// The Define Bottle, a portable fruit infuser bottle created by a 14 year old
A 14-year-old entrepreneur believes that he can improve the health of all individuals, one drink at a time. It’s environmentally safe and it has the potential to reverse the trend in devastating diseases such as diabetes and obesity. He’s created a cool new way to infuse water with fruit. The Define Bottle.
He has taken the idea behind fruit infused pitchers and made it mobile. After reading dozens of articles about the negative health effects of sugary soft drinks and juices, Carter Kostler could not help but recognize the enormous potential behind fruit infusion containers. However, upon observing his own mother using one of these pitchers at home, he realized that no one had made a sustainable, portable version of these fruit-infused water pitchers. With that understanding, Kostler co-created a reusable, glass fruit-infused water bottle for people on the go.
Fruit infusion is a recent development in water pitchers that uses fresh ingredients. The process involves storing fruit in a chamber of the pitcher and then pouring water through that chamber, much like a filter. As water passes through the stored fruit, it takes on some of the flavors. Until now, that process was restricted to pitchers. Unfortunately the only other option for busy otherwise health-conscience people is to buy plastic bottles of artificially flavored and sweetened water beverages; until now.
“I knew the negative impacts of soda and juice and researched that flavored waters sold in plastic bottles were taking a large part of the market,” said Kostler.
Instead of using plastic, which can show wear and scuffs over time and is not biodegradable, Kostler decided to use glass in order to set his water bottles apart from the rest of the flavored water market. With his family’s help, he has enlisted a team of experts to help make this concept a reality. With an industrial design team out of Los Angeles to help through the designing and prototyping stages, an intellectual property firm out of San Francisco to help with the patent and has a branding expert in San Diego – his vision has become reality. His first production run is set for this fall.
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