The Globe Foundation has been awarded £5,000 through the Tampon Tax Fund, to support women and girls to build skills and confidence, improve their health and wellbeing, and build social networks.
Just one of us will use more than 11,000 disposable chemically-bleached sanitary products in a lifetime. There is a lot of attention in the media about single use plastics, chemicals within products and the general cost of single use female items. Through their community work, Globe are finding that women are struggling to source eco-friendly hygiene, skin care and baby products. The Globe team are regularly asked for advice on natural and plastic free alternatives, particularly from new mums.
Thanks to the grant funding provided by Staffordshire Community Foundation, Globe will be delivering subsidised workshops based on two themes; ‘Natural hygiene, skin and feminine care’ and ‘Natural approaches for new mums’. The workshops will run throughout the Spring, with the first session scheduled for the 5 April, where attendees can view and try some of the products firsthand, building their confidence in using new sustainable alternatives.
The workshops, to be held at Globe’s Eco Centre in Uttoxeter, will provide a relaxed and informal setting to help educate and support the women in our community to learn about new eco products and methods that can improve wellbeing, are cost effective long-term and are more environmentally friendly than most mainstream methods.
To find out more and to book tickets to the first workshop, please visit globefoundation.org.uk/events