One day I was hiking in the desert, miserable because I was drinking luke warm water out of a reusable water bottle…again. I thought, "why isn't there a bottle that can keep my water cold? And keep my coffee hot? And why can't this bottle be elegant and beautiful, at home in the board room or hiking a trail?"
During the next year of designing, re-designing, testing and gaining FDA approval, I also became aware of the world water crisis. I have this picture framed over my desk and it is my touchstone.
"Beauty Munda, Kalidashi Munda and Tara Morol are going back home after collecting water from a pond sand filter, Bangladesh." Photo Credit: Munem Wasif/Agence Vu for WaterAid © 5/2010
These women spend hours walking to get water. Their watering hole is shared with animals who use it for bathing and drinking. The women, children and men in their village are sick all the time from drinking this water, but it's their only option.
That's why we are proud to partner with WaterAid, in support of their work to help build safe water sources in the world's poorest communities.
My dream with S'well is to allow those without options to be provided clean drinking water, while at the same time encourage those with clean water to appreciate it, and drink it from a reusable water bottle that marries fashion and function.
I'm proud of the difference S'well is making in the world.
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