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CrowdFunding promotion Bambuddha: Hand-crafted Bamboo Sunglasses. Be the Change!

posted Feb 7, 2015, 10:36 PM by J Shaw   [ updated Feb 7, 2015, 10:36 PM ]   Discount code for 40% off

Help build a business with a conscience. Make a positive impact on our world simply by selling eco-friendly bamboo sunglasses.

About this project

BambuddhaNot just a brand, a lifestyle. 

For those who believe what we believe and decide to support our vision by making a pledge, we want to truly thank you. Everything helps make a difference. By helping us, we are in turn able to develop our business into something that has a greater purpose. For every purchase, a portion of the proceeds will be given back to two organizations.

Coming to be:

Bambuddha came about through the desire to create a business that can make a positive impact on our world. Not only do we want to distribute an eco-friendly, stylish accessory, but we also want to give back to help create a better society, a better world.

Why Bamboo, you ask?

So often, as consumers, we buy merchandise without knowing what the products are made of or the ramifications of the production process. As an alternative to plastic and other synthetically manufactured materials, we chose bamboo for its renewable and fast-growing properties. The farmed bamboo (which avoids the destruction of the natural growing bamboo forests and other rainforests) can be used continually. As a result, bamboo is one of the most sustainable natural materials available to make environmentally friendly merchandise. Aside from the benefits on the environment, the bamboo itself is durable, lightweight, and has a visible grain making each pair of shades unique and fashionable. Wearing bamboo brings us back in touch with our natural world. 

What is this greater purpose you speak of?

Bambuddha wants to eliminate some of the negative impact our civilization has imposed on earth by buying merchandise made of renewable resources. We also want to contribute to positive change for the greater good. With that being said, we will give back 20% of the sunglasses' cost to two organizations (10% to each). By changing the way we do business we can be part of shaping a better, more giving society. This may be a small step, but it puts our business in the right direction in making positive change.

Giving Back!

The two organizations we will be supporting are:

World Wildlife Fund and Change Heroes.

Why these organizations?

We chose World Wildlife Fund because of our roots in biology and our love for our world and everything living in it. WWF works internationally, leading efforts towards saving wildlife and wild places. We want to limit our human impact and preserve our natural world. 

We chose Change Heroes because this organization is what initially inspired us to take a philanthropy approach to our business. Change Heroes partners with Free the Children, raising money in order to build schools in less fortunate areas of the world. This provides a place to learn and grow for many children who would not have had the opportunity otherwise.

Our Sunglasses:

All Bambuddha sunglasses are hand-crafted from bamboo, making each pair unique and stylish. These durable, lightweight sunnies even FLOAT. Worried about taking your sunglasses into the water? Fear no more! Bambuddha's got your back... or sunglasses, I should say. 

All of the lenses are polarized with 100% UVA and UVB protection. 

Every pair of sunglasses comes with a bamboo case and a cloth sachet. 

Why we need YOUR support!

As a start up, it is difficult to put out all of the costs up front. We would love to expand our style and colour selection but also be able to order more per type to propel our business forward. In doing so, we can only hope to sell more sunglasses, ultimately allowing us to give back more! 

Help us, help others!

Please email if you have any questions or concerns! Thank you kindly.

Risks and challenges

Bambuddha may face production delays after the project depending on the response by the backers. If we have many pledges that involve rewarding sunglasses, we will likely have to make another order to fulfill these demands. In order to avoid dissatisfaction with the rewards, we will send out an updated selection after the project is successfully funded. This will allow backers to choose which sunglasses they would like to receive, and then we will order to ensure that our backers get exactly what they want.

For this reason, the shipment date of rewards is a little later than what might be expected, but we do want each of our backers to be satisfied.

We appreciate your interest and patience in the matter. We are grateful for any support you provide to make this startup a successful business!