My local hardware store is amazing. Cole Hardware is a small, locally-owned chain here in San Francisco that carries everything from classic hardware store nuts and bolts to fun kitchenware, Soda Stream carbonators and accessories, toys and even freshly-popped popcorn. Besides the awesome selection, the kind, friendly and helpful staff, and the awesome rewards program, one of my favorite things about Cole is their monthly newsletter, Hardware Hotline (you can read it online here). Full of home improvement tips, local and store news and even coupons, the newsletter is a treat to receive in the mail each month. I know – I’m excited about receiving a hardware store newsletter in the mail. If you told my 10-years-ago self that, she would laugh for a very long time. And then take a vodka shot.
Anyway, I just received the November issue of Hardware Hotline, and was excited to find a piece on S’well water bottles. While I’m a Klean Kanteen devotee of late, I’m always looking for other fun new pretty green products, for myself and for gifts (hello, upcoming holidays!). I was particularly excited at the mention that the 25-ounce S’well bottle (they also come in a 17-ounce size) is perfect for bringing along a bottle of wine to events like picnics, outdoor concerts or the beach, where glass is not allowed. The bottles are very pretty – I’m a big fan of their sleek design and fun color selection (they come in 17!). They’re also non-toxic and BPA-free and insulated to keep your cold drinks cold and your hot drinks hot. Better still, 10% of all sales go to a partnership with WaterAid to build safe water sources in Africa and India. That’s S’well, for sure.
I’ll definitely be looking for a S’well bottle next time I pop into Cole. If you can’t find them at a store near you, you can buy the bottles on S’well’s website!