MoonTime (Pty) Ltd was born in 2017 with the intention of making a difference to women’s health and wellbeing and to help lighten the load on our precious mama earth through beautiful high quality reusable sanitary pads. From the beginning, a small percentage was put aside with each reusable pad sold into a community account which gave us the opportunity to donate pads and plant trees with Precious Tree Project to offset our carbon footprint. Wanting to make as big an impact as possible and reach many women from all walks of life, a non-profit company was created, and in 2019, MoonTime Community NPC was born, giving us the opportunity to spread the pad love and truly make a difference.
Half the population bleeds for half their lives and there are many women who are unable to afford the basic need of sanitary products.
There are numerous pad drives out there and many companies and sponsors are donating disposable pads to help the girls in the communities and to keep them in school. They are doing amazing work with great intentions but it is not sustainable and is only a short-term solution as the girls continue to need more pads month after month. Where do they all go?
On average, a woman will use 14 500 disposable pads and tampons in her lifetime throwing away 150–200kgs of menstrual product waste. It takes 500-800 years for a disposable pad to decompose and there is no longer space on our precious earth to hold all the pads being thrown away month after month. The non-biodegradable disposable sanitary pads that go straight from bins to landfills are harmful to the environment if they even make it to the landfill. Burning used sanitary pads releases fumes containing toxic gases like dioxins which are carcinogenic and linked to many health problems.
MoonTime Community NPC offers a long-term sustainable solution by affording funders and donors the opportunity to provide reusable sanitary pads that will last for many years.
MoonTime reusable pads are high quality, made with 100% cotton fabrics, and are Proudly South African. They are highly absorbent, lightweight, breathable, and easy to wash. They will last for many years and not only help lighten the load on our planet, women will not be exposed to all the harsh chemicals in disposables.
MoonTime Community stands for equality and makes the same high-quality product for the community, using a different 100% cotton fabric. We feel that all women deserve to bleed in the same high-quality pad… one that is going to make them feel valued and last for many years.
MoonTime community pads come in a 2.5 litre bucket with a natural soap and an information pamphlet. They can contain any number of pads of different sizes (3 – 6 is recommended) and there is the option of a bag with a wet compartment.
Where possible, our MoonTime team does an educational workshop on delivery and offers follow-up support answering any questions and providing information.
Part of the program will be educating on the environment and what community members can do to help as well as the ins and outs of menstruation and personal wellbeing. The MoonTime team will work with community leaders and teachers and support and assist as needed.
We have special community pricing which is considerably lower than our online prices so please contact us directly to discuss pricing and product options. We have the option of a once-off donation or a monthly debit order. No amount is too small so if you feel called, please donate what you can and know that it will be making a huge difference to someone’s life. All donations are greatly appreciated and will go towards specific community projects. Together we can make a difference! Thank you
Precious Tree Project
Precious Tree Project is a small local non-profit initiative that concentrates on creating patches of Forest, by planting indigenous and endemic forest trees in the Garden Route.
They’re on a mission to grow and plant millions of indigenous and endemic trees; while addressing job creation, local economic and community development, social upliftment, preservation of local animal life, climate change and sustainability.
Every tree that gets sponsored goes towards regenerating and expanding natural endemic forest areas along the Garden Route. When you sponsor a tree you help to cool the world, clean the air, improve the soil, clean water sources and create a “home” for so much life. When a forest is created, these benefits expand exponentially and become a wondrously complex biosphere for current and future generations to enjoy.
Check out their website for more information on the amazing work they do and how you can get involved.