British, female and black-owned femcare brand, FLO produce natural and plant-based tampons and pads - made using biodegradable materials, organic cotton and bamboo! The natural bamboo and organic cotton tampons are accompanied by a plant-based sugarcane applicator. Not only are FLO products kind to the planet, but they're kind to others! 5% of their profits go to charities including: Orchid Project and Red Box Project, who respectively work to end female genital mutilation and period poverty throughout the UK.
Bettercup is a 100% medical grade silicon, ethically made menstrual cup that’s better for you, the planet and others. It has absolutely no nasties. No dyes, BPA, latex, bleach or plastic. Available in two sizes, one for those have have given birth or are over 25 and one for those who have not given birth and are under 25. The cup lasts 10 years and can be left safely for up to 12 hours with no dryness.
Saalt, a new feminine care company inspired by real women, has revolutionised period care with a line of reusable soft silicone cups. The new products give you freedom from the tampon aisle by saving you tons of money, helping you cut waste and of course make you feel good thanks to the high quality products.
The cup is worn inside the vagina like a tampon, but collects your period rather than absorbing it. The Saalt Cup launched into the UK with two sizes and can be worn for up to 12 hours, providing a healthy and sustainable alternative to tampons and pads.
Why choosing Saalt is a great idea:
- Reusable: One cups lasts 10 years
- Savings: One cup saves around £1,000
- Safe: Hypoallergenic and chemical free
- Reliable: Wear up to 12 hours
- Comfortable: Soft silicone moulds to your shape
- Natural: Naturally non-toxic & odour free. Maintains the body’s natural pH
- A cup for every ‘body’: Saalt cups come in two firmness options (Saalt Cup/Saalt Soft) and two size options in each (Small/Regular) so there is a perfect fit for all
A superior product, the Saalt Menstrual Cup includes:
- Rounded Cuff: reinforces the seal and keeps its shape to prevent leaks
- Smooth Rim: smooth and strong to hold its shape
- Gentle Bulb Shape: maximises the seal with three contact points
- Soft Grip Hold: helps you get a grip on the cup/life
- Soft Flex System: for easy removal and comfort
- Smooth silicone: cups go through cryogenic deflashing for ultimate smoothness and comfort
In 2019 Saalt solidified their mission by becoming a certified B Corporation, and committing 2% of their revenue to donate period care to regions with the most need, and helping fund initiatives in menstrual health, education, and sustainability.
The Lily Cup One is the ultimate new starter menstrual cup, part of a new generation in period protection. The ultra-soft, reusable cup features all the benefits of a menstrual cup in a design that’s petite and easy to use. It is the easiest to use and most comfortable cup for newbies. Its petite shape, leak-proof double rim, and easy removal loop make periods a breeze from start to finish. It even collapses into a case the size of a lip balm.
Lil-Lets organic cotton tampons will keep you feeling fresh and comfortable, while also providing brilliant protection against leaks. They are vegan friendly and made from 100% certified organic cotton, making them the perfect gentle solution for managing your period.
They’re dermatologically tested and come in three different absorbencies; Regular, Super & Super Plus. Lil-Lets Organic Regular tampons are ideal for lighter to medium days and our Organic Super Plus Tampons are designed for heavier flows.
DAME has become the world’s first climate positive period brand, meaning that they remove more greenhouse gases from the atmosphere than they emit. Now any woman choosing to use DAME’s products is actively helping to clean up the atmosphere. DAME is the first brand in the UK to receive Carbon Neutral Plus Product certification from Carbon Footprint - the organization that verifies and certifies a company’s carbon status.
Veeda tampons are hypoallergenic, environmentally friendly, comfortable, free from toxins, made of 100% natural cotton and users have experienced shorter and less painful periods.
Available at Boots and Online, both at Ebay, Amazon and directly through the store; www.veeda.co.uk.
'Nancy Saddington, co-founder of Mondays says: “Most disposable pads and tampons are not made of just cotton as one might imagine, but a combination of cotton and synthetic materials, as well as super absorbent polymers (SAP), petroleum chemical derivatives that transform liquids into gels. Manufacturers are not required to list all additional chemicals added during production and some very well known brands of tampons and pads test their products on animals for cytotoxicity, skin sensitisation and irritation, and acute systemic toxicity.
“Mondays tampons and panty liners are 100% organic cotton and our pads are organic cotton with a FSC certified cellulose core (NO SAPs). Mondays only uses cotton that is 100% organic which means that the cotton has been cultivated according to the principles of organic farming and in all stages of cultivation, harvesting and processing, no chemical fertilisers have been used. The use of organic cotton, which has not undergone bleaching with chlorine, guarantees hypo-allergenicity, and reduces the possibility of contact dermatitis, skin irritations and the risk of allergies. Mondays‘ products do not contain dyes, perfumes or chlorine which makes them suitable for everyone! And what’s more they’re not tested on animals.
“With Mondays, not only are the products kinder on women’s skin, it takes as little as four minutes to sign up and switch to plastic free, vegan friendly, period products. When you subscribe, you customise your box of 25 products to whatever your needs. This can be changed at any time to suit your individual cycle, so you are in control of what works best for you. Not only is it convenient, it’s one thing less to add to your shopping list every month!”
The number of people in the UK who are vegan has soared in the past few years, to well over 3.5 million people. With well known high street brands launching vegan clothes and shoes, and supermarkets up and down the country launching dedicated vegan aisles and increasing their offerings. Therefore it is only fitting that genius modern apparel brand, Modibodi, who brought you the first ever period proof swimwear and underwear range, is proud to announce that from May it will launch a vegan range of underwear and swimwear, which is 100 percent leak and period proof and fully sustainable, designed to be worn, washed and worn, as you would your normal knickers. Great for everybodi and great for the environment too!
Kristy Chong, founder and CEO of Modibodi has spent the last two years working with designers and scientists to ensure that she can offer much of her core and loved range in a new vegan alternative. The vegan range will feature the popular swimwear range (bikini and one piece launching Feb and May respectively) and the new Vegan Bikini Brief, its popular classic style knickers, in either heavy or light -moderate absorbency, made with Bamboo and Spandex, without wool fibres to make it fully vegan-friendly throughout. Holding between 10ml-20ml (1-3 tampons) dependent on the absorbency, it has been designed to keep you clean, dry and comfy all day and to provide protection and support, to keep those pesky leaks away and your clothes stain free.
The vegan range from Modibodi, allows all women in the UK, to make a positive change to the world. Less disposable pads, liners and tampons, means a cleaner and better environment. In the UK , every year, women flush 2 billion tampons down the loo, which ends up clogging up the UK water system. Throwing a tampon away isn’t the answer either, it takes 6 months to biodegrade in UK landfills and pads are even worse, made from 90% plastic, it takes a staggering 500 years to break down one pad. When you then consider that each UK women will use around 11,000 tampons or pads in her lifetime, you start to see the impact you can make just by changing your knickers! With the new vegan range, everybodi can now make a change.
The Vegan range will start from £20 for a pair of the Vegan Bikini knickers, and will be available now in sizes UK 6 - UK 18 at www.modibodi.co.uk
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