The World's First Reusable Cotton Swab
Say hello to a sustainable alternative to the everyday cotton swab for everyone in the family.
One LastSwab replaces 1,000 single-use q-tips.
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Made from recycled ocean bound plastic, these zero waste LastSwabs help to reduce environmental pollution.
The LastSwab family of products are as easy to clean and store as they are effective at keeping our planetary home clean.
Sustainability, quality, durability are at the core of our product design to ensure you get thousands of uses from your LastSwab.
We are proud developers of the world’s first reusable cotton swab!
Join the movement to end destructive single-use accessories.
LastSwab is an eco-friendly alternative to single-use cotton swabs. LastSwab is reusable +1,000 times and comes in three variants: Basic for ear-cleaning, Beauty for makeup, and Baby for toddlers.
You're a few clicks away from saving the planet for 1,000 single-use swabs!
LastSwab is a reusable and sustainable alternative to cotton swabs. It helps combat the billions of single-use cotton swabs that are produced every day.
LastSwab makeup q-tip is a reusable, sustainable and sanitary alternative to cotton swabs and buds. With pointed tips specially designed for makeup touch-ups and cleaning tight spaces, our reusable makeup q tips are must-have for your makeup bag!
Similar to its predecessors, LastSwab Baby is made from soft, flexible, premium TPE and PP material that is gentle on the skin. Great for all your everyday hygiene uses including cleaning or drying around eyes, outer ears, nose, and navel; or for applying cream to targeted areas.
With our new family bundle, you can save the planet from more than 4,000 single-use cotton swabs. Now the whole family can become Eco-warriors together, and even chose your favourite colours for your environmental footprint.
With our new family bundle Beauty, specially designed for makeup touch-ups and cleaning tight spaces, our reusable makeup q tips are must-have for your makeup bag! Now the whole family can become Eco-warriors together no matter the needs.
Our Gifts and Kits are a great way to get the essentials to a more Zero Waste and Reusable lifestyle. Maybe its for yourself or maybe you want to surprise someone you care about, with a head start into a more sustainable way of living.
Protect the planet and save money while you’re at it. Just 1 LastSwab replaces 1,000 single-use q-tips.
The LastSwab family of products is 100% sanitary and easy to clean — a little soap and water does the trick!
Functional and portable, you can take your LastSwab with you wherever you go! You never know when you’ll need it.
WHY MAKE A CHANGE
Every year, trillions of single-use plastic products are consumed and thrown away — often ending up on beaches and in oceans harming marine life. What’s more, the current culture of consumption is not sustainable. Extracting and processing raw materials requires an exceptional amount of energy. It also causes a high rate of pollution for very limited use, with many non-biodegradable items ending up in landfills.
LastSwab was our very first product, and we launched it on Kickstarter in April 2019. It turned out to be a huge success with more than 19,909 backers on Kickstarter and another extra 10,371 backers on Indiegogo, so a total of 30,280 people helped us bring this product to life.
We felt an overwhelming feeling of gratitude, all these people trusted us to deliver on a promise of building a better world together where single-use would be a thing of the past.
We (Isabel, Kåre & Nicolas) had been doing research into how we could leverage our skills as product designers positively for the world - and do our bit to help leave a better world to our children.
The idea for LastSwab started with Isabel reading a research article from the EU Commission. From the article she found that the fourth most found piece of trash in the oceans was single-use q-tips / cotton swabs. And that we use 550 billion cotton swabs each year! So we set out to find a better solution - and the result was LastSwab.
Many of our lovely customers have made suggestions for improvements. We never want to settle, but believe that we can always improve. When we moved the production of LastSwab to Europe, we decided to change the thickness of the rod. Many of you felt that the rod of the swab was too thin, so we increased the thickness and strength of the rod, thereby preventing it from bending.
Psst... We’re working on another improvement for you! And after that likely another one...
The most requested product by our community has been the safety/baby version, so we set out to do this version. After many sketches, 3D drawings and countless prototypes we finally had a result that we were pleased with. Getting an idea from you and turning it into a great final product that we hope you’ll love and use over and over again, is truly a fantastic feeling. Thanks a lot for sharing your ideas and please keep them coming :)
The idea for LastSwab came from research made by the EU Commission stating that single-use q-tips / cotton swabs is one of the most common single-use products found in our oceans. We had no idea that single-use swabs is the fourth most found single-use plastic in the ocean and that it had such a negative impact on our world, we felt obligated to find a better solution and that became the LastSwab.
Here are a few of the reasons why we need to take care of our Oceans:
• They absorb 90% of the heat from the sun
• They have captured up to ⅓ of carbon dioxide ever produced by people
• They produce half the air we breathe on Earth