KickStarter Of The Week: “Soapen”, Combining Art, And Good Clean Fun


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Getting a child to wash their hands can be a battle for parents and childcare givers but now  a group of three young women have started a Kickstarter campaign to make cleans up time a creative event with Soapen, a markable soap that allows kids draw any design which they then wash with water, just like regular soap.

The product is currently being featured on Kickstarter and the Soapen team is hoping to raise $25,000 by Thursday October 26, 2017.

The basic Soapen color pack, which is currently not for sale, but for a pledge of $5, $25, $50, $100, $250, $1000, $5000, the donators will receive:

  • email, news subscription ($5),

  • pack of 3 soapen,includes OY! Orange, Go Green, and Bing Blue, sent to children in need in a low salary school, pack of Soapens sent to the contributors, pack of 3 postcards($25),

  • two Soapens delivered to kids at a low salary school,

  • illustrated pack of 3 postcards, 2 Soapen packs sent to donators, a Soapen sticker sheet($50),

  • 3 Soapens to kids at a low-pay school, 3 Soapens sent to the contributors, 3 illustrated postcards, Soapen sticker sheet($100),

  • 5 Soapens to kids in need, 5 packs of Soapens to the benefactors,

  • 3 illustrated postcards, 2 Soapen sticker sheets($250),

  • 10 Soapens to needy kids, 10 Soapen Packs, 4 Soapen sticker sheets, A special mention on the Soapen website ($1000)

  • 20 Soapens delivered  to kids who are in need of it,Pack of 3 soapen sent to people who donated money, 3 packs of 3 Soapens each month to the benefactors for one year, Pack of 3 illustrated postcards, 4 Soapen sticker sheets, and a Special Mention on the Soapen Website.

There are three main selling points: “playful, portable, and no mess,” stated the Soapen Team in an interview with the Matador Messenger.

The Soapen creative team, Shubham Issar, Amanat Anand, and Yogita Agrawal, met while in New York at the Parsons School of Design.

“Many diseases (including diarrheal diseases) can be spread when hands, face, and body are not washed properly at the key,” stated from the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention. Surprised by the fact that some kids don’t practice proper hygiene, they decided to do something about it. In fact, the idea of Soapen started in the summer of 2015, after the co-founders graduated from college.

Even though many schools provide the information about how the importance of regularly washing hands, various students and parents from schools in areas such as India and some deserted parts in the United States. Soapen’s goal on Kickstarter was to provide a change in the behavior at a young age.

Soon the Soapen idea went from a plan to a reality. The goal is to be able to sell Soapen in stores, as the company grows. “We’ve had many people mentor and advise us along the way simply because they believe in the mission,” reported the Soapen team in an interview with the Matador Messenger.

All the money from Kickstarter will help the company grow in the United States. “Together we can work towards eradicating disease and let children have fun,” reported  The Soapen Team on Kickstarter. After meeting the goal, $25,000, the Soapen team will go to a low salary school and teach the students the importance of proper hygiene.