The Monthly Co. Story

The Monthly Co. Women Supporting Women
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Isabelle and myself first came up with the idea of tampons to your door when we were reading an article on how children and women are missing school and work to manage their period. We thought it was crazy that this is happening in New Zealand, so we sat down to brainstorm how we might help.
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While we were talking about how we could help support these women, we also began complaining how we always forgot to go out and get tampons, or the hassle you go through when caught short, and just how inconvenient the whole process is! After a good rant, we came up with a business model that would not only allow us to support women going without each month, but also support busy women who are working hard every day and shouldn’t be stressing when their period comes around.
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We had a quick search for what was out there in terms of subscription delivery services, and were frightened. Who needed to pay $30 a month to get a frilly, gift + chocolate parcel with bright pink packaging? We thought about how we wanted to be treated as consumers, and built the brand from there. The Monthly Co. is something we want people to be able to get delivered at a reasonable price wherever they are, be it the office or their homes.
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We were sold on the delivery process, but when we started looking for suppliers, The Monthly Co. became so much more than just a subscription. We found out that the majority of tampons in the supermarket are made mostly from rayon (a synthetic fibre made from chemically treating wood pulp), and cotton heavily processed with herbicides and pesticides. We found this out by doing our research because unlike food, tampons aren’t required to display ingredients on the box, even though they’re used in one of the most absorbent parts of our bodies!
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We wanted to sell a product we can stand behind, know what’s in it and feel happy using it ourselves. That’s why we made it our top priority to find a 100% organic, 100% cotton tampon supplier. With this now secured, we are making it our mission to help women put monthly tampon-buying on autopilot.
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The Monthly Co. Organic Cotton Tampons