With a warm summer breeze amidst the spiky junipers of Saaremaa something new and surprising has been created. The first reed drinking straws were unveiled in July 2018. A product born from the minds of Grete and Mihkel has quickly reached thousands in number.
A straw made of reed is a simple and disruptive idea. Everything seems to be there: suitable shape, strength, liquid barrier, beautiful pattern. Yet behind the curtains, the production takes much know-how and hands-on work.
#Suckõrs produces each of its straws as an outcome of the 12-stage process. Raw material with suitable joint lengths and strength is selected from harvested reed. The health of the plant is prematurely investigated as it is examined for any insects or mold settled inside. It is as natural as it gets!
From there the straw blanks are cut and fabricated. The attention paid in the early stages of production often determines the final quality and lifetime of the straw.
Even more vital than shaping the reed is to cleanse reed properly in order to ensure product safety for drinks and food use. Both inner and outer surfaces are cleaned using specialist tools we have developed. The reed straws are sterilized with heat treatment, which removes the natural bacteria and microbiological entities.
We also recommend to have your straws boiled in water or heated in the oven every once in a while in order to further extend the lifetime, keeping them clean and stiff.
Following another quality control, the straws are placed into a suitable sustainable package, made of recycled paper and is completely biodegradable, just as the straw itself.
While making a choice between different straws available, we recommend you keep an eye out for the properties of the products offered. A quick and efficient check to carry out before purchase is to take a quick look inside the straw to see it has been cleaned neatly and take the tip of the straw between your fingers and give it a soft to medium squeeze.
#Suckõrs engraved on the straws is more than just a name. It is also a promise that we are responsible in manufacturing the product and we work tirelessly to ensure quality. #Suckõrs is created to be a reusable drinking straw, therefore the strength and durability has been taken care of.
Every straw that leaves our factory is as important to us as the earth it comes from, and the customers it goes to.