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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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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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Aisle’s 2021 Social and Environmental Impact Report

Aisle’s 2021 Social and Environmental Impact Report

Sustainability and transparency are two important value pillars for Aisle. While many of our efforts are ongoing (such as our commitment to being a top ranked B Corp and conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of our products’ environmental impacts) we also do an annual Impact Report, which includes our social impact and menstrual equity projects.
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Walking the Sustainability Talk: Our Life Cycle Assessment

Walking the Sustainability Talk: Our Life Cycle Assessment

Living in an era of climate emergency, we all want to do what we can to make a difference. However, as consumers it can be challenging to identify greenwashing (false implied claims about sustainability) or which choices are more truly green than others. 
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Aisle: Standing Tall for B Corps

Aisle: Standing Tall for B Corps

Aisle has never been a traditional business. 

Since 1993, when we created the first groundbreaking collection of professionally made cloth menstrual pads and period underwear, Aisle has put people and impact first.

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Why Social Entrepreneurship Matters Now More Than Ever

It’s time for all initiatives of all sizes to prioritize tackling social and environmental issues as their primary raison d’être.
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The Environmental Impact of Disposable Pads

The Environmental Impact of Disposable Pads

In the United States, approximately 12 billion disposable pads are thrown away each year. In Canada, disposable pad sales increased to $258.21 million CAD in 2020. Globally, disposable pads have a market value of $23.9 million USD, projected to rise to $28 million by 2024.
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Small Ways to Make a Difference

Small Ways to Make a Difference

Been feeling a little down from the constant onslaught of frankly overwhelming news recently? Here are some small actions you can take that really do make a difference.
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Five Young Climate Activists You Should Know

Five Young Climate Activists You Should Know

When people hear the phrase "Youth Climate Activist", many will immediately think of Greta Thunberg. And while she's done some amazing activism, it’s important to remember that she isn’t alone!
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The Cost Of Fast Fashion

The Cost Of Fast Fashion

Your outfit costs more than it says on the receipt.
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Sustainable Living: Understanding What "Eco-Friendly Garment" Truly Means

What Makes a Garment Eco-Friendly?

There’s more to eco-friendly material than organic cotton. And there’s more to sustainable clothing than using eco-friendly materials.
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