Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Review & Giveaway: Glass Dharma

 A little about Glass Dharma taken from their website:
Hello, my name is David Leonhardt.
making glass strawsI’ve been a lampworker (glassblower) for over 10 years. My wife, Gail & I recently moved from the Sacramento, CA area, to our dream of living on the Mendocino Coast. 
I started doing some work for a local glass shop in town and noticed that the owner had glass drinking straws for sale. I had never heard of these before and I am always intrigued by something made out of glass that I hadn’t thought of.  I was struck by the unique elegance in such a simple item. 
I immediately recognized that here was a partial solution to our “plastics problem”.  Now, granted, there are a lot more plastics in our world than just drinking straws, but bear with me a minute and let me put things in perspective ... As of March 2008, McDonald’s serves an average of 52 million meals PER DAY!  (Per their website) How many of those served do you think were given a plastic straw?  I hope it is becoming obvious just how big of a problem these pesky little plastic straws can be.  Remember, this is just from McDonalds!!  Get the picture?? Read More..
The Truth's Thoughts:

If there’s one thing I love, then it’s drinking from a straw. It somehow seems more ladylike than taking sips directly from a glass, and it’s especially convenient at restaurants (when direct mouth to cup contact is hardly ideal).  Unfortunately, the unnecessary waste created by and toxins leached through plastic straws have been more than enough to keep this lady skeptical.
When I heard about Glass Dharma, I was immediately intrigued. With BPA and the disposable element out of the way, I could finally enjoy my straw without risking my health or feeling guilty! Glass Dharma sent me 4 straws and 2 cleaning brushes (*sold separately) to try and review, and none of them failed to impress.
I am always trying to get my husband to use a straw when we go out and he never want to use them. He always just drinks right from the glass and I told him that he don't ever know if they get them completely clean that it is better to use a straw. Since we have gotten out Glass Dharma he carries one with him ever where we go and that is what he using when we go out to eat to drink his drink with. He is kinds about mother earth even if he don't really want to let any one know. He to feels the same as I do about how much we just waste stuff. So the Glass Dharma area a great idea because you can reuse them over and over. They are easy to clean with the cleaning brushes. Please remember that not all the straws come with cleaning brushes but you can buy them by their self if you wish.

Glass Dharma has generously offered to give one lucky reader a $25 gift certificate toward anything in their shop!

Don’t want to wait for your glass straw and/or accessories? Head on over to their website and buy one today!

*As I mentioned above, the cleaning brushes are sold separately. They make cleaning the straws such a breeze, though, that they’re definitely worth the $5 they cost!

Four "Shorty" Straws with one brush in your choice of 3 diameters:
  • (4) 7mm x 6.25" - $28.00  
    (4) 9.5mm x 6.25" - $31.50
    (4) 12mm x 6.25" - $35.00

Four standard length straws with one brush in your choice of 3 diameters & 2 lengths:
    (4) 9.5mm x 8" - $31.50  
    (4) 9.5mm x 9" - $31.50 
    (4) 12mm x 8" - $35.00 
    (4) 12mm x 9" - $35.00 
    (4) 14mm x 9" - $40.00 

 Four Extra Long Straws with one cleaning brush in your choice of 2 diameters:
  •  ICE TEA
    (4) 9.5mm x 10" - $35.50 
    (4) 12mm x 10" - $35.00

 Set includes 4 straws and one cleaning brush. Available in all 4 diameters and 4 colors: Red, Green, Blue, Amber.
  •   SIPPER
    (4) 7mm x 6.25" - $33.00
  •  ICE TEA
    (4) 9.5mm x 9" - $37.00
    (4) 12mm x 9" - $40.00
    (4) 14mm x 9" - $47.00 

 Set includes 6 straws and one cleaning brush. Available in all 4 diameters and 6 colors: Red, Green, Blue, Amber, Clear and Black

  •   SIPPER
    (6) 7mm x 6.25" - $48.00
  •  ICE TEA
    (6) 9.5mm x 9" - $53.00
    (6) 12mm x 9" - $58.00
    (6) 14mm x 9" - $69.00

 set of four beautiful bends drinking straws with a cleaning brush
    (4) 9.5mm x 9" - $35.00  
    (4) 12mm x 9" - $38.50

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Disclaimer: No compensation was received for this post. I was provided a sample of each product for my review purposes only. All opinions are 100% my own.

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