- What is the mission of your company or project?
It is our mission to build a better future through the design and construction of sustainable products from natural fibers and recycled materials. We are hoping to build a sustainable solar weaving facility and storage building for our weavers to work and store finish projects. Our main products are made from coconut leaves, which we source from wild trees and independent coconut climbers. The best selling item is the Papale, a hat woven with the leaves of the coconut tree. Our company supports 3 coconut climbers, 3 lead weavers and about 10 apprentice weavers and climbers.
- Describe the problem you are solving.
We are solving the global issue of pollution from plastics and single use products.
- What is the market size/opportunity?
We are open to a global market. Our first priority is local consumers which we usually access through markets and partner brick and mortar businesses. We do sell online and market to the global population.
- What is your company/product about and how does it solve the problem?
Our company is a coconut company and we source all materials for our products from coconut trees, including the coconuts, leaves, and green waste. Our baskets replace plastic laundry baskets, and plastic bags. We also make very beautiful hats that are better than sunscreen on your skin, as they are made to fit you and cover your face and shoulders, protecting you from UV rays and rain. Another fantastic product is the coconut mat that replaces plastic yoga mats which do not biodegrade at a reasonable rate. Our coconuts are a great source of hydration, and food.
- Why are you seeking funding and how will you spend the funding?
We are seeking funding to cover building costs for our weaving facility. It will be a two story 24 X 24 X 24, bamboo building with an upstairs for storage and a downstairs for processing and weaving. This small facility will allow us to scale our business big time. With proper product processing space we will have a stock pile of products to source so we do not have to weave every day. This will also allow us office spaces for our weavers and climbers.
The building will have solar power, water catchment, so it will be eco-friendly. It will provide us the capacity to scale and to start prototyping our water catchment projects and our six year compost toilet.
Weaving: Myself , Britta J. (my mother), Kayla Horner
Coconut Climbing: Melvin Witt (my brother), Jeremy Smith, Orind Adams
- Thank your backers and make them feel appreciated!
We offer great rewards for our investors and believe that if you are investing you are our family. We are so grateful you took the time to read and learn about our project and hope you know you are supporting a business that is supporting our community.