The Origin Story of Durapik

The Origin Story of Durapik | Durapik

The earth is sending us a message, here is our answer..

In one way or another, everyone on this planet has a relationship with nature. Whether it is grabbing a glass of refreshing water from your tap, or enjoying a scenic getaway surrounded by lush trees, our connections come in all forms.

Person outside in mountains

This particular story starts with Keirin Shaw, an avid adventurer, surfer, and environmental advocate. An entrepreneur by nature, Keirin left his job as a construction and landscape worker in the pursuit of contributing to the zero-waste movement. Within our lifetime, we have seen how plastic has greatly contributed to damaging the planet. Landfills pile higher leaching toxins into the earth, wildlife consumes our trash, while bits of plastic float on by in the oceans. With so much going on, it can be difficult to determine how to start combating this problem. A great place to begin is right from the comforts of your home. With this in mind, Keirin turned his attention to our everyday household items and innovated the way we floss our teeth.

Keirin Shaw


One pick at a time.

Present-day floss and floss picks made from plastics pose an immediate and long-term threat to YOU and our planet. Not only does the floss wrap around animals, but small micro bits can also break off into your mouth when you floss. There are also no eco-friendly options when disposing of single-use and plastic floss picks, so they end up in our landfills.
Eco Products

Today, we’re implementing a zero-waste option with our eponymous product, the DuraPik dental pick, and its accompanying DuraFloss dental floss. Our DuraPiks are created from stainless steel or titanium, a reusable and durable eco-metal that does not rust. While the DuraFloss is made from biodegradable materials which can be thrown right into your compost system! In addition to offering our reusable and biodegradable products, we want to give you the power and knowledge to help change the world little by little.


Small steps lead to big changes, everyone starts somewhere.

Think of us as your designated eco-guide. If you would like to learn more about moving towards a zero-waste lifestyle, subscribe to our monthly newsletter to keep up with all the latest tips, eco news, and exclusive deals on our Durapik products. Once you have the knowledge, all it takes is for YOU to put your eco-warrior journey in motion.