&SISTERS: A company with a conscience
|Millions of women and girls across the globe stay at home during their periods because they can’t afford period products. We want to be part of changing that, and 10% of our profits go to support women’s health, education and economic empowerment.||From day one, the &SISTERS mission has been about female empowerment and supporting disadvantaged girls across the world. Globally, millions of girls and women stay at home from school or work during their periods because they can’t afford menstrual products. &SISTERS is dedicated to helping to change this.|
We’ve joined forces with AFRIpads, an organisation working to provide re-usable sanitary pads to disadvantaged girls in Africa, and with Binti in India to support their work in providing access to pads, education and de-stigmatisation around menstruation.
Although we have chosen to focus, at least in the short-term, to support charities working with overseas disadvantaged girls and women, there is increasing awareness of period poverty here in the UK. Causes such as Bloody Good Period, The Red Box Project, The Beauty Banks, #EndPeriodPoverty and #EndTamponTax are all creating a background for much more open discussion around the taboo and stigma of talking about periods, feminine care & female health. Recent feminist conversations and solidarity campaigns such as #MeToo, #timesup and #heforshe are also empowering women to use their voices for the good of their fellow sisters.