Every good idea starts with a problem. Our problem was that as parents to 2 primary school age children, Dexter and Cassia we just couldn’t find the right drinks bottle.
We were searching for a bottle that ideally did several jobs all at the same time. The water bottle needed to be reusable and plastic free, we were fed up with constantly replacing water bottles. As a family we have made a real effort to cut down on our plastic use. Both Dexter and Cassia have spent many hours cleaning up plastic at the beach and are as keen as we are to cut down on plastic.
We really wanted a bottle that was produced in the UK, the ‘Bear’ metal of the bottles comes from China as unfortunately this is the only option right now. The rest of production, print and treatment are all carried out in the UK which is 70-80% of the production.
It needed to keep their drinks cool, be easy to clean, not get dented or split when dropped, the aluminium and plastic bottles did neither of these jobs, so it had to be made of high-grade stainless steel.
We wanted our drinkwear to be identifiably theirs so we would need creative stunning artwork…..and wouldn’t it also be great if each bottle and coffee cup could stay germ free!
Now there are many bottles that do some of these, but we just couldn’t find one that did every one of them and we didn’t want to become just another one of those water bottle companies…