Flaska Cartoon – Making of

Today we launched our one and only Meet Flaska! cartoon.

In this article I want to describe the background of such a project. I have to tell you it’s really interesting. Creating your own cartoon – this might be a dream come true for a lot of people. It certainly was for us. Please watch the Meet Flaska! animated clip bellow and welcome to read on afterwards.

Meet Flaska

We cooperated with Studio Sanda on this project. We are really satisfied with their work and can only recommend them if you are considering a similar project. The process was very well planned. We followed the usual Studio Sanda’s process steps:

Step 1: Defining the content

Step 2: Drawing of the sketches and illustrations

Step 3: Creating the animation

Step 4: Adding background music and speech

Step 5: Postproduction and finalisation of the clip

Photos:
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Simon from Studio Sanda at work

Flaska Made from Glass
This is how we visualised the fact that Flaska is made from glass – an environmentally and health friendly material

Water structuring with Flaska
How to visualise the water structuring function? A tough one…
Flaska protective sleeves materials
I like this one – how to symbolize the individual materials the protective sleeve is made of

The whole project was something new and exciting for us. First deciding what the best way to present a glass reusable water bottle with a special feature was. Choosing the background music and voiceover was really fun. Deciding on how to visualise individual features or benefits. Cooperating in the process of visualisation. It was great. And I hope you find the end result great as well.

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Working at Flaska feels a bit like working in Hollywood lately. We’re shooting & drawing a few new clips about Flaska and we’re enjoying it. A lot!

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We were aware we needed a short presentational movie about our Flaska. It’s one thing to explain that we are producing a reusable water bottle made from glass that restructures water, and it is something totally different to show it. It works much better in the era of fast moving lifestyle. You can expect to see the result soon, in a matter of a week or so. Simon from the Studio Sanda is working on it full steam as you can see above.

For now we welcome you to watch this feel-good image clip with Flaska co-starring. It was filmed by the Untouched project crew in Nicaragua. Sit back, relax and enjoy the wonderful tune by Grace Kelly!

Auf Wiedersehen Düsseldorf! Hallo Berlin!

Last weekend we presented Flaska on the first of 4 Bio trade fairs in Germany. This one – the BioWest trade fair – took place in Düsseldorf. We’re still looking forward to BioOst, BioNord & BioSud.

Busy day on BioWest trade fair in Düsseldorf

So what were the reactions? After all Flaska barely skimmed the surface of German market until these exhibitions. It’s sold in a few shops in Bavaria and on-line. The feedback and reactions were great. Witzig, super Idee, Toll, aus Glas gemacht! are just a few thoughts we got from visitors. It was a professional trade fair so the positive attitude is important for us to be able to present Flaska to the whole German market.

Flaska among the NeuprodukteA market that is really demanding we found out. People are aware of problematic of various materials used for water bottles and food & drink containers generally. Visitors at our booth were questioning us about the smallest details about Flaska. So the fact that they were positive about it makes us satisfied as well as motivated to improve.

Auf Wiedersehen Düsseldorf! Hallo Berlin!

Flaska Organic in buygreen.com

Flaska Organic Green Products Standard Certification About a year ago Flaska’s representative in USA contacted a web retailer www.buygreen.us, specialised in selling green product. Our goal was of course for Flaska to be listed among the numerous environmentally friendly products found on their webpage.
After a while of waiting they responded and let us know that all the products in their web shop have to go through a thorough procedure where they are checked for their performance during material sourcing, manufacturing and disposal phases.

Of course we applied with our environmentally friendliest product Flaska Organic. And succeeded big time! Flaska Organic received a high grade – 81 and will soon be listed in their web shop. We are proud of it and hope other Flaska’s will follow soon.

Flaska Organic

Flaska Valentine’s

Flaska Valentine'sTo do it or not to do it? To make a special Flaska Valentine’s Day edition or not. Everyone does it, so it’s not something you would really call a creative or special idea. Which we usually try to find. But we decided to go for it. Why not, it’s lovely, kitschy, everyone’s happy and in love, birds are singing, spring is coming… Why swim against the flow?

But we didn’t like the idea of having a cheesy design. So our designer Lea played with the traditional visual and poetic love motifs and created these two. Love is in the van … everywhere you look around … Do you get it? If you don’t, don’t worry. It’s Flaskas, not you :).

There’s one more twist to it. Flaska Valentine’s are gonna be exclusively available in our webshop until March 12th. Why March 12th? Because it is the Gregorjevo Day, when we traditionaly celebrate love in Slovenia. We say that birds get married on Gregorjevo Day. (Talk about not being cheesy :)). But we like it because it’s our tradition and we wish to share it with you.

(Re)Flaska

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Well his project was really fun. We were thinking what to do with our neoprene sleeves that have some sort of technical issues and were therefore unusable. Of course we didn’t want to dispose them, and recycling neoprene is also … Continue reading

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Just in case you wondered what the Thai translation of Flaska’s slogan Your portable water spring sounds like – this is it. น้ำแร่ในมือคุณ. Every day we learn something new 🙂

Now you’re probably asking yourself: ”What is this guy talking about?!” I’m just being happy that Flaska is present (and popular) on more and more foreign markets. Some of them exotic in a way, since owing a reusable water bottle made from glass is a new and unexplored concept on a few of them. And some really saturated with similar water bottles – some made from glass the others from plastic or metal.

Austria, Germany, Croatia, Spain, USA, Great Britain, Bulgaria, Thailand, Romania, Czech republic, Bosnia, Serbia,… The world is getting smaller for us :).  Check out some of the print materials we use in a few of these countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A month of cycling for Flaska team

Flaska team is cycling

Flaska team is cycling

We’re done. We cycled to work for a month. 5 members of Flaska team took part and had great fun. 68 out of 108 trips (so almost 2/3) were made by bike – the ones that weren’t were due to bad weather or important meetings we had to drive to. Showing up sweaty at a meeting is still not our thing :).

This added up to 533 km, or a reduction in GHG emissions we caused by 114 kg CO2e. Congrats to everyone. Urša was the absolute winner – she cycled to work 19 out of 23 times.

During the ‘project’ we still had to ‘deliver’ kids to kindergarten and shopped for necessities as well as conducted other everyday to-do’s. So it’s doable.

It was a great experience overall. Urša, Jure and Zdenka even decided to continue the project and are taking part at a national project that encourages cycling to work called V troje.

Flaska cycling team

We’re cycling… To work. For a month. Flaska bottle is a sustainable product that helps people live a healthier and environmentally friendlier life. This is also our company’s vision. But is that all we can do?

Flaska team is cycling to work

Certainly not. Doing good through a product is great, but we decided to try to ‘improve’ Flaska team’s impact as well and to reduce our environmental footprint. Commuting was an obvious way to start since it contributes a significant part of our company’s carbon footprint.

So we decided to cycle to work for a month and then calculate the reduction. But we also want to see how it works – how much do we have to change our daily routines and how much this will bother us. Check back in a month or so to see the ‘results’:)!

Flaska, a friend of glass

When buying reusable water bottles, there are many factors to consider – volume, shape, price, design, … to name just a few of them. But lately type of material water bottles are made from became an increasingly important decision factor.

ReusaFlaska reusable glass water bottlesble water bottles are usually made from plastics, some of them steel and aluminium and a few from glass. Every material has its own benefits. When considering plastic it is the price and weight. Metal bottles are being used for outdoor sports mostly because of their durability. But when it comes to glass, health, environmental and aesthetical benefits are the ones that prevail.

Glass is an inert material and does not react with your water nor leach any substances into it. After all – glass is being used as packaging for best wines, cosmetics and medicine. It is also a material that can (and mostly is) recycled into products of same quality, not down-cycled as plastics for instance. It is a natural and environmentally friendly material. And it looks nice and valuable as well, don’t you think?

This is why Flaska bottles are made from glass. We consider taking care of our health and environment are by far the most important decision factors among the ones stated above. We are and always will be strong supporters of glass as the best material for food and beverage packaging and of course the best material for reusable water bottles. We also became partners of the Friends of Glass organisation. Our partnership in this programme is in a way logical Flaska has been faithful to glass since its beginnings.

We’re proud to be members of Friends of Glass!