Cuet Japanese Stainless Straw | Stylish & Sustainable

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A high-quality Made in Japan stainless straw that you can carry anywhere with you, to get one step closer to a plastic free lifestyle!

Cuet Inc.

2022.7.15

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A high-quality Made in Japan stainless straw that you can carry anywhere with you, to get one step closer to a plastic free lifestyle!

Cuet Inc.

2022.7.15

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Thank you for taking an interest in our project, Cuet Stainless Straw!

We introduce "Cuet original copper" & "space black" stainless straw in this project.



 With this project, we are looking to launch for Kickstarter Users a special Space Black version! This is an exclusive version that Kickstarter Backers can get first before anyone else! 

We found that black is a great neutral colour, that many people from all walks of life find easy to use without feeling like they stand out. It's not just a black colour though, we wanted to make something that felt nice to touch, and with the black being a matte finish, it will look great in any situation!! 

"Cuet" is a tableware brand that delivers stainless straw and Arita pottery, and is a combination of "Cue" and "Cute".

In Japan, Cuet Stainless Straw was a huge success and 2,000 straws were sold in 8 minutes! 


With Kickstarter we are now able to bring our project overseas and make it available in more colors! Let us first talk about the features of this stainless straw:


Thanks to the straw case and the closing caps especially made for this product, you can seal away the straw with no need to wash it immediately after use.


 The straw is perfectly fixed in place inside the case and won’t make any rattling noise while being transported.


This cap is completely sealed, so you can rest assured that you can put a straw in your bag.


  When cleaning, just swipe the brush through the straw! The case can be cleaned in an instant at the same time as the straw to keep the set clean and ready to use!



We were very particular about the texture of the product. Each and every straw has a lovely and unique shade, changing with the surrounding light.

We make our stainless straw always with the enjoyment of the user in mind.


We want you to not only think of this as just a straw but as an accessory that makes people take a second look when they see you with it. We hope that the design is stylish enough to stand out when you use it in a cafe or restaurant setting. 


It is the perfect size to enjoy drinks such as smoothies and is available in space black and copper, two colors we believe would look great with any drink!

 This stainless straw is developed and manufactured entirely in Japan.


The main product "cool straw" is introduced on the wall at the back of the factory.

 For the part of the straw that touches the lips, the metal is polished up to the inside of the straw, so you can safely enjoy your drinks.


 And because stainless steel straws have a very good thermal conductivity, you can enjoy the cool touch while drinking cold beverages.


 By using rust resistant SUS304 stainless steel and the special ORORU® coloring treatment, more resistant than any plating, we made sure that this straw can be used in the long term.

 All around the world, the plastic pollution caused by littering, improper disposal and over consumption of plastic, including plastic straws, is one of the biggest causes for concern. If the plastic waste problem is left as it is, it will cause the collapse of various ecosystems on top of the degradation of the global environment.


Starbucks Japan has already adopted the paper straw in all its coffee shops nationwide.

In accordance with the SDGs, efforts to reduce the consumption of plastic straws are underway worldwide.


 Carry your favorite straw everywhere with you and reduce your plastic straw consumption to 0!

Cuet original stainless straw is designed to be very easy to use.

 Remove the cap,

 And just stick the straw in your drink!


 Enjoy your cold drink during summer days!



 You can put the straw away in its case after use and store it in your bag after putting on the small cap!



Once you are back home, you can quickly wash the straw and its case with the included brush and it will be ready to be used once more!


  You can also simply put the straw and its case in the dishwasher!

 Also you can disinfect the set with boiling water when you feel the need for it.





On the occasion of the release of this project on Kickstarter, the project’s creators visited the factory in Tsubame-Sanjo.


We took the opportunity to visit the Tsubame Industrial Materials Museum.

We actually started producing these straws right before the start of the Corona crisis, and this visit was our first. 

SEKIKAWA Co.,Ltd. (https://idea-sekikawa.co.jp/) which manufactures Cuet straws, is a company with a 50 year history, founded in 1971.



The town of Tsubame-Sanjo began to manufacture nails from the Edo period about 400 years ago, and has since then been prospering as a metal processing town up until now, by continuously valuing the relationships between its different metalworking factories.



The Tsubame Industrial Material Museum displays a lot of information about the metal industry of Tsubame that takes pride in its long history.

Since metal processing requires various equipment such as large-scale press machines and die-cutting machines, each factory in Tsubame-Sanjo divides its labor to manufacture products.


There are more than 100 such molds in the TSUBAME factory.

The Cuet straws, being manufactured in Tsubame-Sanjo, are also molded and colored at different factories!



The official “Made in Tsubame” logo, designed after the「燕」Kanji for “Tsubame”

This project’s space black Stainless Straw also has features of the “Made in TSUBAME” authentication.


This mark shows that among the metal products manufactured in Tsubame-Sanjo, it has passed the stricter examination and is an excellent product that represents the processed metal products of Tsubamesanjo. (About the "Made in TSUBAME" mark: https://www.made-in-tsubame.jp/)


 It is a difficult task to convey the charms of the products from Tsubame without first conveying the goodness of “Made in Japan” goods to people around the world, but we hope to be able to do just so by presenting you with this certified “Made in TSUBAME” Stainless Straw.

※The only product that has received Made in TSUBAME is "space black" color straw. Please note on your purchase.

This Project is promoted by Japankuru Funding, Bringing Japanese Products to the West!
  •  Size: approx. 20cm (7.9in), diameter 6mm (0.2in) for the straw, 10mm (0.4in) for the case.

  •  Straw material: 18-8 stainless steel (Ororu®︎ treatment).

  •  Cap material: Polyethylene resin (heat resistant up to approx. 70°C (158°F), cold resistant up to -30°C (-22°F)).

  •  Brush materials: Stainless steel wool, nylon, polyethylene resin.

  •  Shape: Straight. Easy to carry and wash, easy to keep clean.

  • About color

Thanks to the special coloring treatment applied to each product, each product shows lovely color singularities that makes it unique.

Please note the existence of color variations before purchasing.



You can choose between "straw ONLY reward" and "straw SET reward".


We recommend "straw SET reward". 


If you already have something that can be used as a case, "straw ONLY reward" is fine.

A cleaning brush is included with all rewards.





We will include a gift box in the SET rewards of No.5,7~9 . You can give straw SET as a gift to people around you, friends, and loved ones.


※Please be careful when choosing your reward between the "straw ONLY reward" and the "straw SET reward".

※Do not hesitate to contact us directly for any inquiry regarding the straw set manufacturing process, other products that are not featured in the project’s lineup.

※Commands of more than 10 straws are also welcome! In this case please contact us directly to discuss any commands.

  ※Shipping inside Japan will be about 400Yen

 日本国内への発送は約400円です。


After seeing the problems the world faced in regards to environmental issues, we took our CUE and decided to make CUTE tableware!

In addition to stainless steel straws from Tsubame, we also sell Arita porcelain wares and glasses.



●Cuet official online shop:

https://cuet-official.shop/

We sell stainless straws that you can keep close to you, to bring some colors to daily life the way an accessory would and as an occasion to reflect on our lifestyle. Feel free to check them on our website to see more of our project’s straws!


●Cuet official Instagram:

https://instagram.com/cuet_official?utm_medium=copy_link


Yui Nakano

Cuet Inc. CEO 

Thank you for your interest in our project and for reading us this far!


I personally like spending time visiting coffee shops on a daily basis, and everyday there would be instances where I needed to use a straw. I eventually started to feel uncomfortable with continuously using plastic straws and that is when I decided it needed to change.


There were already a great number of stainless steel straws available, but at the time, none of them felt satisfactory.

That is why we developed a stainless steel straw that would combine high quality, sleek design and functionality. I enjoy using this straw in my daily life now!


It is my hope that everyone will enjoy this “Made in Tsubame” straw just as much and that it will be your last stainless steel straw!



Yuto Mori

Cuet Inc. CPMO

Kickstarter project leader

Hello from Japan everyone! I am this project’s leader, Yuto Mori.

When releasing this project, I was worried about how to convey the charms of Cuet’s stainless steel straw to an audience for whom the culture of having one’s own straw is already well established.

But what I like the most about this particular product is its simplicity, how it fits any occasion and how naturally it blends into your daily life.

I currently still work at Starbucks in Japan and need to serve all cold drinks with a paper straw. I used to use paper straws a lot, but no matter what kind of delicious drink I’m drinking, it won’t taste as good through a paper straw.

With a stainless steel straw you can enjoy your ice drink cold and with a rich flavor!

Thank you for your interest in our project and thank you for your support!

SEKIKAWA Co.,Ltd.(https://idea-sekikawa.co.jp/)

Aguri Sekikawa, Sales Department Manager


The thing about Tsubame’s metal processing industry that I take the most pride in is our “polishing technology”. We take unprocessed metal and grind and polish it to obtain a mirror-like finish, like what you can see on the back of one of Apple’s iPod touch for example.

The technique is also applied to this stainless steel straw, and the part that touches your lips is rounded, fits your lips, and is polished to prevent injury.

If you take a closer look, you can see that the straw’s rim is beautifully processed and I believe it is incomparable to other metal straws.

Actually making straws at the Sekikawa-factory in TSUBAME.

As metalworking is performed in our town, Tsubame, with the cooperation of all the different factories, it is also a town with very strong regional connections and ties. That is why we are very much looking forward to seeing our products reach everyone in the world beyond Tsubame, Niigata, and Japan.

We hope that this straw, filled with Tsubame’s technology and passion, will enrich your life!

Project Starts July 13th

Project Ends August 29th

Collect Backer Info Around the End of September.

Rewards Shipped to Backers November 2022

Rewards Arrive to Backers February March 2023


FAQ

Q: How to wash the straw?

A: Please use your usual cleaning solution, sponge, and attached brush. The product can be put in the dishwasher and you can also sterilize it with boiling water.


Q: How long is the product expected to last?

A: Like forks and knives, you can keep on using it for a long time as long as it does not suffer any unexpectedly violent impact that could deform it. The special coloring treatment performed on each product makes the color extremely hard to wear off in comparison to any other plated product.


Q: Can the attached stainless steel case be used as a wide straw?

A: The stainless steel case has the shape of a wide straw, however we do not recommend using it for safety reasons as it is not sufficiently polished for drinking from it, like the tip of the straw is.


Q: Can I use bleach?

A: Please refrain from using bleach. It may cause deterioration. Sterilization by boiling is recommended.


Q: What should I not do?

A: Please refrain from using the product in a car where strong shakes happen or letting infants use the straw as it may cause injury. We must reject any responsibility should any accident occur.

This product is made of stainless steel. It is not compatible with metal allergies, so please refrain from using it if you are sensitive to metal.

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When releasing this project, I was worried about how to convey the charms of Cuet’s stainless steel straw to an audience for whom the culture of having one’s own straw is already well established. But what I like the most about this particular product is its simplicity, how it fits any occasion and how naturally it blends into your daily life.

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¥2,980 or more ①$22 | Early Bird Stainless Straw Set

※Includes ONLY SPACE BLACK STRAW
Get your hands on a Stainless Steel Straw Set that includes a stainless steel straw, its case and its cleaning brush, and get ready to enjoy any drink in style and say no to plastic wastes! Grab this Early Bird reward to enjoy 32% off the RRP!

INCLUDES:
Stainless steel straw
Stainless steel case
Cleaning brush

¥3,000 or more ②$22 | Cuet Stainless Straw

Get your hands on a Stainless Steel Straw and its cleaning brush, and get ready to enjoy any drink in style and say no to plastic wastes!
Choose between Copper and Black at the end of the campaign!

INCLUDES:
Stainless steel straw
Cleaning brush

¥4,400 or more ③$33 | Stainless Straw Set

Get your hands on a Stainless Steel Straw Set that includes a stainless steel straw, its case and its cleaning brush, and get ready to enjoy any drink in style and say no to plastic wastes!
Choose between Copper and Black at the end of the campaign!

INCLUDES:
Stainless steel straw
Stainless steel case
Cleaning brush

¥5,480 or more ④$40|EB Stainless Straw Set x2 & Giftbox

※Includes only Space Black Straws.
Get your hands on a pair of Stainless Steel Straw Sets that include a stainless steel straw, its case and its cleaning brush, and get ready to enjoy any drink in style and say no to plastic wastes! Grab this Early Bird reward to enjoy 37% off the RRP!

INCLUDES:
2× Stainless steel straw
2× Stainless steel case
2× Cleaning brush
Giftbox

¥5,800 or more ⑤$43|KS Special Cuet Stainless Straw x2

Get your hands on a pair of Stainless Steel Straws and their cleaning brushes, and get ready to enjoy any drink in style and say no to plastic wastes!
Choose between Copper and Black at the end of the campaign!

INCLUDES:
2× Stainless steel straw
2× Cleaning brush

¥8,400 or more ⑥$62|KS Stainless Straw Set x2 & Giftbox

Get your hands on a pair of Stainless Steel Straw Sets that include a stainless steel straw, its case and its cleaning brush, and get ready to enjoy any drink in style and say no to plastic wastes!
Choose between Copper and Black at the end of the campaign!

INCLUDES:
2× Stainless steel straw
2× Stainless steel case
2× Cleaning brush
Giftbox

¥20,000 or more ⑦$148|Stainless Straw Set x5 &Giftbox x4

Get your hands on a pair of Stainless Steel Straw Sets that include a stainless steel straw, its case and its cleaning brush, and get ready to enjoy any drink in style and say no to plastic wastes! Grab this Early Bird reward to enjoy 8% off the RRP!
Choose between Copper and Black at the end of the campaign!

INCLUDES:
5× Stainless steel straw
5× Stainless steel case
5× Cleaning brush
4× Giftbox

¥27,000 or more ⑧$200|Cuet Stainless Straw x10

Get your hands on 10 Stainless Steel Straws and their cleaning brushes, and get ready to enjoy any drink in style and say no to plastic wastes! Grab this reward to benefit from 10% off the RRP!
Choose between Copper and Black at the end of the campaign!

INCLUDES:
10× Stainless steel straw
10× Cleaning brush
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