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Kathleen Plate, Sustainable Lighting Artist and Recycled Glass Artist

There is an indescribable beauty to the interaction of glass and light. Here in our Bluffton studios, we have glass installations that change the play of light into the studio depending on the time of day and also the time of year. For Recycle Glass Month, we’d like to share the beauty of recycled glass through Kathleen Plate’s recently revealed Smart Glass Guggenheim Chandelier.

Smart Glass Guggenheim Chandelier

Smart Glass Guggenheim Chandelier by Kathleen Plate

“The spiral lighting fixture, inspired by the architecture of the Guggenheim Museum, features a white globe light and glass rings. The chandelier made its national debut at the Guggenheim Museum in New York during the Architectural Digest Home Show and now moves to its current home at Switch Modern in Atlanta.”

Kathleen’s beautiful pieces are made from recycled glass from soda, wine, beer and even salad dressing bottles.  It’s another clear example that glass – with its three simple and natural ingredients – can be endlessly and beautifully recycled. In addition to the Smart Glass Guggenheim Chandelier and Kathleen’s other works of art for the home, she is the founder and designer of Smart Glass Jewelry with this beautiful work showing up on fashion-forward runways and the small screen.

You can bring more of the beauty of recycled glass into your world, whether you make the smart, healthy choice for a reusable glass water bottle or make your next jewelry piece a declaration of sustainable luxury – you can discover the beauty, simplicity and endless
potential of glass.

BottlesUp Reaches Retailers at New York International Gift Fair

QR Code for BottlesUpBottlesUp will reach out and bring its reusable glass water bottle to retailers and attendees of the 2011 New York International Gift Fair, August 13-18. Tapping into the eco-health and environmental concerns among consumers, the company will feature its glass water bottles that blend the artistic beauty of glass with the environmental responsibility of pure, natural, recycled materials.
“At the New York show we can share our story with retailers looking for a product that blends art, a healthier product, and environmental responsibility,” said Glass Artist Laurel Herter, founder, BottlesUp.  “Most everyone recognizes the art and beauty of glass. Our reusable glass water bottles appeal to people for different reasons. Some consumers recognize the purity of glass for their healthy lifestyle, some see the practical functionality of a reusable glass water bottle, and some appreciate a green product that delivers on the promise of environmental responsibility.

With more than 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and  85 countries, the New York
Gift Show highlights creative, sustainable and eco-friendly products among others. BottlesUp will focus on reaching retailers and attendees seeking innovative new products for now and for the gifting season ahead.  The company’s sturdy 22-ounce glass water bottle is designed by an acclaimed glass artist and is 100% sourced in North America. Each individual bottle is created from a minimum of 75% recycled glass using ancient techniques in a modern glass-making facility in Mexico. The bottles are enhanced by colorful food-grade silicone caps and grippers made in Maine. BottlesUp’s bottles are free of known toxins including Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and polycarbonates that research has shown can compromise human health. There is zero plastic in the product or packaging.

In New York BottlesUp will be located at the show in Booth 3613.   Will you be there? Let us know!

BottlesUp Showcases at the 2011 Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market Expo

Glass Water Bottles

BottlesUp, Reusable Glass Water Bottles

BottlesUp will showcase its reusable glass water bottle to retailers and attendees of the 2011 Atlanta Gift & Home Furnishings Market Expo, July 15-19. Tapping into the eco-health and environmental concerns among consumers, the company will feature its glass  water bottles that blend the artistic beauty of glass with the environmental responsibility of pure, natural, recycled materials.

“The Atlanta [Gift & Home Furnishings] show allows us to share our story and our products with retailers looking for a product that blends art, function and environmental
responsibility,” said Laurel Herter, founder, BottlesUp.  “As retailers look to the gifting season ahead, our reusable glass water bottles resonate with people for different reasons. Some consumers recognize the purity of glass for their healthy lifestyle, some see the practical functionality of a reusable glass water bottle, and some appreciate a green product that delivers on the promise of environmental responsibility. Most everyone recognizes the art and beauty of glass.”

With nearly half a million attendees, the upcoming Atlanta show is noted as one of the  world’s largest expos for wholesales gift and home furnishing companies. BottlesUp will focus on reaching retailers and attendees seeking innovative new products for now and for the gifting season ahead.  The company’s sturdy 22-ounce glass water bottle is designed by an acclaimed glass artist and is 100% sourced in North America. Each individual bottle is created from a minimum of 75% recycled glass using ancient techniques in a modern glass-making facility in Mexico. The bottles are enhanced by colorful food-grade silicone caps and grippers made in Maine. BottlesUp’s bottles are free of known toxins including Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and polycarbonates that research has shown can compromise human health. There is zero plastic in the product or
packaging.

In Atlanta, BottlesUp will be located at the show in Building 3, Floor 2, Booth 1800 with their partner Inno-Labs.

Will we see you in Atlanta? Let us know!

BottlesUp Joins Green Chamber of the South

Member, Green Chamber of the South Our award-winning reusable glass water bottles enjoy descriptions such as the “clean side of green” and “art you can use.” As a company, we’re dedicated to building a company that’s good for your health, our planet all while creating a sustainable and successful company. This week, we joined the Green Chamber of the South, a nonprofit dedicated to the growth and success of sustainable business in the Southeast.

The Green Chamber of the South offers us the opportunity to connect with other like-minded businesses dedicated to building sustainable businesses in and around the Southeast. Founded in 2008 in Atlanta, Georgia, the organization supports the growth and success of sustainable business and encourages innovation and adoption of clean technology. It’s a non-profit organization working to make the Southeast the center of sustainable business in the United States.

So how do we fit in this group? From the very beginning, our every effort – from design, to sourcing, to production, to packaging – has been focused on creating the lowest carbon footprint possible. The result? Our sturdy 22-ounce glass water bottle is 100% sourced in North America and has the lowest carbon footprint in the industry. Each bottle is created from recycled glass (up to 75% recycled and sourced on-site) using ancient techniques in a modern glass-making facility in Mexico. The bottles are enhanced by food-grade silicone caps and grippers made in Maine. BottlesUp’s bottles are free of known toxins including Bisphenol-A (BPA), phthalates, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC), and polycarbonates that research has shown can compromise human health. There is zero plastic in the product or packaging. It takes more time to do it right, but we’re committed to living, breathing, and building a truly green company.

We hope to learn, and to inspire, our fellow Green Chamber members for the betterment of health, environment and business. And if you’re a part of a company in the Southeast, considering joining the Green Chamber or even taking one small step to make your business greener – your employees, customers and business will benefit.

BottlesUp Featured on Daily Grommet

Today, just in time for Cinco de Mayo and just before Mother’s Day, we are the featured product on Daily Grommet. The website describes itself as, “Daily Grommet is an online marketplace and the birthplace of Citizen Commerce, a movement that gives people the information and tools to support products that align with their own values. It’s a powerful new way to discover, share, and sell consumer products.”

Our beautiful reusable water bottles that blend function with environmental responsibility were selected to be the feature for the next 24 hours. Stop on by, check us out and leave a comment!