Since the inception of S’well as a company about three years ago, we have been hungry for change, development, and most of all – healthy, happy, and helpful lives. That being said, we have strived to make a water bottle that is not only eco-friendly stainless steel that reduces plastic use, but one that is also fashion forward, modern, and socially responsible. On the cusp of these things lay many companies trying to be the best, but few that have a presence in as many areas as S’well. Over the years we have been featured in Ellen, sponsored Virgin Free Festival, crafted a new ecommerce site, made custom bottles for Audi, and worked with fashion brands and designers such as Robert Rodriguez. In the future, we see ourselves doing no different. In the coming months, S’well will have two new major announcements, a presence at SXSW Interactive, and yet again, the TED conference to celebrate its 30th anniversary.
South By Southwest, or SXSW, is one of the biggest Music, Interactive, and Film festivals in the world and has attendees in the upwards of 25,000 people. S’wells CEO Sarah Kauss will be part of the festival’s mentor section at interactive, giving small business owners and entrepreneurs like herself career advice and overall tips on whatever questions they may have. This years interactive festival will have hundreds of speakers and panels, including Seth Meyers, Adam Savage, Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein of Portlandia, and much more. SXSW will take Sarah Kauss down to Austin, TX where she will be attending her first SXSW ever, which S’well is extremely excited about.
As for TED, the non-profit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, our CEO Sarah Kauss will be in attendance of this years special upcoming conference in Vancouver. The 30th anniversary conference will host 70+ leading thinkers and doers on its stage. Notable speakers include philanthropists Bill & Melinda Gates, gun activists Gabby Giffords & Mark Kelly, music producer Mark Ronson, and famed musician Sting. According to TED, this year they will “be seeking to understand what are truly the most significant developments of the last 30 years … and applying that knowledge to understand what’s ahead.” This goes along with the overall nature of S’well as a whole. Knowing what’s ahead, and continuing to make a product that our consumers love while giving back and staying true to ourselves. We hope your 2014 is as prosperous as ours, and that you stay tuned for more by following our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.