The following is an official press release from the Shine Craft Vessel Company:
(Richmond, VA) – Shine Craft Vessel Co. (ShineVessels.com) is a finalist in the Ledbury Launch Fund. A startup competition conducted by the luxury shirtmaker Ledbury (ledbury.com) in which the winner will receive $25k in capital investment. To Support, click here.
Shine Craft Vessel Co. creates stainless steel, graphic design-driven beer growlers and barware. Jordan Childs started Shine Vessels in early 2014 to offer craft beer enthusiasts reusable barware that appeals to design lovers as much as beer enthusiasts, with a portion of every sale going to the National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition (NSAC). Shine uses small Virginia-based businesses for the finishing processes which include bright powder coatings, high-grade passivation and graphic printing.
If Shine Vessels is voted the winner the capital would be used to increase production capacity and keep up with demand. He also wants to start manufacturing flasks, shakers, wine tools and other barware that could be sold alongside his core product. In addition, there would be increased support to small and independent farms.
“We are asking the craft beer community to take a few seconds and support our small startup. We started producing Shine Vessel Growlers because we wanted a product that complimented the high quality beers being produced in the United States today. We hope to continue to grow and produce premium products that beer lovers are proud to reuse forever,” Shine Vessel Founder, Jordan Childs.
A vote for Shine Vessels can be completed here.
A company profile video can be seen here.
The competition closes June 24th at 11:59pm EST.
More information on Jordan Childs:
After quitting his job with The LEGO Group in October of 2013, Childs, a 2009 graduate of Virginia Commonwealth University’s Masters in Branding Program, moved back to Richmond, VA. He immediately went to work researching breweries and beer growlers. Childs and his wife eventually took their personal savings to order and produce 100 stainless steel growlers, which Childs said sold out in weeks. To date, the company has sold 650 growlers at about $50 a piece through its website. Sales have come from all over the globe. www.shinevessels.com
More information on Ledbury:
Ledbury is the Richmond-based luxury shirtmaker and men’s wear brand that is best known for producing dress and casual shirts that prioritize great fit and superb quality. The brand’s values of fit and quality carry through to new collections including blazers, sweaters, ties and accessories. www.ledbury.com