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Periods are natural, shouldn’t your products be too?

Make the switch to &SISTERS

Written by Liv Grady

April 22, 2021

tampons from &sisters

OK so you’ve watched Seaspiracy and you’re totally freaking out. You’ve ditched the plastic straws, vowed never to eat meat again and even considered showering once a week. But what about your period products? Given that the average woman uses 11,000 period products in her lifetime, it’s time to make the switch to sustainable period care too, but don’t worry about where to find it, we’ve got you covered….

Meet &SISTERS. With one menstrual pad estimated to take over 500 years to break down and with 1 in 5 items washed up on a beach found to be a period product, they’re on a mission to do something about it. Here at Missguided, we knew the time was right to give you a plastic-free solution that’s better for your body and our planet.

Keep scrolling to find out more about the brand, their story and products on offer…

Nudie & raw cotton

THE TRUTH ABOUT MAINSTREAM PERIOD PRODUCTS?

Shockingly, 80% of women mistakenly believe that mainstream products are made from cotton when in fact they can be a mixture of cotton and rayon, a synthetic fibre that’s produced when wood pulp is bleached. We don’t know about you but bleach is not something we want in our bodies! After all, periods are natural, so shouldn’t our products be too? 

&SISTERS tampons, pads and liners are made from just one ingredient, 100% natural, organic cotton. This means they’re free from bleach, pesticides and any nasty toxins. Their tampons are made with a protective veil that prevents fibres from shedding inside your body, an organic absorbent core, and an organic cotton string.

When it comes to sustainability, &SISTERS have remained true to their word and have eliminated plastic from all of their products. Even the outer wrappers on all their products are made from 100% recyclable paper.

Fed up of seeing words on packaging describing periods as “normal” or “regular”? &SISTERS have vowed to change the narrative and tell it how it is. After all, we’re talking periods not petrol pumps! They offer a range of absorbances, so you can customise products to your flow and frequency, and they categorise their products as light, medium or heavy flow – because what is “normal” anyway? 

&SISTERS products are vegan, cruelty free & 100% recyclable

three female cotton farmers

GO NÜDIE, PROTECT THE PLANET & SAVE YOURSELF SOME $$$

Heard about period cups but not sure which one to choose? The nüdie™ period cup from &SISTERS is your go to. Made from the softest medical grade silicone, 100% latex and BPA-free, this cup was designed by co-founder Claire and a female architect to be softer, easier to use and the most comfortable cup out there. It features a number of unique design elements, such as the pebble pull™ and tri-flow™ air release holes for easier insertion and hassle free removal. 

They’ve created three size cups tailored to age, lifestage and the changes that occur to our cervix over time. 

The cup has a 10 year life span, and will save over 2500 disposable period products from going to landfill . Once you go nüdie, you won’t go back!

Nudie-Group-Shot

So Why Switch To &SISTERS?

  • NO COMPROMISES: “Go Eco” and stay protected for maximum comfort. Don’t just take our word for it, &SISTERS are the official brand of choice for over 30 Olympic sports women including Team GB’s synchronised swim squad.
  • PERIOD POSITIVE. Periods aren’t something to be ashamed of and the &SISTERS luxurious pastel-toned packaging has been carefully designed to not be hidden away- it’s time to bring period products out of the shadows and take pride of place in our bathrooms and handbags.
  • PERIODS DON’T STOP FOR PANDEMICS: 65% of women have stated that the pandemic has affected their period. From changes in frequency, heavier flow and cramps worsening, the need for personalised period care is greater than ever. &SISTERS mixed absorbency packs and extensive range of products will help you find the perfect fit for you. 
  • SUPPORTING SISTERS WORLDWIDE: When you buy &SISTERS, you aren’t just doing better for your body and our planet, but also for sisters all over the world too. As part of their pledge  to #endperiodpoverty, &SISTERS donate 10% of profits from period product sales to support women’s health, education and economic empowerment initiatives worldwide.
group shot of &sisters period products

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