I created Bow Valley Straws during the Summer of 2018 in Canmore, Alberta as an artistic alternative to plastic as well as other reusable straws. There was a huge movement starting around Canada to encourage restaurants to cut back on single use plastics, starting with mainly plastic straws. Other unpleasant alternatives such as paper were being offered or nothing at all. I found many drinks still need a proper straw (smoothies, iced drinks) and as well there are also many people out there with disabilities that require a straw for drinks and even soups.
Bow Valley Straws are locally handcrafted in Alberta from durable Borosilicate Glass which is also kiln-annealed, making it extra strong, dishwasher safe and great for both hot and cold drinks. They are easy to keep clean with a cleaning brush and the best part is you can actually see if they are clean all the way through. I also travel around Alberta to various markets & events doing live glassblowing demos and educating the public about plastic alternatives as well as the art of borosilicate glass work.
Made In Canada:
- Clear Glass Drinking Straws
- Glass Straw Cleaning Brushes
- Glass Straw Carrying Cases