Fempro Consumer Products ULC manufactures menstrual hygiene products in Canada. Namely, they produce the Incognito products. All of their products are dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic, and made without dyes or fragrances. Our partnership with Fempro allows us to receive, at no cost, products that are no longer being sold due to rebranding. They have been crucial in increasing Monthly Dignity’s financial and environmental sustainability.
We are grateful for our partnership with OrganiCup, who has already donated 200 menstrual cups to our cause! Menstrual cups are an easier, healthier and greener alternative to traditional menstrual products.They can hold up to 3 tampons worth and be worn for up to 12 hours, which is vital in the context of the uncertainty brought about by homelessness. The material (100% soft medical-grade silicone) is designed to eradicate the threat of infections: a great improvement from unhygienic makeshift alternatives. In addition, menstrual cups last years, and only require water to be cleaned. Thus, they offer a sustainable and long-term solution to previous inadequate menstrual hygiene product access. These products do require more stable living arrangements, which is why they have been popular in shelters that offer long-term accommodation.
Moisson Montréal is a registered charitable organisation that gathers food donations and basic products all year long, and distribute them free of charge to community organizations on the Island of Montreal. Moisson Montréal owns a 107,000-square-foot warehouse where 14.5 million kilograms of food of all kinds pass through annually. Our partnership with Moisson Montréal permits us to store the products we receive from FEMPRO and OrganiCup in their facilities, which maximizes the number of products we can distribute, as often lack storage space is a difficulty we encounter with our shelter partners.
LOCO is a zero-waste grocery store based in Montreal that offers products in bulk. Their products are organic, local, and vary according to the season. They propose an alternative to grocery shopping that is healthy, environmentally friendly and helps the local economy. Clients switching to sustainable options to deal with their menstruation are invited to donate the unused products they no longer need in LOCO stores. We collect those products and make sure they benefit someone else!