ZAZA: The First Plant-Based and Customizable Water Bottles
ZAZA: The First Plant-Based and Customizable Water Bottles
With ZAZA, you’re doing good for the environment while looking and feeling great yourself. BPA-free, dishwasher safe, leak-proof.
With ZAZA, you’re doing good for the environment while looking and feeling great yourself. BPA-free, dishwasher safe, leak-proof. Read more
About this project
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ZAZA Bottles are the only plant-based and customizable water bottles out there. Your daily hydration with tap water can finally become a fashionable and enjoyable experience.
We're all about sustainability - ZAZA promotes tap water because it's tasty, eco-friendly, fair, abundant and affordable.
Drinking from any refillable bottle is good for the environment. But drinking from ZAZA is even better because you're choosing renewable sources instead of oil, which is the only source for regular polymers.
Our goal is to produce 100% organic products once technology allows. For now, ZAZA Bottles are the first ones to be made of a material, which has a biobased content of over 50%. Our French manufacturer uses Castor plant mostly from South-East Asia for the material. Their Code of Conduct assures a safe and fair workplace in the entire supply chain.
ZAZA Bottles respect the environment as well as your health: the material is FDA and EU approved, so it doesn't contain or leach harmful substances (yes, it's BPA-free and phthalate-free). It's also heat resistant and dishwasher-friendly, so you'll get a odorless and comfortable experience for a long time.
We've got four black and white ZAZA Basic designs: Black, White, Zig Zag, and Polka Dots. We'd like to thank Nicole, the wonderful blogger from A Cup of Style for picking this selection. Nicole has also agreed to become a model for the campaign. You're the best, Nicole!
To celebrate June as the first month of summer, we've collaborated with the lovely ladies from Ecochick and we're happy to introduce a new ZAZA Basic design. The illustration by Hana Bermannova will please all nature and color lovers :-)
Do you want to get this floral pattern? Select ZAZA Basic as your reward. We'll send out a survey at the end of the Kickstarter campaign to ask which pattern and colour you want.
Please note that the final design and look of the bottles may vary slightly from the prototypes you see photographed here on Kickstarter.
We asked the most inspiring artists from all around the world to put some of their art and love on ZAZA Bottles. The result is a set of fabulous Kickstarter-only ZAZA ART editions.
We're excited to introduce Hanka Bermannova, who is offering custom original art pieces for our special reward tier. Hanka finds inspiration in nature and she'll create your ZAZA in such a way that will put a smile on your face every day. Read our interview with her to find out more.
Crowdfunding is not just about giving. It should be mostly about receiving and we'll make sure you receive as much gratitude, appreciation, and friendliness as we can possibly offer. But you will also receive what you're most excited about: your very own ZAZA Bottle.
Here are all the fresh and crisp rewards you can currently choose from. They include fabulous Kickstarter-only editions by global artists so do hurry up before it's too late!
We've carefully analysed carefully analysed what people like and dislike about other refillable bottles and made ZAZA in a way that fuses the goodies and avoids all the bads. Then we added our unique features on top to make sure you'll really enjoy your daily hydration from now on!
Technical details: ZAZA weighs 133grams, its 23cm high, 6.5cm wide on the bottom and 8cm wide at the large opening level.
To prove we're serious about our waste-free intentions, we're starting this company with a clear promise: half of its profit will go into the construction of public drinking fountains. Because ZAZA Planet is a place where tap water is not only appealing and convenient, but also accessible. We're planning a whole range of services and products to achieve our vision of a pollution-free world. ZAZA Bottles are the first step on this path.
Our world is facing many serious challenges and threats. We at ZAZA are proactive optimists, who not only believe in a better future but who do their best to help create it. We maintain that overconsumption is the N°1 driver of environmental and social trouble. Bottled beverages - especially bottled water - are the most obvious example of unnecessary consumption, of manufactured demand.
Why pollute the environment when there's a better alternative?
In many countries, water comes directly from the tap in great quality. In fact, tap water is more strictly monitored and studies show that its quality is often better than the quality of bottled beverages.
During the past 5 years, we've carried out blind-tasting experiments across Czech Republic. Participants have tried to guess which sample is tap water and which samples are bottled water. You can see a video here.
And the results? 80% of people can't tell the difference between tap water and bottled waters and 3 out of 4 participants gave tap water an equal or better grade for taste.
So we knew that tap water tastes good, it's good for your health, it's cheaper, and more eco-friendly. How could it become more appealing, fashionable and fun, too?
ZAZA focuses on the topic of hydration to show people how powerful everyday choices can be in moving towards a more sustainable world. Not to worry though: making choices which are good for the environment doesn’t have to mean compromising on your own desires and comfort. That's why we're introducing the world's first customizable water bottle.
Zuzana is the founder of ZAZA. She's an Industrial Ecologist, long-term advocate of sustainable consumption and healthy hydration. After years of awareness creation and campaign management for the NGO Czech The Tap she wanted to bring more comfort and style to tap water. That’s why ZAZA was born. Zuzana seeks benefits for society as well as the environment in any project she does.
Lucia is the marketing wizzard at ZAZA. Lucia is a true millenial who requires products and services to be both functional and meaningful. She’s determined to show people that ZAZA is like that. She's building on years of experience in brand development, innovation, and project management
Please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org for enquiries
Thanks for showing your support and remember: be it from a ZAZA bottle or not, please drink tap water!
Risks and challenges
Risk: Bio-based plastic isn’t widely used yet. In general there should be no difference from regular plastic and the same manufacturing processes should do the job. However, there is a risk that there are unforeseen problems in this area.
- We have consulted this with multiple manufacturers and tested the material on different moulds and the products were flawless. Our material supplier has also assisted, so we're avoiding any risk.
- We're working with a local manufacturer so we can communicate easily and personally make sure that everything is going as promised.
Risk: unexpected issues arise in terms of customs, tax, certifications
- We have accounted for VAT, studied import taxes of various countries and prepared a budget based on all the information gathered
- We added a cushion to the total budget to address unforseen expenses
Risk: As a team, we have experience in project management and all the preparation steps but we have never had a full warehouse of products to be shipped to customers. This lack of know-how could lead to delays.
- We'll collaborate with our manufacturer and printing facility as they offer logistics services and have managed other bulk orders for over 10 years
- We have already quoted various shipping companies to get the best deals for international deliveries and we're working on packaging
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