March 20, 2013
These bright, portable glass bottles are built for the entire family. If you’re a super-thirsty type, look for the 22 oz. size, otherwise, 16 oz will do. The bottles for babies are colorful and easy for little fingers to grip. Plus, all caps are BPA-, PVC an phthalate-free, the glass is reusable and recyclable (and tastes better than plastic) and the protective silicone sleeves are made from BPA-free medical grade silicone. They are dishwasher safe, and a great plastic substitute. Look out for the new straw top version, launching in June. lifefactory.com
March 15, 2013
March 10, 2013
We've come full circle. Americans started out more than 50 years ago using lots of glass products: our grandmother’s preserved berries in the iconic “Ball” jars, cookie jars where you could actually see it was time to bake some more, or even those beautiful green and blue glass marbles parents tripped on.
Then we all started microwaving, and Tupperwaring, and jogging with our lightweight plastic bottles. But with recent evidence of BPA leakage, some resorted to using aluminium products – a throwback to camping canteens. Finally, we have come back to glass. Our grandmothers had it right.
I only question, why didn’t I think of that? What a great idea. The moment I saw the Lifefactory Glass Water Bottles hanging on the end of the aisle at my local Whole Foods they caught my eye. Bright fun colors, a glass bottle fitted into a silicone protective sleeve. They come in a variety of sizes and varying top options. I got the Classic Cap 16oz in dark purple and am really very happy with it. I shied away from the flip top option because thrown into a back pack it looked like it had the potential to open up and cause spillage. The 22oz looked a bit like a super-sized drink can, though I am considering it for those days I am practicing a lot of yoga and need extra hydration.