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Thank you for visiting this page to get to know us. We are a family business, a husband and wife team that is here to help EVERYONE end their relationship with single use plastic straws. We have been on a mission to help since around 2011 (that is when we pursued it full time) and haven’t looked back!
We love what we do and are honored to help people become more aware of the effects we have on the planet. We see how plastic straws are used for a short period of time, yet they are here forever. Being parents of a teenager and toddler we want to make sure that the ocean and frankly this planet is clean and healthy so they can enjoy it. We see glass drinking straws as the first step towards a life lived with less waste. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions, ideas, and experiences you have about transitioning to a plastic free life!
As an Eco-Friendly and Socially Conscious company, we want to do everything that we can to reduce waste, pollution, and toxins in order to help promote a healthy planet.
Quality is important to us and we love it when we can provide our customers with the best product available, that’s why we use the highest industry standard methods to design and build exactly what you want.
Jeremy is the man behind the torch. His skills make our custom accent glass straws stand out among the crowd. Jeremy enjoys his time in the glass shop working on straws and other things made of glass. He also enjoys the outdoors and loves to spend time in the woods being a part of nature. When he isn’t working he is spending time with our daughters as well as our herd of goats.
Kattie (that’s me!) is the woman behind the computer, the one sending out your glass straw packages in the mail with love and care. I also take the time to inspect each glass straw and case that is made so you receive the best product we have. I am also the one who handcrafts our carrying cases making it easier to take that glass straw on the go. Another thing that I enjoy is sewing and taking pictures of interesting wonderful things. I also enjoy spending my day with Audri and Aurora, they are my wonderful girls.
Audri is our wonderful teenager who each day amazes us even more. She is skilled in many ways and is quite the helper in the company. We make our own packaging and Audri helps with that. She sews, paints, and writes. School is her favorite thing and hopes to be a teacher in the later years of her life.
Aurora is the newest addition to the family being born March 1, 2016. She has been such a little joy for all of us and has really brought our family together. One day she too will be helping out with making our glass straws, carrying cases and packaging. But for now she will just be that cute little baby who likes to smile and laugh.
Rissa is our shop manager. She orchestrates our wholesale accounts, does replacements, and fulfills orders for our happy customers.
Luis is Jeremy’s shop assistant. He works on wholesale orders and fires up the torch alongside Jeremy.
This short video will show you the mesmerizing process that goes into making our glass straws. From start to finish, it’s a family affair!
“Nestled among the mossy conifers of the regal Pacific Northwest, Drinking Straws . Glass family’s roots in the cascade mountains are as deep as the firs’. Drawing from their lush environment to inspire wondrous works in glass that rejoin functionality and aesthetic to offer an elegant array of glass wares that put the preservation of ecological balance at the roots of their practice.
When they aren’t enriching their skills and crafting new works, these artisans are otherwise bustling about enjoying all that this region has to offer. In the Pacific Northwest that often means pursuing indoor interests. In addition to the glasswork, this family makes interesting, eclectic clothing and accessories. From provocative pins to kaleidoscope robes, these folks are always creative, and it is always a one of a kind.
Rain or no, you can’t always stay inside. Their studio is located on acreage that works with the flora and fauna to create a sustainable environment for all life. This means when they aren’t being artistic, they are cultivating gardens, building shelters and maintaining living spaces for their herd of goats. When seasons permit they can be found foraging the local forests, using their knowledge of indigenous plant species to find treasures, such as the chanterelles that they can and pickle in their own sumptuous blend of herbs. It is their goal, and they are well on their way, to utilize their 10 acres to create a fully self-sustaining farm that promotes ideas of this practice with average resource accessibility.
When you love what you do, you are hardly working, but as the saying goes, ‘work hard, play hard’. If they aren’t busy on the homestead, this family is known for being positive, high-spirited participants in many festivals as merchants, organizers, merrymakers and plain ol’ down and dirty grunts. As members of any community they are dedicated to the commitment and honest work that comes along with any responsibility.
Happiest when enjoying the cornucopia of life, that very love and respect translate directly into the art they produce. These ethics are at the core of their practices and evident in their eco-centric desire to provide a gorgeous, sustainable option to an everyday waste item.”