My Simple Elegance Glass Straw from GlassDharma
Once upon a time, in a fairytale we all know, Cinderella's life changed because of a glass slipper.
Fast forward to the 21st Century, where we modern-day Cinderellas - who prefer to buy our own shoes - can change numerous lives with every sip we take through a glass straw from GlassDharma.
Truly one of the best eco-conscious efforts I have ever seen, founder David Leonhardt has taken his skill set as a glassblower and turned it into an innovative business; a reusable and eco-friendly alternative to a product that is used by millions.
I, for one, was a plastic straw hoarder, thanks to my germaphobic tendencies. It stops me cold to think about how many plastic straws I personally have discarded. And being one who is conscious about recycling, it never dawned on me how many straws I was blindly throwing away. Yet from our childhood age to adulthood, we all use them.
So when GlassDharma shipped me samples of their straws for a blog review, I clicked my heels in glee! Glass straws?! How chic. And sustainable. To know that you are reducing the inundation of plastic straws in landfills - while creating instant conversation every time you pull out your personal glass straw - is genius!
I guess you can say straws are the new accessory. And to prove it, hemp soft sleeves are available for purchase to protect them in your purse.
Available in assorted styles, diameters and lengths, all of GlassDharma straws can be used in hot or cold beverages, and are non-toxic and crafted from durable glass tubing that meets the specs of Corning, Inc. For a truly great hostess gift, the glass straws are also sold in sets.
My fave is definitely the Beautiful Bend, mainly because of my preference to the bendable plastic straws. With a bent neck, its swan-like elegance is perfect. I am all for upgrading the simplest of beverage experiences (i.e. my Oreos are only dunked in milk-filled crystal goblets!), so from champagne to hot chocolate to ice-cold smoothies, I plan on making my Beautiful Bend glass straw "clink" with my crystal glassware!
Perfect for all genders, ages and lifestyles on your Christmas list, imagine if we all gave a "touch of glass" as stocking stuffers this holiday season. Whether you're buying for yourself or as gifts, GlassDharma offers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee AND a Lifetime Guarantee Against Breakage. Which means that if the glass straws should ever break, they will replace them for FREE!
Now that brings all new meaning to the term happily ever after...
GlassDharma is giving one lucky TWHS reader a chance to win a $25.00 gift certificate. To be eligible to win, leave a comment telling how you would use your glass straws. A winner will be selected at random on Saturday, October 9.