Hey there, amazing readers!We hope this newsletter finds you beaming with joy and ready for some thrilling updates. Buckle up because we’ve been on quite the adventure, and we can’t wait to spill the beans!

zeleni sejem (green market)

First things first, we had an absolute blast at the Zeleni Sejem event! ????????

Imagine a place buzzing with eco-conscious individuals, just like you, all eager to make a positive impact on the world.

We proudly showcased our creation, LaliCup, as well as other period alternatives and the response was overwhelming!

We’re thrilled to be part of a community that values sustainability and embraces innovative solutions.

So much so, that we are offering you a 10% coupon –> zelenisejem (you can use it until 6/6/2023)

summer holidays

Now, let’s talk about something that’s on everyone’s mind—summer holidays! ☀️????

We know that vacations and periods don’t always play well together, but fear not, because we’ve got your back!

Drumroll, please… introducing LaliCup, your ultimate period superhero for the summer! ????‍♀️????

Say goodbye to pesky leaks and constant bathroom visits.

With LaliCup, you can enjoy your vacation to the fullest without any period-related worries. It’s time to soak up the sun and leave period hassles behind!

Could “those” days of the month be more environmentally friendly?

This is the title of the story that was given to Mateja’s article for the 5-week challenge for the Earth at Sensa media. 🙂

Their article also contains some period facts that will shock you (eg: one pad includes about the same amount of plastic as 4 plastic bags), you can read it here: ARTICLE

But wait, there is more! 😛 Last week, 2 nice members of the Sensa team visited us, brought a huge light + a fancy camera and that’s how the video below was created.

Menstruation is a normal part of life, but unfortunately, many menstrual products have a significant impact on the planet.

From a young age, we are taught about disposable pads and tampons, which are convenient because we can simply dispose of them after use. However, this is also the problem; we should be thinking about what happens to them after we dispose of them. Disposable pads and tampons take 500-800 years to decompose and are equivalent to four plastic bags in terms of their environmental impact.

That is why in the video Mateja talks about her vision for a more eco-friendly future as well as presents all of the period alternatives from menstrual cups to period panties that just might be one of the steps towards a better future. 🙂

Period talk on alkimija besed

I have some fantastic news to share with you today about our very own Mateja, the founder of LaliCup.

She recently appeared on a popular podcast called “Alkimija besed with Flora Ema” to talk about periods, menstrual cups and dispel some common myths about them.


On the podcast, Mateja dishes out some serious wisdom about why period is still taboo, about the usage of menstrual cups and debunks some common myths surrounding this dreaded topic.

She’s also giving out some top-secret tips and tricks on how to use a menstrual cup like a pro. Trust us, you won’t want to miss out on these gems of advice! 🙂
 
So, if you’re curious about menstrual cups, or if you’re already a fan of LaliCup and want to hear from the boss herself, then head on over to the “Alkimijabesed with Flora Ema” podcast.

P.S. Pstt, don’t forget to listen until the very end for your chance to win a free LaliCup.

Mateja from LaliCup talking about periods, menstrual cups and dispeling some common myths about them.

By purchasing Lali products, you help with the donation


November is my birthday month, so we decided to do a mini-campaign where at the end of the month we will donate some cups to charity.
 

You play a vital part


Yes, yo do indees! But how – I hear you ask. Well, we will collect a few percentages from each purchase in the month of November, which will be crucial in the final number of cups that we will give away.
 

Where will the cups travel to?


 We connected with a Ukrainian NGO called Zero Waste Lviv.

They are currently collecting reusable menstrual products to be distributed to internally displaced women and volunteers in war zones.

In this way, they will show them their support and at the same time reduce plastic pollution from disposable pads and tampons.
 

Every purchase counts


 Of course, we will inform you at the end of the month about how many menstrual cups we managed to collect with your help and about all the other details.

I am certain that even – in normal times – a simple thing like the cup “voyage” will be quite an interesting ordeal. Why? It is because currently, for obvious reasons, no courier service delivers packages to Ukraine. But our Lali team will not give up that easily!
 

Do you also have old winter clothes accumulating at home?


 Anastasia and Liliya – the girls we spoke with also mentioned that many organizations are currently collecting warmer clothes, sleeping bags, blankets… which will come in handy in the coming cold months.

You probably have an old winter jacket in your closet that has been collecting dust for a while, because you’re still hoping that it will come back into fashion – am I right?

If you’re ready to say goodbye to it for good (RIP, you will be missed), here’s a great opportunity, and it’s going to charity so a win-win in my books. 🙂
 

Did you know that in many cultures, women are considered unclean when they have their period, are even forbidden to enter certain buildings while on their period and are socially excluded or even exiled from their homes?

Yes, period taboos are, unfortunately, still alive and thriving in 2022.

False beliefs surrounding menstruation create an environment where women are deprived of their fundamental rights to their hygiene and health as they prefer to keep silent when it comes to this topic.

 

Why is period still a taboo?

 

The first period is a scary ordeal too often.


Even in societies that see themselves as progressive, menstruation still remains a taboo topic.

In this case, I speak from personal experience. Allow me to tell you a story:

A couple of weeks ago I took my daughter out (treated her to a nice dessert) to celebrate her first period.

I also posted (a now infamous) TikTok video of the two pieces of cake each of us chose while explaining that we are celebrating my daughter’s 1. period.

 

 

In less than a day this video attracted a slew of comments!

Most of them insisting that such content is horrible / discussing and that both of us should feel ashamed – me for bad parenting and my daughter for tolerating this kind of behavior. Video:

 


This made me realize that our society still has a lot of work to do when it comes to period.

Workshop


After that, I came to the conclusion that the best way to stop the cycle of shame is to start educating the new generations about how period is a perfectly natural occurrence and is nothing to be ashamed of.

That is why I started playing with an idea about workshops for teens that are just about to get their first period.

I would like to create a safe space for a group of peers where we can discuss periods in a positive light while also talking about our fears and explaining them away.

What do you think about this little project? Would you come?