the UN considers access to menstrual products as a basic necessity of public health. although, menstrual poverty is a reality for approximately 550 million women and girls around the world.
menstruation is still taboo
even today, menstruation is seen as taboo and unhygienic, causing insecurity and shame for many during their monthly cycle. until 2016, the majority of menstrual hygiene companies represented menstrual blood as a blue liquid as a way of "hiding" menstruation in communications.
the past decades have provided few innovations focused on the health and quality of life of women in the feminine hygiene industry. for this reason there are few alternatives or solutions for infections and allergies caused by disposable pads and tampons.
did you know that Pantys was one of the pioneer brands to show menstruation as red and not a blue liquid? since day 1, we want people to feel represented in our communications and include real bodies, real skin colors as a strong core value of who we are.
that's also why we have a promise to offer products for all body types and sizes and offer an extended offering of size 10 (children's) to size 3XL.
more than 90% of our consumers and 92% of our employees are women. therefore it is our vision to create an environment that is every day more equal in opportunity for women and minorities.
created in 2019, we are dedicated to providing menstrual underwear to women in vulnerable situations or who don't have access to menstrual hygiene products. we believe that together, with our community, we can have a revolutionary impact on women by helping raise awareness and provide access to reusable menstrual products, also removing the financial burden of her cycle.
access to quality information can be a barrier in the search for a healthier cycle. many women do now have access to gynecologists or receive adequate education about their body and sex. that's why we united with hundreds of gynecologists and created a menstruation portal in Brazil - a digital platform to bring access to women's health information related to these 5 areas: your cycle, intimate health, menstruation, pms and symptoms.
there are many ways to fight for gender equality and it's clear that for centuries there has ben an unequal access to money and distribution of wages among men and women. this financial inequality exists, even today.
for international women's day in 2020, we joined forces with Carol Sandler, founder of "female finances" the largest platform for empowering women through financial education in Brazil.
we co-developed five modules that cover themes such as: our relationship with money, how to open a bank account, how to use credit in your favor, how to plan a budget and how to make your dreams come true. the main objective was to demystify these topics and bring them into a clear and actionable communication for all!
we are the first and only brand of menstrual underwear to be clinically tested and approved in the world! this accomplishment is so important for us to elevate standards in our industry and guarantee de safety and security of our consumers.
as a core value of pantys, we started tracking our diversity indicators in 2020. measuring is the first step to create goals for a more inclusive and diverse work environment.
everyday, women from all over the world cross borders looking for a safer place in a new country, usually these people have to leave their home, culture and routines to find more security and quality of life. with the mission to empower this group of women, we realized the project “empowering refugees'' that consists in providing job opportunities annually targeting specially women refugees in Brazil.
- Principle 1: Establish high-level corporate leadership for gender equality
- Principle 2: Treat all women and men fairly at work – respect and support human rights and nondiscrimination
- Principle 3: Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men workers
- Principle 4: Promote education, training and professional development for women
- Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women
- Principle 6: Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy
- Principle 7: Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality