EcoVessel, a Boulder, CO-based manufacturer of reusable hydration products, has acquired U-Konserve, a food storage and reusable container company based in Sausalito, CA.
According to the company, the merger will bring the companies together to offer customers a full lineup of zero-waste reusable drinkware and food storage containers and accessories.
Moving forward, the companies will share supply chain, warehousing, marketing and distribution networks and look to expand their retail partnerships with a steady pipeline of innovation and new product introductions. Jon Fox, founder and CEO of EcoVessel, will be the CEO of the combined business.
Customers and retail buyers can expect to see new products from the companies later this fall and early next year. New introductions include a telescopic stainless steel straw, reusable utensil sets and new insulated travel mugs. U-Konserve recently launched a new line of plastic-free stainless steel food containers with clear silicone lids.
“As EcoVessel looks to lessen our impact on the environment and planet, we are excited to partner with a like-minded brand who shares our philosophy and mission to eliminate single-use plastics,” said Fox. “With their complementary product line of reusable food containers and accessories, our brands share a commitment to creating stylish and eco-friendly products.”
“While staying true to our mission to reduce waste, our exciting new partnership will help grow both sustainable brands by combining EcoVessel’s hydration expertise together with U-Konserve’s food-storage focus, to offer innovative products to help people wherever they might be on their zero-waste journey,” said Chance Claxton, founder of U-Konserve.