2021 AWARD FINALIST
Sponsored by MAS
AWWA is Aotearoa New Zealand’s leading brand of period underwear. It provides sustainable and reusable period products, reducing the amount of single-use sanitary pads and tampons ending up in landfill and waterways. It works with charity partners, including Dignity, Shine, AWHI Healthy Homes, Women’s Refuge and schools, donating underwear to those most in need and who want a reusable alternative.
By May 2021, AWWA had donated more 6000 pairs of period underwear. That helped our most vulnerable populations to remain in education and employment rather than take time off due to a lack of access to period products. Since October 2018, AWWA has prevented more than 560,000 single-use period products from ending up in landfill every month – more than 6.7 million single-use items a year.
AWWA is a carbon positive business, offsetting more than 120% of all emissions through the purchase of carbon credits, helping protect native forests in Aotearoa New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.