Ashley, Rubi and Nate are good friends and founders of The Period Store. Ashley grew up the youngest in a family of five girls, where no topic was off-limits. She moved to New York City in 2009 and after a few years, noticed herself hiding tampons in double bags and surreptitiously slipping them into her desk at work. She thought, why do I feel the need to hide my period?
At the same time, she noticed something else — there are a lot of products out there for periods, y’all. But most people don’t know about all of them, and hardly anyone is talking about them. So she put her thinking cap on, and with the help of Rubi and Nate, The Period Store was born.
ThePeriodStore.com launched from New York City in early 2013 with three goals: provide a store where anyone can shop for their favorite menstruation products and discover new ones from around the world; build a community that engages in unbiased, honest discussion about menstruation; and empower women in need.
Each member creates a customized period box which is delivered once a month or however often it’s needed. Along with supplies, The Period Store offers a uniquely-sourced treat package each cycle which includes custom artwork in celebration of womanhood, gourmet sweets, tea and medicine. We love working with unique vendors and artists, and word on the street is that some of our members actually look forward to their periods now!
We’ve put a lot of thought and effort into this little store and have big plans for the future. We hope you'll take some time to look around, leave a comment or two, and of course, treat yourself or someone you love to some menstrual support!
Overflowing with love,
Ashley, Rubi and Nate