PRSNT Founder: Chanelle Sladics talks Simply Straws Kickstarter

Hello! Simply Straws Here!

We are a boutique reusable glass drinking straw company which provides an alternative to the common plastic straw. Did you know 500 million plastic straws are used and disposed of daily in the USA alone? I know, crazy! So we set out to offset this specific plastic pollution problem.

We first thought stainless steel would be our solution, but we were quickly challenged by how hot, cold and potentially dirty our straw was. Then we considered bamboo and realized it was a host for mold in the long term. Once we went glass, we never looked back. Not only are they beautiful, our glass straws are incredibly durable (strongest commercially made glass on the market), BPA-free, non-toxic, sustainable, and handmade in California. Yes, right here in the USA!

SIMPLY STRAWS x MASON JAR

 Our straws are a match made in heaven with mason jars, but we had to adapt the lid to accommodate our stunning glass straw. Here’s a peek:

THE SIMPLY MASON STRAW JAR LID 1.0 

 Our first custom lid was a great first step, but the lid leaked and made loud noises while in motion, like bumping around in the car!

THE SIMPLY MASON JAR LID 2.0

 After much time and sampling, our patented silicone grommet was born. We have tried and tested this new grommet with overwhelming success, but modifications still need to be made to accommodate all straw diameters we sell. 

 THE SIMPLY MASON JAR LID 3.0 (Kickstart)

 We didn't want to stop with the mason grommet lid! Listening to our numerous customer requests, we are currently creating a superior lid that will resist rust, will best accommodate all straw varieties, and will represent the quality we stand behind. All of our glass straws have a lifetime guarantee and we want our lids to also be the last ones you ever buy! 

Therefore, we introduced our first ever: rust free, single piece, hassle-free, dent-free, stainless steel custom mason lid, perfectly accommodating our glass drinking straws.

 

3.0 MASON STRAW LID PROTOTYPE

Now we just need YOUR help to get our stainless steel lid campaign off the ground! 

ONE PEICE. NO MORE RUST. NO MORE DENTS. NO MORE HASSLE.

Here at Simply Straws, we offer a beautiful and extensive line of durable borosilicate glass drinking straws and other fun accessories such as mason jars, custom lids, cozies, cleaning brushes, straw sleeves, and utensil kits. Last but not least, the newest addition to our ever-growing family is our patented silicone grommet mason lid, which has been a huge hit!

 We are also passionately committed to this plastic pollution challenge and commit a minimum of 1% of our gross income (thru 1% For The Planet) to benefit our non-profit partners whom are helping us activate and educate our world against these crucial plastic pollution challenges.

Our Non-Profit Partners

We'd like to leave the world a better place, sip by sip, and we’d like you to join us on this journey. By purchasing now from us, your reusable straw will offset over 30,000 disposable plastic straws in your lifetime!

By purchasing now from us, your reusable straw will offset over 30,000 disposable plastic straws in your lifetime!

Join our Simply Ambassador in being an agent for change, and looking good while doing it! 

 

LET'S MAKE A TOAST- THANK YOU

Developing this product and this Kickstarter took many many moons and was a team effort. Thank you to our families for being so supportive of this project and for the many late nights that it took.

Our heartfelt thanks to the following awesome humans:  

  • Kickstarter Video- Emily Wheatley | @FindingMacaroon
  • Filming - Emily Wheatley, Chanelle Sladics, Kjersti Buaas
  • Publicist- Jen Pearson | Single Fin PR | @singlefinpr
  • Social Media Ninja- Kimberely Bennett |Simply Straws
  • Graphic Design- Chanelle Sladics | @chanellesladics
  • Product Development- Cyndi Sladics, Gus, Jason, 
  • Campaign Team- Hayley Burchell, Vipe Desai, Cyndi Sladics, Chanelle Sladics, Jen Pearson, Emily Wheatley, Duke Burchell, Kimberley Bennett

Photography- Duke Burchell | Duke Loren Photography | @doooker Production- Hayley Burchell + Chanelle Sladics | Simply Straws 

and YOU! If you are reading this right now, THANK YOU for your interest, time, and consideration in backing this project. Hopefully telling your friends about this campaign! Please stay connect intergalactically on our social media channels. We can't do any of this without you!