Menstruation is a natural and powerful experience that connects women around the world. However, finding period brands that cater to our unique needs and experiences (outside the type of flow or how active we are) can sometimes be a challenge. In an effort to promote inclusivity, several remarkable brands owned by women of color women have emerged in the market. These brands not only offer high-quality menstrual products but embody representation, and have origin stories that are super relatable.
In this article, we will introduce you to some of these inspiring brands that deserve attention and support.
Fresh Chic is a plant-based, Black-owned period company providing sanitary day pads made with 100% bamboo fiber and a bamboo charcoal chips. When the brand's founder started her cycle at the age of 9 the period brands available provided uncomfortable products that contained several unknown and potentially harmful ingredients.
Now, as an adult who suffers from heavy periods and fibroids, she is committed to giving women and young girls with access to safe and healthy menstrual products. Fresh Chic is truly powered by her passion for providing education on the safest products to use, proper nutrition and self care practices young girls (including her own daughter) during the menstrual cycles.
Fresh Chic pads are free from harmful chemicals and synthetic materials. Not only are they designed to provide maximum protection and comfort but they are antibacterial, odor resistant, thermo-regulating and hypo-allergenic all while minimizing environmental impact. What's not to like?
*I found this brand via Black on the Block here in Los Angeles and fell in love with the brand and their energy