- 100% biodegradable dental floss made from natural silk, natural candelilla wax, and natural mint.
- Five refills in each box.
- Each refill will last 1 person roughly 2 months
- Our silk is sustainably harvested.
- Refills fit in our stainless steel floss jar and will also fit on most other brands of floss jars.
- Plastic-free packaging that is eco-friendly.
Why eco-friendly dental floss is a good idea
While dental floss that is made of plastic may be good for your dental hygiene routine, it's not as good for the world around you. Plastic releases toxins into the ground when it's placed in landfills so choosing dental floss that is not made from plastic is a more eco-friendly option. Doing so means that you can maintain a good dental hygiene routine while also helping to take care of the environment that you live in.
Nature-friendly floss refills made from peace silk
These floss refills are made from natural silk, natural candelilla wax, and natural mint. This means that each refill contains floss which is 100% biodegradable. There is no danger of you causing danger to the planet by using this dental floss. There are five refills in each box and each refill is 33 yards long, so you can carry on keeping your teeth and gums clean for a long period of time. Click here if you would like a stainless steel jar with dental floss.
The demand for silk isn’t going anywhere, and though animal rights activists and environmental activists have called for silk manufacturers to find a better way, global efforts have been minimal. In the early 90s, however, a method for harvesting silk that does not harm the silkworm began to be developed.
Convinced that the deaths of billions of caterpillars could not be worth the price of this beautiful fabric, silk producers began to show interest in developing a new method of harvesting. Thus began the production of peace silk. Peace silk is exactly the same as regular silk, the only difference being that no caterpillars were harmed during its making. Rather than boiling intact cocoons containing caterpillars, peace silk producers wait until the moths reach full maturity and naturally break out of their cocoons.
During the escape, the cocoons sustain damage, reducing the amount of usable silk derived from each cocoon. As the moths are allowed to age to full maturity, the production of peace silk also takes slightly longer than regular silk production. With a slightly lower yield and a longer production time, some naysayers believe that peace silk simply isn’t worth it. For many others, the chance to save the lives of billions of silkworm moths is well worth the trouble.
At Wowe, we believe environmental conservation and humane practices are the keys to improving the state of the world. As the best eco-friendly alternative to nylon, silk could help us reduce global plastic waste and pollution. By choosing peace silk for our dental floss, we are not only helping our customers to use less plastic and reduce their waste but increasing demand for ethically sourced products, increasing awareness, and reducing our own environmental impacts.