#SwitchStories: Alex’s experience using organic cotton period care

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#SwitchStories: Alex’s experience using organic cotton period care
  Our customer Alex shares her experience switching to TOTM organic cotton period care. Read her switch story below #SwitchStories   So much more comfortable and no irritation at all   What is your first name?   Alex   Why did you choose to switch to TOTM products?   I never knew the other mainstream products weren’t vegan and didn’t associate vegan things with anything other than food!! I never dreamed that sanitary products would

Free tampons in the office: Why should employers provide free period care?

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Free tampons in the office: Why should employers provide free period care?
  Does your office provide free period care? Whilst free fruit, teabags and other employee perks are great, we want to encourage more employers to provide free period care. Here, we’re explaining why we think this is so important.   At the start of 2019, we surveyed our Instagram community to reveal that 83% of our followers have been caught short by their period at work. I can think of a handful of times when

Self-care essentials: 4 podcasts to match your mood

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Self-care essentials: 4 podcasts to match your mood
  Sometimes it feels impossible to schedule in some ‘me’ time but it’s so important. It’s easy to get lost in the flow of everyday life but even if you can only take time to relax and listen to a podcast for a short while, that’s a good start to up your self-care game.   Hormonal changes on the lead up to your period can leave you feeling tired and maybe a bit rundown. This

Why should you be diving into Eco-friendly swimwear?

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Why should you be diving into Eco-friendly swimwear?
  If you’re planning a summer trip, then swimwear might be on your packing list. But if you need to invest in new swimwear, you might be wondered how this contributes to the fast fashion industry. Here, we catch up with independent swimwear designer Tilly from Tilia Rose Swim to find out about sustainable swimwear.   85% of the plastic pollution in the ocean is due to microfibers from synthetic clothing.   “If you are

Period Shaming IRL: Real stories from our community

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Period Shaming IRL: Real stories from our community
  Periods are powerful, natural and an important part of our well-being, yet they are often met with negativity and shame. We’ve been speaking to people in our community who have been sharing their own, very real experiences of period shame. It was recently revealed that 1 in 5 young women in the UK has experienced bullying about periods, with 67% of teasing and bullying about periods taking place in school. 66% of the girls

Is it time to wave goodbye to plastic applicators?

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Is it time to wave goodbye to plastic applicators?
  If you use tampons on your period, you might have noticed that the majority of conventional tampons come equipped with a plastic applicator. While some marketing campaigns will praise these applicators for their ease of use, they are single-use plastic. A plastic applicator is used for seconds before being discarded, yet they take hundreds of years to decompose. So, is it time we wave goodbye to plastic applicators?   It’s hard to ignore the

Get hot during your period? Here’s what you need to know

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Get hot during your period? Here’s what you need to know
  Are you someone that gets really hot during your period or the lead up to it? One minute you are sitting comfortably and the next your face is turning red and you can feel the sweat dripping off you. Yep, you aren’t alone – it’s completely normal! In this blog, we’re discussing how your menstrual cycle can affect your body temperature.   Hot flushes are just a sign of menopause, right? This isn’t actually