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Meet the Maker: Cool Straw

Meet the Maker: Cool Straw

Meet this week's maker, Liz from Cool Straw!

Inspired by Bea Johnson's "Zero Waste Lifestyle" TED talk, Liz started off by making the switch from plastic straws to stainless steel straws for herself and her kids. This let her to then start seeking out more sustainable swaps to make in her everyday life.

Passionate about inspiring others to strive for a zero-waste lifestyle, Liz continues to source and supply low-cost and effective eco-friendly products to make everyday swaps easier for as many people as possible. 

What started off as just a straw has now become so much more, and is proof that small changes can lead to big results!

Carry on reading to learn more about Cool Straw!

What kind of products do you sell?
Anything and everything to help reduce the use of plastic items in your household! We all know and have seen how devastating single-use plastic is to wildlife and the environment, so my affordable products can help to make the change!

How did you get started?
It all started with simply buying 1,000 reusable straws and has since grown over the years to over 40 items. I am now selling both online and at markets, wholesaling, dropshipping and I am also in over 15 retail stores!

Why are you a maker?
I’m a mompreneur with a passion to help folks reduce their use of plastics and saving money by buying sustainable products.

What inspires you?
What inspires me is the excitement people have when they find my products, as they are a great and easy solution!

What is your favourite product that you sell?
I love my cool collapsible straws. They're fun, so kids especially love them, as they are telescopic and can be clipped to backpacks and lunch bags.

What is your favourite product that another maker sells?
Anything when it comes to homemade soups!

What is your most popular product?
My wool dryer balls that replace chemical-laden, disposable dryer sheets. They not only save you money by being reusable, but they also reduce dryer time for even more savings!

What's one fun fact that someone might not know about you?
I’m a volunteer baby cuddler at North York General Hospital!

Where can people find you on social media?
Instagram: @coolstraw2019
Facebook: Cool Straw
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