Why do you need funding?
$20,000 is the bare bones required to begin production of the PLW Calabash. This includes the cost to create the mold, minimum order quantities (Calabash bottles, fabric cases/straps, patches), journals, bracelets, packaging, shipping, insurance and IndieGoGo fee's.
Once we reach $20,000, any additional funding allows us to build our website, tell the story of the epic dude who inspired the Calabash and to continue our mission of doing what we do best: creating gear designed to better your journey.
What's the Calabash?
Only one of the most eye catching/unique/remarkable/comfortable and rad water containers of all time! We discovered the inspiration for it while on a wanderlust abroad, being used by a 19 year old kid named Henry.
The PLW Calabash design is based upon the original Calabash, a wearable water container that has been used for hundreds (some reports suggest, even thousands!) of years to carry water. We loved the concept, the story, and the fact that it had been a part of one mans journey for years... so we set out to design an urban friendly version. After many sleepless nights, VOILA! The first PLW Calabash was born.
Each 'Bash holds 28 fl. oz, and is made from BPA-free, eco-friendly & recyclable, high quality HDPE. Each has a custom screw on/off top and an adjustable and removable case & strap.
Here are some of the things people are saying...
"The Calabash is so sweet! I love it!" -Chris
"It's so comfortable and looks rad!" -Daniel
"I LOVE the way it looks." -Jill
"It has great feng shui!" - Jackie
"I love lamp." -Brick Tamland
Any plans of making the Calabash out of stainless steel, aluminum or other material?
Excellent question! We have searched high and low, and have spoken with dozens of expert bottle manufacturers. Due to the unique shape and our high standards to use a durable, non-leeching, eco-friendly (both pre-production AND post use) material, we arrived at the best choice: BPA-free, recyclable, high quality, HDPE. It maintains the perfect shape, preserves water to taste the way it should and keeps the harmful pollutants where they should be... out of your water and the environment.
Rad product. Tell me more about Project: Living Well.
Project: Living Well is a lifestyle/retail brand designed to outfit, inspire and encourage the lifestyle of adventure.
Any plans of selling these in stores?
Sure. We are in the process of establishing distribution outlets for the Journey Pack which the Calabash will be a part of. If you have a store or would like to recommend a store to carry the Journey Pack, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
How can I join Project: Living Well?
We're so happy you'd ask! We're so fortunate to get this question a lot! We hope to have a page up soon with our openings and internship opportunities, so stop by and visit us soon at www.projectlivingwell.com.
We owe so many people a big thank you for coming together to make this campaign happen:
Startup America Partnership for partnering with us in this launch!
Ben Peters for making our pixels look pretty. Check his work out here.