Handmade in the USA from the strongest commercially available glass, our Designs line of reusable glass drinking straws is the "creme de la creme" replacement to toxic plastic straws. Each straw in this line is passionately designed and handmade by artist Daedra Surowiec. The result is an eco-friendly, safe, and beautiful piece of functional art. It doesn't get much better than this.
Take your straw with you on the go! Whether to a restaurant, or a picnic, keep it clean and safe while you are out.
Barely Bent vs. Straight
This is a personal preference. The main thing to consider is that either way, your straw is fixed since it is a solid piece of glass. If you can't make up your mind, just get both! Browse our selection of Designs Barely Bent Straws and Designs Straight Straws available in our online store. Note that we also make Designs Just For Kids Straws that are bent a bit deeper since kids sit a bit lower than adults.
Functional Art for Every Beverage
The general rule is that the thicker the beverage/liquid, the bigger you want the inside diameter of your straw to be.
Category (Inside Diameter / Outside Diameter)
- Skinny Straws (4 mm / 7 mm) are ideal for sipping cocktails and tea
- Regular Straws (5.5 mm / 9.5 mm) are perfect for watery-type liquids such as juice and soda
- Smoothie Straws (7.6 mm / 12 mm) work best for thicker drinks such as milkshakes and smoothies
- Bubble Tea Straws (10 mm / 15 mm) are made to allow you to suck up those yummy tapioca balls in Bubble Tea
Also consider that if your straw will be in a covered container with a hole in the lid, that you want to match the outside diameter of the straw to that hole. Example: Skinny straws work well with reusable To-Go Cups.
A Straw for Every Container
When it comes to matching your straw to your container, size does matter! Measure the height of your container and then make sure the straw length is a little taller.
- 6" Skinny or Regular - Tea Cup, Small Glass, Kids cups, Wine glasses, Cocktails
- 6" Smoothie - Again for smaller cups and glasses, but for thicker liquids
- 8" Skinny - 16 oz Reusable To-Go Cup
- 8" Regular - Standard Drinking Cup/Glass, 12 oz Beer or Pop Can
- 8" Smoothie - Standard Drinking Cup/Glass, but for thicker liquids
- 8" Bubble Tea - Standard Drinking Cup/Glass, but for thicker liquids and specifically bubble tea
- 10" Skinny - 24 oz Reusable To-Go Cup
- 10" Regular - Mason Jar, 20oz Pop Bottle, Beer Bottle, Starbucks Venti
- 10" Smoothie - For your thicker liquids in taller glasses
If you have an unusual container, place a custom order and we'll be happy to make you the perfect straw.
Start Your Designs Collection
Buy a set for the entire family, prep for your next party, or just give yourself plenty of options with these amazing and beautiful sets:
- Barely Bent Set of 4 Decorative
- Cocktail Set of 6
- Dynamic Duo Set
- Funky Family Set
- Funky Just For Kids Set of 4
- Party Time Set of 6
- Party Time Smoothie Set of 6
- Just For Kids Duo
- Just For Kids Set of 4
Sets automatically come with a 5-25% discount and most include a free cleaning brush.