Girls in India receiving cloth pads and participating in an educational workshop. Source: Eco Femme, 2016.
Women on average use anywhere from 2000 up to 11,000 disposable pads or tampons in their life time! This is a staggering number, considering most of disposbles take 500-800 years to decompose. Clothpads offer a solution to minimising our landfill.
As an eco and environmentally friendly company, our value and passion for the environment is rooted within all our stakeholders that we choose to align ourselves with.
Through out one-for-one model, our crowdfunding partners, Eco Femme, are distributing sanitary products paired with educational workshops to girls in India. In some Indian communities, 8/10 girls are unaware of menstruation, and 1/5 girls leaving school when beginning their periods.
In providing a means of providing awareness and education to these communities, this encourages girls to stay in school. We value education as a tool to emancipating youth to build their own futures.
Girls learn about menstruation. Source: Eco Femme, 2016.
Period shaming is a hugely pressing issue for girls and women in developing countries. Women are considered evil when menstruating and the reality is that girls miss days or even weeks of school, each month when they are menstruating. Through access to cloth pads, this allows girls and women a means to manage their cycles more safely, discreetly and sustainably.
We have also selectively partnered up with Eco Femme for the crowdfunding campaign, who empower women by providing employment opportunities.