This week’s Founders Story features Coren Munday. She is the founder of bamboo alternatives to everyday items, SeaForYourselfco. Here we find the reasons for her becoming an entrepreneur, how she is making a difference in sustainability through SeaForYourselfco and the success of her campaigns.
What is your business?
Coren: My name is Coren, and I am the founder of bamboo alternatives to everyday items. I sell handcrafted bamboo cutlery and toothbrushes ideal for staycations, camping and traveling. So that you can enjoy your adventure without worrying about the impact your items are having on the planet.
Why are you an entrepreneur?
Coren: After traveling the world in search of the perfect Instagram post, I was shocked by the amount of plastic on our beaches and oceans. I didn't start my adventure caring much for the planet, like most others I recycled and thought this was enough. After doing my own research I was in a state of shock. I had to do something to make my small part of the world better. Sharing my story with my 2,000 Instagram followers, I found a need for products like mine. 2 years later I am still sharing my experiences and starting the conversation with people traveling the world like me.
What’s been the hardest challenge?
Coren: The most difficult thing has been other people's opinions on ways I should run my business. Starting any new venture, people will have an opinion and because of this, I did not tell anyone until my launch day what I was up to (I'm not saying this is the best way, but it worked for me). Since then, the support has been so overwhelming, and everyone has fully embraced my journey. I have since grown a small community of small business owners on Instagram, who support each other.
What’s been your proudest moment?
Coren: The best thing that has happened to my business so far has to be our campaign to walk the distance around the world collecting plastic. The response has been amazing and with it has grown a community that genuinely cares about me and my brand. I couldn't have been prouder of the connections I have made with people all across the world and the changes they have made away from plastic. Together we are a small army making our part of the world that little bit better.
Thank you for reading this week's, Founders Story.
If you are interested in finding out more about SeaForYourselfco, be sure to check out the website at https://seaforyourselfco.com/.
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