Hi! I'm Aimee Promislow and as both a lifelong craftsperson and a lifelong recycler, in 2014 I found a way to combine both passions and founded GlassSipper.
I started making glass beads in 2006. I loved creating fun and cute beads with dogs, cats, fish and even turtles on them, but didn't know what to do with them. At the same time, we had bought a Vitamix blender and were making smoothies every morning. The kids wanted straws for their smoothie, but the only smoothie straw we knew about was a plastic one.
Then late one night, frustrated with plastic straws spilling out of our kitchen drawers, not to mention the guilt of using all of those plastic straws, I had a 'eureka' moment. I realized that instead of making glass beads, I could be making reusable glass drinking straws. That night GlassSipper was born and I found a way to marry my love of making glass art and helping the environment.
In the summer of 2016 my husband Fred stopped being a lawyer and joined GlassSipper. Together, we are committed to ridding the world of plastic straws and replacing them with our reusable, toxin-free, environmentally friendly and fun glass drinking straws.
We live in Vancouver BC, close to the ocean with our 2 teenage boys and border terrier pup. Although the boys use GlassSippers daily, they have yet to join the family business :)