August

512 Ratings

August makes personalized period care using ethically and sustainably sourced organic cotton.

Ships to
U.S., Canada
Launched
June 2021
Headquarters
New York City, NY
Founder attributes
Female-founded, LGBTQ-founded, Asian-founded
Certifications
Carbon Neutral via CarbonFund
Social links
About August
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.
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💼Works for August
Experience

I'm biased but I obviously love the products and am using a tampon right now! I wanted to chime in and share that for us, we love interacting with our subscribers about so much more than just product, but also have a really active community space as well -- our 'inner cycle'!!

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Hope to see more product dev around symptoms of having a period!

Easy subscription management 🔁Custom personalizationEco-friendly packagingLove the brand's mission 💕
5 months ago
👀Free product
Experience

August had a great unboxing and I like how all of the product boxes fit neatly inside so there was no waste. The packaging is sleek and cool and isn't anything like traditional period brands. Also really resonate with the mission.

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My dream would be that the tampon and pad packaging is biodegradable or recyclable too but I'm not sure of the limitations there.

Cool look & feelFun unboxing 📦Sustainable productsLove the brand's mission 💕
6 months ago
Experience

AMAZING!!! WHEN I SAY YOU NEED THESE PRODUCTS IN YOUR LIFE I MEAN IT! super cute packaging, affordable, and for SURE WORTH YOUR MONEY. I love how this brand promotes affordability and ECO FRIENDLY PRODUCTS WHICH IS SO GREAT. they’re very open about periods which is so amazing because there’s this huge stigma towards them. I love the products, the pads are so soft and comfortable and literally feel like clouds! I got free chocolate and tampons with my purchase which was so amazing even though I don’t use tampons, I’ll always have some on me for my friends that do. THANK YOU SO MUCH AUGUST FOR YOUR WONDERFUL PRODUCTS! I highly recommend these to anyone that get their cycle ! :)))))

High qualityInnovative productCool look & feelWorth the money 💸Custom personalizationWorks really wellAmazing websiteSustainable productsLove the brand's mission 💕
12 days ago
🤝Friends with August
Experience

August is no 1 in product innovation, no 1 in customer relations, no 1 in sustainability and no 1 in building a health community. The best brand in the Menstruation/Period industry.

Lovely customer supportGood for gifts 🎁High qualityInnovative productCool look & feelWorth the money 💸Fun unboxing 📦Works really wellAmazing websiteEco-friendly packagingSustainable productsLove the brand's mission 💕
4 months ago
💼Works for August
Experience

Super biased, but building August has been one of the highlights of my life -- every step of our process has been the result of hours and hours of work to bring the most thoughtful, sustainable, and impactful period care to every menstruator.

High qualityInnovative productEasy subscription management 🔁Custom personalizationFun unboxing 📦Works really wellAmazing websiteEco-friendly packagingSustainable productsLove the brand's mission 💕
4 months ago
💼Works for August
Experience

Love that the packaging is discrete other than the tape and the customizable monthly subscription allows me to forget about buying products, they just show up! lol

Lovely customer supportHigh qualityInnovative productCool look & feelCustom personalizationAmazing websiteEco-friendly packagingSustainable productsLove the brand's mission 💕
4 months ago
💼Works for August
Experience

I genuinely love these products and have been using them for quite a few periods now. They are super comfortable and it makes me feel great that my period care can contribute to making an impact and to a more sustainable world. My fav products have to be the day pads and light tampons! I really appreciate that its customizable, I've never been able to flexibly pick and chose how much of what products I need like this! Looking forward to see what comes next.

High qualityEasy subscription management 🔁Fun unboxing 📦Amazing websiteLove the brand's mission 💕
4 months ago
💼Works for August
Experience

What's this?? Sustainable period care that ACTUALLY works?? I'm always trying to make more sustainable swaps in my routine and it's such a bummer when the products don't actually work.... while I am a member of the team so I am biased I can CONFIRM these products work, and are cost-competitive with your current products!!

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Love the first line, am super excited to see what we'll do next!

High qualityWorth the money 💸Easy subscription management 🔁Custom personalizationWorks really wellSustainable productsLove the brand's mission 💕
4 months ago
Experience

August has genuinely changed my life. Their products are amazing and eco friendly, and the community August has created for their customers/buyers is unmatched. They’ve done an incredible job of making sustainable, affordable products and a lovely community to go with them!!!

Lovely customer supportHigh qualityInnovative productCool look & feelWorth the money 💸Custom personalizationFun unboxing 📦Works really wellAmazing websiteEco-friendly packagingSustainable productsLove the brand's mission 💕
4 months ago
💼Works for August
Experience

BEST period brand out there! A company that values sustainability and impact is always on the top of my list. These products only take 6-12 months to degrade while most products take 6-12 CENTURIES. thats insane!! August is the way to go, do it not only for yourself but for the earth and the people.

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My favorite period products, affordable, sustainable, impactful and just so soft!!!!!!!!! using august makes my period a little less of a pain also the packaging is so pretty

Good for gifts 🎁High qualityInnovative productCool look & feelWorth the money 💸Easy subscription management 🔁Fun unboxing 📦Works really wellAmazing websiteSustainable productsLove the brand's mission 💕Luxury
4 months ago