All You Need Is Less

Abeego: Grow the hive!

This isn’t a real post, or even a sponsored post, it’s just a quick little post to plug a product I’m crazy about and an independent artisan I really love to support.

Toni Desrosiers and her husband Colin have developed a natural product called Abeego that replaces plastic wrap, ziploc bags, and even some tupperware containers. FOR REALS.

Abeego is a hemp/cotton cloth infused with beeswax, tree resin and jojoba oil. It is flexible and conforms to the shape of whatever you’re wrapping, which means it can be used to keep cheese fresh, and seal up cut veggies, or to cover open bowls like you would with plastic wrap.

Plus, in addition to nixing the need for all that plastic wrap you keep buying and throwing out over and over again, um, it’s adorable. Look


I found Abeego a few years ago at a Farmer’s Market when I was visiting my mom in Victoria, BC., and obviously I was instantly head over heels for these retro-chic little beeswax beauties.

They are made locally (Toni is based out of Victoria, BC) , completely natural, help to kick plastic out of kitchen drawers, and they leave no waste behind because Abeego is fully compostable, so after you use it three hundred and eleventy million times you can just lay it gently in your compost bin to go back from whence it came.

I featured Abeego in my book, and around here we have used it for so long that it’s old (but still cool) news. So why am I now pushing Abeego on my blog? Because Toni was been nominated for the BC Young Entrepreneur’s award and is currently sitting in fourth place. FOURTH! For a lady who replaced plastic wrap! Ain’t nobody got time for that, Toni needs to WIN.

Click the logo below to vote!


I am always so excited to see how unbelievably creative people can be – people who actually do something to fix a problem instead of simply accepting the status quo.

Toni is an incredible entrepreneur working to make the world a better, plastic-free place – give her a vote and let’s bump her to #1!

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  • Reply Andrea June 2, 2014 at 8:13 PM

    The link appears to be a little bit broken maybe?

    Great product. I need real solutions to paper towels (and swiffer pads, terrible I know, but I also have a hairy dog) too. I can’t really deal with micro fiber cloths. Any ideas welcome! Or I can read the book. : )

    • Reply sweetmadeleine June 2, 2014 at 8:16 PM

      Hey Andrea! Is it the voting link? Two people have said that now but when I click it takes me there.. :/

  • Reply Toni Desrosiers (@abeego) June 2, 2014 at 8:47 PM

    What a great post! Thank you so much for sharing Abeego and the BDC Young Entrepreneur contest with your readers. We are grateful that there is a such an amazing community of people behind us. Whether we win the $100,000 or not we know Abeego is going to be a huge success story one day. And it’ll be all because of people like you. Have a great night.


  • Reply Teresa Williams June 3, 2014 at 12:20 AM

    I was not able to vote. I got a 404? Error, saying it was a broken link. Was this just my ipad(which acts up at times), or truly a broken link?


  • Reply Teresa Williams June 3, 2014 at 12:23 AM

    I looked up abeego, because I was also interested in the product, and was able to vote from the website. Thank you for sharing this!


  • Reply jamie December 30, 2015 at 9:54 PM

    omg, guess what? you can MAKE these super easily at home. i have wanted these ever since you posted about them, but they are honestly just too expensive for me to buy them. i know that i will end up ruining them sometimes by leaving food too long and it molding, so i have to be realistic and know that i’ll be replacing one or two a couple times a year. finally today i thought to myself, can i make these? and someone on the internet *totally* already figured out how to do it!

    • Reply sweetmadeleine January 3, 2016 at 9:38 AM

      OK try this and report back! I want to know if it works!

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