Hydr-8 Water Bottles
Tell us about your business.Drink 8 cups of water per day. We’ve all heard it. So, what’s holding you back? For me, I simply didn’t remember. I’m a pharmacist. I know the endless health benefits of water. Despite this, sometimes I would get through an entire day with my water bottle still full. During a routine eye exam, my ophthalmologist told me my eyes were so dry that the cells were dying. Despite my efforts at using artificial tears, eye drops, & ointments, my eyes were still dry. I knew my general level of dehydration was not helping. This was my vision we were talking about. I needed change. I developed Hydr-8 water bottle to serve as my reminder. With the day broken down into two hour increments, my 8 cup goal was no longer overwhelming. If I got behind on drinking my water, it was easy to tell, & easy to catch up. I remember to drink my water now. I have seen health benefits that have improved virtually every area of my life. See the change with me! Drink to your Health! Hydr-8
Tell us about your workspace, shop, or studio.I operate from my home. I have 4 boys, and work my Hydr-8 business around soccer games, school programs, and keeping house. I have a very small advertising budget and am working hard to spread the word about my new business through social media sights and word of mouth. I have received publicity boosts from fitness friends who have tried and love Hydr-8 bottles. I truly view this as a ground-up venture. We're doing things the old- fashioned way (with a little help from Facebook, of course)!
What inspires you?I am inspired by people who do hard things; who care enough about affecting change that they are willing to make sacrifices. I have seen people change their lives and their health by deciding they're worth it and making the hard choices to exercise and eat right day after day. Those people inspire me.
What makes your business stand out?Hydr-8 Water Bottles are the only product of their kind. They can help us to achieve our personal health and fitness goals as well as helping to preserve our Earth for future generations. As part of an overall healthy lifestyle, Hydr-8 mugs can help people to make the changes they want to make. They can help people to become the people they want to be. In addition, reusable BPA free water bottles can significantly reduce our plastic water bottle waste. Each plastic water bottle that we throw away can take hundreds of years to decompose. As a one of a kind product that can benefit us personally and our world as a whole, Hydr-8 Water Bottles is excited to make a difference for people!
What advice would you give an aspiring creative entrepreneur?Make a business plan, research the need for your product, and move forward. You never know where the next big thing will come from. Perhaps it will come from you! Be the change you want to see. Do what you love and follow your passions. The rest will fall into place.
What does American Made mean to you?American Made celebrates the creativity and passion of people who dare to make a difference. We are so blessed to live in a country where we can see our dreams become reality. If we see a need, and can find the courage to take action, we can affect change for ourselves and our communities. American Made helps to remind us of the values and courage our country exemplifies: Hard Work, Creativity, & Ingenuity.
Mark Your Calendar
NOMINATIONS ENDAug. 31, 2015
Final day for entering the Audience Choice Award competition.
VOTING ENDSOct. 19, 2015
Final day to cast your vote for your favorite makers.
WINNERS ANNOUNCEDOct. 23, 2015
2015 Editors' Award Winners and Audience Choice Winner announced.See past Award Winners
AMERICAN MADE SUMMITNov. 7, 2015
Don’t miss our networking event and maker lecture series in New York City. Tickets are available now.Discover the American Made Summit