A Partnership Over Plastic Bottles: LARQ x Native Union

A Partnership Over Plastic Bottles: LARQ x Native Union

For us, and for anyone else whose 2024 resolution is to stay hydrated, our latest collaboration comes at a perfect time. We’ve come together with leading water bottle brand LARQ to bring our community our own spin on daily hydration, marrying LARQ’s innovative design with our convenient solutions to make sipping super seamless. 
Behind the Design: Year of the Dragon Capsule with Ray Dak Lam Reading A Partnership Over Plastic Bottles: LARQ x Native Union 3 minutes

As a team that adopts a hybrid work setup, you’ll always find us between home, the office, and our favorite third spaces. And while we love being inspired by the different work environments, jumping from one place to the next often makes it easy to forget about getting in our 3L a day. 

So for us, and for anyone else whose 2024 resolution is to stay hydrated, our latest collaboration comes at a perfect time. We’ve come together with leading water bottle brand LARQ to bring our community our own spin on daily hydration, marrying LARQ’s innovative design with our convenient solutions to make sipping super seamless. 

The brains behind the world's first self-cleaning water bottle, the San Francisco based brand is a pioneer in the hydration game.  

On top of their shared eye for design and innovation, LARQ's stance against single-use plastic is one we resonated with. Our product range can attest to that – many of our products use materials made of used plastic bottles to divert them from landfills.  

As strong advocates for ending single-use plastic bottles, LARQ combines product innovation with good design and thoughtful features to create functional, minimalist bottles that are more environmentally friendly, more convenient, and more visually pleasing than plastic bottled water.  

This capsule is a continuation of our partnership with LARQ, recently having adapted our City Sling into an always-on bottle accessory (aptly named Bottle Sling) for LARQ’s community. This time round, we wanted to bring their hydration expertise to you.  

While a hydration solution is a first for us, it also feels like a natural extension to creating essentials for life on-the-go and stays true to our promise to ‘Design for Life’. Because while our tech comes with us on the daily, it’s time our hydration becomes a non-negotiable part of our everyday carry, too.  

The limited edition drop takes LARQ’s Bottle Flip Top and injects it with Native Union touches to make it feel more us. For starters, an added D-ring enables Bottle Flip Top to attach easily to our City Grip, giving you a handy and hands-free way to carry your water. 

The range features two easy-to-match bottle shades each paired with a City Grip. Bottle Flip Top in Black comes with City Grip in Kraft, while the version in White comes with City Grip in Black. But why stop there?  

If you're familiar with our Sling solutions, you’ll know that we designed them with maximum versatility, enabling you to easily clip them on and off whenever you need and giving you the freedom to switch it up with City Grips and City Slings already in your arsenal. 

Need a pop of color? Opt for a City Grip in Apricot Crush. Want a fully hands-free experience for your next hike? Swap in a City Sling for that crossbody ease.  

The synergy of this collaboration is almost full circle. LARQ creates so that a single-use plastic bottle is never your first instinct, while we create ways to give those wasted single-use plastic bottles a second life.  

The LARQ x Native Union Bottle Flip Top unites our made-from-bottles City Grip with LARQ's innovative product design for a more convenient, more sustainable alternative to plastic bottles.