May 28th is Menstrual Hygiene Day so we'd like to celebrate by opening up the conversation about zero waste periods and why it's important to move away from big brand sanitary products.
According to the Women’s Environmental Network, a woman will go through an average of more than 11,000 disposable menstrual products throughout the course of her life, which is an extraordinary amount of waste... so let's do something about it!
We have two amazing speakers who took matters into their own hands and created better alternatives for us all.
The event will start promptly at 18:30
18:30 - 18:40 Intros
18:40 - 19:10 Paige from Flux Undies
19:10 - 19:40 Preeti from Luxstore Organics
19:40 - 20:10 Questions and discussions
20:10 - 21:00 Networking and refilling at Pipoca (don't forget your containers)
We are super excited to hear Paige and Preeti tell us more about their journey and chat all things plastic free periods!
This will be an intimate gathering and a safe space to share your story, experience and raise any questions you might have.
It's time we speak up about periods! Call your girlfriends and meet us on Wednesday, 5th of June at Pipoca Vegan (Zero waste store - you can do your shopping after the event)
Zero Waste London: Zero Waste London is a pioneering organisation that organises and hosts and promotes zero waste events that take place in London. Zero Waste is a movement/philosophy that empowers people to adopt new behaviours in their home, work and social lives through which they minimise the amount of waste they produce and minimise the impact they have on the environment. The goal is to produce zero waste.
Our group is constantly growing and we welcome zero waste enthusiasts into our community every day. Zero waste related events are organized regularly, including a bi-monthly social, as well as talks, tours, film screenings and workshops. The group also supports and promotes a variety of zero waste events organised by other people and organisations.
Zero Waste London on Meetup and Facebook:
Paige, founder of FLUX undies: 'FLUX was born in 2017. A three-layer dreamy fabric combo that wicks moisture, absorbs fluid and prevents leaks. All built-in to a super soft pair of underwear.
We believe in fair wages, good working conditions, a happy environment, and reasonable hours. Currently, our undies are made with love by two family-run manufacturers with over 50 years experience. Around 70% of our undies are manufactured by our friends in China, and 30% are made right here in the UK. Any factories that we partner with undergo extensive audits and are ISO and BSCI approved, and also use materials that are Oeko-tex certified, meaning they're safe to use.'
FLUX undies website: https://www.fluxundies.com/
Preeti founder of Luxstore Organics: 'At Luxstore we are passionate about all things organic! We believe that using organic products in your daily life leads to greater personal health and contributes to the protection of our environment. So we've created organic, biodegradable pads!
We are very passionate about how the disposal of period products has a direct and negative impact on our planet and we are here to make sure that doesn’t happen.
Our pads (including the sheath and packaging) are bio degradable. Within a year of disposal, they will fully disintegrate and become one with the planet, leaving absolutely no residue.
We are fully organic on our supply side too, with zero chemicals used to grow our cotton. Our cotton is farmed sustainably with appropriate crop rotations so that we can cultivate harmoniously with nature instead of depleting it.'
Luxstore website: https://luxstore.net/
Please note that we've made this event Pay As You Feel with cash on the day. Any contributions go towards paying for the group's Meetup fees.
PRICE - FREE