1. Check the list to see if your municipality offers a subsidy.
2. Buy Mme L'Ovary menstrual undies.
3. Send your proof of purchase and required supporting documents.
👉 We do our best to keep our website up to date with grants. We can't always keep up with all the information in real time. We recommend that you consult the relevant agglomeration website for up-to-date information.
More than just undies, Mme L'Ovary is all about commitment.
We believe that it’s time sustainable feminine hygiene products become more accessible. As committed female entrepreneurs, we decided to take action and develop concrete solutions to do just that.
First, we wanted to arrive at an estimate of the annual costs associated with both disposable and sustainable feminine hygiene products. That was our reference point. We compared three generic products in the context of an average menstrual cycle, and guess what we calculated? People who menstruate pay an average of $70 for disposable feminine hygiene products.
Considering that washable products have a minimum lifespan of 5 years and that washable underwear and sanitary pads can be cleaned once or twice during the menstrual cycle, the cost of going green ranges from $35 to $430.
On an annual basis, the cost is $39, which is less than the disposable alternatives.
But, the initial cost can be a barrier to the adoption of sustainable feminine sanitary products. Subsidies help increase their accessibility, and several municipalities have started introducing them over the past few years.
In May 2020, armed with your signatures, Team L’Ovary presented a list of recommendations to encourage the City of Montreal to introduce these subsidies.
Since then, a dozen new municipalities have followed suit.