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  • Mac McMeans

    I was introduced to your water filter and carafe by Timothy Ferris via the mailings. Great product and I'm glad to support it! Thanks!

  • sarah.shreves

    just ordered mine last night and couldnt be more excited to throw out my br!ta and use this beauty. good work guys.

  • plastic is rubbish

    Hi - just a couple of questions; is the filter made from a plant derived plastic and if so does it have chemical adatives known as degradation initiators?

  • DonieceS

    Congrats on getting the product to market; am definitely planning to make a purchase!

    Also, my own project, Lava Mae (mobile showers for the homeless, has gotten a HUGE boost from the Good community. Everyone on the internal team and the broader community rock!

    Here's to walking the talk about giving a damn!

  • jillmadCW

    I am new to Good and this is such an impressive, no, startlingly wonderful aspect that makes this more than just a site for good news. I will surely support your new venture, especially when the capacity to eliminate fluoride becomes part of the system. My very best to you and yours in SF from Milwaukee, on beautiful, mercury-contaminated Lake Michigan!

  • Chelsea Spann

    Really digging the look, impact, and durability of this water filter!!

  • Kim Hunter

    Glad to see SOMA supporting charity:water. You should also look into Waves4Water who deliver water filters to the developing world -

  • noisyblocks

    A $30,000 mold "broke"?

  • PetronellaT

    This is brilliant and timely as I just had a similar despairing conversation with my mother. Do you have a supplier in the UK? Thank you for making this possible!

  • jillmadCW

    I am new to Good and this announcement is what makes this site more than a place to get good news. You have created an important tool for all of us, and I will certainly support you, especially when you are able to provide protection to me from the ubiquitous fluoride that hardens parts of my body that should remain soft. Thank you!

  • Joe Famularo

    Love this! Mine came in the mail a week ago, and am very impressed with the simplicity of the design and taste of the water. Thank you to you and Summit for the chance use it.

  • ellie schmidt

    I love the design. How much water does the container hold? How many times can a filter be used before it needs to be changed?

    • Michael Del Ponte

      Thank you Ellie! It holds 40 fl oz, and the filter is designed to last for 50 gallons before it needs to changed.

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I'm honored that I was a part of getting you involved on the platform! Glad to see you here and congrats!

  • lisbeth

    Brilliant! Or, maybe it's my fondness of coconut and silk...all kidding aside, I really love the simple lines and design. Congratulations! As others have asked, I would also like to know what the filter removes and what the PH would be if using tap water from San Francisco...all the best.

    • Michael Del Ponte

      Thank you Lisbeth! The filter is designed to remove chlorine, arsenic, mercury, lead, and other contaminants.

      • lisbeth

        Perfect, thank you!

  • Vania Benavides

    Wow! That's amazing! Congratulations on your endeavor! Hopefully Charity: Water also has a use for your filters!

  • Kristen Hess

    A "biodegradable filter made of coconut shell carbon, silk, and a plant-based casing." Sounds like something that belongs floating in water, on a beach in Bali that accompanies a foot massage and some yin yoga. Where does it come from?

    • Michael Del Ponte

      Thanks Kristen! What a beautiful image...

      The filters are made in Union City, CA.


    Hello Michael,

    As a more novice GOOD user, I dont think I was around when you shared SOMA but I have to tell you that being a part of this community really inspires me to follow my goals and help make things, better.
    I wish you the best of luck and hope that everyone can see the beauty in your filter, as I as a Product Designer does :)
    if you are ever looking for any Service Designers or Product Designers to help please let me know, Id love to help.

  • Matthew Manos

    Beautiful design - amazing work!

  • This Bar Saves Lives

    Congrats, Michael! We'll be grabbing one for the office ASAP! :)

  • Cathy Caplener

    Great article explaining how marketing and pr and sales today is truly about relationship and community. It is more than ever essential to understand that our communities are our tribes who will spread the word for the common good. Today we have to build tribes that will create leaders such as yourself and your company. Thank you for what you have done. Peace.

    • Michael Del Ponte

      Totally agreed - thanks for the thoughtful insights Cathy

      • Cathy Caplener

        I wish we could get this into the hands of the people of Haiti. One of my friends created the Gobi water bottle with the same concept. But it is rugged to be used outdoors. But again, great going on building your tribe. Peace

  • mirandacastro

    this filter looks lovely
    can you tell me what it filters out? how much chlorine for example? any fluoride?
    do you have a chart by any chance?

    • Miki

      Most important, and reflected in several messages: What does it filter out, especially curious about Fluorine? Otherwise it sounds like Madison Avenue rhetoric with the added word Good.

      • mirandacastro

        it's maddeningly difficult to find a filter that gets ride of fluoride without stripping the water of all it's minerals - maybe impossible

        • Thierry Phillips

          That would be impossible by chemical means, and nearly so by nano-pore.
          Why would you not want the purest water reasonably attainable, without ANY mineral contamination? All of the required minerals should come from your food intake, and will most likely be far better forms and bio-available, if you let plants do their job.

    • Michael Del Ponte

      Hi Miranda - thank you! Soma is designed to filter out chlorine, arsenic, mercury, and lead. We're undergoing the lengthy but important process of becoming NSF 53 and 42 certified and we'll share specifics/chart then. The filter was designed by David Beeman, who created the water formula for Starbucks, Peet's, and Coffee Bean, so we're in good hands!