S’well has always been committed to giving back to the community. So, when we heard about MillionTreesNYC, we jumped at the opportunity to help. MillionTreesNYC (MTNYC) is a citywide program whose goal is to plant one million new trees in NYC over the next ten years. They provide tools and host events dedicated to learning about the creation and preservation of trees in the city. This program is funded both by the City of New York and private organizations to make the city a cleaner and more beautiful place to live.
Our team decided to contribute to their cause by caring for the two male gingko trees outside of the S’well office. The continued care of NYC trees is another very important aspect of the MTNYC initiative. We were so excited about adopting our new trees that we posted a lovely photo on Instagram. After posting, we were contacted by the outreach coordinator of MTNYC named Jessica. She was so friendly and even provided us with a toolkit that contained gardening equipment and instructions for the care of our tree.
One afternoon, the whole team took the trek outside to help care for and beautify our new gingko trees. We cleaned out all of the trash from the tree base and added some fertile soil. We also chose beautiful flowers to plant underneath our new trees and even added a bird feeder to attract some local wildlife to our doorstep. We appreciated the many compliments from passerby’s and neighbors and hope to inspire others to care for other trees in the neighborhood.
Adding the new bird feeder to our gingko tree outside the S’well HQ
Charlie and Lana prepare to plant their flowers
Erin showing off her gardening skills
Now, it’s your turn– S’well needs help naming our two new ginkgo trees. We are hosting a naming contest and running now through July 31st. Please comment on our Facebook post with a name for our trees to enter. The top two names will each receive a 17oz Clubhouse S’well bottle!
The S’well Bottle team just came back from Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Swim in Miami. S’well Bottle partnered with IMG + MBFashion to launch a three-piece exclusive limited edition anniversary collection featuring their 9oz bottles; Orange Sherbet, Sweet Mint, and Seashell Pink featuring exclusive MBFW Swim designs to commemorate the special milestone. To keep guests hydrated in style, IMG Fashion distributed the limited edition bottles during official events and activities around the Miami show site. Take a look at the S’well experience in Miami via our #swellbottle @ #MBFWSwim Pinterest board.
The Exclusive Limited Edition MBFWSwim S’well Bottle Collection
The Iconic Raleigh Hotel Pool where MBFWSwim was hosted.
The S’well team is very excited to cheer on the amazing teams during this year’s World Cup. We believe that hydration is key when playing the beautiful game of soccer.
Our stainless steel water bottle allowed us to keep our drinks cold during the whole game. Even the carbonated drinks stayed fresh from start to finish thanks to our vacuum seal top.
The game lasted into overtime where the USA suffered quite a defeat against the Belgian team. Within minutes, Belgium has scored two goals. It looked like there may be a glimmer of hope for the USA when Julian Green came back with a goal in the 107th minute. Unfortunately, they could not tie up the score and their quest for the World Cup came to a halt.
Even though it was a tough defeat, S’well was thrilled to see that many World Cup fans are also S’well fans. Our bottle was quite a popular accessory in the Brazilian heat. Fans carried the bottle that best represented their country’s colors.
Batman showing off his stylish S’well bottle.
Keeping cool on the beach in Brazil.
S’well has a color for every team.
Staying hydrated during the World Cup is hard, especially in the tropical Brazilian weather. Having access to cold water throughout the day is essential in combating the effects of dehydration, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. In hot weather, we should each consume about 100 oz of water a day. If you went by that rule, you would have to purchase nine plastic water bottles at the store every single day. Alternatively, you could just refill your 25oz S’well Bottle four times.
Whether you are a player or a fan, remember that hydration is very important for your health and well-being. Drink in style with bottles in colors that match your favorite team, and be sure to tune into the final World Cup game on Sunday, July 13!