Founder, Kula Cloth
I pretty much do gear for a living. I test gear. I make gear. I use gear. I'm that person that you can't buy anything for, because I have more gear than any person should ever have. And so, I honestly didn't know why I would need a Citizen Burro sleeve for my mug... until I got one. This is, hands down, my favorite new purchase of the entire year. I can't entirely tell you why - except that you have to try it for yourself to understand. It's cozy to the touch and drinking my coffee in the morning has become a tactile experience that blends comfort, joy and warmth. Once you use one, you will never want to drink a beverage without one, ever again.
Santa Fe, NM
"I just want you to know that my partner refuses to have his Yeti (which we have our coffee in every morning) without his Burro sleeve on it. Just refuses."
"I must tell you that I am absolutely drawn to your bottle blankets. The designs are so attractive and calming, they are exquisitely made with the stitching, they feel great and are a nostalgic reminder of why we farm sheep in Tasmania.”
"We love our Burro sleeves! The kids are so much more excited about toting their water bottles around (and drinking their water!), and they’re particularly proud to bring them to school, where the blanketed bottles really stand out. For me, I love the cozy feel on my tea tumbler, and the pink heart warms both my hands and my heart when we’re out camping." 🧡
SFe, New Mexico
"Sometimes you don’t know you need something until it’s in your hand—literally! I was recently given the opportunity to try their wool sleeve and I am hooked! I use mine on my glass water containers and it keeps my hand warm & dry and has stopped the glass from slipping out of my hands. It also has the added benefit of individualizing drinking glasses and now everyone in my household wants their own sleeve, which hopefully means less dishes for me! Thank you Citizen Burro for solving so many problems with one product!"
Purchase any of these Klean Kanteen products and choose sleeves to go with for just $10/sleeve. Super savings!
Our Mission & Giveback
Citizen Burro makes soft, blanket-like sleeves for stainless steel water bottles, travel mugs, and tumblers. And...we are a for-profit business using our platform to raise awareness and dollars to promote carbon farming as a means to mitigate climate change while building healthy soil and healthy communities. 25% of our profits are allocated to carbon farming initiatives.
Our products are MADE IN THE USA, more specifically, in sunny New Mexico by grown-ups who are paid living wages. Enjoy!
25% to Carbon Farming
What is carbon farming, and why should I care? All life on earth is dependent upon 6" of topsoil. So... err, we think you should care. We love the women-led organization No Regrets Initiative, and their site is a great place to learn about carbon farming (aka regenerative agriculture) for carbon sequestration, soil health, and community health. They are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit doing the good work of the world. ❤
I come from half a decade living out of my truck to rock climb (...long before #vanlife). I instructed mountain and river courses to feed, clothe, and gear myself, and led a generally crusty, dusty dirtbag life. So the outdoor community feels like home to me. I've always loved camp blankets, the hand of natural textiles, and the concept of hygge (even when I slept most nights in my pickup truck or on the ground). There's always some bit of comfort you can add to make your world a little sweeter—a down comforter, a candle, some music... These leanings are what led me to create our simple sleeves for all the steel vessels we drink from as outdoor folk. It softens them a bit and brings some feminine warmth to the scene. It's been a nice bonus that urban dwellers love them too!
And because we need to get the word out fast about the hope of regenerative agriculture as it can impact our climate, we allocate 25% of our profits to carbon farming/regenerative agriculture initiatives for the purpose of slowing climate change. I see each sleeve as a seed of hope that raises awareness and dollars to support humanity's transition to regenerative ag for the benefit of one another and for the health of our remarkable planet.
New Mexico, USA
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Do these sleeves shrink when washed? Nope. We recommend washing in cold, but even if you forget, your sleeve will still fit fine.
Do they slip on your bottle/travel mug? No, this was a major factor we considered with design. The fabric has just the right amount of stretch for pulling on and securing a tight fit. You can toss your bottle to a friend and the sleeve won’t slip.
Do they fade with washing? They do not fade with washing, and the colors won’t bleed into your wash.
What is your returns policy? You are welcome to return your sleeves if you are unsatisfied for any reason. Please click here to view our full returns policy.
How do I know they will fit my favorite water bottle/tumbler? You could measure your bottle, but here’s an easy rule of thumb: if you would normally pick up your bottle by the middle, it will fit fine. If it is a bottle that you would grasp with a swing handle, then it is likely too big. There are many different designs for bottles, travel mugs, and tumblers out there, but they almost always share a common diameter for an easy hand-grasp.
Are the sleeves scratchy? They are not. We used Merino wool to make them soft and naturally anti-microbial.
Do you sell gift cards? Yes, we do! Check our shop.
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Oh how we love you (and your prime minister) dear Canadians. And we love sending you our sweet sleeves, but sadly, we can’t ship for the $4 flat rate. For you shipping is a $14 flat rate. And if you purchase 7 or more, we will SHIP FREE. ❤️