Here at ToMA, we know that plastic straw waste isn't the biggest issue to tackle, but we think beyond the straw.
Giving someone a reusable glass straw is a beautiful way to spark awareness about everyday choices.
Blending our appreciation for minimalism, nature, and elegant solutions, we focus on the following:
◆ We aim to make the most positive impact possible by reaching out to those creating the most waste: businesses and the events industry.
◆ We keep our prices low to make glass straws affordable for businesses, and make those same low prices available to the public so anyone can buy and share our straws. (More change!)
◆ We offer free shipping on all orders to all 50 states. (Change happens faster when we make it easy.)
◆We sell in bulk rather than small packets. It encourages sharing, and reduces the amount of packaging needed.
◆We don't sell our straws on Amazon or Walmart.com. (It's just not our thing.)
◆Instead, for order and sample request fulfillment, we partner with Relay Resources, a non-profit organization in Portland that provides training, employment, and housing for people with barriers. (Bonus: they are diligent about recycling and reducing waste.)
◆A percentage of our profits is pledged to The Freshwater Trust to support their science-based success in protecting and restoring freshwater ecosystems in Oregon, Idaho, and California.
◆We value community over competition. That's why we share #glassstrawlove for other glass straw vendors on social media. (We all share the same planet.)
◆We encourage mindful drinking, and share images and information featuring no or low alcohol options (and those who create them.)
◆We love Oregon, and promote other Oregon businesses. (We rise together.)
◆We seek creative collaborations. How can we help you with your business, events, photo shoots, or other projects? We'd love to hear your ideas!
Just send a message to Maya at outreach@ToMAglassstraws.com
THANK YOU for your support as we dive into this business with our hearts wide open.
Maya, Tom, & André