I was flossing my teeth after lunch one day when the thought crossed my mind that someone should make a prettier floss container. Fast forward 15 years and that is what I set out to do. I had no background in business; I just started talking to people I trusted and did what came naturally to me as a career librarian... I researched.
Along the way, I found out that for every person in the U.S. who flosses their teeth according to ADA recommendations, just the empty floss dispensers alone would fill a landfill the size of a football field six stories high. My mission changed from creating a pretty floss container to embarking on a journey to eliminate plastic dental floss altogether.
Today, Dental Lace Refillable Floss is the only fashionable refillable eco-friendly dental floss on the market. Every time we sell one glass container, it replaces seven plastic containers. I'm proud to bring a product to the market that can help us all protect our natural resources.
Dental Lace is a refillable dental floss and 99% zero waste product. A glass container with a stainless-steel cap holds floss that is 100% Mulberry silk. The refill bags are certified compostable and the boxes are 100% post-consumer paperboard. The container can be re-used, the bags composted, the boxes recycled and the floss biodegrades. The only waste is the waterproof label on the container, which stays on the reusable container. I am grateful for the support of my friends, family, and especially my husband, Jim, during this journey from school librarian to entrepreneur. From neighbors helping with product assembly to the many resources my local library has made available, it truly has been a community effort.
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