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The Naturally Grown Drinking Straw.  Hand harvested and hand cut our straws are biodegradable and look amazing in your refreshment.
The Naturally Grown Drinking Straw. Hand harvested and hand cut our straws are biodegradable and look amazing in your refreshment.
196 backers pledged $13,953 to help bring this project to life.

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The words drinking Straw comes from the word Straw. We here at Straws want to bring the Straw back to it's roots.  Our drinking Straws are naturally appealing and add to the vibe of any glass of water or Carefully Crafted Cocktail.  We are growing our drinking Straws in Maine and are asking for your support to revolutionize the drinking Straw.

Straw Straw are biodegradable, hand harvested and hand cut between the nodes of the Straw.  The curing process which we are employing with direction form our German Partner's creates sterilized, tasteless and rigid Straws.  Our production methods are approved by the FDA as a food contact substance for both the German Straws and our 2 Maine sustainable farming operations.

We are a Boston based green start-up.  Our team is expanding and we are excited for a Summer filled with Straw Soft Launch Parties across the city.

Approximately 500 million drinking Straws are used by Americans everyday and end up in a landfill.  We are not sure about this number because we did not do the research, your support will allow us to conduct in-house research of all kinds, done cost-effectively and transparently.  The upcoming experiment will be held on Tuesday June 2nd.

Transparency will be a driving value in our company.  Transparency in our Sustainable Agricultural methods.  Transparency in all of business transactions.  The founder will not pay himself any money for one year from the time the Kickstarter Launches.  

Risks and challenges

Straw Straws understands the many risks that we face but we mitigate risk in as many ways as possible. Our two farming locations in Maine will reduce pressure on either location. There is inherent risk with any agricultural task and the weather is a factor. We have a far reaching network of farmers, researchers & a mechanical engineer. We are not creating a virtual experience or the freshest app but something you have to leave the house to make happen.

Risk #1:
Deer grazing on the rye grass when it is green.

Reduction of Risk: Tom Watson, my roommate, who has experience in Fence building and myself will build a fence around the 4 acres in Kingfield.

Risk #2:
Rain during our window for harvesting:
Reduction of Risk: We have two different fields in different parts of the state and a large window of time.

Risk #3
Drunken teenagers doing donuts on the fields.
Reduction: We got nothing.

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    Pledge $25 or more About $25

    A pack of forty naturally grown drinking straws

    When a bartender builds a beverage they think about the type of glass, the types of ice cubes, the many different garnishes, salt or sugar on the rim and then the only thing they can do is put an ugly piece of plastic in the middle of it... it just doesn't look quite right. It doesn't feel like the best option. It's not.

    Our Straws are naturally beautiful, biodegradable, sterilized, without taste, FDA approved, hand harvested & hand cut, and strong enough to stir whatever you have in there.

    Our Packaging is made of Natureflex Compostable Cellophane & Partially Recycled FSC Cardboard.

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    Unlimited Straws for 10 years. A quarterly shipment of Straw Straws will be sent to the address of your choosing for as long as this company is in business. I am in it for the long haul so give me a call to help you make the largest Straw decision you have ever made. Straw Phone 818 804 0111

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