Finally a Zero Waste floss!
Our original floss, Flosspot™ Silk, is a refillable mini mason jar filled with a 40m spool of luxurious silk dental floss, lightly waxed for strength and ease of use between tight teeth, lab tested for purity. Flosspot™ Gold is a refillable stainless steel jar filled with a 50m spool of floss made of PLA from corn, an alternative to fossil-based plastics, lab tested for purity and compostability.
Flosspot™ Silk was several years in the making. We wanted to get it right the first time by launching with complete lab-tested authentication for purity and transparency for our customers and we welcome any and all feedback. Plastic under the gum line (especially when coated in teflon) either with floss or a toothbrush bristle, simply no longer makes sense, especially now that healthier alternatives are available.
In 2015, KMH Touches was promoting an on the wall floss dispenser for hotel chains which was slowly catching on across Canada. The dispenser made sense in that you fill it once, and then refill yearly – saving many plastic floss dispensers from entering landfills.
But it was in fact plastic, as was the floss. After viewing the short film Albatross, we decided that we needed to find a better way that did not add to the plasticide witnessed in that very compelling movie.
We ordered an antique dispenser online as a decoration for our office in downtown Galt, Cambridge, Ontario. As it sat there, it occurred to us . . . THAT is how things USED to work – before plastic.
We decided to resurrect this design in a way that fit today’s needs; compact, refillable, compostable, and better for everyone than plastic. Silk was our initial choice of fibre due to its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties as well as its strength and decadence. We began sourcing glass companies and silk production around the globe.
We learned that while the silk worm does lose its life in the production process, the number of animals being tangled, maimed, suffocated, and killed by plastic, teflon, and nylon floss is significantly greater. Why? Because plastic waste is like a weapon of mass destruction…it kills aimlessly and is itself seemingly indestructible!
Once FlosspotTM Silk was established, we continued our search for better options and developed FlosspotTM Gold, a plant-based floss made of PLA from corn.