January 27, 2021
Did you know that 1 in 10 students in the United Kingdom misses school due to menstruation, and that figure goes up to 1 in 3 in South East Asia? This figure is a staggering reminder that menstrual stigma does hinders our advancement towards gender equality.
So, in a not-so-typical Eat The Kiwi fashion, we would like to bring your attention to the latest introduction to our product lineup — say hello to LUÜNA naturals!
Founder Olivia was born in New Zealand (our home!) and educated in the UK. And while her exploration throughout Asia was a glorious adventure that has taken her from Shanghai to Hong Kong, it was the limited access to tampons in Asia that ultimately raised her eyebrow.
Recognising that something wasn't right—and that change needed to be made, only so access to health & wellness products could become easier—Olivia began her research into the effects of menstrual stigma.
Between 2016-2019, Olivia carefully examined the environmental consequences of the traditional period care industry’s use of synthetics and toxic chemicals in their products. And LUÜNA was born.
Today, eat the kiwi is excited to support this brand and introduce the product lineup including Organic Cotton Liners, Organic Cotton Tampons, Organic Cotton Day Pads, as well as the Organic Cotton Night Pads--all of them made with super soft and breathable organic cotton, keeping your body healthy, comfortable and irritation-free.
Let’s also not forget that Luüna imports their organic cotton from farms that have been certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard, so it’s a more enjoyable experience for you, and a healthier planet for all of us :)
Adding to all of the work that Olivia has done for us (yes—us!), LUÜNA is now a social impact company that strikes a “balance between essential products and positive social and environmental impact, championing menstruators and leading taboo-free education in Asia and the UK.”
Feel free to learn more about LUÜNA naturals here, or follow them on Instagram @luuna.naturals to receive the latest updates!
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