I’m Sarah, and I’m trying to change the world one pair of pants at a time!
I never thought I'd end up running an underwear business!
It all started when I travelled out to East Africa in 2016 and did some community volunteer work as part of the Uganda Marathon. I was shocked at the number of women and children I met who didn't have access to something we take for granted every day – underwear.
I believe that underwear should be universally available to people in all communities. To take steps towards making this a reality, I decided to create a business that sells underwear on a buy-one-give-two model. It’s really quite simple!
The Power of Pants
In some communities it's estimated that 1 in 10 miss school on their periods due to a lack of underwear and sanitary products. Underwear is essential for most sanitary products to work
Some women and girls have no option but to use dirty rags instead of underwear.
Stigma surrounding periods means that women and girls can be subject to social exclusion especially when they don't have access to underwear and sanitary products.