by [email protected] in London, England, United Kingdom

We did it
On 19th April 2017 we successfully raised £3,435 with 46 supporters in 42 days

Access to period care products is a human right - an essential not a luxury. Help freda make this a reality by supporting our organic range.

by [email protected] in London, England, United Kingdom

Who's freda?

Freda is a monthly subscription box service providing one essential product that half the world's population use. But we are more than just a tampon company.   We’re here to break down a hidden barrier to true gender equality – PERIODS.  Periods keep over 63m girls out of school every month in the developing world and closer to home, unexpected periods are still awkward in the workplace – who thought of providing free soap and hand creams but no period care products? Who thought of razor blades as essential for refugees and not sanitary pads? 

The rights of women and girls to have access to safe and clean period products is the unfinished business of the 21st century.

Why freda?

Periods mean something different to Freda.  Our pads and tampons are eco-friendly and organic, delivered conveniently through your letterbox  and synced to your cycle.  What’s more, unlike big brands we have NO unpronounceable stuff in our products – ingredient transparency is our motto. 

And of course we’re responsible – your purchase helps provide pads to women and girls in need. Freda aims to be to tampons what TOMS is to shoes.  

Where is freda now?

This past year we have managed to develop our ecommerce site, agree supplier agreements with certified organic and eco-friendly European suppliers and develop a partnership with two on the ground charities.  A Bloody Good Cause donates sanitary pads to homeless women in the UK, while with Kili Pads we have a 3-step plan: employment, empowerment, education.  Local women make the reusable pads, freda buys the pads guaranteeing regular income, and donates them to girls to keep in school.  For every year a girl goes to school her income goes up 12%.

We have an amazing product, service and a brand mission that we love to share.  As a female-founded business, we want to reach out to women and girls who want a healthy effective alternative to their period care products whilst supporting fellow women.

Why do we need cash for periods?

Right now we have loyal customers, both individuals and forward-looking companies but the scale we’re operating at now allows us only a limited number of subscribers.  We want to reach out to thousands if not millions. We’ll use some of the money on digital marketing to help with freda’s visibility in a market currently dominated by a few global big brands with huge advertising budgets.  With increased sales, we’ll also be able to scale up with more efficient boxing as well as develop freda's own branded packaging.  Manually stamping boxes is OK for a few hundred but not quite practical for thousands, let alone millions! Increased sales mean more contribution to our charities and hopefully more pads to our girls and women. Feminine care with extra dose of girl power !

“Freda is a brilliant product with a beautiful brand and a hard-hitting message. I was shocked to learn that a lack of sanitary pads stops 63 million girls in the developing world from going to school so it's good to know that a subscription to Freda supports women in need across developing countries and in the UK too. If you want to be #BeBoldForChange on #IWD17 I urge you to subscribe - it's a bloody good cause!”
                   -   Sarah Wood, Founder of tech firm Unruly and Veuve Clicquot businesswoman of the year 2016

freda rewards

 We've put togethether a variety of freda  rewards - from freda's cute day pouch   to monthly box options full of freda's organic and eco-friendly periodcare range. We've got fabulous ready-for-summer  white 100% organic cotton  t-shirts with freda black print from ethical clothing company Rapanui. We've got packages for companies as well - how about letting freda stock up the Ladies for a couple of months? Afterall, you wouldn't expect to run out of toilet paper in the loos!

Don't worry about specifying what you want in your  £25 rewards monthly box at the moment - we'll be in touch via email to confirm that you get exactly what you need.

If you like what we’re doing and you don’t need periodcare products, you can still support us via a donation. If you’re not able to contribute and would like to help, do get the word out. Blitz it on twitter (@fredaspeaks)  and facebook (fredaspeaks), whatsapp it to your friends, email it to your colleagues and talk about it your family.  And feel free to get in touch.

Thank you


This project offers rewards in return for your donation

£10 or more

£10 Reward

Snap up a cute freda cotton day pouch - no more shoving your tampons up your sleeves. Equally suited for keeping all your other bits and pieces in.

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Just try it - no gels, foams or perfumes in your one month's letterbox-friendly freda box of organic and eco-friendly period care products. We'll send you a link so you can choose the products you use and a handy freda tote bag for when you're out and about

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Pregnant? Or maybe you don't need any products at the moment, but still want a t-shirt? Our stylish freda branded 100% organic white cotton t-shirts are made by clothing company Rapanui in their ethically-accredited wind-powered factory (available for men and women - size details below)

£50 or more

£50 Reward

Let freda uncomplicate your period - 3 months' letterbox-friendly subscription to freda's organic and eco-friendly period care range, plus a large freda pouch to keep your products in and a freda printed white organic 100% cotton t-shirt. *We'll send you a link so that you can choose the products you use

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Commit yourself to a sustainable period for 6 months. 6 months' subscription to freda's organic and eco-friendly period care products, large and small freda pouch, freda organic cotton t-shirt and freda tote bag *We'll send you a link so that you can choose the products you use

£250 or more

£250 Reward

It's time to discuss business and bring gender equality to your workplace bathrooms. Freda's corporate period package provides your company with organic and eco-friendly period care products for a 2 month period (a combination of 500 products, suitable for up to 70 females.) * Email [email protected] if you'd like to discuss different options

£500 or more

£500 Reward

Give a gift that gives back - if you really want to get behind freda, become one of our official sponsors. We'll put your name or logo on our website, make a donation to our charity partner on your behalf and keep you informed about freda's progress. And as we like to put a name to a face, we'd love to take you out for a meal to get to know you better.

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