Since March of 2007 GlassDharma has been producing glass drinking straws. The GlassDharma mission is to create world-wide awareness about single use plastics and how damaging plastic straws are to our environment. Glass Straws provide an alternative that eliminates the need for straws made from plastic.
In 2007, David Leonhardt launched GlassDharma and handled all of the operations by himself. The GlassDharma.com website launched In 2008. Since then, GlassDharma sales show an average annual growth rate of 50% year after year. As of 2012, GlassDharma is supported by 10 people.
GlassDharma welcomes more companies that can combine efforts with us in making more glass straws available. Glass Straws help to educate the public about reducing the amount of plastic straws endangering our environment. There is plenty of market-share for all and we encourage a spirit of cooperation and collaboration as opposed to competition in our industry.
As of the beginning of 2012, GlassDharma’s shipping numbers total over 200,000 straws world-wide. Although that may sound like a large number to some, our goal is to provide glass straws to at least 2% of the American public. With U.S.A. population at about 300 million, this works out to 6 million straws. We certainly have our work cut out for us.