That's what architectural glass designer Laurel Herter thought, so she set about creating one. Although she'd seen eco-conscious folks sipping water from mason jars, she found the jar lip uncomfortable. She decided to try her hand at a redesign, and after crowd-sourcing reactions to 30 different wooden models, the unanimous favorite was passed along to glass blower Jonathan Poirer to create the bottlesUp prototype.
The glass cores are made in Mexico by a company with its own curbside recycling program, with at least 75% of the glass is recycled on site, and the food-grade silicone grippers and caps are made by a company in Maine. Each bottle is then assembled by Programs for Exceptional People, a group of special needs adults in Hilton Head Island, SC. The end result is that these unique and eco-friendly bottles are 100% sourced in North America. Everything is naturally PVC- and BPA-free, plus bottlesUp boasts the lowest carbon footprint of any water bottle in the industry.
For everyday usage, bottlesUp is comfortable, sturdy (the silicone grippers mean it can survive most tumbles, but be careful on pavement), stylish, and dishwasher-safe. Bottoms up!