The reusables project, is a social enterprise by Help A Girl Out, that aims to promote sustainability and achieve long-term menstrual equity among at-risk individuals.

Did you know? 

  • Reusable pads, not only reduce waste to landfills but also ensure that individuals have consistent access to period products for years at a time, eliminating period poverty sustainably. 
  • 1 in 4 Canadian women have experienced period poverty due to a lack of access to period supplies due to financial or other barriers.
  • After receiving support in the form of disposable period products, low-income recipients usually re-apply for help within a few weeks.
  • Reusables allow continuous access to menstrual care for years at a time & benefit the planet. 

Waste Reduction

  • If 1 person uses an average of 240 pads per year, 20 per cycle, that's roughly 2.4 kg or 5.3 pounds of waste at 10 grams each. 
  • With our main reproductive period being between the ages of 15 & 50, the average person produces over 200 lbs of disposable pad waste in their lifetime. This excludes wrappers, packaging and production waste. 
  • With more than 25% of the world's population of just under 8 billion people of menstruating age, that's at least 2 billion people each year releasing a minimum of 10.6 billion pounds of waste from menstrual products alone per year. 

Sew For Change 

  • The reusables project is a multi-generational, cross-Canada sewing effort, with sewists from almost every province coming together with their families, friends and colleagues to sew reusable cloth pads. 
  • In addition to fighting period poverty, the project aims to reintroduce the seemingly lost art of sewing into the homes of hundreds of Canadians, especially among youth. 
  • We host a variety of menstrual education workshops and teach how to use and care for the pads. 
  • Follow @the_reusables_project on Instagram for updates and events.

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Collaboration And Volunteering

With distribution across Ontario, Canada and internationally,  we are always seeking new opportunities for collaboration and volunteering. if you are interested in getting involved in our project! 

  • We have hosted pop-up sessions in GTA schools teaching students about menstruation, reusable menstrual products & ways they can make a lasting impact in their community through volunteering with HAGO.

  • We have partnered up with municipal libraries to run frequent sewing classes, free of cost & open to youth who would like to learn how to sew & make an impact!

  • We have delivered 35 workshops to 380+ recipients in the GTA as of Dec 2022.Please visit our social media page for upcoming events & dates!

Support Our Efforts

We know where period poverty needs to be fought. We’re already on the front lines, listening, connecting, and caring. We just need your help fighting it.

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