Miir, based in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle- is setting a good example when it comes to companies delivering quality products while also giving back to the community- whether it be global or local.
They offer stainless steel water bottles in insulated and non-insulated versions that are customizable through different caps and skins (which are applied to the outside of the bottle to make them pretty.) Or just leave them naked- they look good that way too. The lids are BPA free and the bottles are easy to clean and not breakable- being stainless steel, duh.
With every bottle purchased, $1 of each sale provides safe drinking water to people in lesser developed countries through One Days Wages. Though it may not seem like much, $1 is enough to supply clean water to one person for one year. What!?! Yeah.
All of the Miir bottles fit into your bicycle water bottle cage, or your bag if you roll like that. Stainless bottles are great. They look good, keep plastic bottles out of landfills, are easy to clean, don’t hold odors, aren’t breakable and well- these stainless bottles help a good cause as well.
That wasn’t enough for Brian Pape (Miir CEO) and the rest of the Miir team. They are now embarking on a new venture that will play a big role both domestically and internationally helping those that need affordable, reliable transportation. Bicycles. Miir teamed up with Kevin Menard from Transition Bikes to make it happen. Urban bikes that are fun to ride and classically styled. Three models to choose from. With the purchase of one of the bikes- they split a donation 50/50 with the World Bicycle Relief and the Boise Bicycle Project. Pretty neat huh?
To get the bicycle end started, Miir has a Givecraft campaign going. You can donate to the program for as little as $5, or just go ahead and pre-order one of the bikes. If you are in the market for a new townie bike, check it out!
This Friday you can check out the bikes and meet the people behind Miir at Theo Chocolates in Fremont.
You can RSVP for the event at Theo HERE