This guide was developed as a peek into the histories and philosophies of brands at the forefront of femtech for period care and also as an exploration of the wide-ranging advocacy work all these companies pursue. As I started research for this guide, I had high hopes to discover a handful of quality vegan-friendly period care products and brands. I had no idea the journey that was ahead! As I delved into the research, what I learned is that there is an incredibly rich and broad spectrum of brands in the period product space now, nothing close to what existed when I first started using related products in the early ’90s. What I learned is that the current marketplace for eco-menstrual products is a sector of femtech that has seen extraordinary innovation in the past couple of decades, with sustainability and environment as forefront concerns in product development as well as critical issues of menstrual advocacy and ecological integrity of the product.  In this growing space of innovative feminine hygiene products, it is quite often female founders leading the way, with personal experiences lending essential insight to product development, design as well as increased needs for ...