"Think Outside the Plastic"
In 2012, the Sladics' family began “Simply Straws,” a reusable drinking straw alternative to the standard plastic straws. With a passion for educating the public on the effects of plastic pollution, and a commitment to work with organizations minimizing plastics, we began.
"After 31 years as a Dental Hygienist, I discovered that I was always adapting mediocre products to help my patients with dental problems such as teeth sensitivity, staining, and erosion issues. I felt compelled to provide a product for my patients that was safe for them and the environment," says Cyndi Sladics, mother and co-founder of Simply Straws. "Talking this over with my family we all agreed it was time to make a product that I was confident to recommend and know it was the best of the best for my patients. We took my knowledge of science and health, my husband’s love of creating, my son's youthfulness energy and my daughters’ passion for protecting the environment, to develop our eco-friendly, reusable drinking straws. A solution to a problem that affects all of us."
We didn't stop at straws. Our sleeves are carefully crafted from fair-trade hemp, flax, and organic cotton. Our web hosting and printing are powered by eco energy, we use non-toxic dyes, and we use Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified 100% post-consumer recycled paper for business materials. Oh, and all of our packaging is compostable. If we were any more green, we'd be a tree. One percent of all proceeds go directly to our non-profit partners, all of which give us that warm and fuzzy feeling.
Flat Rate Shipping to the USA for retail orders - $5. Standard shipments within the United States are usually sent via USPS or UPS. Retail orders will ship within 7 - 10 business days after the order is placed and payment is received.
Please allow 4-6 week lead time after the order is placed and the payment is received. Free USA shipping for wholesale orders over $350.
Our policy lasts 30 days from purchase date. If 30 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately we can’t offer a return, refund or exchange. For any return, exchange, or refund we require an order number, receipt/invoice or proof of purchase. Any item not in it's original condition, such as damaged or missing parts for reasons not due to our error, is not eligible for a return, exchange, or refund. We will not accept any item more than 30 days after purchase date.
About Simply Straws
Our glass straws are made of borosilicate glass, the strongest glass available, which makes them perfect for basically everyone! They are nontoxic, recycleable and provide a pure drinking experience!
Everything! Our glass straws are perfect for any beverage. Hot or cold, thin or thick, sugar or caffeine, we have a straw for everything. If you're feeling adventurous we have used our wide straws for soups too!
BPA stands for bisphenol-A. BPA is found in polycarbonate plastics and epoxy resins. Studies have linked BPA to hormone disruption, increased breast and prostate cancer cell growth, early onset puberty, and obesity. Simply Straws is proud to say we are BPA FREE!
The dental community has become aware even those on a healthy diet are prone to acid wear of teeth, a worrisome escalating trend. Erosion of the enamel on your teeth can make them more sensitive to temperatures and also makes your teeth more prone to decay. Using a glass straw helps minimize contact with the teeth and helps reduce the effects of acid on tooth enamel, while removing the harmful exposure to BPA that would be found in a ordinary plastic straw. If you use a straw to protect your teeth, we always recommend a reusable glass one!
At Simply Straws we do everything by hand, based out of California, we take great pride in what we do. We even use recycled materials along every step.
Returns & Exchanges
We accept exchanges or returns within a 30 day window as long as received in original condition. Customers are responsible for return shipping but Simply Straws will ship the exchange, free of cost.
We try to ship orders immediately but orders are typically fulfilled and out the door within 3-5 business days. If you selected an expedited shipping method of 2nd Day Air or Next Day Air, your order will typically ship within 1-2 business day.
Caring For Your Straw/Products
It is easily cleaned either in your washing machine or by hand. These sleeves may shrink slightly upon washing but will stretch back to its original size once in use, like your jeans. We recommend hand washing your mason sleeves for this reason.
At times your straw may look like it has a film on it. This may be due to hard water deposits. The easiest solution is to place your straw in white vinegar then rinse with clear water, again place in an upright position to dry.