Feeling guilty about spending more than you should have at that artisan bakery this week? Give back by putting your money toward one of these cool Bay Area crowdfunding campaigns, including one super-awesome drought-busting showerhead.
Nebia Shower: A Beautiful Drought-Friendly Showerhead
This drought is no joke. For conscientous folks longing for the days of relaxing under a hot, steamy shower, the Nebia Shower is a dream come true. The San Francisco–based company has developed a system that atomizes millions of water droplets into a hydrating mist that covers 10 times the surface area of the standard showerhead. But here's the best part: It also uses 70 percent less water. Hello! With 15 days to go, Nebia has flooded its 100K goal with over $2.5 million in funding. Get in on it now and be part of what might be history in the making.
Tripty inlay jacket (Courtesy of Tripty)
Tripty Project: Slow Fashion from Oakland to Bangladesh
Based in Oakland, the Tripty Project is a slow fashion brand that brings together traditional handicraft and hip design with an indie spirit. The project aims to combat the waste and poor worker treatment common among fast fashion brand through the use of raw, organic materials (cotton, pineapple, jute, silk); upcycling (saris are refashioned as lining for the reversable jackets); natural processes of sewing, weaving, and dyeing; and the employment of longtime artisans in Bangladesh. The result are cool bags, gorgeous garments, and hand-stitched quilts that support craft, culture, and the environment.
(Courtesy of Kuju)
Kuju PourOver: A Delicous Outdoor Coffee Experience
The caffeinated brainchild of two Eagle Scout brothers who share an equal love for the outdoors and a delicious cup of coffee, Kuju PourOver is a lightweight coffee packet that will fit any coffee mug for a hearty brew on any beach, mountaintop, or far-flung trail. DirectTrade Coffee grounds are included but hot water is not.
Jolie Coquette playsuit (Courtesy of Jolie Coquette)
Playsuit: Everything the Modern Woman Needs in a Onesie
Ah, the jumpsuit. So cute! So chic! So utterly inconvenient when you have to pee. From Jolie Coquette comes a coquettish little romper with real-world solutions for grownup women. Actually more like a skort, the playsuit has deep pockets and...are you ready for this...snaps. You know, so you don't have to get awkwardly naked during potty breaks at the office.
(Courtesy of The Contender)
The Contender: The Game of Political Debate
A joint venture of Teasdale Games LLC, Guts and Glory and Justin Robert Young, this Oakland-based project comes just in time for election season. The Contender is cheeky social card game with a smattering of great one-liners based on real presidential quotes. No knowledge of politics is required, just a love for debate. Are you fit to lead the country?