Women face various barriers as a consequence of having their periods– including not being able to afford or find their preferred menstrual products, and experiencing shame and stigma. The Flo Collective’s mission is to provide women with access to the menstrual products of their choice, and to foster an online community that changes the conversation surrounding periods.
We will provide access to menstrual products in two ways:
First, The Flo Collective’s online retail store will serve as a one-stop period shop. Our e-store will bring together a large variety of menstrual products, as well as other products that can help make menstruation a positive experience. Examples of these are herbal tea, chocolate, hot water bottles, and other similar creature comforts. One of our main features will be a monthly subscription box.
Second, we provide access to menstrual products is through partnership. We work with Moon Time Sisters, an Indigenous-led organization that provides menstrual products to women in remote Canadian communities. A portion of our profits will be used to subsidize their work., because we recognize we the burden faced by women in remote Canadian communities, where menstrual products can cost more than twice as much as they do in big cities.
We will address the general aversion towards talking about periods, both on our social media, and through pop-up events. Out goal is to help people talk positively and openly about menstruation.
Stay tuned for our upcoming Indiegogo campaign where you will be able to reserve a box! In the meantime you can head to our website https://www.theflocollective.com for more details and to sign up for our mailing list to receive an email as soon as we are ready to take orders.
You can also support our project start up costs via our GoFundMe https://www.gofundme.com/theflocollective.
Thanks to our generous supporters we’ve reached $1,990 of our $3,000 goal so far!
Here is our introduction to our business:
We’ve already been featured in the news and on the radio. We’ve added links on our website