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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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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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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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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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A white model with short brown hair is standing, reaching up to the sky with a smile on their face while wearing a pair of Aisle Boxer Brief period underwear and a white shirt.

10 Reasons to Love Our Boxer Brief

We’re counting down the days to the restock of our period underwear, in particular our fan favourite Boxer Brief. 🎉  We thought we’d take a moment to list some of the top reasons our boxers are so well-loved, and what they’re particularly great for.
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Why Social Entrepreneurship Matters Now More Than Ever

It’s time for all initiatives of all sizes to prioritize tackling social and environmental issues as their primary raison d’être.
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The Environmental Impact of Disposable Pads

The Environmental Impact of Disposable Pads

In the United States, approximately 12 billion disposable pads are thrown away each year. In Canada, disposable pad sales increased to $258.21 million CAD in 2020. Globally, disposable pads have a market value of $23.9 million USD, projected to rise to $28 million by 2024.
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Small Ways to Make a Difference

Small Ways to Make a Difference

Feeling a little down from the constant onslaught of frankly overwhelming news recently? Here are some small actions you can take that really do make a difference. 
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Five Young Climate Activists You Should Know

Five Young Climate Activists You Should Know

When people hear the phrase "Youth Climate Activist", many will immediately think of Greta Thunberg. And while she's done some amazing activism, it’s important to remember that she isn’t alone!
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The Cost Of Fast Fashion

The Cost Of Fast Fashion

Your outfit costs more than it says on the receipt.
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