Product Pick Of The Week: Your Own Signature SIGG Water Bottle!
Are you one of those people that totes a water bottle around with you everywhere you go? I know many people who do.
If so, you may as well make it one that both reflects you as a person as well as one that doesn't destroy the taste of your drink or add to our landfills.
That said, I suggest you check out mySIGG.com
If you aren't already familiar with SIGG brand bottles, they are a swiss engineered water bottle with a variety of tops. Reusable, they have received rave reviews for the fact that they don't leach into the liquid, keeping your drink tasting pure, and they look cool too.
Above: Sigg's double walled construction
But even more exciting is that now, at MySIGG.com, you can create your own distinct and fashionable water/sport bottle with your choice of tops. With 144 bottle designs to choose from and 22 interchangeable lids, you have a plethora of choices. They have lifestyle designs, classic designs, even kids' designs.
In addition to that, they donate 1% of their sales to the natural environmental group, 1% For The Planet.
Here's a little history about them:
Above: Actual photo from the SIGG archives
SIGG Switzerland dates back to 1908 when metal processing specialist Ferdinand Sigg established an aluminum product factory about 30 kilometers outside of Zurich. Along with his colleague Xaver Küng, the two men combined their love of metal and the strong belief that "aluminum is the material of the future". Their product line, which was called SIGG AG Aluminiumwarenfabrik, was initially comprised of saucepans, frying pans and bottles, all of which sold rapidly and were immensely popular. By 1958, SIGG had thousands of products that were all manufactured in the company's own rolling mill and drawing shop.
It was in 1990 that the course for the future of the SIGG bottle was determined: a new shape, still typical of today's bottles, was developed and the quality achieved was superior. The beautiful shapes and design of the bottle is one of the reasons that in 1993 SIGG was incorporated into the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York. In 1997, the company was bought by an investor group and changed direction to focus on its #1 "star" product... the SIGG bottle.
Approaching its 100 year anniversary, SIGG has its sights set on growing the brand outside of Europe. In 2005, SIGG launched a USA subsidiary based in Stamford, CT. "This brand has tremendous history and for generations has been the must-have water bottle for Europeans," stated Steve Wasik, SIGG USA President. "Americans are now discovering that using a high quality, reusable bottle like SIGG makes great sense – both financially and environmentally."
Above: Just six of their many fun designs