Back in 2002, there were no stainless steel water bottles for personal hydration and the health and environmental issues linked to plastic use were not widely known. Seeing the issues early and clearly, Robert Seals, the inventor and founder of Klean Kanteen®, began cobbling together the first prototype. In 2004, the 27oz Klean Kanteen was introduced onto the market to give people a better option than plastic and lined aluminium bottles: a safe, healthy, lightweight, reusable bottle free of Bisphenol A (BPA) and other toxic substances. Our mission to provide superior solutions and help people make better decisions had begun!
The Klean Kanteen torch was passed to the Cresswell family in 2005 and since then they have built upon Seals’ original vision by developing an ever expanding line of durable stainless steel solutions to replace toxic plastic and displace single-use container pollution.
Worldwide, we are seeing a massive shift away from single-use plastic bottles as more people choose a healthier refillable option, often a Klean Kanteen. To see changes of this magnitude in such a short time is inspiring and reinforces our belief that small changes can make a huge difference.