Mersey Wax Wraps

by LISA KING in Wirral, England, United Kingdom

Mersey Wax Wraps
We did it
On 9th December 2019 we successfully raised £1,430 with 38 supporters in 21 days

Mersey Wax Wraps provides a sustainable alternative to cling film. Please support me so we can support the planet and its ecosystem.

by LISA KING in Wirral, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

Extra funds will help me to bring forward my plans to develop a Vegan Friendly Wax Wrap and ensure that my loyal customers can continue to receive new fabric designs to showcase their own plastic free revolution.




What do we do?

Mersey Wax Wraps provided Bees Wax Food Wraps using Organic Cotton, Organic Jojoba Oil and Organic Beeswax (Vegan wraps to follow soon).  I want to help people to make small changes to their everyday life so that together we help live more sustainably and reduce our plastic consumption.  Lets face it, that's probably why your still reading this! 

What's so good about Bees Wax Food Wraps?

The environmental impact of cling film is such that it is difficult to recycle; without specialized equipment they clog machines. And even when cling film is recycled, it's costlier than using virgin materials. When it ends up in landfills or incinerators, both PVC and PVDC can release a highly toxic chemical called dioxin, says the World Health Organization.  In marine environments, plastic wrap contributes to a larger plastic pollution crisis, but unlike other plastics, scientists are finding that PVC and PVDC do great jobs of picking up bacteria and metals. Those contaminated pieces of microplastic then harm the fish that mistake them for food.

Whereas....

Beeswax wraps contain antibacterial and antifungal properties.  It is also water tight and locks in moisture without letting it build up. Unlike plastic/ clingfilm, wax wraps allow food to naturally breathe thus acting like a natural barrier.

It is also claimed that the use of wax wraps prolongs the life  of vegetables by as much as three days.  As the beeswax wrap is not airtight, the gases naturally emitted from foods are allowed to escape.  In contrast ethylene gas emitted from fruits and vegetables can quickly over-ripen, and finally rot foods stored in an airtight plastic container or bag. The ammonia gas emitted from cheese in an airtight container can quickly be re-absorbed, causing cheese to go bad quickly, use of a wax wraps allows the cheese to breathe and retain its freshness.

After use, simply wash your wrap in warm (not hot) water and leave to dry.  The wraps will last for around 200 washes.  When the wax has dissipated, the fabric can either be re-waxed, composted or used as a firelighter.

Why we use Organic Cotton?

Cotton is one of the top four GMO crops.  Nearly 90% of cotton comes from GMO sources.  I choose to use Organic Cotton for my wraps as the whole purpose of my business is to help you the consumer live in a more sustainable way.  

"Organic is the only system which eliminates highly toxic substances from the environment and instead works holistically, for the long-term benefit of people and the planet" - The Soil Association

Who am I and where did this business start?

I am a mother of a toddler and wife to a very patient husband! I have been developing this business idea for a while, but now feel ready to share it with the world.  It was on holiday in Abersoch earlier in the year that I met some amazing people (you know who you are) and finally got the courage to really get down to business.

Now a few months on after developing Mersey wax Wraps I am ready to share them with you guys.   I have sourced some beautiful prints using Organic Cotton and will be using organic beeswax, organic Jojoba Oil and Gum Rosin(not available in organic form).

Why am I crowdfunding?

I am inviting you to be my first customers.  I am currently working on bespoke fabric designs.  My first one will be showcased here on Crowdfunder and has a Merseyside theme.

With the funds raised through Crowdfunder I wish to invest in creating bespoke designs, all printed on organic cotton with low impact dyes

Thank you for learning a bit more about Mersey Wax Wraps, please pledge on one of our rewards today.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£60 or more

2 of 50 claimed

£60 reward - Original Merseyside Themed Fabric

I am working with a young artist to design a fabric showcasing six iconic things about the Wirral and Liverpool. This reward entitles you to be the first to receive a Bread Wrap 50x55cm and Large Pack 1x23x23cm 1x25x25cm 1x30x30cm in this bespoke design. UK P&P Included. These designs are currently being approved and will be available in the new year.

£5 or more

9 of 36 claimed

£5 Reward - Snack Pack

This reward is for a lovely travel snack pack to pop in you pocket with your favourite healthy treats. It is 10cm x 10cm UK P&P Included. I use it all the time for my toddlers favourite snack, dried apricots and raisins. Available in a colourful spotty print.

£20 or more

£20 Reward - Large Food Wrap Pack

This pack contains three wraps for versatile use around the kitchen. 1 x 30x30cm, 1 x 25x25cm 1 x 23x23cm Available at the starter offer of £15 (RRP 17) + P&P. Suitable for covering bowls, wrapping vegetables etc (Avocado is a popular choice). Made using Organic Cotton with low impact dyes, Organic Bees Wax, Organic Jojoba Oil and Gum Rosin

£25 or more

£25 Reward - Bread Wrap 50cm x 55cm

Why not treat yourself to these Extra Large Wax Food Wrap 50cm x 50cm with our starter price discount £21 (RRP £23) UK P&P Included. Suitable for wrapping your favourite loaf or covering your large dish. Made using Organic Cotton with low impact dyes, Organic Bees wax, Organic Jojoba Oil and Gum Rosin.


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