Handmade Carrizo Drinking Straws

Handmade Carrizo Drinking Straws

$12.00
Unit price per
- Made by hand from a local river reed that is known as carrizo - These reeds grow in abundance, some referring to them as pests plants since they grow so quickly and spread so fast in the swampy marshlands - Given this, the materials are sustainably sourced - Every bunch of 12 pieces includes six high ball straws, and six straws for old fashioned glasses - The bunches are wrapped in a corn husk and a natural cotton thread - The pieces are made by a group in Oaxaca, Mexico, in order to offer a method to decrease pollution, pay a living wage to collaborators, and ensure that the production of these straws is consistent and sustainable - If you wish to prolong the life of the straws, you can bake them at a low temperature oven (200 – 225 C) for 20 – 30 minutes - This toasts the straws and changes their tone to a golden brown, and helps the carrizo to be less porous - It’s important to allow the straws to dry completely, as this prevents the growth of mold - If they do mold, the straws can usually be rescued by boiling them in a vinegar solution, then baking them in the oven as described - With daily use and proper care, the straws can last six months or longer - Do not wash in dishwasher