With September just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about packing school lunches again.
And if you’re attempting to keep your kitchen — and kids’ lunches — plastic-wrap-free, Calgary native Toni Desrosiers has a solution for you: reusable, eco-friendly food wraps.
Desrosiers, 35, founded her company, Abeego, with her husband, Colin, in 2008.
“I’ve always been innovative in my own life by solving particular things that I need personally, so that’s really how Abeego began,” she tells The Globe and Mail.
“I was unhappy with plastic food wrap and packaging as it was available on the market. We’ve used natural materials to store food for thousands of years so I wanted to uncover techniques from the past to store food and invent something that was going to suit a modern-day need.”
Desrosiers used her background in holistic nutrition to her advantage and started researching the history of food preservation. Her miracle solution to replace plastic-wrap: beeswax.
According to Abeego’s official site:
“Abeego products are made from hemp and certified organic cotton that’s been infused with pure beeswax, certified organize jojoba oil, and tree resin. These high-quality materials have natural anti-fungal, antiseptic and anti-bacterial properties that work to create a protective material that allows food to breathe.