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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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Boxers Under The Tree - An Initiative in support of transgender youth

Boxers Under The Tree - An Initiative in support of transgender youth

The effects of gender dysphoria vary from person-to-person but many people told us that that gender-affirming period underwear like our period boxers makes having a period a little more bearable. Many appreciated knowing we offered plus size period underwear that would truly fit their body. The security of wearing absorbent and leakproof period underwear also gave them comfort. These are the reasons our #BoxersUnderTheTree campaign exists. 
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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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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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Decolonizing Menstrual Health: A Conversation about Interviewing Experiences

Decolonizing Menstrual Health: A Conversation about Interviewing Experiences

This article is based on a conversation between Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of Aisle, and Minhtam Tran, the former Project Leader for Decolonizing Menstrual Health, about their experiences and learnings from designing and leading interviews as part of the Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series.
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Full Report: Supporting Menstrual Health and Equity in Post-Secondary Institutions with Reusable Menstrual Products

Free Periods Canada surveyed post-secondary students across Canada and collected 470 responses and summarized those results in a report, which is now available for download here.
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How One Doula Provides Abortion Support

Sierra Holland on why abortion stigma is violence, how there is no one way to support someone having an abortion, and why abortion work must include the continual work of antiracism and abolition.
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A white model with short brown hair is standing, reaching up to the sky with a smile on their face while wearing a pair of Aisle Boxer Brief period underwear and a white shirt.

10 Reasons to Love Our Boxer Brief

We’re counting down the days to the restock of our period underwear, in particular our fan favourite Boxer Brief. 🎉  We thought we’d take a moment to list some of the top reasons our boxers are so well-loved, and what they’re particularly great for.
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How Unplanned Pregnancy Can Affect Your Sex Life. The image is of a woman with fair skin, hugging her legs into her chest.

How Unplanned Pregnancy Can Affect Your Sex Life

This blog post is not about access to abortion or the lack thereof, nor is it about sex education. This is about what most sex education misses - the trauma that can come after an unplanned pregnancy.
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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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Re-Indigenizing Menstrual Health

We partnered with The Menstrual Health Hub to create a Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series, in an effort to center Indigenous and Métis voices and vastly grow our collective understanding of menstrual self-care, sustainability, ritual, intergenerational learning and more.
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The Lunapads/Aisle Backstory

A lot of people ask about the earliest points of inspiration for Lunapads (our company’s and product’s original name): where did the idea come from, back in the early 90s, long before it hit the mainstream radar?
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