Christi, Taylor and Brian were like most kids—environmentally responsible and active. They always carried re-usable water bottles to school and sports activities, but they had a problem. These bottles were BORING. What could they do about it? They were only kids.
Fast forward to today, when they had an idea. They thought of the most interesting man in their world; a guy who wears the brightest clothes, the craziest glasses and the wildest shoes. A man that is smart and creative, who would definitely listen and help bring their idea to life. That man is their grandfather, Fred Smith. Together, they set out to design bottles with colors and shapes that the world had never seen. They were determined to disrupt the boring water bottle business and come up with many designs. First, sports bottles because every child takes water to practice and games! These three siblings also love desserts (especially Taylor), so they also designed bottles with pictures of their favorite treats. Another source of inspiration has been from the wacky clothes that Fred wears, so you can bet they’ve designed a few bottles with eclectic designs.
Like all grandfathers, Fred wanted the best for all of his grandchildren. That meant the safest and highest quality bottles on the market. Fred went about making the dreams of three kids a reality by producing their designs on bottles he was proud to put his name on. He also made a few adult-friendly suggestions along the way – like adding a 25 ounce bottle that just happens to fit a whole bottle of wine. They were off and running!
Today, they help people look good while doing good on a daily basis. Giving back was a value instilled in Fred at a young age and something he has continued throughout his life. He continues to teach his grandkids this lesson and set up the Dee and Ida Foundation in honor of his late parents, so a portion of every Disruptive Drinkware bottle sold will go to the Foundation benefiting select causes near and dear to his heart.
Check out Disruptive Drinkware’s bottles at the ENC Artisans Marketplace on December 2! For more info go HERE.