Here’s the low-down on one of our most often asked questions, and we sure do wish the answer was better: We don’t sell them because they just don’t exist.
It’s true. On a regular basis, we scour our sources and turn over every rock for one–just ONE!–USA made stainless steel water bottle. Every lead ends in China.
We dream about the day that we can shout from the rooftops that we’ve hit gold and found a USA made stainless bottle. But, the logistics and costs involved with manufacturing a stainless bottle here in America are seemingly too high for factories to overcome. So, we might actually never see the day.
Almost all of the world’s stainless steel manufacturers are based in Asia, so it would follow suit that a lot of production also takes place in Asia. While there are some US-based manufacturers in the top 10, they don’t fabricate bottles. And since it’s not possible to guarantee the source of recycled stainless steel, that material isn’t an option domestically.
While this news is a total bummer, one thing to keep in mind here is that we only work with a few industry suppliers. We choose our factories very carefully, and ensure they work within the highest levels of corporate social responsibility and product safety. When you buy custom stainless steel water bottles from us, you can rest assured that they meet our highest standards.
And if you MUST have USA made water bottles for your next project, we do have a selection of BPA-free plastic and Tritan copolyester bottles that are made in America. We even have one USA-made aluminum bottle!