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€2,162
pledged of €10,000pledged of €10,000 goal
51
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, September 27 2018 3:54 AM UTC +00:00

About

THE PLANET'S STATEMENT GLASS STRAW 

We are on a mission to eliminate plastic straw consumption by providing an alternative, classy and attractive option. The AKUA glass straw is the planet's statement straw. 

Using AKUA straws is a clear statement that you are concerned about our planet and are supporting a brand that is making a difference. 

We are passionately committed to resolving single-use plastic pollution and a percentage of all our profits are directed towards recycling ocean plastic initiatives and supporting our non-profit partners whom are helping us activate and educate the world about these crucial plastic pollution challenges. 

We'd like to leave the world a better place and we’d like you to join us on this journey. 

By using AKUA straws you will offset over 30,000 disposable plastic straws in your lifetime!

After years of hard work in design and product development we have recently released our statement straws and made them available to buy on our online store. Having received fantastic feedback from users and a growing number of wholesale orders we are more than confident with the quality of our straws and are ready to take AKUA to the next level. We want to firmly establish ourselves as the planet's iconic glass straw brand with a social conscience. 

Through our Kickstarter campaign we are aiming to raise awareness and crucial funds that will allow us to invest in our marketing, sales, product development and ocean cleaning initiatives. 

Every dollar raised will help AKUA grow and assist us in our efforts to rid the world of single-use plastics. We appreciate every bit of support we get and all our backers can enjoy being part of a social movement to help our planet and the ocean. You are an AWESOME human!! 

As a Kickstarter exclusive we are offering our statement couple THE PERFECT PAIR at a discounted price of only €20 for the duration of our campaign.
Grab a pair and show you care! 

BABY 

BABY 

This one is short, black and narrow, we've called her Baby. Baby is your LBD of glass straws.

Pairs perfectly with two-olive cocktails, skinny lattes and mojitos. The minimalist black glass straw perfect for alfresco sundowners on the yacht cruising the Amalfi Coast.

MR.BIG 

MR.BIG 

This one is long, white and thick and has more girth, we've called him Mr. Big. Big is your dominant, long and thicker glass straw in brilliant white.

Pairs perfectly with a Tom Collins, a Demi Dom Perignon Rosé or sparkling water on the rocks. The dominant white glass straw perfect for romantic soirées and falling in love on balmy summer nights on Fifth Avenue, New York rooftops.

THE PERFECT PAIR 

THE PERFECT PAIR 

An ideal couple to suit any occasion. The Perfect Pair package contains one of each our straws: Baby & Mr.Big

The Perfect Pair ships with our beautifully designed AKUA sleeve and a handy cleaning brush, the perfect package for your pair. 

Generations of cold liquid drinkers have embraced the straw as a way of limiting tooth pain, preventing moustache stains and making sure cocktails are properly stirred. We have researched, tried and tested the alternative reusable straw options: the Bamboo, the Stainless Steel, the Pasta and the Paper but found discrepancies with all of them. They are either un-hygienic, unpleasant tasting, soggy or single-use, we're more loyal than that. 

AKUA straws are strong and made from borosilicate glass which is the same glass used on space shuttles, it has no odour, no taste and is suitable for hot and cold drinks. It's dishwasher and microwave friendly, and best of all they look super classy. 

Our straws come in two colours: Black and White. Our message is simple and black and white. And so are our straws. We’re making a statement. 

We want to encourage the hospitality sector to also make their statement to the world by offering their customers the planet's statement glass straw. By using AKUA straws vendors can make the statement that are doing their bit for humanity and saving our planet, develop their brand values and customer loyalty - whilst looking super chic and classy at the same time. 

Our co-branded straws can be used and reused regularly by vendors and venues while also being offered for sale or giveaways as branded merchandise.

Co-branded options are available on bulk orders. 
For wholesale enquiries: wholesale@LoveAKUA.com 

We are proud to have teamed up with Narval Wetsuits, Seaduced Fins, Santa Cruz, Stellar and Lunar and more to bring you the best reward packages for any ocean-lover.

On offer is our statement AKUA straws, along with heaps of thoughtful AKUA products and rewards available exclusively on Kickstarter.

For media inquiries and info contact: hello@loveAKUA.com 

For wholesale and co-branding opportunities:
wholesale@loveAKUA.com 

Or visit: www.loveakua.com 

Thank you for supporting us! You're awesome! 

To all of you who pledged, thank you so much. Thank you for helping us save our ocean. 

We look forward to you joining us on our journey and we will keep you posted on our progress. AKUA has been a long journey from concept through to design and product development. We could never have come this far without the support and assistance of our awesome team of collaborators, family and friends.

 A very special thanks to you all for all your help and hard work! 

LOVE AKUA
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Risks and challenges

We're psyched about this campaign and the opportunities it will present for AKUA if we can reach or exceed our targets.

We are 100% human run business, we don't have robots or apps to do things for us, and we promise to answer all questions and messages within 48 hours personally.

We can't always forsee every challenge that might pop up, however we are committed to fixing any challenge that we might face during fulfilment of this project.

We will maintain constant communication with our production facilities to ensure on-time delivery and resolve any challenges that may arise.

STRAW PRODUCTION
We like to keep a close relationship with our customers and our suppliers to ensure consistency, quality and overall satisfaction. Our straws are produced from high-grade recycled borosilicate glass and are intended to last a lifetime.

SLEEVES
All our straw orders ship with our AKUA sleeves which are beautifully designed, eco-friendly, washable and perfect for storing your straws on the go. In keeping with our ethos our sleeves are stitched using thread made from ocean recycled plastics.

CLEANING
Glass straws are a perfect reusable solution as they are dishwasher, microwave and freezer friendly , AKUA straws can simply be popped into your dishwasher for easy cleaning. Unlike other reusable straw options which can be unhygienic and toxic. All of our straws are provided with a Stainless Steel Food Grade steel brush for hand cleaning.

SHIPPING
We are currently shipping our statement straws and delivering internationally within 2-3 weeks. Kickstarter backers can expect to receive their straws within 2 weeks from end of Kickstarter campaign. All other products we expect to fulfill within 6 weeks of end of Kickstarter campaign.

We promise to keep you informed throughout the campaign and until you receive your rewards, then of course we will be BFF's for life.

We are 100% behind this product, its our baby!
We have created a straw that is reusable and can last your lifetime.

Although very strong and built for a lifestime we ask that you treat your AKUA glass straw as you would your drinking glass or sunglasses. Don't drop it, throw it, chew it, sit on it or throw it at anyone. Treat it with respect, as you would the ocean.

Thank you for your support and we look forward to welcoming you to the AKUA family, We are AKUA, We are The Ocean.

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    Pledge €2 or more About $2.25

    AKUA TIP JAR

    Thank you for your support!
    Every little bit helps. Everything in the tip jar will go towards our daily coffees and parking meters outside the AKUA HQ.

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    Pledge €10 or more About $11

    AKUA PLAYLIST

    You're A Good Human! And we'd like to reward you with good karma, in the form of our
    AKUA Playlist!
    You are our Community, our Believers, Investors, and Innovators. We will share our super selection of favourite artists from our AKUA Spotify playlist. Hear first what your founders listen to and listen to the inspo that helped create AKUA. And if you are an Artist and have a track you would like us to include send it over and if it makes our favourites list, we'll include it and share your love!

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    Pledge €20 or more About $22

    THE PERFECT PAIR

    You're Awesome!

    Get your AKUA pair, Baby & Mr Big.

    Consider yourself an Influencer. You're making your statement to the Planet. You want to see change and you want it now. You save on the recommended retail price of €25 by pledging today.

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    Pledge €30 or more About $34

    AKUA THREESOME

    THREE'S COMPANY TOO.

    Buy the Perfect Pair Baby & Mr Big and you’ll receive our third AKUA straw, The Guru.

    Because we love surprises, we're keeping schtum on the rad design of this one! You don't want to miss the boat, pledge today and you'll be one of the lucky folk sipping on this luxe design AKUA glass straw. BABY, BIG and GURU.

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    Pledge €50 or more About $56

    AKUA PERSONALIZED

    Pledge €50 and we’ll send you the AKUA pair with your name engraved.

    We will laser engrave your name on both Baby and Big especially for yours truly.

    Surprise your BFF this Christmas with a personalised AKUA pair, Baby & Big.

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    Pledge €75 or more About $84

    AKUA AQUA

    Perfect Pair + AKUA 500ml Water Bottle (borosilicate glass with silicon sleeve).

    AKUA will change the way you drink water, with our water bottles so beautiful that drinking from them becomes a pleasure. 

    AKUA is the antidote to cheap, disposable plastic bottles. These gorgeous addictive glass water bottles feature silicone sleeves for an easy grip to use while on the go.

    Each AKUA AQUA bottle inspires sippers to drink water like it's a special treat, making eight glasses a day seem a breeze!

    Pick from two colour ways- black or white to match your Perfect Pair, Baby & Mr Big.

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    Pledge €150 or more About $169

    AKUA TURTLE

    Now that you've got the momentum to ban single use plastic straws flowing, you can do even more.

    Here's your chance to adopt a Green Sea Turtle.
    Now of course we don't actually mean taking home a turtle, but simply contributing to it's upkeep.

    We'll do all the paperwork for you and you can adopt one of the Worlds endangered turtles. We will donate your pledge to the WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) which will work towards a national network of whale, dolphin and marine turtle sanctuaries and parks.

    You will also receive a pack of 10 AKUA straws (5 pairs). The Ninja Turtles will love you for it!

    Be Turtley Awesome!

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    Pledge €300 or more About $337

    AKUA SWIM - HERS

    AKUA deliver timeless swimwear with a conscience.

    Pledge €300 and receive x7 Statement Pairs plus an AKUA one-piece swimsuit made from recycled plastic.

    Social and ethical responsibility is paramount and products are made with nature in mind.

    This AKUA cossie is classic and feminine. The soft scooped neckline and low back give her a stylish edge and offer a modern update to a much loved swimwear silhouette. Her leg is a medium cut - not too high, not too low.

    Dive on in!

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    Pledge €300 or more About $337

    AKUA SWIM - HIS

    A summer-ready favourite AKUA offer ocean inspired boardshorts, made out of 100% recycled polyester from plastic found in the ocean. We want to make a change and we want to make it big. We're here to give the ocean back its colours. Together we can make a change.

    Pledge €300 and get x7 Statement pairs and AKUA board shorts.

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    Pledge €300 or more About $337

    AKUA BEACH

    The AKUA Blueprint. Why are we drawn to the ocean each summer? Why does being near water set our minds and bodies at ease? Head down to the beach this summer with your AKUA Beach kit.
    Pledging on the AKUA BEACH package you'll receive the following Rewards package:
    + 4 AKUA Statement Pairs
    + AKUA Beach Roundie Towel
    + 2 AKUA Glass Water Bottles

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    Pledge €400 or more About $450

    AKUA SKATE

    What do we do when the waves are flat? We Skate.

    Dude, pledge now and get 5 AKUA Pairs and an AKUA Cruiser by Santa Cruz in our favourite AKUA ocean colours. How RAD is that!

    Grab this deal and cruise your way to the beach in style.

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    Pledge €450 or more About $506

    AKUA YOGA

    Namast'hey!

    Pledge €450 and we'll reward you with:

    x10 AKUA straws (5 Statement pairs)
    AKUA Yoga Mat
    AKUA Yoga pants
    AKUA glass water bottle

    We dance to a different beat. We take plastic water bottles and turn them into trendy and comfortable high waisted yoga pants.
    Join the AKUA movement now. Sport your AKUA yoga pants in class and make your statement to the world. Your 100% natural rubber AKUA yoga mat is machine washable and non-slip, perfect for your down dogs.

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    Pledge €500 or more About $562

    AKUA DIVE

    AKUA have teamed up with one of the Oceans favourite.

    Seaduced Fins, produces free diving blades that power the pursuits of commercial and recreational divers in oceans around the world.

    They yield the perfect parabola motion, mimicking the natural marine rhythms. The result is optimal power with minimal effort and a seamless transference of muscular force from body to blade tip.

    They are rigorously tested in depths of up to 30 metres in some of the harshest marine conditions in the world, off the South Western Australian coastline.

    This Pledge rewards you:
    +5 AKUA Statement Pairs
    +1 Set of TRIBAL WHALE SEADUCED FINS

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    Pledge €650 or more About $731

    AKUA WETSUITS

    Pledge €650 and get 10 AKUA Statement Pairs (20 Straws) and an AKUA Narvel Wetsuit.

    Renowned for their fashion inspired designs and technologically advanced performance wetsuits, Narval has become the one to watch. changing the surfing landscape as we know it today. Injecting a much needed dose of originality and innovation into the world Narvel has partnered with AKUA to bring you this contemporary wetsuit design.

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    Pledge €800 or more About $899

    AKUA SURF

    Just like the boys from Point Break, AKUA are no ordinary kids on the block.

    "My Santa Cruz AKUA model is faster than the future, and harder than a nail. It slides and it carves, it flys and it's gnar."-OZZY WRONG

    Pledge now and we'll reward you with a gnarly 6'0 OZZY WRONG 'NOT THE FOOL' SURFBOARD and x10 AKUA Statement Pairs.

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    Pledge €800 or more About $899

    AKUA PARTY

    Get the party Started. Make a bold statement with your AKUA accessories.

    House Party? Frat Party? Engagement Party? Yacht Party? Thanksgiving? New Year Party?

    Pledge €800 and receive the perfect AKUA party starter pack.

    You will receive 50 Statement Pairs (50 Baby + 50 Mr Big). Thats 100 AKUA glass straws to pair with your fancy juices or cocktails.

    Perfect for eco-catering, wedding favours or simply to impress your clients or house guests.

    Be the host with the most!

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    Pledge €1,500 or more About $1,686

    AKUA ART

    When AKUA Co-Founder Elle is not looking for ways to save our ocean she gets creative in her studio with resin, painting abstract artwork inspired by the ocean, galaxy and love. Pledge €1500 and receive an original signed Abstract Resin Artwork and 10 Statement Pairs. Limited pieces of artwork available.

    Did you know that our ocean blue AKUA design was created by Elle last year in Mallorca, Spain. Inspired by the mediterranean blue ocean and passion for the beach.

    Own a piece of original AKUA art now.

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    Pledge €4,000 or more About $4,496

    AKUA WHOLESALE

    Don’t miss the loveAKUA boat!

    Get your brand on the Statement AKUA straws.

    For a limited time only when you pledge €4000, you will receive 500 Statement Pairs (1000 Straws) for €8 a pair with your brand on.

    The AKUA pair will retail for €25, so grab your branded AKUA straws now and sell them in your venue or as online merch.

    Your AKUA. Your BRAND. Your STATEMENT.

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    AKUA RETREAT

    Wild Thing, You Make Our Heart Sing!

    And as our gift of appreciation we invite you to Bali for an ultimate luxury 5 night wellness retreat with Stellar & Luna Wellness Retreats.

    Stay with the Founders of AKUA during this wellness break, enjoy delicious meals by our Private Chef and explore the Island Of The Gods. We'll take you on an excursion of The Green School Bali and the usual Bali highlights tour.

    Retreat, Villa & Daily Yoga and Meditation included.
    And if that's not enough we'll throw in 20 Pairs of the AKUA Straws just for you.

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Funding period

- (30 days)