Archive for January, 2014

Hollywood’s Elite Say Yes to Glass

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What’s the best way to drink water? From a glass bottle, of course! But don’t just take our word for it just take a look at all the Tinsel Town celebs we’ve spotted choosing glass:


Cameron Diaz, actress and newly acclaimed health guru, was spotted carrying her French-style glass bottle with a rubber-sealed ceramic pop top whilst at her new ‘Body Book’ signing last week. The Hollywood beauty swears by the benefits of water and she certainly knows how best to store it ;) Reese Witherspoon, Jessica Alba and Kirsten Dunst are also big fans of glass water bottles. They have been snapped carrying them from the gym, walking in the park, and we bet they keep them at their desks too!



With such glamorous support, here is a quick reminder as to why glass water bottles are really catching on:




A glass bottle is completely inert and does not react with  its contents, making it  safe to use over and over again.




Glass is 100% recyclable and can be reused over and over and over again without loss of quality. This makes glass one of the most eco-friendly materials available.




You’ve got to agree that water simply tastes best out of glass! Not convinced? Do a taste test at home and compare the taste and feel of a glass bottle against other materials.




Glass packaging always add that wow factor to anything it holds. Water in a glass bottle just looks that extra special.


Show Some Glassy Love This Valentine’s Day

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Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, so we’ve decided to put together some inspirational gift and home décor ideas for all of those who like to get creative. Whether it’s your other half or a friend, it’s nice to give a little ‘I’m thinking about you’ present and show your love :)


Go Vintage


You’ve got to love this set of vintage inspired mason jars, they are just so pretty! You simply need to cut a piece of vintage paper, wrap it around your jar, cut two heart shapes, glue this sheet to your jar and voilà – just add acandle! Full tutorial here



Did anyone say sweets?


On Valentine’s Day you simply can’t go wrong with a beautifully presented jar with a selection of sweets in it. You can really let your creativity flow with this idea mixing and matching sweets, stickers and wrapping paper. Full tutorial here





Make it personal


Gifts in a jar are so much fun! Get inspiration from these Pampering In A Jar, Refreshment In A Jar and Energy In A Jar ideas and create a really special jar for your loved one. Full tutorial here



Make it Long Lasting


This is a great idea for those who want to remind their partners of how much they love them throughout the year. Give your loved one a jar of a year’s worth of reasons why you love him/her. All you need is a jar, some paper, ribbons and 52 reasons – can you think of that many? ;) Full tutorial here 



Make it warm


Give a Valentine’s Day gift that is sure to warm hearts! This is probably the safest, but still a very thoughtful option. You can make it extra special by adding a little note to the jar or maybe a special ingredient to give a kick to this hot drink. Full tutorial here


‘The Sound of Opening a Glass Jar Reminds me of…’ Competition

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We are very excited to announce our new Facebook competition! From Monday 20th – Friday 24th January, we will be asking our Facebook fans to get their creative hats on and tell us what the sound of opening a glass jar reminds them of.


The most original answer will be announced on Friday next week and will receive a £15 Sainsbury’s gift voucher, whilst two runners up will get our very popular Friends of Glass jute bags.


To enter the competition, you simply need to comment under the competition announcement post on our Facebook page. We are really looking forward to reading all your entries, good luck!


Friends of Glass Facebook Competition rules:


  1. Maximum of one entry per person per day.
  2. The competition will run over 5 days from 9am, Monday 20th January until 3pm, 24th January 2014.
  3. There is no cash alternative. The decision of the Friends of Glass UK team is final.
  4. Winners please allow up to 28 days after the closing date for delivery of your prizes.
  5. Any comments or submissions deemed inappropriate will be removed from our Facebook page without prior warning.



Thinking about Water?….Think Glass!

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Is your New Year’s resolution to drink more water?  If so, why not get a reusable glass bottle to keep you hydrated when on the go?


There are lots of designs to choose from, all making it easier and pleasurable for you to keep up your water intake ;) Pictured below are a few of our favourites from Flaska, Wiggle and LifeFactory.


Looking at these lovely bottles got us thinking more about water. Water covers 71% of the Earth’s surface, and is vital for all known forms of life. Our bodies are 66% water and even though we could survive without food for more than 30 days, we would last less than a week without water. Amazingly only 2.5% of the Earth’s water is from freshwater sources!
Unfortunately water – and especially our oceans – is also a place where humans dump their rubbish. Over 6 billion kilos of rubbish’, including considerable amounts of plastic, is being dumped into the ocean every year. Fortunately a few committed people are taking actions to tackle the problem of irresponsibly discarded plastic bottles. Harvard University students have voted to banish plastic water bottles from their campus, and   Hollywood actor Jeff Bridges is one of a number of high profile celebrities encouraging his fans to stop using plastic bottles.


Glass lovers know that when they choose glass they are making a positive impact on the environment. Even when a glass bottle reaches the end of its life, it is 100% recyclable as it can be  melted down and used to produce more glass products. Also, a glass bottle is completely inert and does not react with  its contents, making it  safe to use over and over again.


So next time you reach for that bottle of water – help the planet and make sure it’s a glass one ;)