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Sarah Kauss on the Water Crisis


By Sarah Kauss, Founder & CEO of S’wellblog_unicef_content

Clean water. Without a second thought, we simply turn the knob and it comes flowing out of the faucet. But the accessibility to clean water that is so customary to us is a luxury that people around the world do not have.

I have always been very passionate about the environment and educating people to use less plastic. It is part of what fueled my desire to create a reusable water bottle, which later turned into S’well. But when I attended my 5-year MBA reunion at Harvard and attended a presentation about the water crisis, I learned how many people in the world do not have access to clean drinking water. I immediately knew that the water crisis was something that could be somehow addressed by my idea to create a better water bottle.

In came the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. The organization supports UNICEF‘s work, and other efforts in support of the world’s children, through fundraising, advocacy and education in the United States. For the second year in a row, S’well is so proud to be part of their work by donating $100,000 to help provide clean water to the world’s most vulnerable children.

Did you know that with just $1, UNICEF can provide one child safe drinking water for a month? This World Water Day, S’well is proud to once again support the UNICEF Tap Project. The Project is a nationwide campaign that provides clean water and adequate sanitation to children around the world. UNICEF works in more than 100 countries around the world to improve access to safe water and sanitation facilities in schools and communities and to promote safe hygiene practices.

Simply open uniceftapproject.org on your phone. For every five minutes you go without touching your phone (that’s right, no texting, calling, emailing, tweeting, instagramming, posting, etc) sponsors and donors will fund one day of clean water for a child in need. It’s that easy. So challenge yourself, your family, your friends, your coworkers to disconnect and make a difference.

World Water Day is on Tuesday, March 22. On that day, when you shop on swellbottle.com, S’well will donate 20% of your purchase to the U.S. fund for UNICEF in support of the UNICEF Tap Project. To find out more visit www.uniceftapproject.org.

*UNICEF does not endorse any brand or product. None of the purchase price is tax deductible

Employee Appreciation Day


It’s Employee Appreciation Day so we’d like to take this opportunity to humblebrag about how amazing #teamswell is. Simply saying that we have a “cool company culture” would be an understatement. Our team is epic all the way through — from design, production and operations to marketing, sales and accounting. We are lucky enough to work at a place where everyone is passionate about what they do, plus we genuinely like each other. Between gchats, book club, a fitness challenge in February, and a shared spirit for pizza, we’re all tight and that means everything in the workplace.


Want to get to know us better? Where there’s a will, there’s a way. We recently started posting a Snapchat series called “Inside the Bottle,” on which we host a Q&A with various members of #teamswell. Every week we’ll chat with a different staff member to get to know a little bit more about them and their role within the company. Add us on Snapchat and follow us on Twitter to get updates on new episodes and other happenings around the office.


Clearly, we’ve got great people and we’re proud of it. But what else does S’well have to offer? Try perks like Bagel Mondays, an open office space with a rooftop, Equinox memberships, volunteer opportunities, an annual team day (last summer we sailed around the island of Manhattan), Friday team lunches and a raging happy hour.  Better yet, we have the pleasure of creating and selling a beautiful and bad @$$ product that our customers truly love. Plus we’re helping the environment along the way. It doesn’t get much better than that.

Think you might be a good fit for #teamswell? Good news: we’re hiring! Check out our open positions here.

Go GREEN this Earth Day


Earth Day is here and it always makes us take a step back and think about how we can be more green and help the planet. We’ve come up with a few tips for you to keep in mind:

Turn Off The Lights

This one seems pretty easy, yet it’s such an easy thing to forget.  When you leave a room, turn the lights off. It’s as simple as that.

Buy Locally

We love to visit Manhattan’s Union Square Farmer’s Market. It’s a great way to try all different foods from locally sourced vendors and farms. Buying locally is a great delicious way to help the planet and your local community.

Conserve Water

As a reusable water bottle company and partner of The U.S. Fund for UNICEF Tap Project, we highly encourage all of our followers to conserve water. Try to remember to turn off the water when you’re brushing your teeth and to take shorter showers too.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

If you own a S’well bottle you’re automatically reducing the number of plastic water bottles being used! It is so simple to replace your plastic bottles with our S’well. Plus, your water will stay colder much longer than in your dreaded plastic bottle.

We even suggest to re-use the beautiful packaging your S’well bottle comes in. How about using your packaging as a table centerpiece- you can wrap the packaging with wrapping paper and insert dried flowers! You can even use your empty tube as a spaghetti holder! Tag your best shots of reusing your S’well packaging with #greenswell for chance to win a GREEN S’well.