CELIA & ALEC
We’re two friends committed to reducing the environmental impact of the products we use every day, starting with tampons.
Back in 2015 we ran a period subscription service, delivering a whole range of branded products to women across the UK. It was here we saw first-hand the impact tampons were having on our bodies and the planet.
100 billion period products are thrown away every year. Most contain plastic but cannot be reused or recycled. Instead they break into tiny pieces and enter our food chain, and your lunch.
Most tampons contain synthetics treated with chemicals and cotton sprayed with pesticides. Women use 12,000 tampons in a lifetime and the vagina is highly absorbent. You do the math.
Women have been menstruating since time began, yet the industry uses the language of discretion. It's time to bring periods into the 21st Century and ensure young girls become confident women.
Our planet is under immense pressure. We must reduce our consumption and reuse our resources wherever possible. For developed economies a target of 10 tonnes per individual is recommended. Product designers and consumers should be considering this in everything they do. We have 10 years to curb the effects of climate change. There's no time to waste.
Businesses must rethink the products they offer and be responsible by offering sustainable choices, made in a better way.
At DAME we're focusing on personal care. We’re rethinking the small items used by millions of us every day. Our philosophy is that the allure of good design and the strength of innovation can make the sustainable, desirable. By making low impact or reusable products the attractive option, we can affect the greatest change.
Calculate your carbon footprint here or see how much plastic is in your tampons using our
Every stage of our supply chain is carbon considered - we're committed to making the best products using the least possible resources.
If it will impact our grandchildren, we won't use it. From printing ink to cotton, wherever possible our materials will return to nature.
Designed for life
People used to make things to last, then buy them less often. We believe quality products that look good will stand the test of time.