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VAND: The World's First Custom Shower Purifier (Canceled)

The VAND Shower Purifier: The high-tech way to better hair, skin and health, customized around you.

VAND: The World's First Custom Shower Purifier (Canceled)

The VAND Shower Purifier: The high-tech way to better hair, skin and health, customized around you.

$7,065
pledged of $25,000pledged of $25,000 goal
69
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Aug 18 2019
Last updated August 18, 2019

About

 The VAND dual-module, custom water purification system is the result of thousands of hours spent brainstorming, researching, designing and prototyping to address problems we all experience; it is the solution that we love and are proud to share with you.

"Assuming the avatar of a halo around your shower-head, the VAND does something simple yet necessary for your body." - Yanko Design.

The VAND purifies the water that you shower with, protecting your skin, hair and health from the harshness of water that’s filled with chemicals that dry out the skin and hair, give you allergies, and prevent your soaps and hair & skin treatments from working effectively. The VAND purifies your shower-water of bad minerals and introduces good minerals in, making your skin and scalp healthier in the longer run.   

Most people don’t give their shower water a second thought. If it’s clear, it’s clean, right? Well not necessarily. Even clear water can be hard or soft, containing chemical, mineral and biological pollutants, depending on where you live. It could have chemicals in it that make it unfit for internal consumption, or even for external contact. The VAND works like an active filtration system, sitting right between your water pipe and your shower head. Its universal design allows it to fit in this in-between space seamlessly, screwing into place securely.  

Get your glow, using your existing shower setup
Get your glow, using your existing shower setup

While showering, the water passes through VAND’s dual filtration system embedded within its looped design. One filtration cartridge removes harmful items from the water like dirt, rust, odor, chlorine, and microorganisms, while the other enriches it with good vitamins and minerals that hydrate your skin and cleanse your scalp. The VAND works actively, purifying the water as it passes through the system in just mere seconds.   

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Ultimately, the VAND just makes showering more effective. Made to clean the water you clean yourself with, VAND is a perfect solution for everyone! Water that passes through VAND’s dual filtration system is easier on the skin and scalp, making your hair look healthy and feel softer, while relieving your skin of outbreaks, reactions, and causing eczema relief. The soft water even allows shampoos and conditioners to work much more effectively, guarding your scalp from flakiness and itchiness, while protecting your natural, straightened, or colored hair. 

"We don’t really pay much attention to the quality of the water we bathe with. The VAND shower-water purifier makes sure that we never need to… " - Yanko Design  

Extensively tested to ensure high pressure and flow rates
Extensively tested to ensure high pressure and flow rates
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"What really sets VAND apart, aside from its advanced filtration system, is its design. With a matte black, speckled design and a smooth looped shape, the VAND truly looks like a premium bath accessory, opting for something that seems more like a design-conscious product and less like a piece of plumbing." - Yanko Design 

The looped enclosure holds two easily accessible modules (color coded for convenience). The VAND includes a free one-year subscription to replace the cartridges when they need changing. 

Current lab record is 28 seconds to install the VAND on a standard shower

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The existence of harmful pollutants in public utility water as well as private groundwater has been well documented. Some of the most commonly occurring pollutants are:

Chemical Contaminants:

  •  THM: Trihalomethanes (THM) are a group of four chemicals that are formed along with other disinfection by products when chlorine or other disinfectants used to control microbial contaminants in drinking water react with naturally occurring organic and inorganic matter in water. The harmful effects of THMs are described here and here.

The VAND removes all THMs from your water using proven US EPA recommended technology - a layer of activated carbon. 

  •  Chromium-6: This cancer-causing chemical best known for its role in the Erin Brockovich story, has been found at higher-than-recommended levels in the tap water supplying two-thirds of all Americans, according to a report from the Environmental Working Group, compiled by PBS here

The VAND removes all Chomium-6 from your water using proven micro-filtration technology.

  •  Chlorine: As scientists have looked into the potentially dangerous effects of chlorine, use of the chemical has been linked to a wide range of ailments, including various cancers, reproductive problems, problems with the immune system, and heart attacks. Details here. The harmful effects of chlorine exposure are documented by multiple reputable Govt. and Non-Govt Organizations here and here

The VAND removes all (99.9%) of Chlorine and Chloramines from your water using the most effective, proven, and US DOA recommended technology: Addition of Vitamin-C, which immediately neturalizes Chlorine to render it harmless.

Physical Contaminants: 

  • Sediments such as metal flakes and rust from old pipes, sand and dirt, or organic material suspended in the water of lakes, rivers and streams from soil erosion.

The VAND microscopic filter layer removes all sediments larger than 7 microns (For comparison, the avg. human hair is about 60 microns) using proven micro-filtration technology.

Biological contaminants

  • These are organisms in water, and vary by season and climate. They are also referred to as microbes or microbiological contaminants. Examples of biological or microbial contaminants include bacteria, viruses, protozoan, and parasites.

The VAND's Anti-bacterial filter layer effectively kills all live contaminants from your water. 

Lack of Nutrients

  • Most water lacks the complete spectrum of vitamins and minerals needed for better hair, skin and overall health. 

The VAND Additive module, adds these vitamins to your water before it reaches you. The exact mix of vitamins A, B, E, and others, including minerals, is determined by your needs, based on your answers to a quiz we send you with the first delivery. 

VAND Dual-Module System: Subtractive module for filtration and Additive module for your custom mix of vitamins and minerals.
VAND Dual-Module System: Subtractive module for filtration and Additive module for your custom mix of vitamins and minerals.

We meticulously designed the VAND to fit all standardized shower-head connections in most major countries. 

  • No plumber needed; easy installation in minutes.
  • Multiple installation options; the main unit pivots to accommodate your setup 

And speaking of dimensions, the VAND has the metrics to be the perfect travel companion; compact, portable, lightweight, and airline carry-on friendly. Never hogs the armrest, but makes you look good, like a true travel buddy should. :)   

Your VAND Package contains:

  • 1x VAND Dual-Module Water Purifier
  • 1x Subtractive Cartridge with Baseline 5-stage water filter 
  • 1x Additive Cartridge with Baseline Vitamins and Minerals
  • Instructions booklet for easy installation
  • Your unique online login code to set up your refill customization preferences, subscription frequency (1st year FREE), address changes, reorders, transfers, etc. 
  • Lots of love for that upcoming glow!

'VAND' is a play on multiple themes dear to us.

'Vand' is the Danish word for water, and by aligning with our design belief that form should follow function, the name proclaims the unit's primary role as a water purifier. Its a reference to clear natural springs and endless summers of Scandinavia - a feeling we would love bring home with the VAND. 

We chose the name as homage to Denmark, with its long history of quality design focused on functionalism and simplicity. Over decades of combining different industrial technologies, Danish designers have radically changed the global public perception of design from something seen as reserved only for artists and professionals to something enhancing everyday life. We have embodied these principles in our work with the VAND. 

And finally, it's a nod to our favorite childhood author - Hans Christian Anderson. Just as he transcended age, time, and nationality by sprinkling magic dust on his fairy tales, we hope that our 'magic VAND' can sprinkle some pixie dust on your story, starring you. :) 

Lots of love, 

Team VAND    

We have been personally developing, iterating and testing the VAND for more than a year now.  Along the way, we have had the good fortune to have the company of so many incredibly talented and creative people. We have talked late into the night, gone through multiple iterations, combinations and prototypes to get where we are now - ready to bring to your home what we have been using in ours. :)     

Thermochromic Transparency: The VAND becomes semi-transparent when hot water passes through it, showing you remaining life on modules inside
Thermochromic Transparency: The VAND becomes semi-transparent when hot water passes through it, showing you remaining life on modules inside

We often wonder in the test lab, does purified water sound better? #NoFilter #NoEdit #Zen 

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Risks and challenges

We have assembled a fantastic team with years of experience in the entire global supply chain - from designing fantastic products to maintaining high standards in manufacturing to getting them in the hands of people that want them. In other words, we have done this before, and we have gotten good at setting realistic expectations and delivering on our promises.

But the best laid plans, 'of mice and men, go often askew'. In that case, we promise to provide full transparency into all the relevant issues while providing solutions that leave our backers happy and proud to support our startup.

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Long-lasting design

We were thorough down to the last detail, making a conscious effort to ensure environmental friendliness at every step. We cut out unnecessary features and materials, minimized visual and physical pollution, and focused on the essential aspects, knowing that ultimately, environmental impact is minimized when you design a product with a long life-cycle.

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    EARLY BACKER: 1 VAND + 1yr Refills

    As an Early Backer, you get the full VAND Dual Module Shower Purifier and a 1-year refill subscription at a DISCOUNT of 60% of the future retail price.

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    As an Early Bird Duo Backer, you get 2x the experience. 2 full VAND Dual Module Shower Purifier and two 1-year refill subscriptions at a DISCOUNT of 50% of the future retail price.

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    EARLY TRIO: 3x VAND + 3x 1-yr Refills

    As an Early Trio Backer, you get 3x the experience. 3 full VAND Dual Module Shower Purifier and two 1-year refill subscriptions at a DISCOUNT of 53% of the future retail price.

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    TRIO: 3x VAND + 3x 1-yr Refills

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    FAMILY: 5x VAND + 5x 1-yr Refills

    As a Family Backer, you get 5x the experience. 5 full VAND Dual Module Shower Purifier and two 1-year refill subscriptions at the maximum DISCOUNT of 60% of the future retail price.

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