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Ditch the Rag

Making periods fashionable and affordable since '19.


Combatting Period poverty with plastic free menstrual products.


Ditch The Rag

Periods are not a luxury.

Ditch The Rag was founded in 2019 by a Science Teacher in West London. Amirah tells her story. 

I started Ditch the Rag as it was becoming a norm to buy tampons and pads for girls in my classes during my weekly grocery shops. 

The detrimental environmental impact of these disposable products began to concern me, which is the main reason I made the switch to the menstrual cup.

I then started to question why I was buying the girls disposable period products when I wouldn’t use them myself, so I began crowdfunding to generate capital to purchase, create and distribute plastic-free, reusable menstrual care packs for girls on free school meals.

These girls are the most vulnerable and at risk of being negatively impacted by period poverty. 

These reusable menstrual products provide a longer-term solution to the problem that is period poverty as well as addressing the very current issue of plastic pollution. 


All profits from our online shop go directly towards purchasing, creating and distributing menstrual care packs for girls in need. 

For every £20 you spend, a girl can have a hassle free period for a decade. 



An uncontrollable biological process that should be celebrated is the cause of monthly dread for girls and women around the world. 

Inadequate access to period products not only result in stigma and shame, but can also put a woman's life at risk. 

Period poverty and ineffective management of period pain have been shown to directly predict a child's potential to succeed. 

Let's make sure that no woman or girl goes without. 

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