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GENUSEE - Eyewear made in Flint from recycled water bottles

A project in Flint, MI by GENUSEE
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Sustainable eyewear made from recycled plastic water bottles in Flint, Michigan. Be the change you want to see.
Backers: 829
Average Pledge Per Backer: $90

Funded: $74,449 of $50,000
Dates: Apr 18th -> May 18th (30 days)
Project By: GENUSEE
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Latest News

How Kickstarter is encouraging designers to consider circularity and other environmental factors

November 30th - via: greenbiz.com
Genusee, an eyeglasses maker that fashions its frames from water bottles sourced in Flint, Michigan. Huskee Cup, which brews up reusable mugs made out of coffee husk waste. EcoTruck, a toy made from a wood-hybrid material that is far tougher than competitive options. (Read More)

TOGETHER WE MADE THE CHANGE!

May 17th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Change Makers,  TOGETHER WE MADE THE CHANGE!  We exceeded our $50k funding goal.  This could not have happened without each of your generosity and belief in Genusee.  We are so excited to bring you along on the journey as we begin hiring our... (Read More)

Company seeks to give discarded plastic bottles a new purpose and Flint a clearer future

May 17th - via: abcnews.go.com
Two former college classmates are wrapping up a crowdfunding campaign to fund their business, which turns empty plastic water bottles from Flint, Michigan, into glasses. (Read More)

The Home Stretch

May 15th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Change Makers, It is the final week of our Kickstarter and we need YOUR help in sharing the Genusee mission with your communities. We only have 3 days left to meet our goal and are 80% of the way there. Kickstarter is “all-or-nothing." If we... (Read More)

New Reward Added: TWO pack special

May 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hey Change Makers! Since our Early Bird Specials SOLD OUT - and after numerous emails and questions from backers, family, and friends about the option to order two pairs; we heard you and we listened.  We just added a Two Pack Special for $189. ... (Read More)

Half Way to Our Goal!

May 2nd - via: kickstarter.com
Hi Change Makers! With your generous support we have made it a little past the half-way to our goal. We cannot thank you enough for backing our project and sharing it with your communities.  We only have 16 days left to raise the rest of the funds... (Read More)

4 Years Later & Flint STILL Does Not Have Clean Water

April 25th - via: kickstarter.com
Today marks the 4 year anniversary of the water crisis in Flint. Flint has been without clean and safe water since April 25, 2014. Water is life. Access to clean water is a human right. But, unfortunately, we see more and more instances where access... (Read More)

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