Support Environmenstrual Week with cloth sanitary pads

Women's environmental network support a plastic-free period with cloth sanitary pads

Overconsumption is at the heart of many of our climate change problems, so why not use Environmenstrual Week to take period action and fight back by introducing cloth sanitary pads to your monthlies, giving disposable period plastic the heave-ho forever!

Yes, you heard us right, Environmenstrual week, are you ready for it? This October between the 12th and 19th Women's Environmental Network want you to take to social media and bring together your girl gangs to put an end to period plastics. It is time to spread the word on all things reusable when it comes to protecting your self from Aunt Flo's monthly visit.

We have a lot to shout about here at Bloom and Nora too as we are the first reusable sanitary pad company in the world to switch completely to waterproof fabric from recycled plastic bottles. Now not only are your sanitary pads reusable, but they are also recycling some of the plastic bottles that would usually end up in a landfill site.

Environmenstrual week is the brainchild of the Women’s Environmental Network, founded in 1988 by pioneers of the environmental movement. They called for a different way of thinking about and acting on environmental issues. The first campaign in 1989 was the first to raise awareness of chlorine bleach - a cancer causing dioxin - found in disposable nappies and sanitary pads. This campaign would lead to their work on breast cancer prevention, treating breast cancer as an environmental, and preventable, diseases encouraging women to make positive choices and take action for a healthier planet. (Extract from WEN Website)

It is these positive choices that are at the heart of Environmenstrual week. The focus is to empower you to share what you know with others, to inspire better decision making for them in the future. Cloth sanitary pads are a concept that needs to hit more ears, and this is an excellent time to join in and to spread the word.

If you go to the WEN website here, you will find all the tools you need to put on a fabulous event of your own. If this is not your thing, then why not become an armchair activist writing letters to the powers that be. If you're in school and want to take on some green responsibilities, you could even ask what their take on period education is? What products do they recommend? Are cloth sanitary pads in their list and if not why not?!

A period without plastic and chemicals near your fluffy bits is a period to be proud of. Feel empowered by your life choices and share your journey with your friends. For many of us just hearing real-life stories from our peers about decisions they have made and why, can persuade us to give it a go. Imagine how much waste you could save by spreading the word of cloth sanitary pads. How much money have you saved? How easy are they to use? What are they like to use? Be honest, be upfront and be part of the war on period plastic.

Keep an eye out for discount codes by signing up to our newsletter and join the eco period party with Bloom & Nora, together we can end period plastic with our cloth sanitary pads.