THIS IS NOT A BIG CORP. STORY
Hi, we're AWA. Pronounced the same way you read it; Awa, Like Awawawawa. You got it. Thomas is from the French Riviera and Cival is from a tiny island in the Caribbean: Curaçao (where the word “Awa” means “Water”). We're all about water, we want to dive it, drink it, kitesurf it, and also protect it. So we make tools for you to make sparkling water at home. But that’s not all we dream about.
Paragliding Lanzarote, Canary Islands, and kitesurfing Curacao.
We’re adventure & extreme sports junkies. We get a kick out of being wild outside, and we want to make sure our kids can do the same.
Of course, we’d love to solve problems that change the world. Make it a better place and what-not. But the magical thing is that the mission that sticks in your gut never comes by choice; you just do it and feel good about it. One step at a time we can be part of the solution, and so can you.
FROM THE DESERTS OF AUSTRALIA TO THE MOUNTAINS OF ICELAND.
If there is one realization we can’t shake during our travels it’s the speed at which nature is degrading. We’re seeing more plastic waste than animals and we're fed up.
Okay, I’ll stop preaching about nature because let’s face it, we all know plastic waste is a problem, we're just lacking better solutions. So let’s talk about beautiful products, convenience and staying hydrated. Our (official) mission is to help people stop buying crates of sodas/sparkling water and instead make drinks at home. Anyone who uses AWA products will be having a good impact on their body and the world, whether they want to or not.
Thomas chilling on the beach in Shenzhen, China. Spot the difference between this and a post-card.
BUT IF WE'RE GETTING REAL
We really wanna kick “big soda’s” ass. Sodas and bottled water are terrible for your health and one of the biggest causes of emissions globally. Think about the immense waste in energy required to ship drinks around the world. It’s 2022 and it's nuts that we’re still ignoring the signs.
Did you know 95% of a given soda is water? As in, H2O. The stuff in your tap! So why are we shipping bottled water around the world? We’re already used to making coffee and tea at home just by adding water. So why not make sodas at home?
SO LET'S RETHINK THE DRINK
We see a world where you make your favorite soda, right where you drink it. We’ve got a long way to go, but we’re here for an adventure and we count on you to give it a try and join us on this mission. Anyway, we’re proud of our products, and we hope you love them too.
Receiving first production units of the Carbonator in Portugal. (Several whiskey spritz later) Who looked more excited?
NEVER STOP EXPLORING
Do things that scare you, be different, be yourself, don’t listen to others (even us), and drink homemade sparkling water.