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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
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About this project

GIFT CODES: Have you received one? Lucky you! You can apply it here.  

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!

1.6.2015 NEWS

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.

Source: WorldWatch Institute
Source: WorldWatch Institute

 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.

Our NGO Czech The Tap: Blind-Tasting Experiments
Our NGO Czech The Tap: Blind-Tasting Experiments

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 drink.from@zazabottles.com for enquiries                                                

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Thanks for showing your support and remember: be it from a ZAZA bottle or not, please drink tap water!

Risks and challenges

MANUFACTURING

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.

Counteractions:
- 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.

FINANCE

Risk: unexpected issues arise in terms of customs, tax, certifications

Counteractions:
- 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

SHIPPING

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.

Counteractions:
- 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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FAQ

  • Promoting tap water and reducing waste is the goal we share with other creators of refillable bottles. Most of our fellow creators focus on sports or charity purposes and they use regular materials. ZAZA are different mainly thanks to the following

    1) None of the bottles currently available allow you to make tap water a daily accessory that would match your outfit and showcase your style. ZAZA are the only fashionable water bottles you can customize. We really let you become proud of drinking tap water!

    2) We're the first ones to use a plant-based material. Our goal is take make daily hydration even more sustainable and toxin-free. ZAZA are eco-friendlier than other bottles and they also guarantee compliance with all the FDA and EU health&safety regulations.

    3) Thumbs up for all the projects out there, which contribute to development aid. Really, so many people are doing a great job in that area. So we though - hey, why is everyone focusing on developing countries only, when a huge part of the problem is in the developed ones? That's our take on the issue of sustainable hydration: giving half of ZAZA Planet's profit to the construction of public drinking fountains in countries, which DO have good tap water.

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  • ZAZA are designed to seamlessly fit into your daily life:
    - Volume: 650ml, 22oz
    - Height: 23cm, 9 Inch
    - Bottom diameter: 6.5cm, 2.56inch => fits cupholders
    - Large opening diameter: 8cm, 3.15inch
    - Small opening diameter: 3.3cm, 1.3inch => optimal for drinking according to Japanese ergonomists
    - Weight: 133 grams, 4.7 ounces

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  • Regular polymers are synthesized from oil, which contributes to the depletion of fossil resources. ZAZA Bottles are made from a material, which uses mostly plants as a base for the synthesis, and which is fully recyclable. So more than 50% of the carbon in our polymer comes from renewable sources, namely Castor plant. Castor plant is grown on non-arable or semi-arid land, so it doesn't compete with food production.
    Our vision is to make ZAZA 100% plant-based once a suitable material is developed.

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  • We're absolutely planning to add a custom-design option once digital printing technologies becomes cost-efficient. For now, we're open to your suggestions in terms of designs and we'll do our best to keep offering a great choice.

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  • Sure thing! Support us now by choosing one of the ZAZA Basic designs so that we raise enough funds for production. We'll then offer a variety of wonderful designs. That means you'll be free to get additional clips for the Basic design you pick today.

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  • ZAZA Planet stands for sustainability - we want to make high quality products, which will last long and which will provide a guilt-free experience. Therefore, we decided to have ZAZA Bottles manufactured in Europe from the best materials available. We believe that our philosophy brings a value worth the price.

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  • Of course you can! Juice, beer, tea, coffee, wine, squash... whatever you like the most. The only beverage that would make your bottle unhappy is bottled water :)

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  • Billions of people are fortunate enough to live in places with good and tasty tap water. Filtration is often counter-productive: it takes away minerals, it adds up costs, and it can even contaminate water if the filters are not changed regularly. It's also not a systemic sustainable solution.
    So our initial goal is to bring ZAZA to those people, who do have tasty tap water. However, we realize that not everyone is so lucky and we don't want to exclude anyone from ZAZA Planet. So we've already made some design sketches for an add-on filter, which should become a reality eventually.

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    HAND SIGNED POSTCARD with a beautifully illustrated infographic about tap water and a personal thank you note.

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    ZAZA Basic EARLY-BIRD

    Become one of the first owners of the world's only biobased and customizable water bottle! We'll send a survey out once the campaign is over to ask which Basic design you want.

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    ZAZA ART by Maria Grønlund

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    ZAZA ART by Rik Lee

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    ZAZA ART by John Malloy aka Flux

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    ZAZA ART by Tara McPherson

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    Pledge £25 or more About $39

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    ZAZA BASIC 2-PACK

    Combine two bottles of your choice. Double the ZAZA, double the happiness!
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    Pledge £26 or more About $41

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    ZAZA ART + B&W BASIC parts

    Choose a Limited Kickstarter Edition & receive two sets of BASIC clips and an extra cap for a black & white options. With this rewards, you'll be geared for any occasion.
    We'll send a survey out once the campaign is over to ask which ART design you want.

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    approx. €47 and $51

    ZAZA ART 2-PACK

    Combine two LIMITED KICKSTARTER EDITIONS of your choice. Double the ZAZA, double the happiness!
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    Pledge £66 or more About $103

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    ZAZA ULTIMATE PACK

    One bottle, endless customization! You will receive your bottle with all four ART as well as Black and White clips + both cap colours.
    True collector reward.

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    ZAZA ART ORIGINAL PIECE

    A hand painted ZAZA for you and only you. A truly original masterpiece by our illlustrator, who'll be happy to paint what you wish for.

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    ZAZA CUSTOM 10-PACK

    Would you like to have your own company or team design? We'll be happy to create a personalized clip pattern for you.
    With this reward you'll get a truly customized hydration experience.

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    Pledge £1,500 or more About $2,346

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    ZAZA CORPORATE HYDRATION PROGRAMME

    We'll help you transfrom your office from bottled to tap water. Includes a current-situation analysis, project development and initiation, a Water Bar event, an employee workshop, and a ZAZA Bottles custom 10-pack.

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Funding period

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