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Patagonia gear doing what it was designed for: Aisle co-founder Madeleine Shaw’s daughter Gigi coming off a multi-day hike on the Juan de Fuca trail, Vancouver Island, 2021.

We Should All Be More Like Yvon

Yvon Chouinard’s recent decision to essentially gift his $3 Billion company’s shares to fight climate change is a seismic move that flies in the face of traditional capitalist business values. At a time in the world where wealth disparity has never been more radical and grossly unfair, Chouinard’s generosity is glaring and unparalleled. 
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How to Choose the Best Period Underwear for You

In recent years, dozens of brands and styles of period underwear (aka “period panties” - we’re not wild about this term, however respect that others may know them this way) have become widely available. So what is period underwear? And how does a comfort-seeking, eco-conscious person choose the best period undies for your body, your values, your lifestyle and the planet? 
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Support of Menstrual Equity Through Greater Transparency

Support of Menstrual Equity Through Greater Transparency

As longtime leaders in the sustainable menstrual health movement, we’ve been advocates for the transparent disclosure of ingredients in menstrual products. Until very recently, little material action has been taken on the issue in North America, thanks to ‘grandfathered’ regulatory clauses that allow manufacturers to keep ‘proprietary’ ingredient information to themselves. 
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Why Quality Matters in Choosing Reusable Menstrual Products

The growth of the reusable menstrual care industry is seeing a classic business trend common in the apparel industry: new entrants making low-quality goods, looking to jump on the bandwagon of a hot product category to attract customers and cash in.

On the face of it, lower-cost products seem like a good thing, but we need to ask what the true impact of this is: who actually loses in this situation?

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Free Reusables: The Next Step Towards Menstrual Equity

Free Reusables: The Next Step Towards Menstrual Equity

Menstrual products are essential personal hygiene supplies, alongside toilet paper, hand soap and paper towels. Provision of these essential supplies are unquestionably the re sponsibility of the institutions where the bathrooms are located. 

Our question is: If free disposable pads and tampons are now being funded for students, employees and others, why not reusables too? 
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PFAS and Period Underwear: Why Testing and Transparency Matter

PFAS and Period Underwear: Why Testing and Transparency Matter

At Aisle, our dedication to quality, sustainability and product safety border on being obsessive. In fact, the company was originally founded to create products that were free of allergens, bleaches and other irritants. The explosive popularity of reusable menstrual products in recent years has led to concern around the presence of PFAS in period underwear. Let’s take a closer look.
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The Planet-Positive Periods Toolkit is Here!

The Planet-Positive Periods Toolkit is Here!

Planet-Positive Periods is the outcome of a new and powerful creative partnership between Aisle, Green Periods and PERIOD. We are thrilled with this new suite of up-to-the-minute research and resources about sustainability and menstruation, all in a free, open-source format available to anyone.

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Aisle’s 2021 Social and Environmental Impact Report

Aisle’s 2021 Social and Environmental Impact Report

Sustainability and transparency are two important value pillars for Aisle. While many of our efforts are ongoing (such as our commitment to being a top ranked B Corp, and conducting a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of our products’ environmental impacts) we also do an annual Impact Report, which includes our social impact and menstrual equity projects.
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Introducing BASE: Period Underwear for People on the Go

Introducing BASE: Period Underwear for People on the Go

BASE period undies will absorb 4 tampons worth of menstrual flow - ideal for light to moderate periods, or as a back-up to a cup or tampon. BASE is available in three popular styles, whether you’re looking for a bikini or period thong, in a range of sizes from XS to 5XL.
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Walking the Sustainability Talk: Our Life Cycle Assessment

Walking the Sustainability Talk: Our Life Cycle Assessment

Living in an era of climate emergency, we all want to do what we can to make a difference. However, as consumers it can be challenging to identify greenwashing (false implied claims about sustainability) or which choices are more truly green than others. 
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Aisle: Standing Tall for B Corps

Aisle: Standing Tall for B Corps

Aisle has never been a traditional business. Since 1993, when we created the first groundbreaking collection of professionally made cloth menstrual pads and period underwear, Aisle has put people and impact first.
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Decolonizing Menstrual Health: A Conversation about Interviewing Experiences

Decolonizing Menstrual Health: A Conversation about Interviewing Experiences

This article is based on a conversation between Madeleine Shaw, co-founder of Aisle, and Minhtam Tran, the former Project Leader for Decolonizing Menstrual Health, about their experiences and learnings from designing and leading interviews as part of the Decolonizing Menstrual Health interview series.
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