5.04.2014

GlassDharma


"Glass Straws are an excellent choice to promote reusable vs. “disposable”.  In a perfect world, single use plastics will cease to exist.  A straw is one small step that creates a spiraling thought process toward other re-usables.  Together, we are making a difference that greatly impacts our environment!  We guarantee that GlassDharma products will stand up to surpass your expectations in quality and durability." - Glass Dharma


The Purpose
Since March of 2007, GlassDharma has been producing glass drinking straws in Fort Bragg, California. The GlassDharma mission is to create world-wide awareness about the damage plastic straws and single-use plastics are to our environment. Glass Straws provide an alternative and eliminate the need for them.
The goal of the company is to provide glass straws to at least 2% of the American public. With a population over 300 million in the U.S.A, this works out to more than 6 million straws!

The Mission
GlassDharma founder and master lampworker, David Leonhardt, believes in the mission behind his exquisite product line. David explains how Reusing glass straws Reduces the waste in our landfills and the oceans: “My commitment is three-fold – to create the highest quality, most durable glass straws, having the straws be elegant and stylish, and for them to serve an important purpose! As I work with other people in the sustainable living community and educate people about the negative effects of plastic and the positives of glass, I benefit by learning more about living with a greener footprint.”

The Guarantee
The GlassDharma Quality Control department ensures the quality of each and every straw. Offering an unprecedented lifetime guarantee, GlassDharma stands behind their product and promises that if it breaks, it will be replaced. GlassDharma straws are made fromborosilicate glass, the safest and strongest glass commercially available; they are even dishwasher and microwave safe!

The Advantages
GlassDharma straws not only replace their toxic plastic counterparts, but lend to compliments and conversation because of their beauty and style.
· Great for all hot or cold drinks
· Kid friendly and safe
· Perfectly stages specialty drinks – bubble teas, iced drinks, shakes, smoothies and juices
· Beautiful in cocktails – great accessory for stemware and martini glasses
· Concerned about staining or damaging your teeth? Use for wine, coffee, teas and acidic drinks
· Easy to clean

One for Everyone
GlassDharma straws are available in three collections: Simple Elegance, Beautiful Bend, and Decorative Dots with the color accented glass dots. Offered in various lengths and widths, GlassDharma straws are available individually and in sets. The accessory line includes cleaning brushes and hemp sleeves for taking straws wherever you go. We now retail our new reclaimed denim Family Pack which holds 4+ straws and/or utensils.




GlassDharma straws come in 4 different sizes for Small cups/”Sippers”, Ice Tea, Smoothies and for Bubble Tea, so you will be able to find the perfect straw for any beverage. GlassDharma also does custom straw sizes, so if you have an unusual-sized favourite drinking glass there will be a straw for you!


GlassDharma has the Simple Elegance straw, which is straight without any colour (The least expensive straw), the Beautiful Bend straw, for those who prefer to have a bend in their straw, and their Decorative Dots straw, which come with 2 coloured glass balls near the top of your straw. The decorative dots are appealing, great for colour coding your drinks at a gathering, and they help keep your straws from rolling off a table. These come in Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Clear & Black.


In case you wish to travel with your straws you can keep them safe with the Hemp Soft Sleeves. Machine washable and available in a number of colors.

Cleaning your straws is easy! You can order a cleaning brush to facilitate cleaning your straws. The cleaning brushes have a stainless steel handle with medical grade nylon bristle. 
Cleaning your straws will be easier if you rinse them after use and this cleaning brush helps even foods like chia seeds! The straws are also dishwasher and microwave safe. 

What we think: These straws are great and we absolutely recommend them! They are non-toxic (no BPA), dishwasher - safe, and can be used for hot and cold drinks. In addition to being microwave safe, they are also handmade! Plus, there is a lifetime guarantee and the straws are very durable. 
GlassDharma can also customize straws incase people need uniquely sized straws and they use borosilicate glass, the strongest commercially available glass on the market. 
These straws work extremely well and make a lovely accessory to your drink, as well as your kitchen counter! 
Drinking with GlassDharma straws is a treat! The beverages taste good and don't become "soggy" like they do with plastic straws. We love that they are reusable, environmentally friendly and easy to care for!


For more information on GlassDharma, please visit www.glassdharma.com

GlassDharma also has a Canadian Distributor, Koru