ALEX Bottle


  • $50,000

  • Ended

An environmentally friendly bottle that you can actually clean.


  • $50,000

  • Ended

It’s no secret that re-usable water bottles, be they made of plastic, metal, or even glass, will become disgusting. That’s because you can’t clean it properly, which in turn means that you’re more likely to just buy new plastic bottles and throw the old ones out. That’s not particularly environmentally friendly, which is where the ALEX bottle comes in. This bottle opens in the middle so that you can clean it, by hand or in the dishwasher, and even use it as two cups for sharing that special drink.

The ALEX bottle comes in several color combinations, and the idea is that you’ll find the one that fits you. It’s made of stainless steel and polypropylene, using recycled materials.

As always, there’s a story behind the product. This one involves a phone call to mom, and a nasty bottle.

Chris Hotell was a simple man who loved his stainless steel water bottle, but a smelly residue from water and smoothies collected on the inside too quickly. When armed with dish soap and hyper-maneuverable scrub brushes, he still couldn’t loosen the bacteria from the bottle. Not willing to surrender to unhealthy wasteful disposable plastic bottles, he needed something that made sustainability simple. A phone call to mom yielded some ideas; a drinking vessel designed to open up in the middle for easy cleaning that can compact to half its size when empty.

Resilient and ever thirsty, Chris grabbed his sketch pad and hacksaw. From a shower of metal filings, eraser crumbs, and graphite smudges, ALEX was born.

There are perks that doesn’t contain an ALEX bottle, but that sounds like a weird choice. Get one with the number of ALEX bottles you like, and then decide if you’d like to pay extra for more color alternatives.

Favorite perk ($60)

2 Customized ALEX Bottles! Mix and match from any of our colors to make your perfect color way (Cap, Upper Half, Lower Half – you decide). Color breakdown on left side of this page and in FAQ. We’ll ask for your color after project is funded. (SHIPPING: USA Included, add $15 for Canada, add $20 for all other International)

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