Bridgeport’s own BLACC Bottle, is more than just a reusable water bottle. Co-Founders Necas Collins, Delano Bennett, and Ralph White created a sleek, stainless-steel, black water bottle that represent a deeper message. BLACC Bottle stands for “Bonafide Love Advancing Cultural Change.” The bottles act as a canvas to motivate and promote messages of love, unity, and positivity.
The three Co-Founders met each other while working for the same telecommunications company in Connecticut. Once they connected, after seeing the work ethic and passion each person had towards making a change, they decided to join forces to create a product that would promote “ cultural change.”
Their journey began with a YouTube podcast, where the three men focused on the importance of financial literacy. Exposing people to financial lessons further deepened the mission for the BLACC Bottle team.
Written on the back of BLACC Bottle is the phrase “Just Start, Find Yourself, Surprise Yourself, It’s Your Time to Shine, Rise Above All Odds, and Seize the Moment.” Promoting effortless positivity, the back of the bottles encourage those who purchase the product to strive to be the greatest version of themselves.
“In a time when there is so much unhappiness and division, we wanted to create something that acted as a reminder to show each other true genuine Bonafide Love,” said Necas Collins. “This is how we advance cultural change.”
As a company, the ambition for BLACC Bottle is to become the first major Black brand in the drinkware space. As BLACC Bottle grows as a company, its ability to impact lives with its positive messages will continue to thrive.
This collaboration means a lot to the NBALAB team because it allows us to further show our support for small businesses with good messages. BLACC Bottle has created 6 unique bottles with NBA teams; Golden State, Celtics, Lakers, Nets, Knicks, and Bucks. Replacing the iconic white text on the bottles, the 6 NBALAB Bottles have a different color representing each team. The NBALAB team takes pride in our collaborations and BLACC Bottle was the perfect fit.
By Phoebe LaRocca