At ToMA, we do things differently.

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

 

 

ToMA Team

Maya Frost

C o n n e c t o r

Lovemonger.

Mother of millennials.

Maya is a creative strategist who puts her whole heart into ToMA outreach. She loves connecting with everyone from restaurant owners and event planners to dentists and DIY brides.

Tom Frost

C o n d u c t o r

Logistics legend.

Sir Walks-a-Lot.

When Tom's not out hiking (and even when he is), he's the go-to guy who gets things done. Tom brings his eagle eye, quirky sense of humor, and talent for traffic direction to ToMA. 

André Jehan

A m b a s s a d o r

Renaissance man.

Eco-evangelist.

After using glass straws in Europe, André introduced them in his green-award-winning Portland restaurants. He drives a Smart car, lives in a floating home on the Columbia, and spreads the gospel of glass.

Relay Resources

F u l f i l l m e n t 

Barrier busters.

People investors.

For order fulfillment, we partner with nonprofit Relay Resources. They do a great job of processing and packing our orders. Every purchase helps provide meaningful work for people with barriers to employment.