About - Bow Valley Straws
Durable Borosilicate Glass Drinking Straws Handcrafted in Alberta, Canada.
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 (prepandemic!)
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Bow Valley Straws are made of strong, kiln-annealed Borosilicate Glass making these eco-friendly straws shatter/break resistant, toxin-free and they can be used over and over again. These straws are 10mm wide which are perfect for most drinks including milkshakes/smoothie drinks, the standard 8” length are approx the same length as the standard plastic straws. Good for either hot or cold beverages as well as both microwave and dishwasher safe (although easier to clean just under the tap with a brush)
Unlike plastic, metal and bamboo straws you can see if your glass straw is clean on the inside. Very easy to clean under the tap with the cleaning brush and kid approved too! As with all straws please make sure your child is seated while using a glass straw :)
Help rid the environment of plastic straws & support locally made art at the same time.
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