Straw Models Wanted

June 22, 2016 by Strawesome

model with strawesome reusable glass strawWith summer officially upon us, our customers are looking forward to cool, refreshing summer drinks. Whether a breakfast smoothie, green juice, fancy cocktail, or ice cold water; there’s something special taking it in with a Strawesome glass straw. There’s a special kind of pride when one knows they are taking “drinking responsibly” to a whole new level.

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My Little Honey Pot

June 3, 2016 by Strawesome

My Little Honey Pot Brighton MIToday on Friend Friday we’re talking with Lindsay Salters and Jarrett Burke from My Little Honey Pot – one of our favorite friendly and healthy places to eat out. Let’s meet them and their business! Read the rest of this entry »

Introducing The “Save The Sea Turtles” Straw

May 24, 2016 by Strawesome

Marine Life Threatened by Plastics

Plastic Straw Problem on BeachesIt is estimated that more than 100 million marine animals are killed each year due to plastic debris in the ocean and that more than 80 percent of this plastic comes from Read the rest of this entry »

Remedy Food Project Toronto

May 14, 2016 by Daedra Surowiec

REMEDY FOOD PROJECT Brings Whole Food,

Plant-Based Thought Leaders to TORONTO JUN. 17-19

The Remedy Live Event is the largest of its kind in Canada.

Remedy Food Project will host the Remedy Food Toronto Live Event in downtown Toronto, Ontario June 17-19 at the Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel. The event brings together internationally recognized leaders from the whole food, plant-based movement including physicians, clinical researchers, celebrity chefs, and athletes, many of which were featured in the well-known documentary, “Forks Over Knives.” The reputable slate of presenters, together with more than 250 registered attendees, will mark the largest gathering of its kind in Canada.
The Atlanta-based nonprofit Alliance to Repair the American Diet (d.b.a Remedy Food project) was founded by Benji Kurtz. Obese his entire adult life, Kurtz watched “Forks Over Knives” in 2013, inspiring him to embark on a whole food, plant-based diet. The WFPB diet includes fruits, vegetables, whole grains, legumes, nuts and seeds and excludes all animal products. Kurtz lost more than 130 lbs. within eighteen months, a journey that has been featured on CNN, HLN, The Daily Mail and other news outlets worldwide. Today, Kurtz is leveraging his entrepreneurial background to raise awareness about the growing body of research linking poor food choices to chronic disease through the Remedy Food Live Events.
“Though few in number, there are studies out there that prove plant-based eating can halt and even reverse coronary artery disease,” says Kurtz. “This conference is the first event of its kind to bring these all-stars of plant-based eating to Canada, some of whom continue to develop research for this cause.”
Attendees will learn how a plant-based diet can positively alter the progression of lifestyle-related diseases such as heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes and autoimmune disease. Celebrity chefs and cookbook authors will demonstrate easy, economical plant-based food preparation techniques.
Attendees will enjoy sessions with more than 16 world-class speakers including Caldwell Esselstyn, Jr., MD, author and director of the Cardiovascular Prevention and Reversal Program at The Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute; Drs. T. Colin and Tom Campbell discussing the best-selling The China Study; local Toronto chef, author and entrepreneur Doug McNish; Matt Frazier the “No Meat Athlete”; Lindsay Nixon, “The Happy Herbivore”; Jason Wrobel; Dr. Michael Greger discussing How Not to Die, and many more.
Conference registration is open to the public, and continuing education credit is available to physicians and dietitians. Registration fees include healthy, plant-based meals and “Dinner and a Movie Night.” A complete roster of speakers, registration information and more can be found at www.remedyfood.org.

Raspberry Almond Smoothie Anyone? (+ 14 Day Spring Cleanse!)

April 17, 2016 by Strawesome

raspberry almond smoothie with strawesome going green glass straw
If you are a member of the Strawesome community, I’m guessing you might love drinking a delicious smoothie now and again, especially through a reusable glass drinking straw. (Maybe even daily like me?!?)

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Give Backs (Free Glass Straws) Leading Up To Earth Day

April 5, 2016 by Strawesome

earth-729949_640Earth Day 2016 is right around the corner. In celebration of the progress made this past year to reduce plastic waste, we are giving away 1 designer reusable glass straw per day leading up to Earth Day (April 22)! Let’s keep the progress going by sharing with our friends and families.

Each day around 12:15p EST, we will post a new straw on Facebook and Instagram. To participate, post a comment on the post and you will be eligible to win. The winner will be randomly selected and contacted privately to get shipping information.

We encourage you to share the posts and let others know that you use and recommend glass straws. Many people do not know that this alternative exists and continue to use the toxic, single-use plastic straws that impact our earth.

Thank you for caring about your self and the earth! Have a Happy Earth Day!

Introducing the Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii Special Edition Strawesome

February 11, 2016 by Strawesome

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii

We are super excited to introduce our newest Special Edition Strawesome created in collaboration with Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii.  We designed a smoothie straw with a little friend to remind us that our choices affect more than ourselves.

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Friend Friday – Gwen Jimmere, NATURALICIOUS

January 15, 2016 by Strawesome

Gwen JimmereToday on Friend Friday we’re talking with Gwen Jimmere, the founder of NATURALICIOUS, an incredibly innovative brand that’s taking the beauty industry by storm. Gwen’s mission is to give each customer the freedom to be beautiful, which we’ll learn more about below. While natural hair and body products are what she makes, the real thing she presents to customers is Read the rest of this entry »

A Month of Thanks – The Letter S

November 24, 2015 by Daedra Surowiec

Every November I reflect back on the past year and give thanks for all that has blessed my life. And I love to do this giveaway all month.  I’ll post a photo of a straw in a blog post and each straw will have a letter personalized and imprinted on it.  Comment on this post and tell me someone you’d like to send this straw to, the only rule is that their name must start with the letter on the straw! You can even send a note to them that we’ll include in the package. Everything is on us, all you have to do is provide a name and address and we’ll ship them the straw seen in the photo.* Read the rest of this entry »

Name That Straw Contest

November 21, 2015 by Daedra Surowiec

We received a few new color rods and just love them so we’re in a “new style” making mood! You benefit by seeing new products and getting the opportunity to name them!  Like this funky new straw:

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