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    Switch to reusable menstrual pads and help women in period poverty

    Switch to reusable menstrual pads and help women in period poverty

    Do good with your period. For every pack of Trade To Aid pads you buy, we donate a pack to someone in need of a better period.

    Trade To Aid reusable period pads are comfortable, secure and save you money.

    Made of recycled and reusable materials, our pads are simple to wash and easy to reuse.

    Reusable pads reduce waste, keep plastic out of landfill and away from the oceans.

    Disposable pads are in the past; this is a transition away from sanitary products that keep you in the pockets of global corporations month after month.

    Trade To Aid are proud to join the reusable pad movement – with our own twist.

    What makes our pads different?

    Trade to Aid have joined the fight against period poverty. For every pack of our pads sold, we donate a pack to someone in need of period products.

    Trade To Aid is a non-profit social business – we use every penny of the profits from selling our period pads to donate packs to people in need, and to fund menstrual education and hygiene programmes.

    Our aim is to fight period poverty, tackling misconceptions and stigmas surrounding menstruation in the process.

    Reusable pads help women in period poverty

    Why is period poverty a problem?

    Period poverty affects over 500 million womenworldwide. This means that they do not have access to enough feminine hygiene products, or menstrual education.

    Meanwhile, periods are a multi-billion dollar industry for large global corporations.

    Period poverty keeps girls out of school, women out of the workplace, and leads many to use unsanitary items during their period which can endanger their health. Through providing Trade To Aid pads, we strive to provide a better period.

    As many as 3 in 10 girls in the UK struggle to access sanitary products. In Sub-Saharan Africa, UNESCO have reported that as many as 1 in 10 girls miss school during their periods. Many leave school completely after they have started to menstruate. Should such a normal and natural thing as a period, prevent a woman from gaining an education?

    Trade To Aid pads help to fight period poverty by providing women and girls with a safe, sustainable option, which stops them from feeling shame or stigma during their period.


    Trade To Aid donates one pack of reusable pads for every single pack sold – each pack can have a massive impact on someone’s life.

    Reusable pads help women in period poverty

    Why are reusable pads better than disposable pads?

    Disposable sanitary products contribute millions of tons of plastic to landfill every year. Each woman can use between 5 and 15 thousand pads or tampons during their lifetime, the vast majority of which end up in landfill or polluting the oceans.

    Most disposable pad brands are over 90% plastic and contain synthetic additives, many of which are damaging to both women’s health and the environment.

    Instead of throwing away your pads and committing them to landfill, you can wash and reuse Trade to Aid pads for many years.

    Reusable pads provide a simple and pragmatic solution to the environmental damage caused by disposable period products.

    Why switch to reusable period pads?

    Many women and girls switch to reusable pads because of their ethical benefits, but stick with them because they’re comfy, secure and highly absorbent. Plus, they last for years.

    Washing the pads is quick and easy. Wash by hand with soap and water, or pop them in the washing machine, and then hang them to dry. Sounds strange? We wash and reuse our socks, shirts and underwear- so why not sanitary pads?

    Just one pack of reusable pads can get you started in your reusable pad journey.


    Together, we can combat period poverty and reduce the catastrophic impact that sanitary products have on the environment.

    Summary – About Trade To Aid & Our Reusable Pads

    • For every pack of reusable pads you buy from us, we donate a pack to someone in need of period products.
    • Trade To Aid is a non-profit social business focussed on tackling period poverty and menstrual stigma.
    • Our pads are reusable, will last for many years and are made using recycled material.
    • By swapping to our reusable pads, you’ll have a better period, help people in need and reduce your impact on the environment.
    • Each pack of Trade To Aid reusable pads contains 6 pads; 2 light flow, 2 medium flow and 2 heavy flow. Every pad is highly absorbent and super comfortable.

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    For further information, if you would like to review our reusable pads, or to host a giveaway, please contact:

    [email protected] / 020 365 79709

    Trade To Aid Website: https://www.tradetoaid.org/

    Our Reusable Pads: https://www.tradetoaid.org/product/reusable-sanitary-pads/

    Our Mission: https://www.tradetoaid.org/our-mission/

    What Is Period Poverty: https://www.tradetoaid.org/what-is-period-poverty/


    The views expressed in our blog are those of the author and not necessarily lowimpact.org's


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