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Introducing the Gem Collection

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Introducing the S'well bottle Gem Collection

 

Our design team took a down-to-earth approach to designing this season’s premium bottle collection. We found the inspiration images on all of the moodboards around our studio had a connecting golden thread: rich tonal jewel hues, plush textiles, and pieces of fractured minerals. With a focus on the relationship between color and light, The Gem Collection was born.

This fall, we’re finding inspiration in bold street style shots, where the unapologetically fashion focused aren’t afraid of mixing bold colors to highlight their equally-as-bold personalities. Our design team is fascinated with the light-bending facets found in earthy minerals and stones, which occur naturally in both fractured and polished forms. A smattering of Swarovski crystals reflect the collection’s laid-back luxe. The Gem Collection has a hue for every facet of your personality: luxurious tonal colors which are smooth, sophisticated, and chic.

 

 

The making of the S'well bottle Gem Collection

Perfecting the color palette

 

 

The making of the S'well bottle Gem Collection

Playing with hues and finishes

 

 

The making of the S'well bottle Gem Collection

Brainstorming the nomenclature of the collection

 

S’well (PRODUCT)RED

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December 1st marks World AIDS Day, and S’well is doing its part to #endAIDS by teaming up with (RED), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the fight against HIV/AIDS. 100% of the money (RED) raises goes to The Global Fund to fight AIDS, supporting programs in sub-Saharan Africa, which provide HIV+ pregnant women access to the lifesaving medication they need to ensure their babies are born HIV-free. S’well’s limited edition (PRODUCT)RED bottles find perfect harmony in gift giving and giving back.

 

S'well was featured in the (PRODUCT)RED Shopathon to raise funds in the fight against AIDS

Photo courtesy of (RED)

 

Every year, (RED) hosts its annual (SHOPATHON)RED on Jimmy Kimmel Live! featuring (RED) products and winnable celebrity experiences from partnering brands. In case you missed it, S’well was one of the featured products in this year’s star-studded show, along with like-minded brands like Apple, Starbucks, and Gap.

 

Limited Edition (PRODUCT)RED S'well bottles raise funds in the fight against AIDS

 

This year, with your purchase of our limited edition (PRODUCT)RED bottles, S’well will contribute enough to provide over 16,000 days of life-saving HIV medication with (RED). These limited edition bottles, offered in Rowboat Red, Silver Lining, and London Chimney, come in a 9oz and 25oz size with both a Silver Lining and Rowboat Red cap. What’s better than giving back and getting your holiday shopping done at the same time? Shop the bottles below and learn more about (RED)’s humanitarian efforts here.

 

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#SwellAdventures in Texas

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#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

In case you missed it, over the past couple of months we’ve been featuring a few of our favorite #SwellAdventures from S’wellers venturing across the world. Today, the journey continues with Jessica Pullin, a graduate student from Dallas, who recently traveled to Big Bend National Park in Texas. Read on to find out more about Jessica’s trip to see the canyons of the Rio Grande.

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.  

My name is Jessica Pullin from Dallas, TX. I am a 28 year old graduate student at Southern Methodist University studying Manufacturing Systems Management. I am also a full-time employee at Lockheed Martin working in Global Supply Chain Operations. I have a love for singing, spin classes, and game nights, but my favorite pastime is traveling. Take me to the mountains or give me time to explore a big city and I’m completely content!

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

Tell us about your #SwellAdventures.  

I went to an InstaMeet in Big Bend National Park. The drive from Dallas to Southwest Texas was about 9 hours each way, but the trip ended up being worth every mile. Upon arrival, we setup our tent in the designated camp sites right in the middle of a 360 degree beautiful view of the Chisos Mountains. We then were taken on a 5 mile hike on the Lost Mine Trail. There was a nice breeze, but it was still the desert in the Texas summer heat, so having cold water in my S’well bottle was a necessity. Later that evening we were able to watch the sunset followed by listening to local bands in the park’s amphitheater. We ended the first night with stargazing for hours. The view of the Milky Way was breathtaking and the number of shooting stars was fascinating! We successfully took a few photos of the stars, but no photo will ever truly do the experience or views justice.

The next morning, we got up early to watch the sunrise over the mountains, then we drove to the south end of the park to the Santa Elena Canyon where we were able to swim in the Rio Grande and hike to some incredible scenic views at the Texas-Mexico border. We ended the trip with a picnic before making the drive back home. It was a short weekend trip, but it was definitely one to remember.

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

Which S’well did you take with you?  

I took a 17oz Teakwood.

 

What’s your favorite adventure to date?  

My favorite adventure is likely a recent trip to northern California. In four days, we put a large dent in exploring San Francisco, Yosemite National Park, and Napa.

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

What are your other adventure essentials?  

My North Face backpack, Ray Bans, and Canon always go with me on my adventures.

 

Have any good adventure tips or tricks you’d like to share?  

Use Instagram hashtags to find neat places to add to your bucket list. While planning my weekend trips, I navigate through hashtags to make my to-do lists based on what looks good or fun. I usually have a category for scenery, food, and coffee shops for each trip. A road trip doesn’t have to be expensive. Make a budget each month for adventures and stay within that budget by reserving a room through Airbnb or staying in a tent. You can also pack a cooler and picnic to save a few dollars from eating out, if necessary to stay within budget.

 

#SwellAdventures with Jessica Pullin and her S'well water bottle at Big Bend National Park in Southwest, Texas

 

What is the next #SwellAdventure on your bucket list?  

I just got back from exploring Kansas City, MO, but my next adventure is a Caribbean Cruise, leaving in three weeks.

 

You can follow along on the rest of Jessica’s adventures on her Instagram. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us by tagging @swellbottle and using #SwellAdventures.

#SwellVotes

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Giving every voice the opportunity to be heard is a fundamental initiative here at S’well. Whether pitching new innovations, collaborating between teams, or talking about this year’s imminent election, every employee here is encouraged to speak up and lean in. Partaking in this year’s voting process is so important to Founder and CEO Sarah Kauss that she has chosen to close the S’well HQ office on Election Day, allowing employees the freedom and flexibility to vote and volunteer as they please. Read on to hear Sarah and her fellow S’well employees sound off on why it’s important to get out and vote.

 

“We’re nearing the end of another election season. We’ve passed the signs endorsing one candidate over another; we’ve heard countless news stories that might make someone reconsider who they support; we’ve even watched the SNL sketches that are humorous, but sometimes seem to mirror what we’ve already been seeing.  

I decided to close the S’well HQ on November 8th, Election Day, because this election is so much more than bringing someone new into The White House; it will have a profound impact on the future of our country. We are lucky to live in a country that allows its citizens the freedom to have our voices heard and I want to encourage all of the S’well employees to exercise that right. I believe that we should seize every opportunity to make a difference in this world.

-Sarah Kauss, Founder & CEO, S’well

 

“Less than a hundred years ago, women did not have the right to vote in the United States. A lot of very brave women paved the way so that I could walk into a voting booth and exercise this right. Every time I cast a vote for a candidate or ballot measure, I feel that I am honoring the work and legacy of these trailblazers.”

Kimberly, Project Management Team

 

“As citizens of this republic, voting is our most powerful tool to help shape our future by approving the policies put forth by our potential leaders. Millions of men and women made great sacrifices for me to be able to participate in our democracy and we should all do them a service by going out on Election Day and making an informed choice.”

Tauriac, Information Technology Team

 

“On Election Day my wife and I, along with some co-workers, will be volunteering at a local shelter in our community. This level of giving back and care for others is something I believe should be a part of everyone, especially our world leaders.”

-Brenden, Customer Service Team

 

This year I will be flying home to Miami, FL to cast my vote! This election is particularly important to the future of our country, and the right to vote is one that is not afforded to many people across the world, which is why I will be going to a great length to make sure my voice is heard.“

-Staci, Graphic Design Team

 

Have an impact; if you want things to change, vote. If you don’t, you’re letting someone else drive and forfeiting your opportunity to share your opinion. Everyone’s opinion is part of the bigger picture, so remember that yours counts for something.”

-Kristian, Operations Team

 

When do we get to choose our leaders? Maybe in school, possibly in business. It’s our gift and right as a citizen of this country to vote for the leaders — those who can affect change. It’s our responsibility as Americans to take the time to thoughtfully review the issues of our nation and elect the representative that best aligns with our own thoughts and ideals. Think about what kind of democracy you want – and go out and make it happen.”

-Alison, Sales Team

Fresh for Fall

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S'well water bottle celebrates Fall

 

Indulging in comfort foods, picking fresh apples, sipping hot toddies, layering cozy sweaters, watching the leaves change: These are some of our favorite things about fall. There’s an innate warmth you feel as the cooler weather moves in. Maybe it’s the emphasis on spending time with family and friends, or the opportunity to slow down and enjoy the autumnal activities. Whatever it is, we’re all for soaking in the goodness of fall.

 

S'well water bottle celebrates Fall

 

The Baltic Green Marble and Emerald bottles from our new fall collection epitomize the warmth and comfort the season gives us. Crisp green hues are reimagined in earthy patterns and glittery finishes, perfect for transporting everything from hot coco, sangria, warm apple cider, or a host of other seasonal sips. While you’re getting in the fall spirit, give a listen to S’well’s Fall Playlist on Spotify.

 

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S’well Fall Playlist

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The makers of S'well water bottle update their soundtrack for fall with a playlist perfect for any autumnal activity

 

The change of the seasons calls for an updated S’well soundtrack. We’ve curated the perfect playlist that embodies everything we love about the fall season, suitable for any number of autumnal activities, from road trips upstate to hosting dinner parties with close friends. Listen below and follow @swellbottle on Spotify.

 



S’well Space: Art of the End Table

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S'well water bottle doubles as a decorative object, suitable for any desk or end table arrangement.

 

Get a S’well that can do both: Your hydration accessory doubles as a decorative object, suitable for any desk or end table arrangement. The end table is the unsung hero of home furnishing. Small, but capable of packing a mighty design punch, it’s a perfect spot for you to show off your S’well bottle and a few of your favorite trinkets. The new fall collection has an array of earthy elemental patterns and warm hues to perfectly compliment any unoccupied end table, nightstand, or credenza in your space.

Read on for some of our go-to tips for ornamenting your end table and making your house a home.

 

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Play with levels by stacking books and marble risers. Now you have no excuse not to  turn off your screens and dive into that book you’ve “been meaning to crack open”.

 

S'well water bottle doubles as a decorative object, suitable for any desk or end table arrangement.

 

A small dish on your nightstand provides a place for your jewelry to rest and ensures nothing gets lost.

 

S'well water bottle doubles as a decorative object, suitable for any desk or end table arrangement.

 

A small dose of greenery will zen out up your end table. Bonus points if you get an air purifying plant or a picturesque succulent.

 

S'well water bottle doubles as a decorative object, suitable for any desk or end table arrangement.

 

To ensure sweet dreams of fond memories, place polaroids of your favorite people and places on your nightstand.

 

S'well water bottle doubles as a decorative object, suitable for any desk or end table arrangement.

 

A monochrome color scheme is always chic, but a pop of color is an easy fix to brighten up an otherwise boring corner fixture.

#BeTheEnd of Breast Cancer

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S'well water bottle partners with Breast Cancer Research Foundation to give

 

This October, S’well is teaming up with the Breast Cancer Research Foundation to be a part of a cure for breast cancer. All month long, for every Bikini Pink bottle sold, we’re donating 20% of the proceeds to BCRF. Help find a cure and #BeTheEnd, shop Bikini Pink bottles and give back.

“Each October, the color pink serves as a reminder that it’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. It is an important time to be thankful for the survivors, remember those we’ve lost, and educate ourselves on early detection and proper diagnosis of breast cancer.  Many S’well team members, including myself, have had their families affected by breast cancer. I am so proud to support the BCRF and all of the research they do.”

-Sarah Kauss, Founder & CEO, S’well Bottle 

Gray Malin Winter Collection

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S'well water bottles partners up with photographer Gray Malin for a limited edition winter collection

 

S’well and Gray Malin are teaming up once again to bring you a collection of limited artist edition bottles. This time around, we’re rejoicing in all things winter: from skiers zipping down the powdery slopes of Park City to the tree-lined mountaintops of Aspen, dusted in a fresh coat of snow. This new collection of bottles, inspired by photographer Malin’s À La Montagne series, will kick your cold weather blues to the curb, celebrating luxury ski scenes, wintertime bliss, and everything we love about the snowy season.

 

S'well insulated water bottle collaborate with Gray Malin for a limited edition artist collection

 

Check out the video below to get a behind the scenes peek at how Malin captured the picturesque winter scenes for his À La Montagne series.

 

Video courtesy of Gray Malin.

Shop the full Gray Malin Winter Collection here.

S’well Space: Updated Cocktail Cart

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Fall cocktail recipe for spiced pear gin fizz to mix in S'well stainless steel bottle

 

While we enjoyed the summer months and had our fair share of sun, backyard barbecues and bright, citrusy libations, we’re ready to take it all indoors for fall. The cool months are perfect for warm gatherings with friends and family and signature spiced cocktails.

Adorn your mantle piece with a decked out cocktail cart: a bar tray complete with a variety of liquors, appropriate mixing tools, glassware, and a S’well,filled with a mixer, at the ready. Keep it monochromatic with a shiny metallic tray and silver accessories, and let the array of bottles be the centerpiece. Guests can help themselves to the drink of the evening or create their own concoction. However you style it, your evening is sure to be full of sips, snaps, stories, and smiles.

Looking for inspiration for a signature cocktail to serve? Read below for a recipe for Spiced Pear Gin Fizz, a drink we can’t wait to try at our next soirée.

 

Fall cocktail recipe for spiced pear gin fizz is perfect to mix in S'well stainless steel bottle

 

SPICED PEAR GIN FIZZ 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 ounces gin
  • 1 1/4 ounce fresh lemon juice
  • 1 large egg white
  • 3/4 ounce Spiced Pear Simple Syrup
  • 1-2 ounces club soda
  • Star anise for garnish

SPICED PEAR SIMPLE SYRUP

  • 1 cup water
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 pear, cored and cut into pieces
  • 3 star anise
  • 2 cardamom pods

 

DIRECTIONS

SPICED PEAR SIMPLE SYRUP

Add water, sugar, pear, star anise, and cardamom pods to a small saucepan. Bring to a simmer over medium heat; stir until sugar is dissolved. Simmer on low for about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and allow to cool completely. Strain out pear and spices. Store extra syrup in the refrigerator.

SPICED PEAR GIN FIZZ

Fill a cocktail shaker with ice, then add gin, lemon juice, egg white, and Spiced Pear Simple Syrup. Replace lid and shake for 15 seconds or until shaker becomes frosty. Strain and pour into cocktail glass. Top with club soda, garnish with star anise and enjoy.

 

Photos by Daniela Spector

#SwellStreetStyle Spotted

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S'well water bottle shows off the best of the street style at its NYFW Pop-Up Shop

New York Fashion Week is a full seven days of delivering the world’s chicest people on a platter. Camp out on pretty much any corner in the Meatpacking District and you’re bound to see a parade of peacocks, showing off their freshly unboxed luxury goods, from fur mules to tiny purses, draped jackets and envy-inducing chapeau’s and sunnies. The parade continued strong throughout the weekend at our Pop-Up Shop; We had some of NYC’s biggest fashion plates come by and show off their #swellstreetstyle. Scroll for shots of some of our favorite editors, bloggers, celebs, and creatives who will make you immediately rethink your entire wardrobe.

S'well water bottle shows off the best of the street style at its NYFW Pop-Up Shop

S'well water bottle shows off the best of the street style at its NYFW Pop-Up Shop

S'well water bottle shows off the best of the street style at its NYFW Pop-Up Shop

S'well water bottle shows off the best of the street style at its NYFW Pop-Up Shop

S'well water bottle shows off the best of the street style at its NYFW Pop-Up Shop

S'well water bottle shows off the best of the street style at its NYFW Pop-Up Shop

S'well water bottle shows off the best of the street style at its NYFW Pop-Up Shop

S'well water bottle shows off the best of the street style at its NYFW Pop-Up Shop

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#SwellAdventures in Oregon

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S'well water bottle essentials on adventures across the world

 

Here at S’well HQ, we love following along with all of your #swelladventures, whether it’s getting some sun on the picturesque Amalfi coast, or trekking to the highest peak in the U.S.  What we love most about our fans is their penchant for travel, adventures, and, of course, showing off where they’re taking their S’well! We talked with Lana Marshall, a student with an affinity for capturing beautiful scenery, who recently crossed off Oregon and Washington State her travel bucket list. Read on to find out more about her trip to the Pacific Northwest and where she’s planning on going next.

 

Tell us a little bit about yourself.

My name is Lana Marshall. I am 18 years old, attending school in Florida where I intend on majoring in marketing! When I’m not at work I’m usually out taking a ton of photos or planning my bucket list.

 

#SwellAdventures blog series covers the adventures of S''well fan on her trip through Oregon and Washington

 

Tell us about your #SwellAdventure.  

Last month, I spent about a week total in the Pacific Northwest, Oregon and Washington State, going on spontaneous adventures every day. I went with my dad who had never been further than Nevada before. It was a really cool experience for both of us since mountains and huge forests are impossible to come by in Florida.

 

Why did you choose that destination?

I had seen so many photos of the huge peaks, waterfalls, and creeks in the PNW and I knew that it had to be so much better to experience it all in real-time. After that, I was looking at all the amazing trails there were and decided I had to make a trip over there!

 

S'well bottle is the best stainless steel water bottle for hikes and adventures

 

How did you plan for your #SwellAdventure?

Every morning we would get up and decide where we wanted to go. We rented a car so it was really easy to get to our destination. We drove a total of 1,500 miles while we were there!  

 

Which S’well did you take with you?

I packed my 25oz “Navy Alligator” S’well and I bought my dad a 25oz “Teakwood” S’well. I knew he really loved it for the trip but the awesome thing is he’s still using it several weeks later!

 

S'well water bottle will keep liquids cold for 24 hours on long hikes and adventures

 

What are your other adventure essentials?

We both had backpacks, camera equipment, snacks, maps, extra clothes, water shoes, etc. I brought my GoPro Hero 4 Silver and Canon 5D because documenting the sights was one of the main reasons why I went out to the Pacific Northwest.

 

Have any good adventure tips or tricks you’d like to share?

I would say: ALWAYS bring a map! If you’re on a trail that’s mostly unmarked, you will most likely lose service and your phone’s GPS will probably get confused. You don’t want to be lost 5,000 ft in the air without any sense of direction.

 

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What’s been your favorite adventure to date?

Honestly, this was my favorite adventure to date. I’ve been to big cities like New York and Chicago, and while they’re amazing, it was so cool to be able to look out over what seemed like the whole world and everything be so quiet!

 

What is the next #SwellAdventure on your bucket list?

One place I’ve been wanting to visit is Thailand. I’ve been starting a bit of research and hopefully I’ll be able to make it happen within the next couple of years!

 

S'well water bottle travels from Oregon to Washington on an adventure of a lifetime

 

You can follow along on the rest of Lana’s adventures on her Instagram account. Don’t forget to share your adventures with us by tagging @swellbottle and using #SwellAdventures.