The stars aligned this week, the same day the tampon tax was abolished (about bloody time right!?)we were connected with some amazing brands pioneering conscious, authentic and responsible change in period care, a cause which is close to our hearts and a conversation we are passionate to be involved in.

DAME are creators of the first reusable tampon applicator and believe that every woman should have access to period products free from toxins, discomfort and negative language and that those products shouldn’t damage or exploit our natural world. Their award-winning applicator is self- sanitising, lasts for life and is carbon neutral.

FAB LITTLE BAG has invented a disposable, biodegradable and discreet little bag that you can drop your used tampon or pad into and then seal securely with one hand, avoiding the stress of being caught without a bin and keeping tampons out of our sewers. It is estimated that 2.5 million tampons and 1.4 million pads are flushed in the UK alone EVERY DAY, ending up on our beaches, oceans and food chains, (not to mention blocking our bathroom pipes!)

Please please check out these fantastic brands, TALK ABOUT PERIODS and BIN- DON’T FLUSH your period products!

This sustainability networking panel event was led by The Sistr App. Sistr is a platform that re-imagines the world of networking and mentoring by giving women access to a community of inspiring and supportive peers and friends, no matter your industry, age, education or social status, Sistr believes we are stronger when we support each other, and so do we!