Menstrual Health

British Callaly Is Awarded a Silver Prize at the 2020 Design Intelligence Awards in China

Period care brand and creators of the innovative Tampliner, Callaly have secured a Silver Award at the 5th annual Design Intelligence Awards ceremony. Held on the 19th October 2020 at the China Design Museum in Xiangshan, Zhejiang, a jury evaluated 325 finalists from over 7,000 global entries. Callaly was announced as the only British brand to receive one of the top prizes…

African Femtech Kasha Raises $1M from Swedfund

Swedfund, the Swedish Development finance institution, announced their investment in Kasha Global, a femtech e-commerce platform with subsidiaries in Rwanda and Kenya. Kasha’s platform enables access, education and confidential distribution of women’s contraceptives, menstrual and health products, primarily to underserved women. The company’s innovative multichannel platform supports both offline and online e-commerce, providing customers with the ability to purchase products digitally using…

Bayer’s Aino Försti-Smith: “After realising what a difference something I have always taken for granted could make in a woman’s life in Africa there was no turning back.”

Every month, millions of girls around the world struggle to attend school when they have their period because they can’t afford sanitary protection, such as towels or tampons. This is period poverty and is more common, than you may think. The World Health organisation estimates that 500 million women worldwide have no access to sanitary products. In Kenya 65% of women cannot…

Moon + Leaf: When CBD Meets Women’s Health

After 10 years climbing the career ladder, getting an MBA and travelling the world, Shaina Kandel’s body, let her know that enough was enough. Despite a healthy lifestyle she experienced constant colds, migraines, heart palpitations, digestive problems, tendonitis and eventually lost her period. Today the founder of Moon + Leaf, a company selling hemp-derived women’s health products, says that her body was…

Truelli: “Investors backed off because I reminded them of Elizabeth Holmes.”

It’s been a while since John Carreyou’s book “Bad Blood” made the news and the Theranos scandal was the talk of the town. When the book launched a little more than a year ago. People couldn’t get enough of the drama. Everybody had an opinion, was shocked, impressed, evetated or “knew it was too good to be true from the very start”.…

Do Period Tracking Apps Support Menstrual Literacy? Amanda Menking Has the (Somewhat Disappointing) Answer

Around 10 years ago I wrote my thesis on the diffusion of innovation in tech and ended up with a lot of questions. Social Media was new back then and everyone was excited about the new possibilities of the Web 2.0 era. Yes, “new” is almost always exciting, but even back then I couldn’t help and wonder, whether “new” was really always…