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What is a social enterprise anyway?

Taboo Sanitary Products is a Adelaide based social enterprise that donates 100% of it’s net profits to projects helping women and girls gain access to menstrual healthcare and education in Developing Countries. You may have heard us mention our Social Enterprise business model before and wondered ‘what the heck does that mean, anyways?!’. We’re here […]

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Homelessness and Periods

In Australia approximately 116,427 people are homeless, according to the 2016 census. 42% of this number are women. We understand that sleeping on the streets can be incredibly tough, with both your physical and mental health constantly in danger. However, one aspect of homelessness for women that is not often discussed is what happens when […]

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June Business Update

Just a quick little update for your June newsletter, boos. Major, major things have been happening at TABOO – mostly revolving around the fact that our pads and tampons are currently on a ship from Barcelona to Adelaide!  Our last month has involved preparing for this exciting arrival, and starting to plan our launch party (which […]

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The Pill and Depression

Words by Poppy Fitzpatrick Come with me now on a journey through time and space… Sounds like the intro to a colourful episode of The Mighty Boosh, right? Well, not quite. Let’s take it back to March 2016, the beginning of an exciting new chapter in my life: university. I exited the cosy embrace of […]

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The Environmental Impact of Pads & Tampons

Let’s all be honest with each other. Pads and tampons are probably two items that you probably haven’t given a lot of thought to. And you may have given even less thought to what happens to them once you’ve used them and they’re thrown into the bin. Out of sight out of mind, right? The […]

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May Business Update

It seems as though every month we say “This has been the most exciting month so far!” (Or words to that effect). But this month, we absolutely can’t deny it – so much has happened!  The biggest milestone reached this month was finally making the payment to our manufacturer in Barcelona for the production of […]

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How Far We’ve Come

The 28th May was a special day here at TABOO: Menstrual Hygiene Day! Initiated in 2014, Menstrual Hygiene Day is an annual awareness day to highlight the importance of menstrual health. Let’s take a look at what’s been achieved in those five years! In August 2017 Human Rights Watch, the world’s leading research and advocacy […]

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April Business Update

April was another big busy month in the TABOO HQ and that’s the way we like it! With product being in production stages, there’s an exciting buzz about the place within the team. Each of our awesome core team members has been working hard in their areas preparing for the launch we’ve all been waiting […]

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Launch Pad

Launch Pad We all know that your period is a rough enough time of the month as it is. But imagine on top of it all, you have no access to pads and tampons. They’re either just too expensive for you to be able to afford or you wouldn’t know the first place to look […]

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Periods 101

About half the world’s population will spend a good three or four decades on their menstrual cycle, yet very few non-bleeders would know what tampons their femme friends use – if they even know what a tampon is. Periods are as normal as bread and butter, but so many people don’t know the first thing […]

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