Your period is about to get a whole lot more sustainable now this kickass brand is landing in Boots

We love Flo because it fulfils all the environmental factors we care about.

18 Jun 2019

When you think of sustainability you rarely think about that time of the month. It’s ironic really, how can something so natural be so unsustainable? However, it’s not exactly your period that’s the problem.

The problem is that the majority of tampons, pads and pantyliners contain a multitude of chemicals that are harmful to the environment. On top of this, products like pads contain around 90 percent plastic and generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year.

Did you know that it takes a tampon longer to degrade than the lifespan of the women who wears it and the average woman will use over 11,000 disposable, one-time-use menstrual products in her reproductive lifetime. That's a hell of a lot of tampons.

If these statistics have made you think twice about the sanitary products you buy then look no further. Kickass femcare brand, Flo, is finally landing in Boots.

Here at GLAMOUR HQ, we love Flo because it fulfils environmental factors by being natural, plant-based (the products are made using materials like organic cotton and bamboo!) and biodegradable. On top of being environmentally-friendly, the products are kinder to you. They are natural, hypoallergenic and most importantly, comfortable. They are also kinder to others. Five per cent of their profits go to charities like Orchid Project and Red Box Project, who respectively work to end female genital mutilation and period poverty throughout the UK.

If the fact that they are environmentally-friendly, kinder to you and others still isn't enough to convince you, then their subscribe and relax service will definitely do the job. How many times have you unexpectedly got your period only to find you’ve run out of tampons? You result in using tissue as a (unsatisfactory) replacement and awkwardly running to the local Tesco. Luckily this doesn't have to happen again as Flo can deliver their adorably-packaged products to your door each month - for free! This is a brand we can definitely get behind.