We make sustainable products that are better for girls, women, and the planet.
Our impact at a glance
10,000+ menstrual pads distributed to girls and women across rural Togo
7,000 pounds of fabric diverted from waste stream in our recycling program
250+ pounds of single-use plastic bags recycled into student backpacks in 2022
22,975 school uniforms replaced. Each S H E uniform grows 6 sizes, replacing the need for 5 additional uniforms
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.
Creating proud periods
Our menstrual pads
Period poverty prevents millions of girls from attending school each month. In Togo, only 35% of girls continue their education beyond elementary school, with many dropping out of school when they reach puberty.
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!
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 $25 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