Supplier Leed’s (PPAI 112361) and Welly, a Pittsburgh-based drinkware company, have announced an exclusive partnership to bring environmentally-friendly, insulated bamboo drinkware to the promotional products industry. New Kensington, Pennsylvania-based Leed’s will begin carrying a selection of Welly bottles in August.

“I created Welly to help the environment and give clean water to people in need,” says Ben Kander, Welly founder and CEO. “I’m thrilled to partner with a company like Leed’s, that understands the critical role of environmentally-friendly products in the promotional products channel.”

Welly’s mission is to reduce reliance on single-use plastic by providing a reusable alternative, as well as bring reliable access to clean water to communities in need. Welly donates three percent of sales to water, a nonprofit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing countries. With its first contribution, Welly helped bring clean water to Mai Welay, a rural village in northern Ethiopia.

“Welly has such unique, compelling products, plus its work with charity, water, is inspiring,” says Heather Smartt, global category director at Polyconcept North America, Inc. “There’s a strong demand for earth-friendly, sustainable products in this industry, and this partnership will allow us to continue providing our distributors with the innovative and socially responsible brands their customers are looking for.”