frequently asked questions.
because we’d hate for you to be up all night thinking about tampons
i have a question about ohne tampons
what are the ingredients in an ohne tampon?
100% Organic Cotton. And (literally) nothing else – we’ve got you covered. Companies aren’t required to state what their tampons are made of, but we believe in transparency (and, besides, we’ve got nothing to hide), so our tampons are made of 100% organic cotton. And that’s it.
what’s so special about an ohne tampon?
Unlike your average tampon brand, ohne tampons don’t contain synthetic fibres, chemical additives, fragrance, dyes, chlorine bleach, residues of pesticides or herbicides. We’re being loud and proud about providing 100% organic cotton tampons that have a superior leak protection, they’re hypoallergenic, unscented and biodegradable.
what absorbency levels do ohne tampons offer?
ohne tampons follow the standard absorbency rules set by the FDA: Light tampons absorb up to 6 grams of liquid, regular 6-9g, super 9-12g, and super+ 12-15g. Choose an absorbency or a mix of everything to get you right through your period.
what applicator tampons does ohne offer?
ohne has cardboard applicator tampons which are 100% biodegradable (yes, even the wrapper!) We’re exploring BIO-plastic applicator tampons too – watch this space!
how often should I change my tampon?
The FDA recommends that you change your tampon every 4-8 hours. You should never leave a tampon in for more than 8 hours, and always make sure to use the lightest level of absorbency possible.
are ohne products certified organic?
Yes! All ohne feminine hygiene products are not only GOTS certified, but also certified under the Soil Association too.
do ohne tampons contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs)?
Our tampons are 100% organic cotton, and nothing else, which means they’re free of nasties and GMOs!
where are ohne tampons made?
ohne products are made in Europe and packed specifically for you in the UK. Our European partners have been manufacturing feminine products for decades, so they know their stuff.
can I flush ohne tampons?
While ohne tampons are biodegradable, we do not recommend flushing them as tampons can cause blockages in your plumbing or septic systems.
i have a question about ohne pads
what are my ohne pads made of?
ohne pads are body safe and as good for the environment as they are at soaking up period blood. the top sheet of an ohne pad is 100% organic cotton, the entire pad is bio based and 100% biodegradable – even the wrapper.
- 100% organic cotton topsheet
- 100% biodegradable
- wrapper made from a compostable biofilm
- cruelty free
- 100% bio based
- zero plastic packaging
are my pads good for the planet?
ohne pads are as good for the planet as they are for your body – not a shred of plastic bag in sight – and they won’t be sticking around to haunt our grandkids, because ohne pads are biodegradable. the entire pad is 100% bio based, with a wrapper made from cornstarch which acts just like it’s plastic ancestor, without the environmental tax to pay later.
how do I use my pads?
- rip open your pad wrapper like it’s your fave bar of chocolate
- remove the pad from the biofilm wrapper and stick the sticky underside to your underwear.
- secure the pad in place by folding the wings down and sticking them to the underside of your knickers.
- change your pad every 3-4 hours or as often as needed for your flow – whichever happens first!
how do I dispose of my pads?
- don’t flush your pads. seriously, don’t.
- when you’ve finished with your pad, wrap it in the outer packaging of the next fresh pad you’re going to use and dispose of it in a bin.
i have a question about how ohne subscriptions work
how does my ohne subscription work?
It’s simple. You tell us the products that you need, the quantities and different absorbencies you require and we’ll put them through your letterbox in time for your period. If you have no idea how many products you need or when your period comes, that’s fine too – we’ll deliver a box to you every month. No contracts or small print. Edit, skip, or cancel whenever you like.
if I sign up for a subscription, will my subscription be automatically renewed?
Yes, you’ll automatically be renewed. Visit your subscription preferences in your account to view, skip, edit and cancel your subscription. Send us a quick email at email@example.com or a message on our live chat for any further help.
how does ohne pricing work?
ohne products vary in price according to the tampon type and quantity, but the variety of absorbencies you choose won’t affect the price – so choose your perfect combo! Oh, and shipping is always on us too!
- 8-12: £5.90
- 16: £6.40
- 20: £6.80
- 24: £7.25
Naked (non-app) Tampons:
- 8-12: £4.90
- 16: £5.40
- 20: £5.80
- 24: £6.25
- 6 pads: £4.30
- 9 pads: £5.10
- 12 pads: £5.90
have a question about the ohne referral program
Hey babe, glad you asked. You can get free period products through our awesome referral programme – yep, you heard that right. Free. Period. Products. For every friend you refer to us, you’ll get £5 direct into your ohne account. Want that dolla? Start spreading the love. Also, make sure to check our T&Cs for more details on how the referral program works.
i have a question about how to change or deactivate my ohne subscription
how can I adjust my assortment of products?
Easy! Just visit My Account, ‘View’ your subscription and press the ‘Edit’ button to adjust any of your subscription information, from product type and amount to assortment or delivery dates. If you need any help at all, just shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org or why not catch us on live chat or Facebook messenger!
i didn’t have quite what I needed. Can I change the quantity and absorbencies of period products in my box?
Absolutely. Simply send us a quick message via live chat, Facebook or email and we’ll sort it for you. Let us know the absorbency amendments within 3 working days of your box being shipped and you’ll have the perfect box for your due delivery. If it’s a very last minute change, we’ll still try and change it if we can! Email us at email@example.com and we’ll see what we can do.
my period is irregular or keeps changing! What do I do?
If your period has a mind of its own and doesn’t like commitment, we can simply deliver every 4 weeks until your period decides on its regular pattern – just let us know what works for you.
i’m going on holiday. Can I change my order delivery date?
Of course! If it’s more than 7 days until your next box is due to be delivered, you can change your next ‘deliver by’ date from the Edit screen. If it’s within 7 days, shoot us a quick message via live chat, Facebook or email (at least 3 days before the delivery date is due) and we’ll change it for you. Have a fantastic holiday. Can we come?
i won't be needing ohne products for a little while. How do I put my subscription on hold?
No problem babe. Simply log onto My Account and you’ll be able to view your subscriptions. Here you can skip your next box up to 7 days before your next ship date. If you need a little more time you can also deactivate your account (and it’ll be ready and waiting for you when you’re back).
what is your cancellation policy?
We’ll be sorry to see you go, but we don’t have any contracts. You can deactivate your account at any point before your subscription renewal date, free of charge. If you deactivate after your renewal date, you’ll have one last box and then your subscription will automatically end – but you’ll always be welcome back. All you need to do is re-activate in your account and we’re good to go again.
PS. If you’re certain you’ll never be back (there’s no stopping a babe on a mission) shoot our team a message at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll deactivate your account and delete all of your data from our system.
i have a question about CBD
what is CBD?
CBD full-spectrum extract comes from the flowers of the Hemp Cannabis Sativa plant – yup, the same plant as marijuana. Don’t worry though, CBD (or cannabidiol) is one of over 100 cannabinoids found in cannabis and THC is the only one of these that is psychoactive. To get technical for a second, our CBD is extracted using a supercritical Co2 extraction process. This allows a wide spectrum of cannabinoids to be safely stripped from the plant – independent of the parts that get you high.
how does it work?
There’s a system in the human body called the endocannabinoid system, which basically supports every important function we’ve got. It helps to regulate everything from pain and mood to things like appetite and sleep. Cannabinoids such as CBD work just like the endogenous cannabinoids naturally made by the human body, which evoke cannabinoid receptors found in various systems such as the gut, skin cells, reproductive organs, and the brain, helping to promote natural balance and skin healing.
CBD has been researched to have a relaxant and analgesic effects which have been known to help relax the muscles. CBD is also an adaptogen, which is a term used to describe plants and herbs that are capable of supporting your adrenal system to balance your hormones and help manage your stress levels. They help speed up or slow down the release of stress hormones, depending on what your body needs at a given time.
is CBD animal lover-friendly?
All ohne CBD products are gluten free, 100% vegan, and never (ever) tested on animals.
is CBD gonna get me high?
Nope! CBD is the non-psychoactive part of the cannabis plant. So, it will not get you high.
THC is the main psychoactive component of the cannabis plant, and is illegal in the UK. However, our CBD is extracted from low THC <0.1% hemp cannabis plants – which means our product only contains trace elements of THC, keeping in line with UK legal requirements.
is CBD legal?
CBD is perfectly legal. As long as a CBD product contains no more than 15% CBD and less than <0.1% THC, it is completely legal in the UK. So if you’re looking to gain some street cred, you’ve probably come to the wrong place – all these ingredients are totally above board.
ohne LTD do not sell or distribute any products that are in violation of the United Kingdom Misuse of Drugs Act 1971. It’s important to note here that, while holy cramp and yours, hormonally will both fit nicely in your hand luggage, it is your responsibility as the customer to ensure that you are in compliance with local legislation. This means if you’re planning to travel outside the UK with any CBD product, check it’s welcome (and not illegal) in the countries/cities you’re travelling to!
is CBD gonna save my life?
We’re all for alternative medicine here at ohne, and it’s pretty much up to you what you want to consider life saving (the love of your life, a good book, the first time you tried avocado…) but we can’t tell you that our CBD oil is going to work miracles. It’s best you think of holy cramp and/or yours, hormonally as the maraschino cherries atop your wellness cake. Our CBD products should not be considered a substitute for medication. holy cramp is there for you when your uterus has turned against you, while yours, hormonally is your trusty sidekick working to keep you balanced AF, everyday. It’s just plant synergy babe!
who makes our CBD?
We created our CBD products, holy cramp and yours, hormonally, in collaboration with Graces London, the pioneering brand who have been making CBD oils for more than 6 years.
P.I.F Held @
Dominion Business Park,
Goodwin Road, London, N9 0BG
how does holy cramp help period pain?
In simple terms, period pain is the shedding of the uterus lining. In order to accomplish this, the uterus muscles contract aggressively to compress the blood vessels lining the womb, preventing oxygen from reaching the uterus. In the uterus there are tissues which release chemicals that trigger pain pain when they’re deprived of oxygen. CBD has been found to have a relaxant and analgesic effects which have been known to help relax the muscles. If we can get those uterus muscles to chill out a bit – say, by using a few cheeky drops of holy cramp – the ‘cramping’ we experience as a result is going to be significantly reduced.
The essential oils in holy cramp not only have a bunch of therapeutic & healing properties in their own right, they are also known to work in conjunction with the CBD to help bind and enhance the overall effect it has on the cannabinoid receptors found all over the body.
what are the ingredients in holy cramp?
In addition to CBD, holy cramp is actually made with organic & essential oils and hemp extract.
The full ingredients list can be seen below:
INGREDIENTS: *Hempseed Oil (Cannabis Sativa), *Argan Oil (Argania Spinosa L) , *Evening Primrose Oil (Oenothera Biennis), *Lavender essential oil (Lavendula Augutifolia) , CBD Plant Extract (Cannabidiol), *Lemon essential oil (Citrus Limon) & *Lemongrass essential oil (Cymbapagan Citratus) Citral, Geraniol, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Linalool.
< 0.1% THC Allergens in bold.
*Certified Organic Soil Association
why does holy cramp contain essential oils?
We’ve included essential oils in holy cramp because, not only do they have a bunch of therapeutic & healing properties in their own right, but they are also known to work in conjunction with the CBD to help bind and enhance the overall effect it has on the cannabinoid receptors found all over the body. Our amazing partner Graces London have been working with CBD and essential oils for more than 6 years, testing and learning about the best combinations for the ultimate chill.
Hemp seed oil is a natural superfood for the skin, argan oil and evening primrose oil work to keep your skin healthy and hydrated, with evening primrose oil also helping to regulate and balance your hormones. Lavender oil has been know to help with every kind of pain from muscular aches to emotional anxieties, lemon oil has got your back for improved circulation, mental health, and immune system, and lemongrass oil is antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, and super hydrating.
how to use holy cramp
Before using holy cramp, do a patch test by popping a tiny drop on a small section of your skin to test for allergies. If you have a reaction, and this is just common sense, don’t use it again. Especially on or near your (very sensitive) vagina. If no reaction occurs, you’re good to go!
Start by using 2-3 drops either on your lower belly (roughly where your uterus is) or lower back – wherever the cramps are hitting you hardest. Alternatively, pop a few drops in a steaming bubble bath for ultimate relaxation points.
CBD works differently for different people, so you’ll find out what works best for you! ohne founders Leah and Nikki even pop a few drops onto their tampons before inserting them, to get the CBD as up close and personal to the source of the pain as possible. (Friendly reminder that holy cramp is a topical (read: for your skin) oil so we’re not recommending this method!)
holy cramp: the boring bit
Seek medical advice if pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes. This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
holy cramp is a cosmetic product containing essential oils, not intended for oral use so won’t make a very nice addition to your morning cuppa!
Storage: Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
Made in the UK
Use within one year of opening. Check bottle for use-by date.
how does the CBD in yours, hormonally work to balance hormones?
The reproductive hormones naturally fluctuate throughout the menstrual cycle, but extraneous factors and medical conditions can all have an effect on your hormone production and levels. CBD is an adaptogen which, put simply, is a term used to describe plants and herbs that are capable of supporting your adrenal system to balance your hormones and help manage your stress levels. They help speed up or slow down the release of certain hormones, depending on what your body needs at a given time. CBD can help maintain balanced levels of the reproductive and sex hormones throughout the entire menstrual cycle.
what are the ingredients in yours, hormonally?
how to use yours, hormonally
Start off using 2-3 drops and build up to a maximum of one full dropper (0.5ml) per day. Just pop the drops under your tongue and hold for 20 seconds for maximum absorption.
yours, hormonally: the boring bit
This product contains nuts (coconuts. Are they a ‘real’ nut? The FDA reckons so, anyway).
We love yours, hormonally and we’re sure you will too, but be careful who you’re sharing it with – it’s not for kids, so keep it out of their reach. This product is a food supplement, formulated for adults. Seek medical advice if pregnant, breastfeeding or taking any medication. Avoid contact with eyes. This product is not intended to treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Unless you plan on using up all of your CBD oil as fast as you possibly can (relatable), make sure you’re using it within one year of opening. Check the bottle for use by date, babe.
Storage: Store in a cool place away from direct sunlight.
Made in the UK
Use within one year of opening. Check bottle for use-by date.
i have a question about yin & tonic
how does yin & tonic work?
yin & tonic is a supportive tonic specifically aimed to create balance and vitality within your reproductive system. the herbal ingredients work together synergistically to relax the smooth muscle of the uterus in order to alleviate cramping, reduce feelings of nausea, and to improve the circulation thereby helping to prevent the congestion that can cause engorged breasts and those feelings of ‘heaviness’ and lethargy. the plant sterols help regulate the reproductive hormones and reduce emotional mood swings.
how should I use yin & tonic
incorporate your use of yin & tonic into your existing routines – just pop it into your fave drink. You can add 4ml (about 4 dropper’s worth) of the liquid to water, juice, an elaborate smoothie, a soothing herbal tea – you name it!
can I take yin & tonic if I'm on the pill?
yes, but some of the ingredients such as Dong quai may not work quite as effectively. overall, the formulation will still help alleviate period pain, congestion, lethargy and emotional swings.
can I take yin & Tonic if i’m pregnant or breastfeeding?
it’s best not to take any medication, including herbal medicines, whilst pregnant, unless on the advice of a healthcare professional. pregnancy by definition will cause cessation of periods and the associated cramps and other symptoms. some of the herbs in the mixture can stimulate contraction of the uterus (although usually in much larger doses than recommended for this formulation), which is definitely to be avoided in pregnancy.
yin & tonic is fine to take while breastfeeding.
can I use yin & tonic if I am trying for a baby?
yes, but as soon as you discover that you might be pregnant, it’s best to stop using it (see above for info about taking herbal medicines while pregnant).
is yin & tonic suitable for anyone under 18? do I have to be 18 to buy it?
nothing R-rated here, babe. while it contains tiny amounts of ethanol, the formulation is suitable for anyone of menstruating age and it’s legal for under 18s to buy it.
who should not take yin & tonic?
ginger can be an irritant for people suffering from gastritis or stomach ulceration. if you are taking other medication it is always a good idea to mention to your doctor that you are taking other products or supplements, including this formulation. In the vast majority of cases there should be no problem (but see below).
is yin & tonic it suitable for people on other medications such as antidepressants or diabetes medication?
the golden rule of mixing any kind of meds is to always check with a healthcare professional first. the formulation of yin & tonic should be safe to take alongside most other medications, but it’s best to be on the safe side. there are a couple of exceptions, although that may not necessarily mean that you cannot take yin & tonic – lucky you – fenugreek can enhance reduction of blood glucose so those on hypoglycemic medication should continue to monitor their blood sugar levels. people taking anticoagulant drugs such as warfarin should ensure that their doctor is aware that they are taking the formulation so that they can be monitored in case the drug dose needs to be adjusted. i
t can be taken alongside most antidepressants.
What are the benefits of the herbs in yin & tonic?
yin & tonic contains a carefully balanced formulation of six herbs with additional vitamins designed to support and tone the reproductive system.
Ginger stimulates the circulation, ensuring adequate blood supply to the reproductive organs, producing an overall warming effect; it also helps to alleviate feelings of nausea.
Calendula has a well-known affinity with the female reproductive system; it can help regulate menstruation and alleviate breast congestion and cramping. Its astringent properties can reduce uterine congestion and excessive bleeding.
Fenugreek is a very nutritive spice, and clinical trials have shown that it can alleviate period pain and associated headache, nausea and lethargy.
Cramp bark, as its name suggests, is an antispasmodic herb that is excellent at reducing the cramping of uterine smooth muscle.
Motherwort helps relieve muscular and nervous tension, alleviating painful menstruation and reducing anxiety.
Dong quai, or Chinese Angelica, is a reproductive tonic and hormone regulator and helps to relax an over-contracted uterus and reduce pelvic congestion and pain. Alongside the motherwort, it will also help to improve mood.
how does yin & tonic help period pain/menstrual cramps?
it will encourage the relaxation of the smooth muscle of the uterus, alleviating muscle spasm and cramps, and will stimulate the circulation, reducing congestion and producing an overall warming and calming effect.
how long after taking should the effects of yin & tonic be felt?
this very much depends on the severity of the physiological imbalances that are causing the unpleasant symptoms. some people may start to see results quite quickly; in others improvements will be more gradual. give your body time to heal, but help speed the process along by eating healthily, taking regular exercise, and ensuring that you allow for sufficient ‘me-time’ to lift your mood and relax body and soul, and release the ‘vital force’.
yin & tonic contains ethanol - will this get me drunk?
you’ll have to look elsewhere for a buzz, babe, yin & tonic absolutely cannot get you drunk as the amount of alcohol in a single dose is tiny.
is it safe to take yin & tonic alongside paracetamol or ibuprofen?
yes – they are safe to take together. after taking the tonic for a while you should be able to reduce the dose of painkillers and ultimately stop taking them altogether.
are there any allergens in yin & tonic?
if we’re being blunt, everything is a potential allergen. allergic reactions involving these herbs are, however, extremely rare so long as the recommended dosage instructions are followed. more is not necessarily better! if you do have an undesirable reaction whilst taking the formulation then stop taking it for a few days, then start up again to see if the reaction reoccurs.
how can I support myself to feel the best effects from yin & tonic?
warning: we’re about to preach self care! yhink back-to-basics wellness, what are the essential things your body needs? good food, enough sleep, and a decent amount of moving around. and that pesky one: minimising stressors. easier said than done sometimes, we know, but every little helps.
Whatever your dietary preferences, try to eat foods that are in as natural a state as possible, avoiding highly refined carbohydrates and processed products. Be sure to include heaps of fresh fruit and vegetables as well as a variety of nuts and seeds to ensure a healthy intake of vitamins and minerals.
Regular exercise will stimulate the circulation, tone the muscles and improve your mood. Exercise should not be a chore – choose an activity that you enjoy so that you are more likely to stick with the plan! Get outside and reconnect with nature with the sun on your face and a spring in your step!
Try to keep stress to a minimum by setting aside time alone each day for relaxation, contemplation or meditation. The body has huge healing and regenerative powers of its own – you just need to nurture it.
is yin & tonic backed up by science?
of course! yin & tonic was created with a team of certified herbalists, a holistic nutritionist, and some damn impressive certified organic tincture manufacturers together who worked tirelessly on the formula, adding the right ingredients and tweaking to perfection.
Glenville, Marilyn 2018 The Natural Health Bible for Women, Watkins Publishing, ISBN 9781786781376
McIntyre, Anne 1994 The Complete Woman’s Herbal: a manual of healing herbs and nutrition for personal well-being and family care, Gaia Books ISBN
Rogers, Carol 1995 The Women’s Guide to Herbal Medicine, BCA/Penguin, ISBN 9780241133477
Trickey, Ruth 2003 Women, Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle: Herbal and Medical Solutions from Adolesence to Menopause, Allen and Unwin, ISBN 186508980X
i have a question about shipping and delivery
how do I choose my delivery dates?
In the checkout stage, just tell us when your next period is due and how often it comes. We’ll take it from there. If you have no idea, that’s no problem, we’ll just deliver monthly and if you want to change it at any point, go ahead. It’s free and easy. And don’t sweat, you don’t need to be in – our boxes will go straight through your letterbox.
We’re usually pretty fast at getting your product to you. If you’re ordering the CBD productschan you can expect your product within 2-7 days of placing your order.
where do you ship?
We currently only ship within the UK. Watch this space though…we’ll be shipping to other locations soon!
is shipping free?
Yes, shipping with is always on us! The only tiny exception to this is if you have a coupon code for a free box of tampons, then you only pay shipping.
do you do next day delivery?
We don’t offer next day delivery (yet) but if you need your box urgently just hit us up on our customer service chat, or ping us an email – we’ll do our absolute best to get your products out to you as quickly as is physically possible (no charge!). Good news is we’ll take over the planning from here – so next month your box will be with you before you need it.
how do you ship ohne subscriptions and products?
ohne products come through the post with Royal Mail. Our largest box size fits through most standard UK letterboxes. If you have a particularly tiny letter box then the post lady (or gent) may knock, leave it in your safe place or deliver on an alternative date. Our delivery envelopes are pretty nondescript (just in case you don’t want to tell the office you’re on).
where can I track my order?
Each order has a specific tracking number that you’ll be emailed after your order ships. If you no longer have access to that email, you can request your tracking information by emailing us at email@example.com
my shipment hasn't arrived or it arrived damaged. What should I do?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll get things sorted out for you.
my tracking information says my order was delivered but I can’t find it. What do I do?
That’s annoying. Sometimes Royal Mail deliver to neighbours, leave parcels in your requested ‘safe place’ or leave a failed delivery note. If your ohne box is nowhere to be seen, send us an email at email@example.com and we’ll make sure you get your products.
i have a question about paying for my box and ohne’s refund policy
when is my credit or debit card charged?
When you have a subscription with us we charge your card when you place your first order. For your next boxes, the subscription renewal (and payment date) is 8 days before your requested delivery date. This gives us time to make sure you’ve got everything you need in time for your period.
If you’re placing a one-off order we charge your card when you place your order and you can expect it within 2-7 days babe (we ship using Royal Mail Standard Delivery).
what forms of payment do you accept?
We accept Visa, MasterCard and American Express. For international cards, simply add the international billing address you’d like to use to your profile and a UK address for shipping. We don’t ship internationally… yet!
my payment didn’t go through. What should I do?
That’s annoying. Send us message via live chat or Facebook or an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to sort it out together.
how do I update my billing address or card on file?
Simply visit your profile in My Account and adjust your billing address or preferred method of payment.
i'm unhappy with the product. Can I return my order for a refund?
We love our products and we think you will too, but we understand that relationships don’t always work out.
We cannot accept returns for tampon products due to the intimate nature of the products. However, if for any reason you are unhappy with our CBD oil product we are happy to offer a refund or replacement, providing the product has not been opened or used and you return it to us within 28 working days. We reserve the right to refuse an exchange or refund if items are heavily used. Get in touch at email@example.com so we can help arrange this for you. If you’ve noticed that there’s something faulty with the product within 28 days of purchase make sure you let us know so we can make sure other items aren’t affected.
what is your cancellation policy?
We’ll be sorry to see you go, but we don’t have any contracts. You can cancel anytime before your subscription renewal date, free of charge. If you cancel after your renewal date, you’ll have one last box and then your subscription will automatically end – but you’ll always be welcome back!
is my account secure?
how do you use or share my information?
i have a question about the ohne mission
what is the ohne mission?
ohne was born out of a passion for women’s health, an anger at the inequality and irony that sees women in the UK being sold unlabelled, pesticide filled products while women in many parts of the world can’t access any at all; a drive to make a real change to period stigma, and the simple conclusion that we are all in this together.
The fact that there are still young women today who have no idea what’s happening to them when their period first appears, let alone have access to period products, is no longer acceptable in our eyes. That’s why part of our mission is to help change this – join us?
does the cost of my box include a donation to your mission?
For every month you subscribe to ohne, we donate to a ‘Girls Programme’ in rural Zambia run by an inspiring NGO called The School Club Zambia.
This programme provides innovative health education to girls in schools in rural Zambia, improves hygiene through the building of new and clean toilet blocks, and helps girls learn how to make re-usable pads and learn to sew. We are working WITH girls to improve their ability to manage their menstruation comfortably, safely, and with dignity. Our vision? A world where girls can do anything, period or no period.
The best bit? Regular donations from your monthly box means a greater & more effective contribution, creating real sustainability for the girls included in the programmes.
why don’t you donate tampons and pads to girls in developing countries?
Revolutionising period management in low-income areas is about more than just the availability of menstrual health products. It’s about affordability, insufficient information, ongoing social and hygiene taboos, a shortage of clean water and adequate sanitation, as well as waste disposal facilities.
This is why we support an organisation that does more than just distribute disposable menstrual health products….the School Club Zambia uses a unique three-tiered approach to help girls reach their full potential so that they can succeed in their communities.
who receives the donated money?
The money is donated directly to the School Club Zambia – and then we show you the cool things they get up to. For us, it’s really important to support a grassroots social enterprise that recognises the need to work in partnership with local communities.
where can I follow my donations?
We will continually be keeping you updated on The School Club Zambia’s progress on our website, Facebook page, and Instagram.
You can also visit our partner website http://www.schoolclubzambia.org/
i want to donate more!
We knew you’d be bloody awesome. Either refer a friend so they can get ohne our mission too, or you can donate directly through our partner’s website at http://www.schoolclubzambia.org/shop/4585708081