Shine was started by a love of craft beer and design. From that simple idea the company has grown into a boutique drinkware brand for the design enthusiast. Collaboration is a huge part of our DNA and we've been extremely fortunate to work with so many others who share our passion for all things craft beverage, premium goods and solid design.
From the outside we may look like another drinkware supplier or a traditional customization outfit- but let us assure you we're not. We run our company like a design firm and we're selective as to who we think is a good fit. From the moment a project is started we take a left turn where everyone else goes straight ahead. Our process leads with concepts, ideas, sketches & communication. Our mission is to create cultural artifacts that have value. We design and manufacture premium vessels, barware and utilities for recreational consumption. We only design quality, function-driven products and use high end finishes that assure endless use.
We're not for everyone. If you have a project that requires a super fast turnaround and only need a corporate logo printed on some drinkware- there are better partners than us for that. If you want 10,000 pieces- there are better partners than us for that. If you're looking for the basement bottom price out there- there are better partners than us for that.
Our products take more time, more hands to create and a desire to make something meaningful.
BEST-IN-CLASS DIGITAL DESIGN & RENDERING
Our studio has fully embraced 3D design and product rendering in all areas of our business. We use top tier platforms and modeling engines from product development all the way to product images. 3D models are a standard part of our collaboration process and every partner receives high resolution images for production approval and to use as marketing assets.
We start with a simple conversation to understand a partner's goals. From there we develop a scope that includes the specs of the job and the project costs. Once the admin stuff is baked we get into the fun stuff. Our studio assigns your project a specific designer that you will work with directly throughout the entire process. Depending on the need, we'll develop initial concepts for you to review and we'll continue to evolve them until it's nailed- no limit on the number of rounds. From there we'll move into production and partners then approve a digitally-rendered 3D model for production. It's as close to the real thing as it gets and we'll provide those hi-res assets for you to use for marketing, presales or whatever you choose.
There's a thousand drinkware suppliers out there- we get it. None of them go to the intricate production and design levels we do however. 60% of our supply chain is based right here in Virginia. We have to buy rolled steel from overseas because we've not found a domestic outlet for that material and process. We then work with small, local fabricators on every aspect of finishing, cleaning, assembly and decoration. For the majority of our products, each one passes through 3-4 different facilities in Virginia and is hand inspected for QA. Our goal is to one day develop a 100% stainless steel, domestically made, vacuum insulated drinkware product. We're constantly following up on leads to increase the amount of VA-based fabrication in our supply chain.
Yes. But not by much. If you're in the market for disposable schwag then we're not the right partner. However if you compare our prices to any other premium branded insulated drinkware supplier then you'll see our costs are about the same. We encourage you to research before contacting us!
Our standard project turnaround is 4 weeks. We can go faster but we'll need to make some special arrangements. Make sure you let us know if there's a dropdead date you need your order.
We're careful in what projects we take on because it's pretty easy to overwhelm our supply chain. If you are interested in chatting with us please start by hitting the button below.