I invented Fab Little Bag for two main reasons. One was to ensure that women and girls were never made to feel awkward or embarrassed about doing the right thing and binning their period products. This is particularly important to me as it stems from a personal experience when I was made to feel both of those things at a dinner party at a friend’s house. There was no bin in the bathroom so I ended up having to wrap products in heaps of loo roll and smuggle them around the house in my handbag!
Secondly, after researching this topic in depth and finding out that millions of saniarty products are flushed every day in the UK alone, I wanted to educate and convert flushers to being binners and help to minimize the level of pollution this causes in our river sand oceans.
The bags are made 60% from sugar cane waste, 30% from recycled PE and 10% from renewable cornstarch. The glue is vegan. The dispenser unit is made from recyclable plastic.
We're also really proud to have won or been finalists in a number of innovation categories in the UK:
Finalist 2021 EveryWoman Innovator in Tech Awards
Winner: NatWest British Entrepreneur Awards- 2018
Winner: London Business School Innovation Award - Innovation 2018
Winner: Future Water Association Award - Innovation 2018
Voted: The 50 most disruptive UK Companies in 2017