Melia Foster, Co Founder and Owner of Meli Wraps
holding a block of premium Hawaiian Beeswax
Rethink the way You Live Plastic-Free
It all began in 2016 when Melia Foster realized that she would have to be the change she needed to see in the world. Melia was finding more plastic trash than shells on the beaches of her home, Kaua’i, Hawai’i. She knew her children deserved a better world than that, so she set out to help people rethink the way they lived without plastic.
Clean Oceans Start At Home
Meli Wraps was born out of a deep love for our oceans and the planet we all share. Melia Foster, the owner and Co founder of Meli Wraps, started the company with her childhood friend Nicole Galchutt as a means to reduce plastic waste locally, and some day globally. As a mom, Melia wanted her children and their children to be able to enjoy the beautiful beaches she had always known. Melia’s love for her family, the ocean, and wildlife of the world led her to create a product that would reduce single use plastic, support local beekeepers (and bees!), and provide jobs in the community she loved so much.
Meli means Honeybee in Hawaiian!
Meli means honeybee in Hawaiian, and we make Meli Wraps with local Hawaiian beeswax. That’s why our beeswax wraps last for one to two years and can stick to themselves to make envelopes, fit oddly shaped containers, and help replace sandwich bags! Making our beeswax wraps with local Hawaiian beeswax also means we are helping to support local beekeepers and ensure the survival of local hives. Bees are essential to life, and we want to make sure our super pollinators are around for future generations. Because we use only natural and organic materials to make Meli Wraps, they’re even compostable!
Meli Wraps + Surfrider Foundation
Meli Wraps is dedicated to our oceans and we’ve been working with the Surfrider Foundation with donations, beach cleanups, and product donations to support cleaner, more diverse oceans worldwide. Every purchase you make helps us all enjoy cleaner oceans!
Reducing Plastic Waste One Wrap at a Time
We estimate we’ve helped keep over a million pounds of plastic out of the oceans and landfills by replacing single use plastic wrap and plastic sandwich bags with reusable beeswax wraps. Each beeswax food wrap lasts for 150 washes and can replace several rolls of plastic wrap and hundreds of plastic sandwich bags! Buying Meli Wraps for your family’s leftovers, snacks, and lunches is an easy way to help our planet be free from plastic waste.
100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton
Meli Wraps are made with 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton, because we believe in organic farming and supporting organic farms. We collaborate with a Hawai’i designer to create our own one-of-a-kind prints. We change them up seasonally, too!
Made in Hawai’i with Aloha
Meli Wraps are proudly made in Hawai’i with Hawaiian beeswax. We believe in helping to create the communities we live in, and for us that means creating jobs. We employ locals to design our prints, make our wraps, and ship orders. And our goal is to keep creating jobs by growing and adding new products that help us all rethink the way we live plastic free!