Hello? What’s that? It’s time to announce a new Carry Bag Print?! Well grab your Cloth Pads and get ready to stash em because boy do I have the print for you! Everyone please give a warm welcome to our newest print, Wangari!
We name our Carry Bags after our favorite inspirational menstruators throughout history, and this Carry Bag is no exception! Wangari Maathai, born in Kenya in 1940, was the first African woman to win the Nobel Prize.
She founded the Green Belt Movement, “an environmental organization that empowers communities, particularly women, to conserve the environment and improve livelihoods.” This incredible organization has helped women plant over 50 million trees throughout their communities! Her dedication and “contribution to sustainable development, democracy, and peace” through this movement earned her a Nobel Prize in 2004.
Some more cool facts about Wangari, also known as “Mama Miti” or “Mother of Trees”:
I could write hundreds more bullet points with all of Wangari’s incredible accomplishments, but I’ve got to go package some Day Pads so instead I’ll leave you with this great quote from the woman herself; “When we plant trees, we plant the seeds of peace and seeds of hope. We also secure the future for our children. I call on those around the world to celebrate by planting a tree wherever you are.”