Hi friend! We’re so excited to talk periods with you. We’re August, a lifestyle period brand working to make period care more sustainable, fun, and empowering. While most period products take 500-800 years to decompose, our pads are fully biodegradable in 6-12 months, and our tampons have bpa free applicators with a rounded top for easier insertion. We are not just about the period products you can personalize and subscribe to...August is so much more than that. We stand for fearless conversations about periods, period pain, period blood, and overall menstrual health, and that shows in our commitment to supporting our fast-growing global community online (and on our private digital home the “inner cycle”), and with ASK AUGUST — a free and searchable database of period health questions that you can find on our website. We’re also tax-free! Still today, 30 states have the “tampon tax,” a sales tax on period products considering them non-essential goods. We don’t believe in that tax, so we cover it for all subscribers. And for every purchase with August, we donate pads to menstruators in need through our nonprofit partners.
I’m Nadya, and I’m 23-years-old and based in New York City. While I started my period at age 12, it didn’t become the focus of my career until age 16 when I started a nonprofit focused on ending period poverty and stigma. A few years late I published my first book, PERIOD POWER, and it was through doing the advocacy work (of distributing millions of period products per year to people in need) and studying the history of this industry, that I started to obsess over how we could reimagine period care and stigma through an unapologetic brand.
Everything we do is with, by, and for our community — our “Inner Cycle,” which we invite you to join! Just click #InnerCycle on the tab of our website and we’ll see you at our next round table or in one of our many themed chat rooms.