About - Bow Valley Straws
Durable Borosilicate Glass Drinking Straws Handcrafted in Canmore Alberta, Canada.
I first discovered my love for glass drinking straws when our local restaurants started making the move to ban/remove all plastic drinking straws to help save the turtles and the environment. Not liking the other available straws options I asked my husband who is a Borosilicate Glassblower to make me a few glass straws to try out. They were great and my 9 year old loved them too! after many break tests to ensure durability, I decided to get him to teach me how to make them myself so I could create a great reusable product that is also a little peice of Art. I spent the end of summer 2018 blowing glass live and making straws at Canmore's Art in The Park as well as various Markets and will return for 2019.
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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