Have you noticed that everywhere we look, new companies are jumping on the reusable straw bandwagon, importing made-in-China straws of metal, glass, bamboo and paper. Happily for us, we still stand out for a number of reasons.
First, we can put our one-of-a -kind artwork on our straws. For me, the artwork has always been what makes this business exciting (and of course preventing 500 million plastic straws from filling our landfills). I came to this as a glass artist who loves that there is a better way than plastic straws.
Second, we use only the world's finest Czech borosilicate glass tubing. Coloured tubing all comes from China, and we are not willing to take a chance on a product that has not withstood the test of time. Czech tubing has been used for decades in labs and hospitals, and is the strongest glass commercially available.
Third, unlike some other glass straw makers, we anneal our straws overnight in the kiln at 1050 degrees for extra strength. It takes extra time for us to do this, but it makes your straw more durable. Never buy a glass straw, or even glass bead, unless it's been annealed.
Forth, glass insulates, so hot drinks aren't too hot and cold drinks aren't too cold.
Fifth, we offer our shockingly good "You Break It We Replace It" lifetime warranty. You might think that since glass is fragile, it's a good reason to buy other types of reusable straws. And if you have toddlers at home, you'd be right. However, we believe so deeply that glass is best that we are willing to replace your straw if it breaks. Glass will break if dropped on a hard surface, but just like grandma's china, treat it well and it will last forever.
Sixth, cleanliness is important, and you can sanitized your straw with each dishwasher cycle and see that straw is sparkly clean - inside and out. Heck, you can even boil it if you'd like. They are dishwasher safe and even microwave safe. If you don't have a dishwasher (or if YOU are the dishwasher), our natural bristle brushes will keep any reusable straw sparkling clean.
Seventh, everything tastes best with glass. No metallic or woody aftertaste, no bits of paper stuck to your tongue. There's a reason that you prefer to drink out of a glass than a metal/plastic/paper cup. Glass tastes best!And did you know that stainless steel will cause your carbonated drink to go flat faster? True fact!
Eighth, we know you care about your health and so do we. Glass is Toxin-free - no BPA's or chemicals that might be leeching into your bloodstream. Pure and simple - glass.
Ninth, comfortable in your mouth. No rough or sharp edges, no strange texture, just smooth rounded edges that feel great.
So after all these reasons, why would someone choose a different reusable glass straw? There are many eco friendly choices, and you need to choose the one that works best for you. If you are backpacking in the Rockie Mountains, a stainless steel straw might be best as there is no chance it will break. Toddlers at home, you might opt for siicone straws. Wanting something exotic for your tiki party? Maybe bamboo straws are best for that occasion.
But for day to day use, we find that glass straws are best. They're easy to clean, great for all types of drinks, from hot coffee to morning smoothies and they replace the need for single use plastics.