In our sustainable apparel factories, we design and responsibly manufacture circular products that are better for girls, women, and the planet.
Our circular products
The S H E School Uniform
Our signature dresses grow 6 sizes and up to a foot in length so girls can attend school for years without fear of outgrowing their required school uniforms.
reusable menstrual pads
We recycle 100% of fabric waste from our factories into our unique reusable menstrual pads. In 2020, we recycled 500 pounds of fabric waste into over 1,000 menstrual kits for girls in Togo.
the story behind the dress
Just months after giving school uniforms to the first girls in our program, we ran into a problem: girls were outgrowing their school uniforms multiple times each school year and couldn't afford replacements.
Together with our students, we designed a solution: a dress that grows six sizes and up to a foot in length. The dresses are designed to grow with a girl over 3 years, and they adjust in the areas where a girls' body changes most to create a tailored fit for every body type at every stage of growth.
We spent 18 months wear-testing and redesigning this dress to ensure it's something our students feel dignified and confident wearing. And we're most proud that this patent-pending style received 100% thumbs up from our girls in Togo.
Grows up to one foot in length and easy-to-adjust.
Grows up to 12" in length with easy-to-adjust Velcro
A hidden corset on both sides of the bodice adjusts six sizes in the arm, chest, and waist
Simple closure makes getting dressed easy at all ages
Creating proud periods
Our menstrual pads
Period poverty prevents millions of girls from attending school each month. In Togo, less than half of girls make enroll in high school, and many leave school when they have their first periods.
We shred and recycle 100% of our fabric scraps in our factories into our reusable menstrual pads. Much like our school uniforms, our pads have gone through years of wear-testing and redesigning to create the S H E pads our students know and love today!
We're now on a mission to make periods healthy and more sustainable. We hope you'll join us.
What our Girls Are Saying
Afi, Age 9
I feel happy to wear my
S H E uniform to school because everyone knows I am a girl of S H E. And that means I am a girl who is successful.
What goes in to every uniform
We think it's important that you know exactly where your $20 S H E uniform purchase goes:
Fabric, thread, and materials
Fair wages and adult literacy programs for seamstresses in Togo
Distribution to girls. We currently partner with 17 rural villages in Togo
Ongoing assessment in communities where uniforms are distributed
Fabric shredding and recycling into reusable
Continued product development
Fulfilment of mission: education and employment for women