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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.
38,443 backers pledged $1,894,878 to help bring this project to life.

You get a straw, and you get a straw!

Posted by Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper (Creator)
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Hello Kickstarter Backers!

We are so happy to announce that as of today, our first orders have left our factory and are on their way to our warehouse in Southern California! We are incredibly excited for this momentous occasion and cannot wait to get you sucking!

Our first round of shipments will be sent on November 15th, and we will continually fulfill all orders as quickly as we can. 

The straws will be coming in batches of 20,000 which will go out in the order in which they were received. That means not everyone is getting their straw right away, but the FinalStraw operations team is working non-stop to organize the logistics in order to make sure all backers receive their FinalStraw’s before Christmas!

When your FinalStraw order ships, you’ll receive an email from us with information on your order as well as a tracking number for your package.

Thank you to everyone who has supported us throughout this journey. We truly appreciate your patience and understand how anxious you are to get your straws! Trust us, we've been looking forward to this day for a long time too! There has been a lot of pressure to get straws out as soon as possible, but we know that taking the time to make sure everything is perfect will be worth it as we are damn proud of the product we have created!

With ❤️,

Emma and Miles

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    1. Josh Blitzenbrox Myers on

      Still haven’t received anything. Starting to get pretty frustrated

    2. Maddie Pursey on

      More than a little disappointed that after all the time waited, dozens of 'It's on its way!' emails, I receive a 'Sorry, we messed up!' email five days before Christmas, so I'll be putting a kindergarten standard 'IOU' under the Christmas tree for four of my friends. :(

    3. Cardigan Bay on

      It's December and still no notification that my straws are on their way. Please can someone contact me and let me know if they are not going to be here by Christmas

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      James on

      If my math is good then the overall pledge is at $1900000 which you divide by the average price of say $30 =63,333 is roughly how many straws sold ( through kick starter alone. lets not even go near the shops, deals, promos and changes etc)

      so at the 63,333 straws ordered you divide that by the 38,443 pledges made 1.6 straws roughly per customer ( lets say 2 as that makes more sense)

      im pledge 7512 so:

      to complete the first 7511 before me at 2 each that's roughly 12,022 straws of the first batch ( again this is not including all the add on ones people would have done, shops etc).

      This is also not including international or any other variants etc.

      In short I would be more than impressed if mine arrived before Christmas, and I think it will be IOU's for most people if this was your Christmas present ideas :)

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      Alexis Hilgert on

      Hi! I received my straw today and it’s AMAZING! I can’t seem to find the cleaning thing though??

    6. Sean Donnan on

      I'm seeing some confusion down here so I thought I'd chip in: To get the drying rack out just stick your finger in there and pull it out! You can't really pull it from the edge. And the squeegee is tied to the bottom of the drying rack so you won't see it till you pull it out! So happy I kickstarted this, you all did a great job thanks!

    7. C. Ware on

      Have any packages arrived in the Midwest/ Chicago area?

    8. Katie Ford on

      I also can't figure out how to remove the drying rack and I don't see the squeegee in the case as the video demonstrates.

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      Shawna Byrne on

      I received my straw but it had no cleaning squeegee. I’m addition, I don’t know how to pull the drying rack out of the case.

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      Lori Marshall on

      I was just wondering what type of order these were shipped out in? Obviously not in numerical order of back numbers since someone with a backer number over 20k has already received theirs and some in the 3ks have not yet?

    11. Nurul Fatihah on

      Hi i have not received an email about my order getting dispatched. Could you check if mine’s already dispatched?

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      Alex on

      I'm backer #3,291, and I haven't received an email. I'm guessing my straw hasn't been shipped yet? This product seems really cool and I can't wait to get it and try it out, so I hope it comes soon.

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      Eric on

      Also people if they Had 20,000 straws and half the people ordered 2 then that’s only 10,000 orders

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      dewdrop on

      Hello! I understand your first shipment of 20,000 straws shipped on 11/15. I'm backer 8314 but I never received an email that my package has shipped. Please update. Thank you!

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      Pam J on

      @Jennifer Jones: be patient and wait like the rest of us. You may or may not get a tracking email. Someone just posted a comment that they didn't get any tracking info prior to receiving it, happy surprise. At least the straws are being delivered, and the creator is actively responding to comments during the delivery stage. This is one of the better run Kickstarters I've backed.

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      Jennifer Jones on

      How do we find out where we are in the queue and when we should expect our shipment?

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      Raul Gonzales on

      Any updates when backers will get their straws? I been seeing Groupons for theirs but nothing for me? What's up with that? And oh seeing Facebook posts guaranteeing customers for Christmas gifts. May want to place backers first for this.

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      Stephanie Fischer on

      I didn't realize that I would have the option to add some straws as Christmas gifts to my order on the survey. So, I had ordered 2 straws a couple months ago on a separate FinalStraw order thinking I would receive them well before Christmas - since the date I kept seeing everywhere was November. But I'm a bit bummed by this update because it leads me to believe that my second order won't get here until after Christmas. :(

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      Jeanie Jensen on

      Chill, backers! We've already been notified that the straws are coming late because of the demand!!! This isn't a "holiday" issue! This is an EVERY DAY ISSUE!!!

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      Gena Feist on

      Hi I am seeing ads for this product on the internet but still have received any info on when mine will ship. Can you please specifically update backers on date?. I backed these thinking I could bring them to a relative at xmas and it’s extremely disappointing to see ads when I haven’t received my products.

    21. Melissa Kaye Brunson on

      Backer #20,131. I haven't heard anything about my original backing shipping, let alone the two that I added on with the Survey. I hope to see an update soon. Eagerly awaiting my FinalStraws!

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      Dana Foote on

      Backer #4821 here... Any updates?

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      Tammy Pettes on

      New orders on Facebook are guaranteed for Xmas why haven’t us backers received any emails yet about out shipments.

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      Joyce on

      Hi, haven't received the e-mail yet but was wondering if there would be another update about the next shipment? I completed the survey and added on straws. Thank you. (Backer # IDK but just curious).

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      Candice on

      they say that they are sending out batches of 20,000 straws at a time (not that they're sending out to the first 20,000 backers)...probably most backers will have ordered at least 2 straws...so say that the first 10,000 backers buy 2 straws = 20,000 straws. so you're backer number doesn't mean you're in the first shipment...

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      Colin on

      Backer 9,946 Did not get any shipping information. What is up with this?

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      Joshua Salas on

      Backer #9883. No email. Looks like I will not be getting min in the promised November time frame.

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      Pam J on

      @Steve Nadeau: what's your backer # please? Thank you.

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      Steve Nadeau
      Superbacker
      on

      Got a notice today Mon 11/19/18 from UPS that my straw is shipped and will be delivered next Tuesday 11/27 ....You guys made the estimated delivery date which is a rarity in KickStarter
      Great Job

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      Wendi Curcio on

      Looking forward to receiving my straws! Congrats on a successful campaign! Backer 33, 729.

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      Linda Bongers on

      Backer 3,386 - haven't received email yet - can't wait to receive email with tracking information (filled out survey the first day I received it)

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      Shaylene on

      Backer 4988... no email received. Is it the first 20,000 that answered survey or backer?

    33. Renato on

      Backer 12,392 here, should I have received any notification by now on the shipment or any tracking number?

    34. William Bruchert on

      I'm greatly disappointed to see obvious knock-offs on Amazon. I hope you protected your patent and have some recourse! This same thing happened with the Antsy Labs' Fidget Cube kickstarter. I'm still looking forward to delivery, and hope it's of better quality than what is being reported on Amazon of the knockoffs.

    35. Alicia on

      I'm backer 6,367, so I hope my straw is in the first batch! I can't tell you how much I've been looking forward to getting this since the day I first saw the campaign. :-D

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      Shannon Dillon-Wagner on

      Backer 2,909, and I have not received a survey. I sent and email to survey@finalstraw.com and received no response.

    37. Judy Hull on

      I'm backer 27,240. I hope I get my straw by the spring!

    38. Judy Hull on

      I can't wait to get my straw! So happy I upgraded to Mermaid. Whoo hoo.

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      AnnaKathrina Quiambao on

      I hope my straws are part of this first batch!

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      Diane Silverberg on

      woo hoo. Cannot wait to get your email with delivery date. Thanks.
      Diane Silverberg

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      Steve Nadeau
      Superbacker
      on

      Emma and Miles that's great to hear but as backer #26000 will have to wait for the 2nd batch arrival but no worries hear

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      Steve Nadeau
      Superbacker
      on

      @Brice then on the other side of the scale, I received a couple of rewards a within a month after the campaign ended and that was 6 months ahead of the scheduled posted estimate delivery date

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      Steve Nadeau
      Superbacker
      on

      @Brice I have to agree with Ace Edmonds, this is a short run and I have been involved with projects as quick as 4 months from campaign endings to as long as few years and as with one project which I have backed with a large pledge (around 500) back in Jul 2014 and campaign ended Aug 2014 with an estimated delivery date of Feb 2015 which ended up as the largest campaign pledge (almost $14 million dollars in pledges) and according to the Oregon DOJ I won't see my reward till sometime in 2020 or 2021 which is the longest in K/S history

    44. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator on

      If you have not received your survey please reach out to our team at survey@finalstraw.com!

    45. Emma Cohen & Miles Pepper Creator on

      @alberto @tarra - please reach out to our team at survey@finalstraw.com we will be sure to update your information and order!

    46. Tarra Scott
      Superbacker
      on

      I am in the middle of a move (yeah, after 14 years). I hope my straws come in the first batch since it's probably too late to change my address for the later batches.

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      Alberto Lopez jr.
      Superbacker
      on

      Morning. I tried 2x to order eight rainbow straws on the add-ons but, it wouldn’t go thru on step one. This is terrible. It just made me give up. No help or assistance after complaining about it😡🤬

    48. Kevin Graham on

      I’m #2166, hopefully that bodes well to be included in the first shipment out.

    49. Pretay Nomah
      Superbacker
      on

      Congrats!!!
      YOU GUYS SUCK!!!
      See what I did there? :)
      Seriously though, you guys hit your target date! Congrats.
      Looking forward to seeing the sucker!

    50. Caro Krissman on

      Congrats Emma and Miles, I know you went to great lengths to SHIP ON TIME including spending a lot more money on expedited air freight. Things happen, but its November and you hit the original target, so well done!