Menstrual Health

Period-Care B-Corp Callaly Announce FDA 510(k) Clearance of Their Tampliner

UK-based Period care company Callaly announced it received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Callaly Tampliner earlier this week. The Tampliner, which is designed and manufactured in the UK and launched in February 2020, was invented by Dr Alex Hooi, a senior British gynaecologist and Fellow of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists and developed…

Brewdog and Bloody Good Period Team up to Fight for Menstrual Equity

A new collab’s got us talking this weekend and it’s a bloody (pun intended!) delicious one as well! Bloody Good Period and BrewDog have teamed up to raise awareness for menstrual inequity by creating a Bloody Good Beer. All profits from sales of this exclusive New England IPO go directly to Bloody Good Period. Brewdog was founded back in 2007 by James…

Menstrual Health Startup Vulvani Launches New Period-Themed Stock Photo Library

Menstrual Health startup Vulvani has recently launched a library of free stock photos all about period related themes. By making their image database available to other companies and individuals the Vulvani hopes to contribute to the destigmatization of periods. The pictures are under Creative common License and can be used free of charge. “We know how difficult it is to find good…

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”.…