Our Story


Where it all started, ''The Camp Ground'' 

 (Above: Our UrbanCraft prototype drinkware sample in used)

It all started in a conversations with a group of friends during a camp outing. Initially we discussed about the daily life and necessity on how much volume of wastes that a single individual might generate within a day on beverages. As so, we put up a scenario, where we start off with our morning routine such as a quick stopover at our local café outlet takeaway and maybe grabbing breakfast at the same time, then at noon for a late lunch takeaway or maybe perhaps a short 15minute coffee break outside, and just right before we decided to head home, a dinner and even late supper follows,..as takeaway that is. 

From there, we start to figured out how much volume of wastes we generate daily on meals and beverage packaging per individual, per day with an average consumption of 4(four) unwanted paper or plastics and initially our group here have nine, and we frantically start multiplying per day, per month and ending up per year (ps; you do the math;) and we quickly learned that all nine of us had generated a great volume with an astounding figure for a whole damn year!!!! Dat's a remarkable figure!!!  

With our mind so bogged down and a moment of rare silent, it reminded me that this is not the way moving forward letting along the continuing of our wrong doing with no end in sight. In mind, clearly we needed solutions to at least minimizes the zero wastes possible before it all landed in our local landfills setting aside that we don't have a proper planning nor clue or whatsoever at that moment. 

Figuring out ''The Idea''

And so we when on with our normal schedule routine for a couple of months from our last camp outing and things are getting a little bit serious where we started surveying methods and potential solutions to the matters. By 1st quarter 2022, we finally come up with an existing product that we can promote and carry it daily especially to combat beverages segment which is our main focus and at the same time try to minimize the impact of unwanted wastes by consumers whenever possible. 

A ''Reusable Bottle'' is making a come back!  

Although this reusable bottle segment is widely available and a old age market where you can find it elsewhere around the world, but we intended to have a different kind of approach to it. Beside it's design, functions and practicality, we also need the consumer to understand the important of reducing unwanted wastes whenever possible especially when it comes to consuming beverages when they are outside. Hoping that with the use of our product or without, consumers will have an understanding, the need and the urge to help combat this unwanted crisis which is happening as we speak. 

uc 3.png (Above: Our UrbanCraft prototype drinkware sample in used)

 

By 2nd quarter of 2022, we founded UrbanCraft Bottles. It's the simplest yet practically effective method that may or will change the course for a greater need of saving the environment starting from our own community area and of course it all has to start from us.

The Design Process.

As for product designing, we always wanted a funky yet hype up design within a bottle with multiple color ways which is custom produce into production. And to achieve this, we design and hand picked each and every single color combination in which it reflects the individuality liking and make it into production. And so, each and every single bottle that comes out from the production line is unique to us. For us, it is not just by looking cool, fun and yet functional on it's own, it reflex the individuality who carries it. 

Definitely works well alongside with our daily use and by carrying outdoors as a travel companion that's for sure! 

 

We ''LOVE'' our product. 

Finally, with this products, we hope this might change the course in replacing the usage of unwanted beverage packaging and most importantly, to minimize and achieve zero wastes anywhere possible by doing your part and ours at UrbanCraft. 

 

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