There are two things that Daniel Fontius, the founder and designer of Khordz loves: coffee and the ocean. Hardly anything sounds good as sipping on freshly brewed coffee while gazing at the ocean. However, Daniel realized the negative impact that his love for coffee and coffee shops had on the ocean. The to-go coffee cup lid is one of the worst pollution offenders. Therefore, he vowed to lessen his usage of single-use plastic as possible for one month.
Daniel wasn’t going to let anything come between his love for coffee and the ocean. So, he started fashioning his favorite to-go mugs (honey jars) with leftover venetian blind cord. During this time, he loved tying knots, especially after returning from a sailing excursion in the Caribbean. It was also then that he realized that the leftover blind cord was the perfect length for making a hand-wrapped sleeve and handle. Needless to say, Khordz was born!
I received two Khordz Mugs in Turquoise and Pacific Blue since these tranquil colors are reminiscent of the sky and ocean. They also easily blend with my living room’s coastal theme, a room that I like to relax, lounge, and drink some of my favorite beverages, such as tea (Earl Grey, Dandelion Root, and Lemon Balm are some of my notable favorites) or kombucha. Unlike the Mason jars that I usually use as mugs, I can now easily grab a hold of hot tea (instead of waiting it to cool down first) without burning my hands in the process because of the flexible, knotted handles. 25 feet of Paracord is securely wrapped around each mug ($20) to provide a sturdy handle, cool grip, and proven survival utility.
When I first received the mugs, I’ll admit that I was a bit reluctant at using them at first (too pretty!). Initially, I thought the cords would get stained easily if I happened to accidentally spill my drink on the sides, which happens from time to time clumsy as I am. However, the mugs are dishwasher safe, and the drink “stains” come out effortlessly.
Their individual mugs sell for $20 on their web-site, but you can buy a set of four for $70. Their current sets are: Indie Mod, Muted Mod, Neon Mod, Motif Mod, and Choose Your Color Set.
They’re definitely really unique looking. I like the style and colors a lot.
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What a unique mug! I would love to drink my morning coffee out of one!
Bummer – looks like their IndieGoGo is closed. Do you know if they will re-open it?
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Not sure, but I will definitely ask.
Well these are neat. Love the color. I too love the beach and coffee.
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Those are so nice looking. I’m surprised they are dishwasher safe, I would not have thought so!
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I don’t drink enough really hot drinks to make good use of these, but my neighbor drinks hot coffee all day long. This would be a great gift for her!
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These mugs are so unique and stylish. They would make a great gift for the person who has everything.
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How cool! I love that they are dishwasher safe, because if not there is no way I would get them.
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These are neat looking, but they seem rather impractical for travel. Around the house I would use them but not when they would actually make a difference – on the road – because I’m too big of a klutz. I need a lid. Hubs and I got reusable covered mugs to use when we go out.
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I just looked at their site and was happy to find that they do have lids! In that case I’d ditch my current mug for these cuties 🙂