Anna Bance tells us why this organic subscription service is on a mission for transparency in the menstrual health industry.

Now that reusables like coffee cups, bags and water bottles are becoming part of our everyday lives, attention has turned to sanitary products. The average woman will dispose of 11,000 sanitary items in a lifetime. Many of these products end up in oceans or in landfill, and as 90 per cent of sanitary products are made from plastic, they’re not biodegradable.

From washable applicators to reusable period pants and menstrual cups, manufacturers behind menstrual products are finding more innovative ways to lessen their impact on the environment.

OHNE is an organic subscription service on a mission for transparency in the menstrual health industry.

Founded by Leah and Nikki, two friends that were frustrated by period products, Ohne has not only created a community – they are changing the way we’re viewing our menstrual cycle.

The ingredients list in a mainstream tampon makes for a pretty disturbing read, with contaminants linked to hormonal disruption, cancer, birth defects, and TSS. Ohne tampons are 100% certified organic cotton, completely biodegradable and do not contain synthetic fibres, chemical additives, fragrance, dyes, chlorine bleach, residues of pesticides or herbicides.

Placing sustainability at the forefront of its products, the company ensures that everything from wrappings to delivery boxes is recyclable and biodegradable. The company are certified by both the Soil Association and GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard).

Ohne caters to convenience, offering a subscription service that lets you choose the tampon type, count and absorbency and delivers the number you need per period, at intervals of your choice.

They also sell a range of CBD products to help alleviate cramps and lift the mood.

With the femtech market growing at lightning speed globally, the founders are now striving to create a brand that is beyond a product subscription service and shop. Ohne will be using technology to personalise its products, community and content to each individual. The goal is more than simply collecting data to inform people of their own cycle and fertility patterns. By providing hyper-personalised solutions to their cycle tracking, shopping, and community-building needs, they want to enable women to learn everything there is to know about their cycle and give them access to the tools they need to manage it - all in one place.

By Anna Bance
November 2021

Anna Bance

Anna is the co-founder of Girls Meets Dress and a contributing editor to the GWG. She expertly guides us round the most covetable online fashion.