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The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 30 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00
Skinny PawBy Skinny Paw
First created
Skinny PawBy Skinny Paw
First created
$7,816
pledged of $30,000pledged of $30,000 goal
158
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Fri, November 30 2018 4:00 AM UTC +00:00

About

Kickstart today and save 45% vs. retail pricing. Order now and get your bars before Christmas!
Kickstart today and save 45% vs. retail pricing. Order now and get your bars before Christmas!

Skinny Paw is Sustainable Pet Shampoo with a Heart.

Made with coconut oil and pure essential oils, Skinny Paw cleans and replenishes your pet’s skin and coat naturally without using the artificial ingredients you find in most pet shampoos. But it's not just good for your pet, it's helping women out of poverty in Haiti. 

Our Skinny Paw Prototypes
Our Skinny Paw Prototypes

The Product

We've worked hard to get this product right.  Leaning on Skinny & Co.'s years of experience in developing human beauty products, we've tweaked the formula to better suit the pH balance needs of your furry friend's skin.  If we do say so ourselves, we love it!

It's natural. 

It's pure.

It's sudsy.

It's cleansing. 

It's replenishing.

And if that wasn't enough to get excited about, it's made from sustainable ingredients by Haitian women whose lives will be changed by the opportunity to provide for their families.

Shampoo never felt so good. 

Why is Skinny Paw different than other pet shampoos?

Pet products are notorious for using low grade and artificial ingredients.  From phthalates to formaldehyde to isothiazolinone and paraben preservatives, these ingredients can cause everything from skin irritation and redness to asthmatic reaction in your pet.  

With Skinny Paw, we wanted to design only the best for our furry families.

So we use coconut oil, essential oils and a natural saponification process to hand craft the ideal pH balance of replenishing nutrients for your pet.

Meet the ladies of Skinny Paw
Meet the ladies of Skinny Paw

Our Story.

In the summer of 2018, we set out to make the purest pet shampoo on earth.  Advocates of pure and natural products, this group of four women - an attorney, a philanthropist, a marketer and a doctor - came together to design a pet shampoo they could feel good about using on their furry family members. What resulted was the all-new, 100% chemical free Skinny Paw. Made with coconut oil from industry leader Skinny & Co. as well as pure essential oils, Skinny Paw cleans and replenishes your pet’s skin and coat naturally without using all the artificial ingredients you find in most pet shampoos.  It's strong enough to clean, gentle enough to replenish and pure enough to eat.

Skinny Paw has all the suds.
Skinny Paw has all the suds.

The Packaging.

For this Kickstarter and for shipping and speed reasons, shampoo bars will be delivered to our supporters in paper packaging.

However, we've developed some unique packaging once this project is up on store shelves.

What do you think?   

Package Prototype for Retail Launch in 2019
Package Prototype for Retail Launch in 2019

The Scents

We've developed four different scents to help your pet in a variety of situations: Original, Rescue, Flea and Tick and Outdoor Skinny Paw.   All of our bars are made from coconut oil, but each has a distinct scent of its own thanks to the essential oils we've added.

Original

Our original scent is pure heaven. With a hint of coconut, Skinny Paw Original feels like a summer day spent on the beach.  You're gonna love the way your pet smells, and we won't blame you if you use it on yourself!

Rescue

Our Rescue scent is designed to calm and relax your pet during and after bathing.  Ideal for rescued pets, anxious pets or just when your furry pal needs a spa day, Skinny Paw Rescue uses calming essential oils to help you both feel great about being clean.  Flowery with a little spice, Skinny Paw Rescue feels like a warm spot in the sun.

Flea and Tick

Our Flea and Tick shampoo bar offers your pet a natural defense for being bitten from flea, ticks or mosquitoes.  We utilize therapeutic grade essential oils that speak directly to healing bites and warding off further attacks.  Skinny Paw Flea and Tick has a lovely Lemongrass aura with a hint of Siberian Fir, perfect for both indoors and outdoors.

Outdoor

Our Outdoor blend features a unique blend of essential oils designed to protect your pet from environmental annoyances. Skinny Paw Outdoor has an herbaceous and woody scent that comes in handy before long hikes, camping or if you just want Fido to smell like the best Mother Nature has to offer.

PLUS!

If we reach $100,000 in pledges, we'll commit to developing a fifth scent: Fresh.

Our Mission.

We’re proud of the product we've developed, but we want to do more than just make a world class pet shampoo: we want to make a lasting impact on the world.  So we’ve teamed up with LETS and the Renand Foundation to create a production facility in Haiti designed to empower Haitian women by giving them the opportunity to manufacture Skinny Paw.  

Learn more about how we're helping Haitian women here. 

Our Goal.

Our initial goal is to raise $30,000, but if we reach $100,000 in funding, we’ll guarantee the Haitian production facility will be up and running by June 1st, 2019.  Because we’ve teamed up with Skinny & Co. for the initial production, the first 10,000 bars will be shipped before Christmas! Skinny Paw is not only a natural and pure product you can feel good about using on your pets, but you can feel good about how it’s made, too.  We’re working to make the world a better place, one pet shampoo at a time.  Join us! 

Risks and challenges

It's common to see first-time entrepreneurs get in over their head after a successful Kickstarter. That's why we've built a team of experts to accomplish the Skinny Paw mission. We see our biggest challenges as manufacturing, Haitian engagement and distribution.

Manufacturing:
Joy Reese is a VP at Skinny & Co., the respected manufacturer of numerous natural products. The team at Skinny and Co. will be manufacturing our first round of bars for this project, to ensure that we can fulfill this Kickstarter in a timely manner. That team will also be responsible for developing the manufacturing processes and operations that will be employed in Haiti. They'll be available for consult throughout the entire process, and have committed to supporting this project until it's on its feet.

Haitian Engagement:
Kristin Van Wey is leading the charge on the Haitian front. The founder of nonprofit organization LETS Empower, Kristin has spent numerous days in Bassin Bleu, Haiti, working with Renand Foundation's Andis Tamayo to lift women in this area out of poverty. These two wonderful individuals will be responsible for developing and managing the production site, working with Haitian employees, working through import/export and business challenges and problem solving any challenges that may arise inside Haiti, while founder and attorney Ann Ewing will work on these issues from stateside.

Distribution:
Finally, once this project is Kickstarted the bars will be available for online and retail purchase: and that's where sales and marketing rockstar Michelle Manningham comes in. She'll be pitching the product to retailers all over the world, helping to get the product on shelves everywhere.

The transition from American to Haitian production will be a challenging one, but we've built a team of superstars to face it head on.

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    Single Skinny Paw Original Bar

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    The Early Kickstarter Christmas 4-pack

    Get one of each scent, and tell us your favorite! The first 500 Kickstarters get a free bar, and thanks to Skinny & Co., these bars will ship on December 19th and arrive before Christmas.

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    • Outdoor Skinny Paw Bar
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    The Skinny Paw 3-pack

    Try three Skinny Paw Scents and decide your favorite!

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    • Rescue Skinny Paw Bar
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    The Early Kickstarter Christmas 7-pack

    Get 4 Original Skinny Paw bars and one of each additional scent. Be sure to tell us your favorite! Thanks to Skinny & Co., the first 10,000 Skinny Paw bars will ship on December 19th and arrive before Christmas.

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    The Skinny Paw 6-Pack

    6 bars for a year's worth of shampoo for your pet.

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    The Early Kickstarter Family 14-Pack

    Enough shampoo bars for a two-pet family! Get 11 Original bars and one of each additional scent. Thanks to Skinny & Co., the first 10,000 Skinny Paw bars will ship on December 19th and arrive before Christmas.

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    • 11× Original Skinny Paw Bar
    • Flea and Tick Skinny Paw Bar
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    The Family Pack

    12 Skinny Paw bars for a two-pet family.

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    The Early Kickstarter Christmas Bundle

    5 of our Christmas 4-packs so you can finish your shopping all at once!

    Each pack has one bar of each scent, and thanks to Skinny & Co., these bars will ship on December 19th and arrive before Christmas.

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    The Early Rescue 36-Pack

    Sponsor a Rescue Shelter of your choice with a month's supply of Rescue Skinny Paw bars. Shelters may use these bars with their rescue animals, or sell them to generate funds.

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    The Rescue Pack

    32 bars for a Rescue Shelter of your choice.

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    Sponsor a Month of a Haitian Job

    The average salary in Bassin Bleu, Haiti is under $150/mo. Your sponsorship employs a Haitian woman, allowing her to support her children and provide them an education. Thanks to the Renand Foundation, you'll receive a photo and story about the family you're impacting.

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    Totally Clean Pet

    Get a lifetime supply of Skinny Paw bars for your pet! We'll ship you one bar of each scent, and you choose the style you'd like for the remainder of your bars.

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    • Flea and Tick Skinny Paw Bar
    • Rescue Skinny Paw Bar
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    The Model Dog

    Get a lifetime supply of bars for your pet AND have him or her featured in a 2019 Skinny Paw Marketing Campaign! We'll ship you one bar of each scent, and you choose the style you'd like for the remainder of your bars.

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    The Early Super Rescue 360-Pack

    Sponsor a Rescue Shelter of your choice with a year's supply of Rescue Skinny Paw bars. Shelters may use these bars with their rescue animals, or sell them to generate funds.

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    The Super Rescue Pack

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    Meet the Founders

    Meet the Founders in Indianapolis, see the initial production, and get to know Skinny Paw personally!

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    Sponsor a Year of a Haitian Job

    The average salary in Bassin Bleu, Haiti is under $150/mo. Your sponsorship directly employs a Haitian woman, allowing her to support her children and provide them an education. Thanks to the Renand Foundation, you'll receive a photo and story about the family you're impacting.

    Includes:
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    • Digital Photo
    • Letter from Haiti
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    Haiti Trip

    Once our Haiti operation is up and running, join the founders of Skinny Paw to see the new facilities, the manufacturing process, and the women whose lives have been turned around by the opportunity to provide for their families.

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Funding period

- (28 days)