5 Shocking Period Poverty Facts and How to Help

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Natracare has joined The Environmenstrual Coalition, a group of like-minded organisations taking #PeriodAction for healthy, eco-friendly menstrual products. 

Together with activists, menstrual-preneurs, social enterprises, and businesses, we are coming together to make a big noise about periods during the Environmenstrual Week of Action, 13th-20th October. The Week of Action is a national campaign led by Women’s Environmental Network (WEN) and seeks to amplify the message that access to safe menstrual products shouldn’t be a privilege of the few, but a fundamental right for the many. Want to know why we’re taking #PeriodAction now? Continue reading

9 Tips For Running On Your Period

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Exercising seems like a struggle – no, wait – everything seems like a struggle when you’re on your period. And if you’re a regular runner, you know that your morning jog on your period can be filled with dread and embarrassment – Am I leaking? Am I going to get cramps? Will I have to embarrassingly quit half way through?

We hate to sound like a broken record but running – even on your time of the month – can be great for you, especially for beating the bloat, easing the cramps, and sleeping soundly… sounds dreamy, right? If you still want to get a sweat on, here are our 9 top tips for running on your period.

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5 Very Good Questions (and Answers) About Organic Cotton

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We get lots of emails asking us about our products and the supply chains that exist to create them. We absolutely love that our customers are so interested in where their favourite products come from.

This Organic September, we thought we’d take the opportunity to write a bumper response to some of your questions about organic cotton – the soft, fluffy, interesting and important crop that Natracare products are made from.

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Turning the tide on plastic period waste

This #PlasticFreeJuly we’re asking people to think about the impact of period waste on the planet. Everyday the UK flushes:

  • 700,000 panty liners

  • 2.5 million tampons

  • 1.4 million sanitary towels

Tampons, pads and panty liners are loaded with hidden plastic which makes its way into rivers and oceans. This has a devastating impact on marine life and coastlines. It’s time to put a stop to it!

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Yoga advice for when you are menstruating by Kristi Kohanek

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My name is Kristi and I’ve practised yoga for the last 7 years. My husband convinced me to try out heated yoga after he’d become instantly hooked. I immediately fell in love, and have been practicing ever since. 3 years ago, I enrolled in 200-hr Power Yoga Teacher Training at Corepower in Minneapolis, MN, and received my PYTT certification. My sole purpose was to deepen my practice, not necessarily to teach, and I would HIGHLY recommend any sort of yoga teacher training to anyone.

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