Sand Shack For Your Flippy Floppy Needs


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.

Good business indeed.
Dr. M (1720 Posts)

Craig McClain is the Assistant Director of Science for the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center, created to facilitate research to address fundamental questions in evolutionary science. He has conducted deep-sea research for 11 years and published over 40 papers in the area. He has participated in dozens of expeditions taking him to the Antarctic and the most remote regions of the Pacific and Atlantic. Craig’s research focuses mainly on marine systems and particularly the biology of body size, biodiversity, and energy flow. He focuses often on deep-sea systems as a natural test of the consequences of energy limitation on biological systems. He is the author and chief editor of Deep-Sea News, a popular deep-sea themed blog, rated the number one ocean blog on the web and winner of numerous awards. Craig’s popular writing has been featured in Cosmos, Science Illustrated, American Scientist, Wired, Mental Floss, and the Open Lab: The Best Science Writing on the Web.

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