Springfield native's business featured on 'Good Morning America,' expands in Jacksonville

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Colleen Flinn
Colleen Flinn

A Springfield native said she's relocating and expanding her Jacksonville business after her product was featured on a popular television program.

Colleen Flinn's Nothing Fancy Supply Co. was featured on Good Morning America's Deals & Steals program Oct. 30 for its eco-friendly beeswax food protection wraps with floral patterns that start at $5. To meet increasing demand, she said she's moving production of those wraps to a warehouse at 200 E. Douglas Ave. in downtown Jacksonville.

“When I started making wraps in my kitchen, three years ago, to sell at The Old Capitol Farmers Market in downtown Springfield, I never imagined an opportunity like this would present itself," Flinn said in a news release announcing the move.

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The 3,000-square-foot warehouse doubles as an event space and a place for other small businesses One Knotty Maker, The Perfect Piece, Wilcrete, Plants and Pups, Fauna Wilde, Mimosa Bar by The Warehouse 200, Bewitching Botanicals, and Johnny and June.

Flinn, who recently hired two more employees, said she started her business to sell an alternative to zip-close bags. Her wraps can be molded to cover bowls and various sizes of plastic containers to preserve food.

"We were bursting out of the little shed at the bottom of my garden," said Flinn, a mother of three who moved to Pleasant Plains after she had her first child. "It broke my heart to leave the space that made Nothing Fancy what it is. However, I am excited to share the space with an event venue and fellow small businesses in town."

Nothing Fancy is hosting an open (ware)house event Nov. 20 in an opportunity for the public to see what goes into the production of Flinn's wraps.

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"Although the warehouse is for the production of our beeswax food wraps, we could not pass up the opportunity to decorate the industrial space with party lights and vintage furniture,” Flinn said. “The open (ware)house event will give our local customers a glimpse of what happens at Nothing Fancy along with a chance to shop some of our favorite small businesses.”

A half-dozen different kinds of wraps are available to purchase at nothingfancysupply.com.

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This article originally appeared on State Journal-Register: GMA Deals & Steals features Springfield native's Nothing Fancy Supply