Bottled water from a volcano? Who would have thought this was imaginable along with the exponential growth of this company? Ryan Emmons, founder of Waiakea Hawaiian Volcanic Water is the answer. This young Los Angeles entrepreneur started the premium bottled water company in 2012, which has seen an unbelievable growth of 5000 percent growth since it’s launch. The volcanic water process is revolutionary for the bottled water industry.
According to Aqua Grade, Waiakea water is founded on the tenets of health, sustainability, and charitable giving. The mineral rich water sourced from the Mauna Loa volcano where both rainfall and snowmelt get filtered through porous lava creating the most mineral and electrolyte-rich natural alkaline waters in the world, known for it great health benefits.
Anyone who has ever travelled to any of the Hawaiian islands knows how clean and clear the water that makes your hair look great as a result of the mineral rich water. The water is also great for nails, bones and skin.Yes, it’s delicious too!
The Waiakea spring water comes from one of the purest places on earth, is sustainably packaged entirely from recycled (rPET) bottles and is certified CarbonNeutral® as a result of it’s eco oriented initiatives.
Overall, 500 million liters of clean water have been donated to disadvantaged communities in Africa. Learn more about Waiakea Water: https://twitter.com/waiakea
All three of these factors combined have catapulted Waiakea to it’s amazing success, with an annual growth rate of 170 percent and over ten million dollar valuation. It started humbly with local distributors selling a couple thousand cases a year to over 120,000 cases and worked its way up to Whole Foods and Wawa, both premium retailers.
Currently, it can be found in 2,000 stores in the U.S. and an impressive 30 states. It’s rapid growth is cause for opening a new production facility in Hawaii that will help with growing international expansion.
Waiakea water bottled water leaves customers with a feel good quality on several levels from the health benefits of naturally alkaline water rich in minerals, charitable donations to underserved communities in Africa and sustainable packaging with a low carbon footprint and leadership in eco initiatives.
It is rated number 1 in the Top 10 Best Volcanic Bottled Water Labels of 2016 from 10 Best Water. The Hawaiian practice of “mālama i ka ‘āina” is about preserving the environment for future generations and this rings true with Waiakea.