About Strawesome

About Strawesome

A Family Company

Strawesome is a family-owned glass straw manufacturing and distribution business based in Michigan, USA. We personally make all of the straws that we sell direct to consumers and businesses around the world.

Daedra Surowiec
Daedra Surowiec
Founder & Artist

"The only thing I can say is that Strawesome sucks in the best way."

Brian Surowiec
Brian Surowiec

"The power to change the world is in the small choices we make every day. Straws just happen to be one of them."

Adam Surowiec
Adam Surowiec
The Pioneer

"I was 4 when Strawesome started. It's pretty cool to think my generation can be the ones to eliminate single-use plastics."

Luke Surowiec
The Animal Lover

"I love sharing Strawesome with my friends because we need to save the turtles."

Our Story

Welcome to the story of Strawesome, where innovation, love, and determination collide to create something truly extraordinary.

Daedra and Brian, childhood friends turned life partners, share a journey that began in the heart of Michigan during the pre-internet era. High school brought them together, college deepened their connection, and in 2001, they embarked on the adventure of marriage, settling in Dearborn, Michigan.

Daedra, armed with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture, initially pursued a career in her field before venturing into the world of entrepreneurship with her own painting business, She Paints. Meanwhile, Brian delved into the realm of computer and information science, honing his skills in the Healthcare IT sector before establishing his own IT company.

The arrival of their first child led Daedra to shift her focus, becoming a Certified Bradley Method Instructor after a transformative natural childbirth experience. However, her entrepreneurial spirit remained undimmed, leading her to explore new avenues of creativity and support for her growing family.

An unexpected opportunity arose when a friend approached Daedra about joining in on a glass straw order from an artist in California. Intrigued by the concept, Daedra sought the guidance of her friend Michelle Plucinsky, owner of the Glass Academy in Dearborn, Michigan. Michelle’s challenge for Daedra to learn glass straw crafting ignited a passion within her, propelling her to become proficient in the art and see the potential for a business opportunity.

In March 2009, Strawesome was born, marking the beginning of a journey fueled by passion, perseverance, and a commitment to sustainability. The early days were challenging, as Daedra and Brian navigated an unfamiliar market landscape, relying on grassroots efforts and face-to-face interactions to spread the word about their innovative glass straws.

As the movement against plastic straws gained momentum, Strawesome found its stride, experiencing significant growth and worldwide impact. 

Today, as the oldest operating glass straw manufacturer in the world, Strawesome stands as a testament to the power of creativity, resilience, and partnership. Daedra and Brian continue to manufacture and distribute sustainable straws to straw lovers who care for themselves and the planet.

Join us in our mission to transform your drinking experience. Our straws aren’t just straws; they’re expressions and symbols of quality, health, and creativity. With every use, you’re not just enjoying your beverage; you’re making a statement and contributing to a better world.