Fighting Period Poverty with Freda

Hello everyone,

During our last campaign, you may have noticed that we mentioned a very special company called Freda on our social media. Freda is run by Afsaneh Parvizi-Wayne and Diahann Brown, who are passionate about supplying organic and eco-friendly sanitary products in a convenient way.

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Diahann and Afsaneh

Freda’s tampons and pads are 100% organic cotton, which means that they are chemical and fragrance free. This means that their sanitary products are kinder to our bodies and the environment. To find out more about this, you can head to their website here. Freda also operate a convenient subscription service which means that your sanitary products will be delivered to your door each month – no more last minute dashes to Boots!

Freda is a company with a social mission; with every purchase, they donate pads to women and girls in need. They partner with projects which share their ethos, both in the UK and abroad.  ‘A Bloody Good Cause’ was one of the projects lucky enough to form a partnership with Freda!

Longtime readers of our blog will know that we have been fighting for awareness on period poverty since July 2015. During this time, A Bloody Good Cause has run multiple campaigns with numerous charities in order to collect donations of sanitary products for homeless and refugee women. However, we have seen the recent news that this issue isn’t just isolated to those without fixed abode. Reports earlier in the month brought to light the fact that a number of young girls in Leeds were unable to attend school during their periods, because they could not afford sanitary products. We know that this is a major issue in less developed countries, with 63 million girls a week (globally) missing a week of school each month because they are menstruating, but it came as a shock to hear that the issue falls a lot more close to home than we had imagined.

If you are aware of a girl or a school in a similar situation, please do get in touch with us via our Facebook page.  

At the moment, with every annual subscription, Freda can donate 4 months’ worth of sanitary products to girls in need. However, they have recently launched a crowdfunding campaign where they hope to increase this to 12 months – you can read more about this here. There is less than a month to get involved in this hugely important initiative!

Afsaneh and Diahann were a great support to us during our last campaign and as we are currently planning the launch of our seventh campaign, we are very excited to be working with them again soon. If you would like to find out more about Freda or order a free sample pack of pads, tampons or both, you can check out their website, Twitter and Instagram.

Finally, a big thank you to Freda for mentioning us in the Metro and the Hampstead and Highgate Express earlier this month!

Thanks for reading,

~ Sanya

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