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Waste less. Reuse more. Be creative. Drive change. Create jobs. Give Back. Have fun! Unique, sustainable products made in California.
Waste less. Reuse more. Be creative. Drive change. Create jobs. Give Back. Have fun! Unique, sustainable products made in California.
Waste less. Reuse more. Be creative. Drive change. Create jobs. Give Back. Have fun! Unique, sustainable products made in California.
264 backers pledged $31,231 to help bring this project to life.

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Unique and purposeful products made from upcycled materials.

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NEW REWARD - SPECIAL EDITION PACKAGE!

The countdown is on - only a few days to go! We've added a new special offer pledge level at $49. Be the first to get your hands on one of our special product bundles made from these artful City of Santa Rosa banners!

 

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 UNIQUE PRODUCTS

Every product we make is truly one of a kind: unique in its personality, style and characteristics. Different colors, patterns and marks evoke the material’s history and previous purpose. The one thing all of our products have in common is the level of creative attention they receive from our experienced production team.

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Before we ship your reward, you'll get to choose your personal favorite from a wide range of designs, colors, materials and even material source - e.g. reclaimed banners from Sonoma Raceway or Sonoma Parks & Recreation.

THE REWARDS

ZIP IT - $15

Stow your stuff and keep things organized.

Size: 6"x10" 
Outer material: reclaimed vinyl banner
Inner lining: water repellent polyester or nylon (scrap fabrics)

WEAR & SHARE - $24

T-SHIRT

Sizes: XS through 3XL
Colors: black & white
Designs: "The Supporter" or "Sonoma-USA" logo
Material: 100% cotton

SAFE & SOUND - $44

At this pledge level you can choose from our laptop sleeve (available in 3 sizes) or our elegant tote bag.

LAPTOP SLEEVE

The helmet for your external brain - stay safe!

Size: Available for 11", 13" or 15" laptops
Outer material: reclaimed vinyl banner
Inner lining: neoprene

TOTE BAG

Beach towels, groceries or gym gear - this tote goes wherever you go!

Size: 16.5" x 12.5" x 8"
Outer material: reclaimed vinyl banner 
Inner lining: water repellent polyester or nylon (scrap fabrics)
Features: 8.5" long inner zipper pocket, inside strap with snap-hook to attach keys, carry straps made from seatbelt webbing

OUT & ABOUT - $64.00

MESSENGER BAG SMALL

Size: 11" x 9" x 3"
Outer material: reclaimed vinyl banner 
Inner lining: water repellent polyester or nylon (scrap fabrics) 
Features: 6" long inner zipper pocket, strap with snap-hook to attach keys 

MESSENGER BAG MEDIUM

Size: 13.5" x 12.5" x 3"
Outer material: reclaimed vinyl banner
Inner lining: water repellent polyester or nylon (scrap fabrics) 
Features: 9" long inner zipper pocket, inside strap with snap-hook to attach keys, padded shoulder strap made from seat belt webbing

GOOD TO GO - $94

DUFFEL BAG WITH LUGGAGE TAG

 
Size: 21" x 11" x 11" - Volume: 9 gallons / 32 liters 

Outer material: reclaimed vinyl banner
Inner lining: water repellent polyester or nylon (scrap fabrics) 
Features: fancy luggage tag, heavy duty YKK zippers, 8" outer side zipper pocket, 10.5" long inner zipper pouch, inside strap with snap-hook to attach keys, padded shoulder strap and carry straps made from seat belt webbing, 2 interior circle and 2 exterior circle storage pockets.

 

DECISION MADE - $250

You’re all set: 1 Zipper Pouch, 1 T-Shirt, 1 Laptop Sleeve, 1 Tote Bag, 1 Messenger Bag (small or medium), 1 Duffel Bag - either all made from the same banner (matching collection) or your individual selection of different colors and patterns.

Shipping rates will be determined based on your ship to address.

IT’S TIME FOR CHANGE.

Every day, thousands of tons of valuable used materials are thrown away – just to sit in landfills for thousands of years.

DIVERT. DESIGN. DELIVER.

At Sonoma-USA we divert materials to our factory before they end up in the trash, transform them into unique and fun products and deliver them back out to the world – to you – to give them a new, meaningful life.

THE PROCESS

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MATERIALS

We don’t just focus on one particular type of material but rather work with local businesses to identify stuff in their waste stream that is currently going to the landfill but that has the potential to be turned into something more fun and useful than a pile of trash.

  • Banners, billboards, signage & flags
  • Curtains, drapes & upholstery materials
  • Canvas and burlap sacks
  • Truck tarps, boat covers, bouncy castles
  • Tents, canopies, awnings & umbrellas
  • Fire hose, bicycle tubing, yoga & rubber mats
  • Overstock fabrics, accessories and hardware
  • Apparel, textiles, manufacturing fabric scraps
  • Ropes, leashes, seatbelts, webbing, tie-downs
  • Plastic sheeting, plastic tubing, foam sheeting 
  • and many more...

WHAT DO YOU THROW AWAY? 

Work with us to find new purpose for materials that you, your company or your customers currently send to the landfill.

Let us help you revisit your waste stream, product life cycle and production scrap to find out how you can reduce your cost of waste hauling and boost your sustainability efforts.

SOCIAL IMPACT

We are a socially conscious business and track our impact on our employees and our local community in addition to tracking and monitoring our environmental impacts. To ensure these aspirations are fully developed in our business model, we structured our business as a Benefit Corporation and have started the one-year process to become a certified B-Corp.

 

 

Risks and challenges

To be able to scale our impact and create awareness, we need to develop additional partnerships with local businesses so we are able to divert even more materials.

We also need additional product designers to help us transform these awesome materials into beautiful and long lasting products.

Your participation will allow us to create more quality jobs locally and get the processes in place to obtain our B Corp certification.

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    BETTER TOGETHER

    Thanks for giving new life to materials destined for the landfill. We’ll be sending you Early Supporter “VIP” (Very Interesting Products) alerts for new items & limited editions.

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    ZIP IT

    Colorful zipper pouches made from banners keep your stuff dry and organized – plus they serve as great conversation starters! Choose from a wide range of patterns, all made from water repellent materials on both the inside and out.

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL – REGULAR RETAIL: $19

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    WEAR & SHARE

    The Sonoma-USA t-shirt. Made in USA? Check. Available in black and white? Check. Looking good? Check. Thanks for helping us show the world what we’ve got going on! Two designs, each available white-on-black or black-on-white.

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    SAFE & SOUND

    Select from either one of our unique laptop sleeves (available in 11”, 13” or 15”) or our elegant tote. Both made from sturdy, reclaimed vinyl banners. Available in a range of patterns and colors.

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL – REGULAR RETAIL: $49

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    SAFE & SOUND + ZIP IT - SPECIAL EDITION!

    Select from either one of our unique laptop sleeves (available in 11”, 13” or 15”) OR our elegant tote bag - AND you will also receive the handy ZIP iT pouch. This special edition is made from our newly received City of Santa Rosa banners.

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL – REGULAR RETAIL: $68

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    OUT & ABOUT

    Select from one of our two different styles of over-the-shoulder messenger bags. Interior zipper pockets make your small stuff easy to find.

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    GOOD TO GO

    Sporty yet elegant duffel bag with plenty of storage options – your perfect companion on your next long weekend trip to Sonoma County.

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL – REGULAR RETAIL: $99

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    DECISION MADE

    You’re all set: 1 Pouch, 1 T-Shirt, 1 Laptop Sleeve, 1 Tote Bag, 1 Messenger Bag, 1 Duffel Bag.

    KICKSTARTER SPECIAL – REGULAR RETAIL: $285

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    TEAM PLAYER

    Your crew is now ready to head out on the next team-building retreat – sporting 12 duffel bags and matching luggage tags. We’ll even create a special liner fabric printed with your company name and/or logo, using material made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles.

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    TRENDSETTER

    Outfit your team with customized Sonoma-USA gear. Select a combination of items you want in this offer and pick your favorite colors from the banners we have in stock. We’ll add your branding and logo to the products, including custom printed lining fabric made in the USA from recycled plastic bottles.

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    GAME CHANGER

    Your commitment to our shared vision will accelerate our success! To celebrate your support, we’ll fly you out to Sonoma County for a personal tour of our factory and our local favorites. This reward includes your flight to a local airport, 2 nights of accommodation, wine tasting & dinner with our Founder, Steffen, and your personalized set of Sonoma-USA gear – made from a banner of your choice.

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Funding period

- (30 days)