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Menarche in the USA: Florida Is in a State Over Periods

Menarche in the USA: Florida Is in a State Over Periods

Earlier this month, legislation was introduced in the Florida House that would, "not only prohibit instruction about menstruation to students not yet in sixth grade, but forbid any discussion whatsoever about periods during the school day."
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The Future of Period Equity

The Future of Period Equity

In the past couple of years, our vision of Universal access to safe, quality, sustainable, shame-free period care and education for everyone who menstruates has been gaining ground, with free disposable pads and tampons increasingly being provided in places like schools and workplaces. 
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Aisle’s Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret Legacy

Aisle’s Are You There, God? It’s Me, Margaret Legacy

Like many of us, I am eagerly anticipating the film version of Judy Blume’s classic novel Are you there, God? It's me, Margaret. My deep affinity with Margaret inspired my subsequent feminist consciousness and menstrual activism.
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Reflections on 30 Years of Menstrual Health and Equity Leadership

Reflections on 30 Years of Menstrual Health and Equity Leadership

One of the things that I am often asked is how things have changed in the reusable menstrual product space over 30 years, and my answer is that it’s a mix of mostly wonderful things. 
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An illustration of a pair of Boxer Brief period underwear & a reusable cloth menstrual pad inside a blue circle. There is a Giving Tuesday hashtag over the image and logos for Aisle and Period Purse below the image

Menstrual Equity with the Period Purse

Menstrual equity is the idea that access to free, quality menstrual products, education and a shame-free attitude about periods are essential for full and dignified participation in life for everyone who menstruates. This Giving Tuesday we are hosting a fundraiser in support of The Period Purse, a Toronto-based registered charity that tackles period poverty by ensuring sustainable access to period products for all.
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We Should All Be More Like Yvon

We Should All Be More Like Yvon

Yvon Chouinard’s recent decision to essentially gift his $3 Billion company’s shares to fight climate change is a seismic move that flies in the face of traditional capitalist business values. At a time in the world where wealth disparity has never been more radical and grossly unfair, Chouinard’s generosity is glaring and unparalleled.
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Decolonization and Reconcili-action in 2022

Decolonization and Reconcili-action in 2022

As we approach Canada’s second national Truth and Reconciliation Day (aka Orange Shirt Day) on September 30th, this post is about sharing various ways that we support ‘Reconcili-action’, (ie: actually walking the talk) and some suggested resources.
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Person wearing Aisle period underwear sitting on the floor

How to Choose the Best Period Underwear for You

In recent years, dozens of brands and styles of period underwear (aka “period panties” - we’re not wild about this term, however respect that others may know them this way) have become widely available. So what is period underwear? And how does a comfort-seeking, eco-conscious (they are reusable after all!) person choose the best period undies for your body, your values, your lifestyle and the planet? 
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Why Quality Matters in Choosing Reusable Menstrual Products

The growth of the reusable menstrual care industry is seeing a classic business trend common in the apparel industry: new entrants making low-quality goods, looking to jump on the bandwagon of a hot product category to attract customers and cash in.

On the face of it, lower-cost products seem like a good thing, but we need to ask what the true impact of this is: who actually loses in this situation?

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Free Reusables: The Next Step Towards Menstrual Equity

Free Reusables: The Next Step Towards Menstrual Equity

Menstrual products are essential personal hygiene supplies, alongside toilet paper, hand soap and paper towels. Provision of these essential supplies are unquestionably the re sponsibility of the institutions where the bathrooms are located. 

Our question is: If free disposable pads and tampons are now being funded for students, employees and others, why not reusables too? 
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PFAS and Period Underwear: Why Testing and Transparency Matter

PFAS and Period Underwear: Why Testing and Transparency Matter

At Aisle, our dedication to quality, sustainability and product safety border on being obsessive. In fact, the company was originally founded to create products that were free of allergens, bleaches and other irritants. The explosive popularity of reusable menstrual products in recent years has led to concern around the presence of PFAS in period underwear. Let’s take a closer look.
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The Planet-Positive Periods Toolkit is Here!

The Planet-Positive Periods Toolkit is Here!

Planet-Positive Periods is the outcome of a new and powerful creative partnership between Aisle, Green Periods and PERIOD. We are thrilled with this new suite of up-to-the-minute research and resources about sustainability and menstruation, all in a free, open-source format available to anyone.

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