I recently came across a letter in my inbox regarding a new company called Lunchskins. The letter caught my eye for several reasons.
First, the owners of the company – three women – are all mothers.
Secondly, the three mothers had banded together to form a new company, and as you know there are few things I love more than supporting mothers in business.
Finally, the company is not just any company. Lunchskins are great for kids AND the environment. Green mother-owned company? My idea of perfect – so I contacted the press people for Lunchskins and asked if they would like to be featured in my series A Year in the Life. I’m happy to report, the mothers said yes – so now I would like to introduce Lunchskins to you.
For the remainder of the year we will be following these three incredible moms, and their nine combined kids, on a journey of business ownership as they promote their new green company Lunchskins.
One day while sitting around the kitchen table, these three mothers heard a sad statistic — more than 20 million lunch bags from school lunches go into the landfill each year.
Co-owner Cris writes:
We knew that families were looking for easy, convenient and fun
ways to be green and avoid this kind of needless waste. We believe that
many times the smallest, simplest things can make a big difference.
3GreenMoms was born. The mission – to reduce plastic by designing a
colorful, fresh alternative to the 40-year old plastic sandwich baggie.
Of course, the bag had to be dishwasher safe as well as food-friendly. 3GreenMoms, as the company is named, headed to the food industry, where they found a high-quality European fabric used for pastries that would be safe to use for wrapping sandwiches.
“Then, we came up with fresh, modern designs, and (at a wedding,
of all places!) found a family-owned manufacturer in nearby
Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania,” Cris writes.
Lunchskins has had an overwhelming response, and was recently featured in O! magazine. As we all know, though, the company wasn’t born overnight. The women worked hard to get it to where it is today, and they are still working to market and produce the product.
Join Allbusiness as we follow these three moms, our 3GreenMoms, along on their journey! In the meantime, visit Lunchskins online.