A Black-owned feminine care brand has gone from selling online to being stocked in a leading retail corporation.
Femly, an organic period care company, has hit the shelves of CVS.
“We’re super proud to announce that Femly pads and panty liners are available in select CVS stores,” Femly said in an Instagram post.
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The products can be found in CVS stores in Massachusetts and Rhode Island, as of this writing.
Founded in 2016, Femly was birthed after founder Arion Long faced a health scare — a cervical tumor — most likely due to chemicals found in popular feminine care products, as previously reported by AfroTech.
“We assume because some of these pads are white, that they’re clean. That is so far from the truth,” Long explained to AfroTech in 2022. “Historically, many of the popular pad brands were made with synthetic materials like nylon, which is known for harboring heat and bacteria. The other side of that is many of these pads included ingredients like Bisphenol A bleach dioxins, which are linked to reproductive illnesses and cancer.”
The vision for creating safe alternative products led Long to invent the first-of-its-kind hygiene machine that dispenses Femly’s organic pads, panty liners, menstrual cups, and tampons in restrooms nationwide, which has helped more than 25,000 people.
The products have a QR code that directs people to educational content.
Last year, Long shared her goal of stocking over 50,000 restrooms with Femly’s hygiene machine. Her goal is coming to fruition as offices, local schools, and colleges have been looking to partner.
“We’re doing things right here in Baltimore and on a national level. It is more product expansion, more dispensaries, restroom partnerships, and scaling,” Long said. “There are so many organizations that get $200 million in revenue or more. We want to be a unicorn that reaches a billion. So, we’re just taking all of the steps to align ourselves to change more lives.”
Those interested in bringing the dispenser to their business can shoot the company a message on its website.