Surge in demand for paper, glass straws a boon for plastic-alternatives firms
The artist and her husband started the company in Vancouver nearly five years ago after growing frustrated by the waste created when her son would only drink through a straw.
When she brought a batch to her first craft show to sell them, people didn’t quite get the concept, she said.
Undeterred, Ms. Promislow continued attending craft shows and selling through an Etsy shop, eventually adding a website with an online shop.
She now sells thousands of glass sippers a year between craft shows, online and through dozens of retailers across Canada and also noticed a big increase since April.
“It’s become more and more mainstream,” she said. “So at first it was really the outliers ... now everybody wants glass straws.”...