I started creating Glass Straws in Canmore, Alberta summer 2018 to answer a need for plastic alternatives as plastic straws were being banned throughout the world. Handcrafted and Kiln-annealed Borosilicate glass straws are the best reusable straw option out there. These straws are dishwasher safe but even easier to clean with a straw cleaning brush under a tap. Borosilicate glass is much more durable than you'd expect, they are break & shatter resistant and won't ever leach any chemicals, fibers or toxins into your drinks like other reusable options out there. They are also the easiest see if they are clean before use, as you can see through them. Glass straws are also perfect for hot drinks as they won't conduct the heat as metal straws can.