Slip eco lube project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound
£2,670 pledged of £23,000 goal
backers
£2,670 pledged of £23,000 goal
backers

About

I’m raising funds to launch Slip eco lube.
This will help solve the environmental and health problem of aerosol lubricants – which people currently use in their gardens and around their children.

The problem is these products contain petrochemicals and PTFE, which makes a carcinogen when it's made. Just read the labels of most lubricants and you’ll see they’re bad for your health, and the environment.

I’ve developed Slip eco lube as a solution to this. I have a background in lubricant technology and a keen interest in the environment.

The Slip lubricant formula protects metal from rust, it reduces friction and repels water. However, it’s made from ingredients extracted from plants. It’s sustainably sourced and palm oil free, without petrochemicals or PTFE.

On a bicycle chain Slip eco lube gives in excess of 125 miles between applications and is proven to stop squeaky door hinges and work in hundreds of ways, from toys to tools, from lubing locks to polishing sun damaged plastics to make them look new.

Gardening tools especially benefit from Slip – it prevents rust and can even nourish and protect wood handles. And being 100% biodegradable, it won't pollute your soil or garden pond.

The product prototypes look stylish, and the logo is designed with my favourite uses built into it. The word ‘SLIP’ includes images of a toy train, bike parts, a trolley wheel, sewing machine tools and many other things that can be lubricated.

To ensure the packaging is eco-friendly, I will commission bottles made from 100% recycled plastic. This helps ‘close the loop’. Bottles made from recycled plastic need less CO2 to produce, no oil exploration and lead to less plastic being sent to landfill – by creating a market force for recycled plastic. Rather than finding the cheapest country with the lowest labour and environmental standards, Slip eco lube will be manufactured here in the United Kingdom, the green way.

Check out our new website http://www.makeitslip.co.uk/

Risks and challenges

I’ve got a manufacturing partner lined up here in Britain which can bottle the product.
I’ve also sourced a suitable bottle and cap as shown in the video which works really well for the Slip eco lube formula.
The company that makes these can make them from recycled plastic, and can do so for a price that works.
One challenge is the very large minimum order quantity, hence the need for this Kickstarter!

The lead time on getting the recycled plastic bottles made is 1 month, the labels will be printed within two weeks of the Kickstarter target being met. The factory lined up will be able to produce the finished product within 2-3 weeks of receiving the bottles.
I really do plan on this running smoothly, with the first production run of Slip eco lube ready for everyone in early May.
The 200ml bottle will last for ages, but is quite cheap to post.

This is going to be fun, I look forward to you giving us a Kickstarter to make Slip eco lube a reality.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge £1 or more About $1.43

    Good Karma and spiritual fulfillment for supporting a green product!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge £8 or more About $11

    Get a bottle of Slip eco lube from our first production run, in its recycled plastic bottle.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    37 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Select this reward

    Pledge £15 or more About $21

    Get two bottles of Slip eco lube. From our first production run here in the UK, in its recycled plastic bottle.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    17 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge £20 or more About $29

    Get 3 bottles of Slip eco lube. From the first scaled up production run, with unique recycled plastic bottle made here in Britain.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    18 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge £35 or more About $50

    Get an Eco Rider Deluxe bicycle maintenance set and 2 bottles of Slip.
    The set comes in a recycled plastic tub with some award winning bicycle maintenance fluids from Green Oil, including a thick Ecogrease, Green Clean bike cleaner, Clean Chain degreaser jelly, FSC certified bike cleaning brush and Ecosponge. It also includes a pack of seeds to grow in the tub!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    33 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge £50 or more About $71

    A limited edition organic cotton Slip t-shirt and 3 bottles of Slip eco lube.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    1 backer
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Select this reward

    Pledge £60 or more About $86

    6 bottles of Slip eco lube and a white lab coat. Great for looking like a cool scientist, or to imitate a doctor at a fancy dress party!

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge £100 or more About $143

    Get 12 Bottles of Slip eco lube, limited edition organic cotton t-shirt, an Eco Rider Deluxe set and your photo cartoonised in the style of Rosie the Riveter icon as on our bottle, printed.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only European Union
    2 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,000 or more About $1,425

    Get a 24 box of Slip eco lube, and the actual carbon fibre bike featured in the video! Get and your name printed on the next 50,000 bottles of Slip eco lube and a limited edition organic cotton Slip t-shirt. Plus an Eco Rider Deluxe set made by us for maintaining the bike.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Select this reward

    Pledge £1,500 or more About $2,138

    Get a 24 box of Slip eco lube and a new version of the carbon fibre bike featured in the video with limited edition Slip decals on and your name printed on the frame. Get and your name printed on the next 50,000 bottles of Slip eco lube as a special thank you, and a limited edition organic cotton Slip t-shirt. Plus an Eco Rider Deluxe set made by us, for maintaining the bike.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Select this reward

    Pledge £2,500 or more About $3,563

    Get a 24 box of Slip eco lube and a new version of the carbon fibre bike featured in the video with limited edition Slip decals on and your name printed on the frame. Get your name printed on the next 50,000 bottles as an extra special thank you, a pair of limited edition organic cotton Slip t-shirts and an Eco Rider Deluxe set to care for the bike. Plus a paid meal out with the inventor of Slip Simon Nash at Acorn House, London, the ethical restaurant followed by a bicycle ride through London.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 0 backers
    £
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)