All entrepreneurs have one thing in common - they all want to be very successful in an endeavor that they are extremely passionate about. That is what brought the 6 of us together to form -
Our environmental mantra is to provide sustainable products that are 100%
Sea-Straw, Inc. and SeaStrawsCo formed a united front in June 2020 when a conversation took place between Gale Martz and Antonio DiMeglio to discuss the opportunities of merging their two companies' missions. Both companies have been involved in sustainability and continue to serve as models for environmental issues. After discussing this prospect with the other team members, the challenge was on!
“The Reusable Straw of Choice for Sustainability”.
SeaStrawsCo introduced their line of sustainable products in 2018 as well - breaking into the market from the “Island of Manhattan”. Although their hearts are in the Jersey Shore, they realize that every market, especially the coastlines, needs sustainable products and especially are drawn to products that are “Made in the USA”.
The team consists of 3 very talented individuals who met in college at New York University. Antonio DiMeglio gathered his team by bringing together the most talented individuals he knew, especially with expertise and passion for sustainability. Echo Chen and Nisarg Patel joined him on his mission to combat the amount of plastic entering our oceans, and building a Made in the USA paper straw that was the strongest and most sustainable on the market was of the utmost priority. Well, the product was eventually brought to market, and over the past two and a half years the company has already sold over 6 million paper straws, replacing over 5.5 thousand pounds of plastic in our environment.
They began SeaStrawsCo because their beliefs encompass the idea that small actions add up and inspire wide-spread impact. Their emphasis on sustainable products is obvious and their vision is accentuated by envisioning an empowered and educated community that lives in harmony with the earth.
Three years later, here we are….Owners of Sea-Straw, Bill Marshall, a veteran and Elizabeth Thorn - an entrepreneurial woman, with the perfect opportunity for a wonderful product launch and the same vision for such a good purpose.
In June 2018, Gale Martz was invited to the team as National Sales Director. Gale has 30+ years in cardiovascular sales and she told us that, “She felt she needed something a little more challenging.” In all seriousness, she has found that the paradigm change from plastic straws to reusable or any other form of straw has proven to be very challenging. As any of you know, any paradigm change is extremely difficult, but something we, at Sea-Straw, are striving for each and every day.
Sea-Straw also employs many other representatives across the US who have expressed their passion for our product, as well as many wonderful supporters. Their enthusiasm is consistent and their willingness to learn is phenomenal. They are reaching higher to continue our dream - by becoming part of SeaStrawUSA which involves beginning a partnership with SeaStrawsCo. The excitement surrounding Sea-Straw has continued to grow daily and they know that they have something very special. All of them are extremely excited to see where this new partnership leads.