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Trades For GoodBy Trades For Good
First created
Trades For GoodBy Trades For Good
First created
$28,017
pledged of $31,000pledged of $31,000 goal
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All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, April 4 2019 7:11 AM UTC +00:00.

About

The problem and the for good solution

Bathroom plastic has one of the lowest rates of recycling in the US (less than 20%) resulting in over half a billion plastic bottles ending up in land fills and oceans every year. Today industry solutions revolve around recycled plastic, which is still just as likely to end up in the trash, and refill pouches, which are both non-recyclable and inconvenient for the consumer. Trades For Good was created by three friends and entrepreneurs with a simple question – “when we recycle less than one in five plastic bottles from our bathrooms, why use plastic at all?”

USDA Organic ingredients fragranced with 100% essential oils

An organic castile soap free from artificial fragrances and preservatives, with an ingredient list that reads like a farm not a factory. Made with anti- microbial coconut water, moisturizing sunflower oil, and antioxidant rich sea kelp extract – ingredients designed to be kind to both your skin and to our planet. Then fragranced with a range of three distinct blends of all natural essential oils inspired by some of the most beautiful and pristine places on earth. 

We believe that sustainability shouldn’t compromise on desirability. The sleek, minimalist design of For Good will clean up any bathroom. The Trades For Good simple reuse system with our custom reusable cap puts an end to messy refills. When the soap is empty, simply clip off the can, throw it in recycling, and clip in a new one. 

A blend of peppermint, patchouli, and rosemary essential oils giving a fresh, botanical fragrance with a warm spice. Inspired by the sub-tropical island chain known as the Ryukyu Kingdom. A land of abundance where over two thousand species of plants flourish and residents that live longer than anywhere else on earth. Perhaps best known for it’s fairy-tale forests where giant banyan and thousand-year-old cryptomera trees stand shrouded in an eternal mist as they reach of the sky; while the forest floor is blanketed by an endless sponge of ancient moss . This dense eternal vegetation punctuated with annual typhoons is what gives Ryukyu its distinct fresh, botanical aroma. 

A blend of basil, cedarwood and lavender essential oils giving a warm, woody and organic fragrance. Inspired by the small British Columbian island outpost of Tofino, known for its rugged beauty and bohemian residents. A place where the pounding waves of the north pacific have carved a prehistoric coastline and whipped up persistent mists that have nourished evergreen forests for millennia. It’s inside the rocky headlands, and beyond the infinite sea spray, that a rich aroma exists in the trees, emanating from ancient salty drift wood slowly decomposes to nourish the dense vegetation of the forest floor. 

A blend of clary sage, cardamom and sweet orange oils with a bright, floral and subtly sweet fragrance inspired by the coastal hillsides of Calabria. An unapologetically chaotic region of Southern Italy known as the land of the citrus fruit. A region sparsely populated by siesta loving people clustered in villages that cling to rocky outcrops. Sun baked slopes dotted with sinewy orange, lemon and bergamot trees roll to the Tyrrhenian coastline where they are met by dramatic cliffs tumbling down to some of the most spectacular beaches in the world.

 STARTER PACK

1 X 12 oz ( 355ml ) can of hand soap + 1 x reusable cap with hand pump. Delivered in a recycled carboard tube. Available in all three fragrances. 

4 x 12oz (355ml) cans  of hand soap delivered in a recycled cardboard cube.  Available in all three fragrances.

TOTE BAG

A tote bag for good made from 100% recycled cotton and post-consumer recycled materials. 

A WEEKEND IN THE CATSKILLS

Two night, three day experience for up to 18 people in the Catskill Mountains (two hours from NYC) immersed in the wonders of nature while being surrounded by the comforts of home. You and your friends will be taking over the Livingston Manor Fly Fishing Club, a private lodge and nature retreat described as "near perfection" by Stay Wild Magazine. Over the course of the weekend you will not only experience the wild, but also get the chance to bottle it up with a personal essential oil fragrance blending session.

INDUSTRIAL MOLD DEVELOPMENT

Our proprietary clip on cap adapter is new to world, which is cool. But it also makes it expensive, new is rarely easy.

ESSENTIAL OIL MINIMUM ORDERS

There is a reason most soap brands don’t use essential oils, they’re expensive and (in normal packaging) they have a short shelf life. The rich, complex scents you get from these oils are incredible though so we’re taking less margin on our side to make it work, but still need your help making that first bulk order.

CAN FILLING

Our current can filling equipment is less than optimal and just using it is risking the future of Thurman’s hand modelling career. We need to upgrade.

RECYCLED CARBOARD TUBES

We’re committed to packaging that’s beautiful and sustainable – so our starter packs will be delivered in a sleek recycled cardboard tube. This campaign will help us reach the minimums for custom tubes.

THURMAN: Blender of Things · Connector of People · Cultural Maven

MARTEN: Design Creator · Creative mad man · King of enthusiasm · Cool, cool, cool…

TOM: Business strategizer · Story teller · Environmentalist · Probably in the woods…

SHABY TAKOVOL

A visionary of essential oils, and the genius behind our fragrances. 

MAGNUS JONSSON AND MARTIN LANDGREVE

For capturing the magic, and the madness. 

STEVEN SUNDVOLD

For helping us make something that’s never been made before. 

David Moseley

Soap maker extraordinaire.  

NOAH KALINA

For the most beautiful product shots, and a fun collaboration. 

PETER GIANNOPOULOS

For the tips that helped us put the “we can” in the Trades canning operation. 

JOHN GETZ

Thanks for listening

Hoppet Ann Magnusson

For believing in us and being there for the family over the years.

Anna Aberg

For the great kindness and support through out the years.

Mama Wise

For always helping out and being there for us.

Risks and challenges

We have spent the last 3 years researching, prototyping and testing our soap, hand pump and package and believe the risks are relatively low. Never the less, there are of course risks in every project especially when moving into new territory. We have tried to outline them below as best we can. If you have any other questions or concerns though we would welcome your questions direct.

MANUFACTURING (PACK)
We have prototypes for all components in place and purchase orders ready to be released. However, we have not yet assembled all those components together at scale - we have been training our hands and testing our dexterity - but this is an area where we could experience some complications.

MANUFACTURING (SOAP AND FRAGRANCE)
As our soap and fragrance is one of our biggest investments (it's good quality stuff) to date we have only prototyped at small scale. At the end of the Kickstarter will be the first time we scale up soap base production, essential oil production, blending, and thickening. We don't anticipate any major issues here, but wanted to flag that we're entering new territory.

DELIVERY
As we don't yet know the scale of demand for our product we haven't set up a fulfilment partner - so for now that fulfilment will be the three of us (and Thurman's mum). We have investigated as best we can shipping rates, packs, and customs rates, but have not shipped at this scale before. We'll be doing our best to get your amazing soap to you as fast as possible though!

ACTS OF GOD
We're hoping God will also be a backer of the campaign, but in the case that he/she isn't then production could be delayed due to events outside human control, like flash floods, tornadoes, earthquakes, or other natural disasters.

We are excited about delivering our first products to our backers, and we will be completely engaged with our supporters during this process with full transparency. Any updates will be relayed in a timely manner, and we are open to any feedback or questions that arise along the way.

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    DOUBLE HIGH FIVE

    At Trades For Good we are so grateful for all your support and your commitment to help trade plastic waste for a cleaner tomorrow. For your support we send a big thank you your way and next time we see you a double high five.

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    STARTER PACK

    This is it the first ever Trades for Good Hand Soap Starter Tube. Pledge, choose your scent and start reducing plastic waste.

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    BIG TRADE STARTER PACK - $10 off retail

    Why not combine the first ever organic hand soap in the most recyclable packaging around with our recycled cotton tote Bag. Look and smell good while helping reduce plastic waste in your bathroom and local market.

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    APARTMENT PACK-$15 OFF RETAIL

    You want to keep your hands free from dirt and the ocean free from plastic. With this pledge we give you enough hand soap to keep your homes bathroom or kitchen sink stocked with for the next six months (that is 5 cans of soap). Thats a lot of soap so we have included one of our recycled cotton tote bags to help you carry it all.

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    THE HOME STARTER PACK - $15 off Retail

    This pack is the perfect way for your home to start trading bathroom plastic for something better. For those homes that have more than one sink or do a lot of entertaining, this pack includes two Trades For Good Hand Soap starter tubes and 1 refill pack to keep them stocked and keeping your hands clean for the next 3 months(That is 6 cans of soap). Also included in the pack is 1 of our recycled cotton tote bags, trade those wasteful plastic bags for one of our reusable carry all.

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    THE FAMILY PACK - $35 off retail

    Wow, you really love clean hands and cleaner oceans. This pack is designed for those of you who have lots of hands at home. For this pledge we gift you two starter soap tubes of the fragrance of your choosing, with a refill cube for each, and 2 of our organic tote bags to carry all your soap around in. That is enough soap to keep two sinks stocked with soap for the next 6 months(That is 10 total soap cans).

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    SMALL OFFICE-$55 OFF RETAIL

    This pledge is for the person with lots of hands to clean or quite a few sinks to stock. What better way to do it with an organic hand soap packed in the worlds most recyclable packaging. This pledge will provide you with three sinks worth of soap for the next 6 months(That is 15 soap cans in total). Each starter pack and refill pack will be delivered to you in its own recycled cotton tote bag.

    Ships to US, UK, Sweden and Germany. Free shipping throughout the US.

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    • Reusable Hand Pump
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    NEIGHBOURHOOD WHOLESALE PACK

    This is the perfect pledge for those of you have a local and neighbourhood focused retail operation. Wether online or brick and mortar, you know that your customers really love clean hands, beautifully designed recycled packaging, and wonderful fragrances. With this Pledge you receive 24 starter tubes, 8 of each of our nature inspired fragrances. This pack will perfectly stock your shelves or fill your online inventory and start offering Trades For Good Hand Soap to your customers.

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    BIG OFFICE-$120 off retail

    This pledge pack is designed for those of you who work in an office that needs clean hands and wants to help trade the use of all that plastic waste for something better. For this pledge we gift you 6 starter soap packs, with a refill cube for each, and 6 of our organic tote bags to carry all your soap around in. This is enough soap to stock up to 6 different sinks for the next few months(That is 30 soap cans in total).

    Ships to US, UK, Sweden and Germany. Free shipping throughout the US.

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    • Reusable Hand Pump
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    BIG TRADE WHOLESALE PACK

    This is the perfect pledge for those of you have a medium to large size retail operation. Wether online or brick and mortar, you know that your customers really love clean hands, beautifully designed recycled packaging, and wonderful fragrances. With this Pledge you receive 48 starter tubes, 16 of each of our nature inspired fragrances. This pack will perfectly stock your shelves or fill your online inventory and start offering Trades For Good Hand Soap to your customers.

    Ships to US, UK, Sweden and Germany. Free shipping throughout the US.

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    SUPER TRADE CUSTOM LABEL FAN PACK

    You really love clean hands, beautifully designed recycled packaging, and wonderful fragrances. With this Pledge you receive 24 starter tubes, 8 of each of our nature inspired fragrances. Then work with us to produce a custom label - whether you want a special message, your company name, or simply a soap with your name on it. Fit out all the sinks in your home or office or give as a gift. Plus 8 tote bags to finish off the perfect trades sampler gift set.

    Ships to US, UK, Sweden and Germany. Free shipping throughout the US.

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    EARLY BIRD APARTMENT PACK-$25 off retail

    THIS IS A SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER FOR A LIMITED TIME. A GREAT WAY TO BE ONE OF OUR FIRST SUPPORTERS AND TO START TRADING PLASTIC WASTE FOR A CLEANER TOMORROW.

    You want to keep your hands free from dirt and the ocean free from plastic. With this pledge we give you enough hand soap to keep your homes bathroom or kitchen sink stocked with for the next six months (that is 5 cans of soap). Thats a lot of soap so we have included one of our recycled cotton tote bags to help you carry it all.

    Ships to US, UK, Sweden and Germany. Free shipping throughout the US.

    Includes:
    • 1x Trades For Good Can of Soap - Fragrance of your choosing.
    • 1x Reusable Hand Pump.
    • 1x Trades For Good Refill 4 Pack - Fragrance of your choosing.
    • 1x Trades For Good Recycled Cotton Tote Bag
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    EARLY BIRD SMALL OFFICE-$70 off retail

    THIS IS A SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER FOR A LIMITED TIME. A GREAT WAY TO BE ONE OF OUR FIRST SUPPORTERS AND TO START TRADING PLASTIC WASTE FOR A CLEANER TOMORROW.

    This pledge is for the person with lots of hands to clean or quite a few sinks to stock. What better way to do it with an organic hand soap packed in the worlds most recyclable packaging. This pledge will provide you with three sinks worth of soap for the next 6 months(That is 15 soap cans in total). Each starter pack and refill pack will be delivered to you in its own recycled cotton tote bag.

    Ships to US, UK, Sweden and Germany. Free shipping throughout the US.

    Includes:
    • Trades For Good Hand Soap, one of each fragrance.
    • Reusable Hand Pump
    • Trades For Good Refill 4 Pack - One of Each Fragrance
    • Trades For Good Recycled Cotton Tote Bag
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    EARLY BIRD BIG OFFICE-$160 off retail

    THIS IS A SPECIAL EARLY BIRD OFFER FOR A LIMITED TIME. A GREAT WAY TO BE ONE OF OUR FIRST SUPPORTERS AND TO START TRADING PLASTIC WASTE FOR A CLEANER TOMORROW.

    This pledge pack is designed for those of you who work in an office that needs clean hands and wants to help trade the use of all that plastic waste for something better. For this pledge we gift you 6 starter soap packs, with a refill cube for each, and 6 of our organic tote bags to carry all your soap around in. This is enough soap to stock up to 6 different sinks for the next few months(That is 30 soap cans in total).

    Ships to US, UK, Sweden and Germany. Free shipping throughout the US.

    Includes:
    • Trades for Good Can of Soap - 2 of Each Fragrance
    • Reusable Hand Pump
    • Trades For Good Refill 4 Pack - 2 of each Fragrance
    • Trades For Good Recycled Cotton Tote Bag
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    A WEEKEND IN THE CATSKILLS

    Two night, three day experience for up to 18 people in the Catskill Mountains (two hours from NYC) immersed in the wonders of nature while being surrounded by the comforts of home. You and your friends will be taking over the Livingston Manor Fly Fishing Club, a private lodge and nature retreat described as "near perfection" by Stay Wild Magazine. Over the course of the weekend you will not only experience the wild, but also get the chance to bottle it up with a personal essential oil fragrance blending session.

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