My family was getting ready to sit down to dinner when I decided I had something else to investigate. It was really nice! That product was...
Strawsome sent me two straws to review. These are really nice! The two straws I was sent are :
one decorative smoothie and one decorative regular straw
I LOVE the heart straw. It is SO pretty.
About Strawsome :
Reusable glass drinking straws offer unexpected benefits for all ages
Detroit, Mich. (April 21, 2010) – If the “best things in life are free,” the next best may be ideas that are born from people’s passions. For Daedra Surowiec, a Michigan mom of two young boys, it means creating a new business, Strawesome, that allows her to care for her children at home, use her artistic gifts, help the environment, and supplement the family’s income.
Surowiec launched Strawesome in March 2009 to sell reusable glass drinking straws that are both durable and stylish with creative, fun designs. Hand crafted by Surowiec from clear or colored borosilicate glass, each drinking straw is guaranteed against breakage.
According to Surowiec, reasons for using glass straws, over plastic, include the reduced impact on landfills, and glass will not leach toxins into drinks.
A graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy with a bachelor degree in fine arts and architecture and with studies abroad in Italy, Surowiec worked in the corporate world for five years following graduation. It was less fulfilling than she imagined.
Following her first son’s birth and her decision to start a home based business, Surowiec took a class in torch work at the Glass Academy in Dearborn and discovered that she could apply her artistic skills to create functional pieces of art with glass straws and develop a viable business.
Surowiec admits to having a special advantage over other start-up businesses. Her husband Brian Surowiec, owner of Essential IT, is a developer of e-commerce web sites including www.strawesome.com.
Wide varieties of straws are available on the web site and can be purchased individually or in sets. Selections include clear or colored glass, plain or custom decorated, and straight or bent in lengths from six to 10 inches. Among the most popular straws are those designed for drinking smoothies. Custom orders can be made for longer straws, corporate gifts, weddings and special events.
“I’ve received so many heartwarming stories from customers throughout the United States,” said Surowiec. “I’ve also learned that the straws have hidden benefits that I had never considered.”
Many of Strawesome’s customers are moms like Surowiec who are concerned about their children’s health and the environment. Several have reported that their children will drink something they might not normally drink when they are given a decorative glass straw.
The straws also appeal to people who have sensitive teeth and have difficulty drinking cold beverages, and others who have suffered strokes or surgery that makes drinking through a straw much easier.
Some customers simply say that drinking through a glass straw makes the beverage taste better, even if it’s just water.
After launching Strawesome, Surowiec learned she was pregnant with the couple’s second son, who was born last December. She said, “Wouldn’t you know that it would be our biggest sales month ever.”
Why reusable straws? :
Here are ten reasons (in no particular order) why reusable glass drinking straws are the way to go:
- Concern about plastic usage is at an all-time high. Glass drinking straws are one way to limit your exposure to toxins from plastics because they are toxin-free! BPA-free, phthalate free, etc.
- If you use straws a lot think about how many plastic straws you throw in to a landfill every year. Including the instances you dine out at restaurants this number can be astronomical! Being green has never been so easy. Replace your disposable plastic straw with a glass straw and you can help save our planet from destruction.
- Not only is it fun to drink from a glass straw but studies have shown that drinking from something more substantial than plastic may help you lose weight. The feeling of glass on your lips will help you lose weight on your hips!
- Strive to consume more water? Make it fun with a glass straw. It really works!
- Want to help your kids eat more fruits & vegetables? Make it fun with a green smoothie and a glass straw.
- According to speech therapists, glass straws help kids with oral development as they learn to articulate and pronoun words.
- Jaw wired shut or have a hard time eating without a straw? A glass straw might do the trick!
- Has your dentist mentioned teeth staining? Use a glass straw to have your beverages bypass your teeth when you drink coffee, tea, red wine, or any acidic beverage and then see what your dentist says next checkup.
- If you are a smoothie lover, guess what? Yep! Glass straws make smoothie consumption a whole 'nother experience. Perfect for the green smoothie, protein shake, and other thick beverages!
- Want a gift for the person who has everything? We bet they don’t have this! Buy them a personalized glass straw from Strawesome. Strawesome also provides drinking straws for special occasions like bridal showers, baby showers, weddings, or corporate gifts."
These are great! They are so fun to drink with. And you can use them over and over!
Here are the pictures...
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