period poverty | Lucia
It's both Women's History Month & B-Corp Month - what a March this is going to be...
...so I thought there is no better time than to champion a B Corp & female-founded company based in the Netherlands!
One of the best parts of my job is researching then connecting & creating relationships with the coolest companies in the Netherlands!
Happening upon Yoni is super exciting and I'm disappointed in myself for not discovering them sooner! Yoni produces sustainable period products created with the belief that the time has come to open up, share our stories & care for our female sex bodies at every stage of life! Their goal is to make period care as honest and sustainable as possible, with no perfume, plastics or artificial absorbents!
Recently Co-Founder Mariah Mansvelt Beck was interviewed and asked what makes the brand innovative/ unique. The company was founded in 2015 and she said that when they started "menstruation wasn't generally spoken about, organic cotton tampons, liners and pads were not a well-known option and definitely not available on mainstream shelves" which is crazy to think that we've come a long way but there is still so much to be done! Their aim is to break the taboo around menstruation and do something by normalising the topic, providing products that publish the composition while being sustainable/ethical simultaneously (impressive).
Their impactful work doesn't stop there. They're also involved in campaigns to help tackle period poverty working with the Poverty Fund Foundation as 1 in 10 in the Netherlands are still experiencing or have experienced period poverty in their life!
Not only are they doing good for the world & for female sex bodies their website also acts as a space where we can seek advice & gain knowledge!
In short, huge congratulations to Mariah and every one part of Yoni, it's always so amazing to see companies like Yoni dominating the health space and no doubt their future is exciting.
If you haven't already go check out Yoni Care, read Mariah's inspiring story and get involved with being part of the mission to end period poverty & let's all break the taboo around menstruation!
We always love to hear about inspiring companies dominating their space, so please do reach out if your company has a story or if you know anyone that does!
Written by Lucia Alcock