South Australia’s OTR is partnering with local sanitary product brand TABOO and local charity KickStart for Kids in a bid to end period poverty.
From Wednesday this week, TABOO’S 100% organic cotton feminine hygiene products will be stocked in 122 OTR sites across regional and metropolitan areas in addition to 22 National Pharmacies stores across SA, NSW and VIC.
TABOO, who re-invest 100% of net profits into giving women in developing countries access to proper menstrual health care and education, came up with the idea while they were still in high school and launched the brand in 2017.
OTR Head of Community Partnerships, Joann Skene, was excited to announce the new partnership.
“As a proud South Australian brand, OTR is excited to introduce our customers to a new South Australian brand, TABOO,” she said.
“Additionally, we are thrilled to announce we will help end the cycle of period poverty by providing free TABOO products for South Australian schoolgirls through our OTRGive partner KickStart For Kids.”
“We’ve received brilliant support for our programs from OTR for more than four years now, especially through OTRGive which we’ve been part of since its launch in June 2018,” said KickStart For Kids founder, Ian Steel.
“We welcome this partnership that will give 100 vulnerable South Australian schoolgirls access to feminine hygiene products, which has never been possible before through KickStart for Kids,” Ian concluded.
The team from TABOO are confident that having their products stocked on OTR’s shelves will lead to greater awareness and understanding of period poverty.
“We are so excited to have OTR on board, so that we can continue TABOO’s mission to ensure that women all over the globe have access to safe menstrual hygiene products, as well as the appropriate education to deal with their menstrual health,” said Eloise Hall, Co-Founder and Managing Director of TABOO.