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.
For this week’s blog, we’re excited to have our Director of Custom Sales, Kathryn, talk about the upcoming holiday season and why custom S’well bottles make great gifts:
Over the years, how much SWAG have you thrown in the trash, re-gifted, or refused because you did not need any more clutter in your life? I am guessing you’ve received more than your fair share at Running Races, Press Events, Trade Shows, and beyond.
Before joining S’well, I always gifted with a purpose. Since joining S’well, I have been able to help Fortune 500 companies, startups, luxury hospitality clients, and many more gift green. With the holidays fast approaching, I wanted to share my Top 5 reasons why S’well is better than any other gift you could give your clients and employees:
- S’well will be the fashionable and functional replacement to the plastic bottles currently being used in your office space. You’ll be outfitting your team with something they will use at home, work, and play, while saving the planet from single use plastic bottles.
- No one want’s another fruit basket or box of chocolates …again! It’s almost resolution season—give the gift of hydration and the best gym accessory
- Everyone loves a good bottle of wine, so why not pair one with a 25oz S’well. Come summer, your clients will carry their Rosé with them to the beach because they loved your gift back when they were freezing…now it’s just their wine that is freezing cold
- Other water bottles don’t work hard to keep your beverages cold for 24 and hot for 12. Encourage a healthier and hydrated team by gifting a 17oz Stone Collection bottle, like Fenwick & West, perfect for any adventure.
- S’well is a gift that they will actually LOVE! With our fashionable colors, patterns, and textures, there’s something for everyone. Best of all, it’s not another T-Shirt, hat, or tote bag. You are giving so much more than a “water bottle”—you are giving the hydration accessory used by celebrities and influencers!
Interested in ordering custom S’well bottles? Tell us what you’re looking for here!
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.
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.
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.
This month, we are ALL about the smoothie life. The S’well team loves to share recipes that that we can use in our home blenders & juicers. We come to the office every morning with crazy concoctions that we blend at home and carry with us in our S’well Bottle of choice. Since S’well Bottle is a double-walled insulated stainless steel bottle, our smoothies stay cold ALL day- literally cold for 24 hours. Try two of our favorite smoothie recipes below and you too will want to join our smoothie kick:
Julia Dzafic, Blogger for Lemon Stripes and Marketing Director for Nourish Snacks provided us with the best green smoothie that is both healthy for you and actually tastes delicious:
Greeña Colada Smoothie
3/4 cup almond or coconut milk
Small handful of frozen pineapple chunks
2 large handfuls of spinach or kale (you can hardly taste it, I swear!)
1 spoonful of coconut butter (this will change your life)
Blend & Enjoy with 25oz Bikini Pink | Satin Collection
The Peanut Butter Banana Kale smoothie is like a healthy version of a PB/Banana milkshake:
PB BANANA KALE
1 cup nut milk
1 cup torn kale
2 Tbsp. peanut butter
¼ tsp. ground cinnamon
½ cup ice
Blend & Enjoy with 25oz Orange Sherbet | Glitter Collection
S’well Bottle isn’t just a water bottle so try toting your homemade smoothies and juices on the go with your S’well and you’ll be hooked.
The S’well team is very excited to cheer on the amazing teams during this year’s World Cup. We believe that hydration is the key when playing the beautiful game of soccer.
Our stainless steel water bottle allowed us to keep our drinks cold during the whole game and 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 scored two goals. It looked like there might be a glimmer of hope for the USA when Julian Green came back with a goal on 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 were 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 is 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 go by that rule, you would have to purchase nine plastic water bottles at the store every single day. Alternatively, you can just refill your 25 oz. 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!
Here at S’well, we believe in generating a positive impact on the world. We achieve this by making eco-friendly products and contributing to charitable organizations. By helping those in need, we can help to create a cleaner, healthier, and happier world to live in. This year, we are excited to announce our partnership with the Whole Planet Foundation in honor of a holiday that is near and dear to the S’well mission, Earth Day!
For Earth Day, each member of the S’well team has made a pledge to reduce their carbon footprint. We know that by eating locally grown produce and walking to work, we can do our part in reducing these harmful emissions. We have also filmed our pledges in hopes to inspire people around us to take a look at their own carbon footprint. You can find all of the S’well videos on our twitter and instagram pages. In addition to our personal pledges, on April 22nd, we will be selling our limited-edition Earth Day S’well bottles.
These exclusive Earth Day S’well bottles, which are sold online, will retail for $30, and for every bottle sold we will donate $5 to the Whole Planet Foundation. These bottles can be found here. S’well is proud to support the fact, that 100% of the proceeds to the Whole Planet Foundation are used for micro loans to help fund female entrepreneurs in less-privileged communities. We believe that the empowerment of women is an important tool in raising these communities above the poverty line.
Charities like the Whole Planet Foundation are essential in the fight to end poverty around the globe. That is why S’well is also donating 5 of their special Earth Day bottles to the Whole Planet Foundation’s blog contest. By working with the Whole Planet Foundation, S’well is making the world a better place one bottle at a time.
World Water Day (March 22nd) is quickly approaching and to celebrate, S’well has collaborated with Able Made, a company which is devoted “to bringing communities together to create beautifully designed, exclusive products that fund social impact projects”. Together, S’well and Able Made have designed an exclusive bottle, directly supporting WaterAid’s efforts in Nicaragua. A collaborative social media contest provided fans of both organizations with an opportunity to join in the efforts. Three different designs were produced and the finalized product was voted on by S’well and Able Made supporters alike.
The winning “Thirsty for Change” bottle will help WaterAid to provide clean water to Auhya Pihni Village School in Nicaragua. The school’s current rainwater collection system has proven insufficient to last the entirety of their dry season. Additionally, proceeds from sales of these bottles will aid the production of hand washing stations in each classroom, as well as new bathrooms with separate facilities for boys and girls.
Auhya Pihni is a Miskitu Indian village in the North Atlantic Region of the Nicaraguan Caribbean of Nicaragua inhabited by 276 families (roughly 1,280 people). The three-room secondary school has an enrollment of 50 students (17 boys and 33 girls), while their primary school provides education to 364 students (203 boys and 161 girls).
With your purchase of a Limited Edition Able Made x S’well Bottle, you support WaterAid in America and their funding of this important project.
Join the cause and get yours today: http://bit.ly/MJtvTT