Here’s one of our fans sharing her reaction to seeing our bottles on AxMen.
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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
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!
What a week! This past Sunday through Tuesday, we made our first public debut with our reusable glass water bottles at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show. It was an exciting time as so many people came to see our bottle and hear its two stories.
The Art Story
BottlesUp reusable glass water bottles were designed by nationally-acclaimed architectural glass artist Laurel Herter. More than 2 years ago, realizing the problems of plastic to our health and the environment, Laurel realized she had a solution right there in her studio – design a reusable glass water bottle. The glass water bottle is designed for the modern hand with a slight curviture and rings to be an easy, natural fit. Also, it has a rounded lip, like old-fashioned milk bottles, making it easy to drink from. But the art story continues, the bottles are made using ancient glass techniques in a modern facility. Unlike manufactured bottles, our bottles have the natural beauty of glass, made from one piece of glass, and placed in molds. The glass is finished with a ‘puff of air’ (this process is called semi-automatic) to ensure we get a consistent interior diameter so we can get a water-tight seal with the silicone cap.
The Green Story
BottlesUp glass water bottles have the lowest carbon footprint in the industry. The enrite product and our packaging is 100% sourced in North America. The glass in the reusable water bottles is made from a minimum of 75% post-consumer recycled glass, that is sourced on site in Pavisa, Mexico. (No slow boat from China for us or for you!) Glass is naturally BPA-free and PVC-free. The colorful food-grade silicone grippers and cap are made in Maine. We use minimal packaging that makes the most of recycled materials. You’ll find zero plastic in the product or the packaging – zero, zilch, nada.
We hope it’s the first of many times we get to tell our story.
Today we announced our big news – we’re launching our company and our first product, a reusable glass water bottle made from all natural, recycled materials, at the 2011 International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago.
This Sunday, March 6 we will see the fruits of our labor over the last two years. From initial designs, drafts, to building molds, to hand-blowing the prototypes, to sourcing our products with a commitment to be green – all of it, all of it, has been worth it.
We’re very excited to bring you a reusable glass water bottle that is truly a blend of art, function and environmental-responsibility. We’re 100% sourced in North America: the glass is made from a minimum of 75% recycled glass sourced on site; the silicone grippers and cap are made in Maine. Our product and our packaging contain zero plastic, making it naturally BPA-free and PVC-free. We’re one company making a difference and we hope you’ll join us on this journey to improve our health and this big blue marble we call home.
It’s taken nearly two years since Laurel’s first sketch to our final product’s debut coming in 12 short days. As we worked with industrial designers, mold-makers and glass makers, we went through many modfied versions. But our committment at every phase was to creating a bottle that was made with recycled glass, that highlighted the natural beauty of glass and that blended high design with a functional, resuable, responsible bottle. I love this video we made showing our first bottles being made in an early phase. You’ll see the effort to heat the glass, mold the glass and refine it to finish. It’s beautiful, don’t you agree?