The Sand Shack is an environmentally friendly brand of apparel and accessories founded in Cape Cod. The company was started by Brian Lintonin 2006. After reading about Brian at the Sand Shack page I am convinced his picture may be next to the word entrepreneur, or maybe even overachiever, in the dictionary. “Brian was the winner of Temple University’s annual business plan competition in 2008 and was named a top 20 collegiate entrepreneur by StartupNation.”
The company donates a portion of their proceeds to ocean conservation. Moreover, they often organize and host multiple ocean conservation events over the year. Although the products sold now use ordinary materials, Brian appears serious about moving to recycled materials. “We are currently exploring the use of recycled materials, including materials that would otherwise be trash that ends up in the ocean (such as tires, plastic bottles, etc).”
A good business model indeed. Head on over and take a look at some of their hats and flippy floppies (I’m on a boat baby!). My signature chocolate lobster flippy floppies look very nice on my dainty size 12 feet. That’s right! You can get simultaneously get flippy floppies with an ocean creature, support a ecoconscious business, and save the oceans. Kevin and I have already requested a DSN line of giant isopod themed gear, so voice up in the comments if you would like to see this happen.
Kevin and I have invited Brian to guest post here to talk about the rewards and challenges to strating a green enterprise.