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Soulbottles sells 40,000 units!

40,000 units sold = €40,000 raised for water charities

40,000 units sold = €40,000 raised for water charities

We´re so proud of our clients Soulbottles, who recently confirmed having sold 40,000 units of their Soulbottle, a bottle designed by taliaYstudio! Congratulations!

Back in the Winter of 2012, two young guns in their early twenties, Georg Tarne and Paul Kupfer, approached the studio with the briefing to design a durable glass water bottle - the only product they planned to sell to launch their company Soulbottles.

Their mission: to make drinking tap water sexy by creating a beautiful refillable glass bottle for restaurants as well as for on-the-go and so reduce the amount of plastic in retail. Their social impact: for every bottle sold, 1€ of that sale goes directly to NGO´s dedicated to bringing clean and safe drinking water to rural areas of this earth. Their business plan: to grow and engage an online community of budding graphic designers and curators that create and crowd-curate the art that is burnt onto the glass bottles´ "cylindrical canvas".  Their budget for the studio´s design service: close to zero.

I was seduced to take on the challenge by the enthusiasm of these young boys, and because every year the studio takes on one "social project": giving design services, from research to design consultancy to full blown product design, for little or no money to companies and organisations with high environmental and social impact but no budget.

I´m proud that the bottle we designed has raised €40,000 for water-related NGO´s, and very happy for the success of the Soulboys for enduring with their business - well deserved congratulations xxx

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Selfless Selfie: Our collaboration with WeBandits

We´re super happy to finally have a product on the market because people love it and we love to make people happy.

Which is why when Sophie Pollack, from our number one favourite store We Bandits, asked us if we wanted to donate some JellySeries for the Falter Christmas charity tombola campaign we were over the moon. Finally our designs could actually be used for social good by raising money for the Wiener Integrationshaus

The Wiener Integrationshaus is the biggest NGO that supports asylum seekers and immigrants arriving to and living in Vienna. By participating in the raffle your donation will go to support psychological care for child refugees as well as German-speaking courses for asylum seekers.

You can donate starting 10€ here , which will buy you one raffle. But it´s for charity so you won´t mind spending much much more, since the more generous you are the more raffle tickets you have and so the bigger the chance you have at winning, but also and more importantly the more opportunities you are encouraging for a more seamless integration into this sometimes bitter-cold and often unfriendly and distant place called Vienna. Now...

Who doesn´t love to take a colourful selfless selfie

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