While attending an ecological panel at Harvard Business School, Sarah Kauss came up with the idea of stainless steel, reusable, durable drinking bottle and more. Today, her company manufactures a variety of insulated beverage containers in numerous styles and colors.
The company took off after being featured in O, the Oprah Winfrey Magazine. Between 2013 and 2014 the company saw more than $10 million in annual revenue; an increase of 400 percent. By 2015, the company had sold more than 4 million bottles. Forbes listed the business as #1 on their 2015 list of Top 50 Fastest Growing Woman Owned Businesses.
S’Well is listed as #99 on the 2017 Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Companies in America. In 2016, the company had annual revenue of $99.7 million and a three year growth rate of 3,862%. The company also took the #7 spot for Top Retail Companies and the #8 spot on the Inc. list of Top New York Companies.