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Soft platinum silicone nubbies, great for make-up, owies, crafts and a million other things :) Super easy to clean and use again!
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so awesome to use for make up
so awesome to use for make up
affordable, sustainable, and really cute solutions, that's how we take down single use plastics
affordable, sustainable, and really cute solutions, that's how we take down single use plastics

 luumi's on mission to save the world from single-use madness and unplastic your life :)  

Since 2013, luumi has been making pure platinum silicone replacements for single use plastics as a way to alleviate eco-anxiety, and give all the kids a viable option to single use.
Since 2013, luumi has been making pure platinum silicone replacements for single use plastics as a way to alleviate eco-anxiety, and give all the kids a viable option to single use.

LUUMI is activism as business, creating solutions, but also trying to educate in a positive, empowering way; trying to be the change wherever we can,.

Heck we even got academy award nominated animator, ROBERT VALLEY, to help us educate the kids with a rad, free PSA for kids (anyone wanna make a movie?).

free comic for the kids
free comic for the kids

 Luumi started in the kitchen, with luumi bowls, bags, lids & straws, replacing all that single use madness, with stable, reusable, durable, multi function plastic free solutions people r luvin (you can check em out here).  

Viable, sustainable, and simple, that's our mantra and people love it :)
Viable, sustainable, and simple, that's our mantra and people love it :)
Heck, TED even noticed!
Heck, TED even noticed!

Now luumi's headed to the bathroom for a good scrub :)

cotton swabs are a huge single use consumable that has been really bunging things up. Billions of these little monsters have made their way to the ocean, our awareness was piqued when we saw that picture of a cute little seahorse towing one around, so sad :(

So luumi developed multi use, multi function, affordable sili-tips :)

this little piggie, cleans up the polish on your fingers and toes, but I do recommend using a separate one for this (don't use for eyes too)
this little piggie, cleans up the polish on your fingers and toes, but I do recommend using a separate one for this (don't use for eyes too)
love sili-tips! I use it for eyebrows, concealer etc :) let’s unplastic the world!
love sili-tips! I use it for eyebrows, concealer etc :) let’s unplastic the world!
good for taking off make up too after a long day (luv to make u plastic free kevin murphy!)
good for taking off make up too after a long day (luv to make u plastic free kevin murphy!)

And it turns out, as I learned from a lovely ywam field nurse that has worked in tents all over the world, 

that a reusable nubbie that could be kept in a vile of solution (iodine or clear), would be very useful, and replace the mountain of single use, individually wrapped in non-recyclable packages, as well as the cotton swabs she used, so I'm feeling pretty good about that (silicone vile coming soon).

autoclave, steam cleaner, or even just a vile of iodine, could remove a gazillion bits of wrap and swabs
autoclave, steam cleaner, or even just a vile of iodine, could remove a gazillion bits of wrap and swabs
so simple, and easy to clean, I'm told if carried in a container of iodine or clear cleanser, they would be great for field hospital wound dressing, and cleaning stiches with the clubbed end.
so simple, and easy to clean, I'm told if carried in a container of iodine or clear cleanser, they would be great for field hospital wound dressing, and cleaning stiches with the clubbed end.

Sili-tips are pure platinum silicone nubbies that are awesome for cleaning up ouchies, zero waste crafts, and of course make-up, which turns out to be a huge source of the growing  mountains of Ocean bound plastic waste.


 sili-tips are pure platinum silicone with a stainless steel core.

You can't save the world from plastic waste, while making it, so  sili-tips, like everything luumi (and I do mean everything), is plastic free!!

Plastic free means sili-tips can go in the oven, dishwasher, boing water, steam sanitizer, autoclave, pretty much everything (EXCEPT the microwave),  so these little guys can get really, really clean, again and again and again.


Infini repurposing takes end of life cycle pure platinum silicone products and grinds them into a rubbery sand.

Platinum silicone is stable and virtually inert, a really amazing material that is hypo-allergenic, high temperature rated (-60 to 350f), highly ultra violet and chemically insensitive, which makes it an ideal replacement for single use plastics.

luumi developed infini repurposing to ensure nothing luumi ends up in the ocean, so we run a monetized waste system that collects end of life cycle luumi, and gives customers credit towards new luumi stuff.

Collected material can be mixed at high ratio with new silicone and press molded into amazing useful replacements for even more sources of ocean-bound plastic waste

2nd gen prototypes
2nd gen prototypes

So use your luumi with confidence, and when it's done, we'll give you credit towards new luumi and luumi2 products,

luumi 2 bowl
luumi 2 bowl

 in the case of sili- tips, we'll remove the silicone from the stainless, and use the stainless again directly in the manufacture of new sili-tips, giving sili-tips2 an even smaller footprint, 

more is less as every minimalist knows :)

At luumi we're obsessed with saving the world from single use plastic, and also reducing our overall footprint.

 luumi, is a lean, mean (quite nice actually)), single use destroyer that doesn't over package to inflate value;  that approach may make more money,  but it makes way more mess too,  and that's not the impact luumi wants to make.

sili-tips won't come bundled with plastic carriers, plasticized paper or any other form of excessive packaging; in this modern reality of more is less, luumi goes naked :)

The packaging we do use, is coating free craft paper, with no glue, no stickers, no staples, just good design that can hit the highest standard of paper recycling, which is better than the single use nature of almost all plasticized packaging now.

no plastic window or coating, no stickers no staples, no glue is the standard we try and achieve
no plastic window or coating, no stickers no staples, no glue is the standard we try and achieve

And don't get me started about shipping

Shipping is a huge messy, single use disaster, with shipping labels and stickers that really just don't need to be, luumi has developed a solution for that too :)

luumi will ship you your sili-tips (amazon are you watching),  ink free, sticker free, plastic free, with our newly developed, laser etch shipping label printer :)

luumi is committed to saving the world from single use plastic

We set out to create a mass market, easy to implement solution that is cheap, effective and 100% plastic free, and we've done it with a design that is simple and easy to make; it's just a two piece mold with no real difficulty demolding, so cheap enough to take down a monster.

For little more than the price of a big pack of cotton swabs, you can be an awesome part of this solution!

If you snatch up an early bird special, you can get off that single use habit for about the same price as a big box of name brand cotton swabs.

we're charging a flat rate of $10 shipping to anywhere in the world, which means as an early bird, you can get a pack of 4 sili-tips for $5.00 no matter where you are!! 

Plastic is Over if U want it 2b!

Risks and challenges

the biggest challenge to kickstarter is the actual delivery (our recent campaign was a combination of blunders that made it uber complicated and near impossible to deliver), but we have learned, and developed a simple workflow; 4 total variations, no add-ons and small. We will launch a small campaign here we can deliver en masse, in July for plastic free July, and with all info, weights, contents, preloaded and ready to go to start shipping almost instantly :)

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    8 pack of sili tips

    it's an 8 pack of sili-tips, two of each color, 100% pure platinum silicone with a stainless stick.
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    Awesome for make up, crafts, and some basic owie clean up, but don't stick em in your ear (doctor says NO!).

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