Pop-up: Project Period
— 26 Sep 2018, 09:55
Tell us about who you are and what you do?
Period Project is here to provide a space for existing allies to organise and create a global coalition to fight against period poverty. We’re building a movement set on providing period products to all those who need them, no matter where they are from or how deep their pockets are. In coming together with our partners, we’re maximising momentum on efforts to bring progressive period policy onto the global agenda.
We’ve brought together artists, writers, designers, jewellers, menstrual health experts, and many more talents from around the world to create this shop to celebrate people with periods, and to help put an end to Global Period Poverty. At the centre of our story is Juliana, of Nakuru, Kenya, who is creating sanitary pads for all girls who need them in her community. A proportion of everything sold in our shop will be going to Juliana’s project so she can set up a sustainable hub to create the pads locally.
Which song best sums up your brand?
It has has to be Overcome by Laura Mvula. It’s all about finding strength in each other …. And it’s great to dance to!
What can we expect from your stay at BOXPARK?
A celebration! Period poverty is on the agenda in the UK, and we’re so proud. Now, we’re joining forces to broaden that conversation. Period Poverty should be a priority everywhere, no matter where you live. Let’s shine the light on the issue internationally.Whether you’re popping in to make some funky sanitary pads, hear more about global period poverty, or you just want to buy something mega from our boutique store, there is something for everyone!
Which piece from your current collection is your favourite?
That’s too hard! We have an amazing range of items from all of our fantastic female creators; from tees, to art, to magazines and even period-proof undies. You can’t compare them!!
What’s the best reason to come to Shoreditch for a shopping spree?
That’s easy. Buy a sanitary pad for a girl in Nakuru and you’ll feel good all day. Be part of the fight so that people around the world can have dignified periods!
What’s your top Shoreditch tip?
You can’t come to Shoreditch and not have a bagel...
What does the future hold for your brand?
So much... Over the next few months we will be holding parties, brunches, workshops, Q & A sessions and much much more to raise awareness about period poverty everywhere and push for a sustainable solution… and keep an eye out for our tampon taxi driving the global period agenda across London! You can check out what we have coming up here. Come and celebrate periods with us!
You can catch Project Period's pop-up from Tuesday 25th - Sunday 30th September in unit 26 of Boxpark Shoreditch!