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A Prettier, More Sustainable Food Storage

Aug 24, 2020 | Featured Box Item, Featured Female Foodie

Looking for a more sustainable food storage option? Look no further! Chances are you have a drawer in your home dedicated to all things plastic wrap, which isn’t so great for the environment.
While it’s certainly what we’ve all grown up with, there’s a better way to wrap your food and keep it fresh. Enter Coleen Flinn, founder of Nothing Fancy Supply. She wanted a reusable, earth-friendly way to ditch the plastics and she did so with her Nothing Fancy Supply Beeswax Wraps, featured in our August 2020 box. We are so happy to have her as a #FeaturedFemaleFoodie!

Name: Colleen Flinn, Nothing Fancy Supply

How long have you been in business? Since Spring 2019

What made you decide to become a female entrepreneur?  I was always looking for a career I could’ve passionate about. I made the tough decision to be a stay at home mom. Between snacks and diaper changes, I was able to focus in on my true passions. One being the environment. I tried out TONS of zero waste tricks and tips: some stuck, some didn’t. It was through sharing these experiences that I found a career I was passionate about.

What has been the most challenging aspect of starting your own business? Juggling life: 3 young kids, learning how in the world to run a business and just plain ole hard work. Through all that, I forgot to make myself a priority. Taking care of yourself is the foundation for everything else in your life.

What has been the best advice you’ve received from other female entrepreneurs? “Sometimes done is better than perfect.”

Who’s a #femalefoodie you admire? The barefoot contessa! Love love love her. 

Guilty Food Pleasure: Fried cheese curds.

Your favorite way to use your beeswax wraps? I wrapped up leftover produce in the small. For example, I’ll leave the pit in half an avocado and wrap it up. It’ll stay green 3-5 days in the fridge before browning!

What would you tell other female entrepreneurs looking to start their own business?Just do it and when you hit a roadblock, find a way around it. No one has all the answers and we are all capable of finding some #google. Oh, and ask tons of questions. Better to risk being annoying than to risk losing your dream.


Be sure to visit their website to learn more about Nothing Fancy Supply and to get your sustainable food storage wrap! Check out our blog to learn more about other FeaturedFemaleFoodies. 
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