drying, exfoliating, and sustainable.  A towel that used hemp for its natural performance features of being biostatic, which is short for inhibiting the growth of other microorganisms.  A towel that has an opportunity to make a difference for all people and the planet.   

 BUY NOW 

The Anact towels have been 2+ years in the making and today, I get to invite you to purchase your own one- of-a-kind Anact towels.  We are paving the way of re-introducing hemp as a preferred fiber in textiles and you won't be able to find a towel like ours anywhere else on the market.  The Anact towel is made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton.  Hemp is one of the most sustainable fibers that is being reintroduced back into society. 

For those of you saying, what about bamboo?  The truth is that bamboo's is rayon.  If you were to test your bamboo towels, there would be little to no bamboo present in the towel.  This is due to a textile process that takes the bamboo and melts it down to a smooth gel-like liquid state (very much like super glue) using chemicals such as Sodium Hydroxide & Carbon Di-sulfate which are both considered harmful to the environment by some researchers.  From here, the liquid is channeled through incredibly fine holes straight into a bath of water that instantly cools it solid.  This incredibly thin fiber is then rolled into spools to be later twisted with additional fibers to produce thread & yarns which can then be used in the making of the fabric we make our clothes out of and unfortunately, has no bamboo left in the product, which is one more reason why we are advocating for transparency around the process and using hemp as a preferred fiber. 

HEMP 

  • Naturally durable
  • Biostatic (short for prohibits growth of bacteria)
  • Biodegradable
  • Harvested 3-4x a year
  • Uses little to no water to grow
  • No pesticides used
  • Not a drug (the US flag was sewn out of hemp fiber, George Washington owned hemp farms and made hemp made paper and much more)

By purchasing the Anact bath towel you save 526 days of drinking water! 

Entire process from hemp fiber to Anact towel

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Anact Towel Reference Size

We've added a loop to each Anact towel to expedite the drying process.

The Face Behind the Towel

Peda Sakeda Village, India

My name is Brianna Kilcullen. I created Anact because of my experiences working in sourcing and sustainability at Under Armour and prAna, a subsidiary of Columbia Sportswear.  After traveling to 40+ countries and working in farms and factories on five continents -  I gained a rare perspective of the textile industry and its impact on people and the planet.  So much so that I couldn't sit on the sidelines any longer - I had to do something about it.

Why Anact

Anact is short for "an act". The simple act of creating impact.  My simple act was to create a hemp-based towel that is better for all people and the planet.  This is just the beginning.  We are creating a movement to take simple acts each day whether it be using the Anact towel or picking up a piece of trash on the street to create impact.  

What do you mean when you say all people and the planet?

What I mean by ALL people is that I wanted to share the story of the farmers who harvest your hemp and cotton, the textile workers who process these fibers into your future Anact towel (you like what I did there?) and the end customer - YOU.  I believe that nowmore than everwe have the opportunity to connect with one another to take simple acts to create impact.

Here's how you can have an impact today with your purchase.

 BUY NOW 

Rewards

Save more with our Kickstarter exclusive prices!   More rewards when you check-out.

WHOLESALE PRICING AVAILABLE PLEASE CONTACT ME AT HELLO@ANACT.COM WITH THE QUANTITY, THE PRODUCT TYPE (WASH TOWEL + HAND TOWEL + BATH TOWEL + TOWEL SET + TOTE BAG), ESTIMATED DELIVERY DATE AND I WILL SEND YOU AN ESTIMATE DELIVERY DATE + PRICING INFORMATION.  

Add-ons and Adjusting Your Pledge

If you would like to add additional products to your pledge, simply add the price of the additional product to your current pledge amount + shipping.  Don't worry - we've explained it all when you go to select your reward.  

Next Steps

A successful Kickstarter allows us to not only outfit you in the Anact towel but also to begin production with the factory.  All profits will be reinvested back into the business so we can provide more access to Anact towel(s) to people who want to make an impact.

Estimated Timeline

I’m working with experienced supply chain professionals to ensure that we all get high quality product in a timely manner. We've built in buffers to account for any surprises, but rest assured that you’re in great hands.  

  •  September  Kickstarter launch
  •  October  Kickstarter complete – production begins!
  •  December  Production completed – product ships to US
  •  January  Quality Check and Packaging
  •  February  All Kickstarter rewards shipped! 

Share the love

Simple acts of impact.  That's what we're all about.  Invite your family and friends to upgrade their towels by sharing a post and tagging us @AnactGlobal and using the hashtags #anact #anactglobal.

Risks and challenges

I've been working for over two years to find the right factory partners to provide the best quality, on time delivery and transparency. I recently traveled to their operations to build these relationships and I expect for our partners to hit all of our delivery deadlines as planned. That being said, we are developing a first of its kind product in the world.

There are inherent risks in the production process that may be beyond control. At any rate I will keep backers updated throughout the campaign and manufacturing phase to ensure that I stay as true as possible to the proposed delivery schedule and if possible deliver as soon as we receive the product.

We have already produced a small sample run – and some of our lucky first supporters are already enjoying them.

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Environmental commitments

Visit our Environmental Resources Center to learn how Kickstarter encourages sustainable practices.

Long-lasting design

I've designed my project to be durable by choosing hemp, which is one of the strongest textile fibers in the world.

Reusability and recyclability

I plan to use zero plastic in the packaging process and ensure that each packaging component shipped with your reward can be recyclable to the best of our availability.

Sustainable materials

I chose hemp and organic cotton because they use little to no water to grow and no pesticides or insecticides. They are also biodegradable materials, which means that they won't release toxic emissions once you are done using them.

Environmentally friendly factories

I chose to partner with factory partners that are transparent about the manufacturing process and allowed us to have access to the entire process from farm to factory.

Sustainable fulfillment and distribution

We've partnered with Flexport, a freight forwarder and customs broker, to offset our carbon emissions from the factory to our warehouse in Jacksonville, FL.

Something else

We have created an impact score for each reward that you back to show how you’re making a difference on people and the planet. For example, when you purchase one Anact bath towel, you are saving 526 days of drinking water.

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    Pledge US$ 20 or more About US$ 20

    Anact Hemp Tote Bag

    Not ready to upgrade your towel right now, but still want to make an impact? Then check out this limited edition branded hemp tote bag that's perfect for a pool/beach day, grocery shopping, or just as an everyday handbag!

    Made from 55% hemp and 45% organic cotton (just like our towels!)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to add multiple tote bags to your pledge, simply multiply the number of the additional product(s) by $25 ($20 for the tote + $5 shipping per tote) and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you buy 5 totes you would then pledge $125 total (5 totes x $25 (cost of tote + shipping) = $125).

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping is $15

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    Pledge US$ 35 or more About US$ 35

    1 Anact Bath Towel

    Purchase the Anact towel at a special rate of $35 per bath towel plus $10 shipping!

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($50)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to add multiple bath towels to your pledge, simply multiply the number of the additional product(s) by $45 ($35 for the towel + $10 shipping per towel) and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you buy 5 towels you would then pledge $225 total (5 towels x $45 (cost of towel + shipping) = $225).

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

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    Pledge US$ 50 or more About US$ 50

    1 Anact Bath Towel Set

    Get the Anact Towel Set for the Kickstarter exclusive price of $50 + $15 shipping.

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($75)

    INCLUDES:
    + bath towel
    + hand towel
    + wash towel

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping is $30 per set.

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    2 Anact Bath Towel Sets

    Get two (2) Anact Towel Sets for the Kickstarter exclusive price of $100 + $30 shipping.

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($150)

    INCLUDES:
    + 2 bath towels
    + 2 hand towels
    + 2 wash towels

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping is $60 for 2 sets.

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    2 Anact Bath Towels + 2 Anact Tote Bags

    Purchase 2 Anact bath towels + 2 Anact tote bags at a special rate of $140, which includes shipping!

    INCLUDES:
    + 2 bath towels
    + 2 tote bags

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($150)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to order multiple of this reward, simply multiple the reward times the desired quantity and add that to your pledge and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you would like to buy 4x then multiple $140 x 4 = $560, which includes shipping.

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Your pledge should be $190, which includes international shipping. Follow the above methodology for additional rewards.

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    Pledge US$ 150 or more About US$ 150

    3 Anact Bath Towel Sets

    Get three (3) Anact Towel Sets for the Kickstarter exclusive price of $150 + $45 shipping.

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($225)

    INCLUDES:
    + 3 bath towels
    + 3 hand towels
    + 3 wash towels

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping is $90 per 3 sets.

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    Pledge US$ 200 or more About US$ 200

    4 Anact Bath Towel Sets

    Get four (4) Anact Towel Sets for the Kickstarter exclusive price of $200 + $60 shipping.

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($300)

    INCLUDES:
    + 4 bath towels
    + 4 hand towels
    + 4 wash towels

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping is $120 per 4 sets.

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    5 Anact Bath Towel Sets

    Get five (5) Anact Towel Sets for the Kickstarter exclusive price of $250 + $75 shipping.

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($375)

    INCLUDES:
    + 5 bath towels
    + 5 hand towels
    + 5 wash towels

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping is $150 per 5 sets.

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    Pledge US$ 300 or more About US$ 300

    6 Anact Bath Towel Sets

    Get six (6) Anact Towel Sets for the Kickstarter exclusive price of $300 + $90 shipping.

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($450)

    INCLUDES:
    + 6 bath towels
    + 6 hand towels
    + 6 wash towels

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to add multiple sets to your pledge, simply multiply the number of the additional product(s) by $390 ($300 for the towel + $90 shipping per towel) and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you buy 5 sets you would then pledge $1,950 total (5 sets x $390 (cost of sets + shipping) = $1,950).

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping is $180 for 6 sets.

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    Pledge US$ 450 or more About US$ 450

    10 Anact Bath Towels

    Purchase 10 Anact bath towels at a special rate of $450, which includes shipping!

    INCLUDES:
    + 10 bath towels

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($500)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to order multiple of this reward, simply multiple the reward times the desired quantity and add that to your pledge and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you would like to buy 4x then multiple $450 x 4 = $1,800, which includes shipping.

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

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    Pledge US$ 650 or more About US$ 650

    10 Anact Bath Towel Sets

    Purchase 10 Anact bath towel sets at a special rate of $650, which includes shipping!

    INCLUDES:
    + 10 bath towels
    + 10 hand towels
    + 10 wash towels

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($800)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to order multiple of this reward, simply multiple the reward times the desired quantity and add that to your pledge and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you would like to buy 4x then multiple $650 x 4 = $2,600, which includes shipping.

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

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    10 Anact Bath Towel Sets + 10 Tote Bags

    The gift that keeps on giving.

    Purchase 10 Anact bath towel sets + 10 Anact tote bags at a special rate of $900, which includes shipping!

    INCLUDES:
    + 10 bath towels
    + 10 hand towels
    + 10 wash towels
    + 10 tote bags

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($1,050)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to order multiple of this reward, simply multiple the reward times the desired quantity and add that to your pledge and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you would like to buy 4x then multiple $900 x 4 = $3,600, which includes shipping.

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

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    Pledge US$ 900 or more About US$ 900

    20 Anact Bath Towels

    Purchase 20 Anact bath towels at a special rate of $900, which includes shipping!

    INCLUDES:
    + 20 bath towels

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($1,000)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to order multiple of this reward, simply multiple the reward times the desired quantity and add that to your pledge and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you would like to buy 4x then multiple $900 x 4 = $3,600, which includes shipping.

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Your pledge should be $1,200, which includes international shipping. Follow the above methodology for additional rewards.

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    Pledge US$ 1,300 or more About US$ 1,300

    20 Anact Bath Towel Sets - Yashar Ali

    The Yashar Ali Special! Click here to learn more: https://twitter.com/yashar/status/1097311367508316160

    Purchase 20 Anact bath towel sets at a special rate of $1,300, which includes shipping!

    INCLUDES:
    + 20 bath towels
    + 20 hand towels
    + 20 wash towels

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($1,600)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to order multiple of this reward, simply multiple the reward times the desired quantity and add that to your pledge and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you would like to buy 4x then multiple $1,300 x 4 = $5,200, which includes shipping.

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

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    Pledge US$ 1,800 or more About US$ 1,800

    20 Anact Bath Towel Sets + 20 Tote Bags

    Purchase 20 Anact bath towel sets + 20 Anact tote bags at a special rate of $1,800, which includes shipping!

    INCLUDES:
    + 20 bath towels
    + 20 hand towels
    + 20 wash towels
    +20 tote bags

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($2,300)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to order multiple of this reward, simply multiple the reward times the desired quantity and add that to your pledge and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you would like to buy 4x then multiple $1,800 x 4 = $7,200, which includes shipping.

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Your pledge should be $2,500, which includes international shipping. Follow the above methodology for additional rewards.

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    Pledge US$ 3,000 or more About US$ 3,000

    20 Bath Towel Sets + Bags + Consulting

    Purchase 20 Anact bath towel sets + 20 Anact tote bags at a special rate of $1,800, which includes shipping + up to 6 hours of consulting on hemp textiles, sourcing and supply chain.

    INCLUDES:
    + 20 bath towels
    + 20 hand towels
    + 20 wash towels
    +20 tote bags
    + Up to 6 hours of 1x1 consulting with me

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($3,600)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to order multiple of this reward, simply multiple the reward times the desired quantity and add that to your pledge and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you would like to buy 4x then multiple $3,000 x 4 = $12,000, which includes shipping.

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

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    Pledge US$ 30 or more About US$ 30

    1 Early Bird Anact Bath Towel

    I woke up early but there was no worm.... there was the Anact towel at a special rate of $30 per bath towel plus $10 shipping!

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($50)

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to add multiple bath towels to your pledge, simply multiply the number of the additional product(s) by $40 ($30 for the towel + $10 shipping per towel) and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you buy 5 towels you would then pledge $200 total (5 towels x $40 (cost of towel + shipping) = $200).

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping is $25

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    Pledge US$ 45 or more About US$ 45

    1 Early Bird Anact Bath Towel Set

    I woke up early but there was no worm.... there was the Anact towel set at a special rate of $45 per bath set plus $15 shipping!

    Retail Price + Shipping: ($75)

    INCLUDES:
    + bath towel
    + hand towel
    + wash towel

    ADD-ONS: If you would like to add multiple sets to your pledge, simply multiply the number of the additional product(s) by $60 ($45 for the set + $15 shipping per set) and we'll take care of the rest!

    For example, if you buy 5 sets you would then pledge $300 total (5 towels x $60 (cost of set + shipping) = $300).

    We will confirm your order at the end of the campaign.

    NOTE TO INTERNATIONAL BACKERS: Shipping is $30

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Funding period

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