A United Nations study indicates that two thirds of the world’s population will be affected by water shortages in 2025. By 2050, more than half are expected to no longer have access to clean drinking water – even in regions in which this precious resource is plentifully available today. But how can we store water for longer in future while, at the same time, making consumers aware of the need to use it carefully and more sparingly? For example, can a water bottle made from glass be elevated to the level of a prestige product that consumers use on a daily basis, but also for many years? Darja Malešič's wicker bottle, which rigorously follows the principles of a circular economy, represents an attempt to do precisely this: local, renewable, materials, the production of which results in a net reduction of CO2 levels, the use of waste products such as maize and rye straw, long-lasting wicker holders from hazel and willow (which, if properly treated, last 20 to 30 years!), easily repairable due to modular product design and compostable at the end of their lives.