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Our Markets with Urban Craft Uprising

Summer is here and the markets have started with Urban Craft Uprising.

Oh goodness Seattle!  Thank you for a great weekend once again.  We were a part of the Urban Craft Uprising part of the Seattle Street Food Festival.  All the wonderful food trucks in once place so you can try it all.  And of course one of our favorites, Soda Jerk with the Lemon Lavender drink.  We didn’t need to worry about needing a straw since we always have our Glass Straws with us.

We were in town from Saturday through Sunday.  Since the ban on plastic straws has it Seattle it was interesting to see all the different responses.  Some people still had no idea.  That had a lot to do with the fact that there were still a lot of plastic straws floating around.  So this weekend was spent not only helping people pick out the right glass straw and case for them but also talking about single use plastic pollution.

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Simple and Sweet display for Retail Stores

Looking for a way to display your Glass Straws?

Wondering how to display your glass straws?  Our packaging is made so you can hang it if you have peg board but if you don’t no worries.  Mason Jars work great!  Or any wide mouth glass jar or vase.  This store decided to add our logo onto the jars to really make it pop.  If you are in Pace, FL check out Alternative Health Food Store  

The picture above is from their store.  Great Idea!  Those are our Carrying Cases hanging underneath too.

 

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Are you ready for Plastic Free July?

Go Plastic Free for the month of July!

Just signed up to go Plastic Free for the month of July with PlasticFreeJuly.Org.  We couldn’t be more excited to be apart of something great!  We have been doing our best to have very little plastic in our lives and no single use plastics.  It is a very hard thing to do because everything in the store has plastic in one way or another.  By joining PlasticFreeJuly.org we will be saving all of our plastic that is used so we can fully see what we use and how we can adjust it.  Register here with PlasticFreeJuly.org!

We are excited and wanted to share this with you in hopes that you would like to join us and all the others.  There is so much that can be one we just have to start making simple changes.  It is the little things that add up to something huge!  We can make a difference.  Here is a link to PlasticFreeJuly.Org so you can check it out yourself and then sign up.  🙂

 

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Newest addition to the Glass Straw Family

Meet the newest member of the Glass Straw Family!

Newest member of the glass straw family - Aurora Alis
Newest member of the glass straw family – Aurora Alis

Aurora Alis

Just wanted to share with you the newest member of our glass straw family.  Once she is big enough and needing a straw it will be Glass Straws all the way.

On March 1 at 12:59pm Aurora Alis was brought into this wonderful world.  She was scheduled for March 10 but she couldn’t wait that long.  We all had this feeling that she wasn’t going to wait.  She was ready to be held in our arms instead of the womb.  She is now 11 days old and doing great!

Aurora is a healthy little baby girl.  When she was born she was 8 pounds and 21.5 inches long.  She just had a check up at her doctors and she is now 8 pounds 6 ounces.  And since she is doing so well she doesn’t have to go back until her 2 month check up.  We couldn’t be happier.

The Joy of Raising a Baby

We’re glad you joined our family,
Yet some things make us wonder;
How can a little package like you
Have a voice that’s loud as thunder?

You are so small and oh so cute,
But you are never very shy,
For whenever you want something brought to you,
You just open your mouth and cry.

First you moved on hands and knees,
Then you were up on your feet.
We’re chasing you all around the house;
We’re tired; we need a retreat!

Your food is smeared over the table;
Your food is on the floor;
Seems the only place food didn’t go,
Is in the baby we adore.

Diapers here and diapers there,
Stinky… smelly… Whew!
Diapers would have done us in,
If we didn’t love you as we do.

We’re glad you joined our family,
You’re a unique and wonderful treasure.
So, despite the work of raising you,
Being your parents is a total pleasure!

By Karl and Joanna Fuchs

Much love to you all!!

Love,

DSG – Drinking Straws . Glass

Aurora Alis
Aurora Alis
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Summer Time!!

Summer is here!!

The sun is out and the water is cool, Summer is here!  Time to go to the beach or river, pack a picnic basket with an organic lunch and eco friendly glass straws, and soak up some sun. Plan a trail hike or or a lazy day at the lake. How about a relaxing camping trip or a fun concert festival? All of our customers are taking thier glass straws to summer events, concerts, fairs, and  Burning Man!

Don’t forget the water!  Stay hydrated and drink plenty of water.  And remember to bring your glass straws along with you.  This way you don’t have to use plastic straws when you are out.  And if you have a case for your straws then you can protect your glass straws and keep them clean. Remember to bring enough to trade or gift with your friends!

We hope you all have a safe and fun Summer.  Don’t forget to pick up your trash when you leave your places of fun.

This article from OurNationalParks.us shows just how much of an impact you can have!

According to Dana Soehn, volunteer coordinator for the park, volunteers spent 3,410 hours exclusively on litter patrol projects last year.

“We also spent another 4,518 hours cleaning up our backcountry trails and campsites and then another 3,352 hours on special patrols in the backcountry where we had to recover large amounts of litter left behind by unprepared hikers,” said Soehn. “Not only do the VIPs [volunteers in-park] help our park look better, but they also help us protect both the terrestrial and aquatic habitats, making them a cleaner, healthier environment.”

Click here to read the full article:
http://www.ournationalparks.us/park_issues/volunteers_hard_work_help_keep_national_parks_clean/

Much Love!!

DSG – Drinking Straws . Glass
Your source for glass straws

Eco Friendly Glass Straws for smoothies or any drink
Eco Friendly Glass Straws for smoothies or any drink
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New cases for Glass Straws

We have cases for your Glass Straws!!
Drum roll please…… We have an assortment of holders for glass straws all which are handmade with love. They come in a variety of colors and are made with Organic Cotton.
First is our Glass Straw Wraps; a simple wrap of Organic Cotton to help keep your straw clean and adds some protection as well. They are a stylish design that is also the right price.
Then we have our Single Glass Straw Sleeve that is perfect if you don’t want to mess with wrapping things up. Just slip your straw into the sleeve and go! These sleeves are made with Organic cotton and Natural Cotton Batting. Padded on the front and back for that extra protection.
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Have two straws? We have you covered! We have Double Glass Straw Sleeves! Perfect to bring an extra straw out for a friend or that special someone. Made with Organic Cotton and padded for extra protection.
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With these cases you now can bring your Glass Straw with you everywhere and no longer need Plastic Straws!! This is a Huge yet Simple step and I’m excited to help you all make it. If you have any questions please send us an email and we will gladly answer your questions.
Much Love!!!
DSG