This year, the creator of FinalStraw and her team return with a new project: FinalWipe. Last year, I wrote a article that featured FinalStraw, the reusable stainless steel straw. This straw project had been a success, funded by Kickstarter more than 38,000 donors had contributed just under 1,900,000 $.
What is FinalWipe?
FinalWipe is a wipe made of high quality bamboo fibers. It replaces disposable cleaning wipes, paper towels, paper towels, cotton, ... FinalWipes wipes are infused with silver ions, which makes them antibacterial, and can be used wet or dry. This wipe is therefore anti-microbe, very absorbent, reusable many times, durable, soft and it goes to the washing machine. The FinalWipe wipe is cleaning, disinfecting, washable and therefore reusable.
FinalWipe will be available in 5 colors: white, gray, pink-purple, blue and black.
Launched on Kickstarter on March 31, 2020, the project reached its funding goal in less than 8 hours. This speed shows the will of people to have sustainable solutions to reduce the ecological impact.
Daily cleaning of busy surfaces can prevent the spread of germs and infections. Thanks to its disinfectant wipes, you can clean door handles, chairs, your phone, taps, light switches, joysticks for video game consoles, etc.
As the designer, Emma Rose Cohen put it, "Final's mission is to allow people to say they don't use single-use products and replace them with innovative and practical reusable solutions. We hope that FinalWipe reduce waste from single-use products and educate people about reusable solutions. "
FinalWipe is a good environmental alternative. In fact, the Americans throw away the equivalent of 51,000 trees in paper towels and 25,000 in toilet paper per day. Using FinalWipe wipes saves trees and avoids waste.
How does it work ?
When you buy a FinalWipe pack, you receive reusable wipes, "Cleantabs" are pellets that will be used later, as well as a box to put the wipes. There are two packs. The first, for the home, contains a storage box, 10 anti-microbe cloths and 5 CleanTabs. The second, for travel, contains a travel box, which is smaller and more convenient to carry, 5 rags and 5 CleanTabs. The travel box contains 3 compartments: 1 for clean wipes, 1 for dirty and one with a spray bottle for the CleanTab solution. The storage box for home and that for travel are both made of recycled plastic.
To be able to use these wipes, there are 2 very simple steps to follow. First, put a tablet in the box with water, it will then dissolve. Then just let the wipes soak in the disinfectant solution. The composition of the tablet is not yet final, so it is not yet disclosed. However, it will be a non-toxic, plastic-free disinfectant tablet.
After that, all you have to do is use the wipes to clean whatever you want. Once your wipes are dirty, you must wash them by putting them in the washing machine, to be able to reuse them by repeating the same operation.
When will FinalWipe be available?
The project was launched on Kickstarter on March 31, 2020 for 45 days. The objective of 50,000 $ harvested is already exceeded so it is certain that the project will see the light of day.
On May 15, fundraising for the project will end. The product design will be finalized and in the process, production will start.
In June there will be a production quality test.
Finally, in August, FinalWipes will be shipped.
You can pre-order on Kickstarter then you will receive your FinalWipe in August. Orders on their site will be available shortly.