Friday, February 6, 2009

Glass Drinking Straws with Purpose and Style

I just returned home from a trip out West and collected my coop items and received these awesome glass straws I had ordered. For awhile now I've been concerned about my kid's straw usage. I've purchased boxes of straws and felt very wrong about that as there is alot of waste. I've also used plastic re-usable straws which makes me feel better about waste, but I'm sure the plastic in these straws has BPA and who knows what else is leaching into our drinks. Then like a gift from above, I received an email from Daedra in my coop who is now making these fantastic glass straws.

My first question to her was of course "how breakable are they?" I have a three-year-old boy and things seem to just fall apart in his little hands. She reassured me that they are made of borosilicate glass tubing which is the strongest commercially available glass. This is the same glass that Pyrex is made from. The straws are also annealed which means they are slowly cooled to make them tougher, less brittle, and (yay) dishwasher safe.


These straws are non-toxic, handmade (in the USA!), and beautiful. Daedra offers cleaning brushes for them and if you order a set of 4 or 6 straws you can get a free brush. Daedra takes the extra time and creativity to make them decorative and in a variety of colors. She offers a 100% satisfaction guarantee and will give you a full refund if you don't love the straw. She also offers a lifetime guarantee against breakage. If you break one of your straws she will replace it. I'm not sure how you could lose by ordering a set of these straws!


The kids and I were very excited to use the new straws and we made some smoothies the next morning. The straws work fantastic and they feel so fancy to use. I ran them through the dishwasher with great success and even accidentally dropped one (I'm worse than my kids). There were no chips, cracks or damage. I love my straws and am thinking about purchasing a few more.



The straws come in two lengths either 6" or 8". They also come available in two widths either regular width 9.5mm or smoothie width 12.7mm. The prices for these straws are as follows:

Regular (9.5mm)

  • 8" Plain - $5.97 each; set of 4 $22.69; set of 6 $32.24

  • 6" Decorative - $6.97 each; set of 4 $26.49; set of 6 $37.64

  • 8" Decorative - $7.97 each; set of 4 $30.29; set of 6 $43.04
Smoothie (12.7mm)
  • 8" Plain - $6.97 each; set of 4 $26.49; set of 6 $37.64

  • 6" Decorative - $7.97; set of 4 $30.29; set of 6 $43.04

  • 8" Decorative - $8.97; set of 4 $34.09; set of 6 $48.44
To order, check out Daedra's Etsy page at http://www.daedra.etsy.com/ or you can contact her at daedra@surowiec.com.

Karla

3 comments:

Kristen's Raw said...

Great resource! I've been using glass straws for years and I love them.

Cheers,
Kristen

Kristen's Raw said...

I just saw stainless steel straws on Amazon last night.

Aaron said...

These are awesome! Styleish and yet good for the environment. A client of mine told me about <a href="http://ecoglassstraws.com/>ecoglassstraws.com</a> They are made in the USA and of high quality (less breakable) vs. some others on the market. Thanks for the article!

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