Jodi, Jim, COO and Good Dog Reid
At work one day, I was flossing my teeth after lunch 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. Then I found out about all the plastic waste: 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. I went from creating pretty floss containers to embarking on a mission to eliminate plastic dental floss.
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 have no background in business; I just started talking and researching. I retired from my job as a school librarian and devoted my time and energy to getting Dental Lace off the ground. I am grateful for the support of my family, friends and the Cape Elizabeth, Maine community for all of their help in my 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.
Dental Lace Refillable Floss is the only fashionable refillable eco-friendly dental floss on the market today. Every time I 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.