That’s how much Kelowna native JB Owen received for her eco-friendly female hygiene product Lotus Liners, from the investors on CBC’s Dragon’s Den.
Now all Owen has to worry about is the best way to spend it.
“We need to educate women about the pros of a washable liner,” Owen said after watching the episode in Kelowna at Moxie’s Bar & Grill Nov. 7.
“The money is a game changer. We can make washables normal, but that takes education and teaching. We can change the way women think to help benefit body and the environment.”
— Dragons' Den 🐉 (@cbcdragon) November 10, 2018
Owen filmed the Dragon’s Den episode in May, and was sworn to secrecy on results of her meeting with the Dragons until the episode had premiered.
She says it was super fun to watch it all unfold with family and friends.
“It was nerve wracking,” Owen said, laughing. “I was with about 50 people and I didn’t know how it was going to be edited and shown. I thought the CBC did a great job.
I felt a tremendous feeling of pride, joy and celebration afterwards.”
Going forward with the $150,000, a 35 per cent equity from Calgary dragon Manjit Minhas, Owen knows there is so many more people that Lotus Liner can help.
“Its really important for woman all over the world to realize the alternatives to disposable hygiene products,” she said. “Can we be bigger than Canada? That all starts with changing the way women think.”
Lotus liners have no chemicals or harmful toxins and come in three sizes for a woman’s entire cycle.
Each in a stylish designer print to coordinate with your mood or outfit.
They easily snap around your underwear, and then snap closed to be discrete.
They wash beautifully without staining so you don’t have to use harsh detergents or bleach.
They save buyers money each month, because each liner will last three to five years if cared for properl and reduce unwanted refuse in landfills.
More information on Owen and Lotus Liner can be found on lotusliners.com.
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