Does the world really need another brand of water bottles? I couldn't help but wonder that when I received the press release about S'well Bottles. But all it took was one look at these brightly colored stylish bottles and I knew that they were unique!
It got even better when I read about the mission behind the product: To provide clean water to those in need. To achieve this goal, S'well has partnered with WaterAid and donates 10% of net sales to support programs that improve access to safe water, hygiene and sanitation in the world's poorest communities. Every bottle sold provides almost a year supply of water for someone in need. Every five bottles sold provides a lifetime supply.
S'well bottles were purposefully designed to be elegant and functional at the same time. Unlike most stainless bottles, these are insulated to keep drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12 hours and sweat-free (no drippy bottles!) I love that the opening is big enough for ice cubes but small enough that you won't get drenched when you take a sip.
At $35 a pop, these insulated bottles are pretty pricey but I look at it like buying a nice pair of sunglasses - when you buy cheap ones, you lose them but when you invest in something nice, you make darned sure you know where they are at all times!
How would you like to win one? Zip on over to the S'well website and let me know what you like best about S'well bottles (and what color you would choose!). Additional entries for liking S'well on Facebook, Mindful Momma on Facebook and on Twitter, and for subscribing to my RSS or email feed (that's 5 total entries per person!) The contest will run through midnight, Central time on Wednesday, April 27th (you must have a U.S. mailing address to enter).
And if you just want to get one of these cool bottles in your hot little hands right away - use the code TONY for a 10% discount at checkout (valid through April 27th). At the moment, your best bet for finding a S'well bottle is online but expect greater distribution coming soon.
(Full Disclosure: I was sent a free S'well bottle in return for my honest opinion.)