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Do you think it’s time to bring periods into the 21st Century? In this podcast at Switch, Lydia & Ash interview Alec Mills, co-founder of DAME. The world’s first reusable tampon applicator and biodegradable, chemical-free tampons. D. is the reusable tampon applicator.
Are you thinking of switching to a greener bathroom? A great place to start is with our periods.
- is the world’s first reusable tampon applicator. By making a low impact or reusable products the attractive option, we can affect the greatest change.
Here’s the podcast conversation between Alec Mills and Switch girls, Lydia & Ash.
What’s DAME reusable tampon applicator?
It’s like convenience without compromise. It fits seamlessly with all standard sized tampons. Dame works just like a normal applicator, made of medical-grade MedipreneⓇ. BPA free, built to last, so that each one saves up to 12,000 plastic applicators from entering our oceans. Easy to clean, as it has inbuilt antimicrobial technology keeping Dame applicator hygienic.
After use, just rinse, wipe and go. The brand also has its range of organic hypoallergenic, high performing and fully biodegradable tampons (of course synthetic-free).
Why it’s important to move to a more eco-friendly period?
Because 100 billion period products are thrown away every year. Most contain plastic but cannot be reused or recycled. Instead, they break into tiny pieces and enter our food chain.
Most tampons also contain synthetics treated with chemicals and cotton sprayed with pesticides. Women use 12,000 tampons in a lifetime and the vagina is highly absorbent. Here is the impact:
Women have been menstruating since time began, yet the industry uses the language of discretion. DAME thinks it’s time to bring periods into the 21st Century and ensure young girls become confident women.
The founders of the brand know sustainable periods are a luxury and many women don’t have access to the most basic period products, Dame has donated over 100,000 products to charity partners like Bloody Good Period.