Who are we?
We are a group of university students from Enactus University of Sydney that are on a mission to eradicate period poverty, one menstrual cup at a time.
Menstruation is a reality for half of the world's population, including every member of our team, but the stigma surrounding this topic has limited conversations on the sustainability of the feminine-hygiene market. The menstrual cup was first introduced in 1937, yet there still seems to be little public awareness around the product over 80 years later.
We asked ourselves;
"Why is it, that even with the existence of a product that has a considerably lower ecological impact and can save a person significant costs in the course of their menstruating life, people continue to use unsustainable alternatives?".
The reality is that many people who are currently struggling to afford sanitary products cannot account for the large upfront cost of menstrual cups.
So, what is the solution to this inequity?
We believe that it is people looking out for people.
The 'buy one, donate one' model provides that by buying a cup, you not only reduce your own landfill contributions, but also reduce that of a woman in need by bridging this financial gap. For each cup sold, one is donated to the Women and Girls Emergency Centre, a non-government, not-for-profit charitable organisation that supports women and children in crisis.