With a 74% margin achieved on sales so far, Skipping Rocks Lab is on a mission to make packaging waste disappear. The company’s first product, Ooho!, is a biodegradable and edible capsule for water made from seaweed. It is currently being trialled at events as an alternative to plastic bottles.
Skipping Rocks Lab’s mission is to make packaging waste disappear and Ooho! is our first product.
Ooho! is a sustainable packaging alternative to plastic bottles and cups, made from a seaweed extract. It is entirely biodegradable and so natural you can actually eat it! Ooho sachets are flexible packets of water, drunk by tearing a hole and pouring into your mouth, or consumed whole. Our packaging is cheaper than plastic and can encapsulate any beverage including water, soft drinks, spirits, and even cosmetics.
For 2 years, we have been developing the material and innovative production technology, for which we have recently filed a patent application. We are supported by the Climate-KIC accelerator based at Imperial College London. We want to solve the plastic waste problem and reduce climate impact from packaging.
Ooho! has received wide media traction; featured in the New York Times, Guardian, BBC, and Business Insider, whose Ooho video received over 20m viewings. We won the Wired Retail 2016 Start-up of the year, the Lexus Design Award and delivered a TEDx talk.
We’ve been selling Oohos from pop ups for the past 6 months in London and recently signed our first commercial license. We are speaking to event organisers, including Virgin Sports and Live Nation, to run pilots this year and major events in 2018. We believe Ooho! can be the global solution to water and drinks on-the-go.