Hitting the bottle: Soma launches an ethical and aesthetic water bottle

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The San Francisco-based company Soma has launched a portable water bottle
(Image credit: drinksoma)

With many of us wearing our eco credentials on our sleeves these days, it has become de rigeur to not only carry around a reusable tote, but an eco-friendly water bottle as well. Once confined to avid sportspeople, the water bottle has been the subject of many a design makeover – most recently by the San Francisco-based company Soma, which revealed its portable tumbler this week.

Best known for its photogenic water filter carafes and pitchers, Soma has applied its socially responsible and design-forward approach to a minimal glass water bottle that easily slots into anyone’s day. Made from glass, a BPA-free silicone sleeve and topped with an FSC-certified bamboo leak-proof cap, the slender bottle is lightweight while holding a respectable 500ml of water.

Available in four bright colours, Soma’s water bottle is the latest extension of the company’s larger mantra of eschewing plastic use, promoting the consumption of clean water and doing so from a design point of view. A proportion of the company’s sales also goes to support charity-owned water projects in underprivileged parts of the world, helping to make clean drinking water available to those communities.

glass water bottle

The slender bottle is made from glass, a BPA-free silicone sleeve and topped with an FSC-certified bamboo leak-proof cap

(Image credit: drinksoma)

glass water bottle

The slender bottle is lightweight while holding a respectable 500ml of water

(Image credit: drinksoma)

glass water bottle

Available in four colours, the bottle is the latest extension of the company’s larger mantra of eschewing plastic use, promoting the consumption of clean water and doing so from a design point of view

(Image credit: drinksoma)

INFORMATION

Soma’s water bottle, $30, is now available. For more information, visit Soma’s website (opens in new tab)

Pei-Ru Keh is the US Editor at Wallpaper*. Born and raised in Singapore, she has been a New Yorker since 2013. Pei-Ru has held various titles at Wallpaper* since she joined in 2007. She currently reports on design, art, architecture, fashion, beauty and lifestyle happenings in the United States, both in print and digitally. Pei-Ru has taken a key role in championing diversity and representation within Wallpaper's content pillars and actively seeks out stories that reflect a wide range of perspectives. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two children, and is currently learning how to drive.