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Tackling period poverty with The Body Shop & Wā Collective

Every day, people everywhere are ashamed of one of the most natural things in the world. And in New Zealand, one in three menstruating students have skipped class because they don’t have access to menstrual products.

The Body Shop and Wā Collective have therefore teamed up to get medical-grade silicone Wā menstrual cups to people in need throughout NZ from 4 August 2020. Your donation will directly impact the life of a local, giving them free period care for up to 10 years, just with one cup.

The benefits of period cups are endless, including massive savings on money as one cup has a life span of 10 years. Period cups also save a considerable number of tampons and pads from heading straight to landfill.

You may have heard that the New Zealand Government has begun to tackle period poverty by allocating funds towards providing free period products in a selection of schools in the Waikato as a starting point. However, this is just scratching the surface, and the products available are only tampons and pads.

“Nobody should miss out because of being born with a mighty pair of ovaries”, says Olie Body, Wā Collective Founder.

Every Wā Cup sold subsidises one for someone else in NZ. On top of this, donations from this campaign will provide free Wā Cups to students and families throughout Aotearoa. All Wā Cups are distributed with education.

To support this cause, you can donate at any of The Body Shop stores nationwide or via their website from 4 August 2020.

You can also make the most of free shipping from the Wā Collective website by using the code BODYSHOP.

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