Paige Smith – The Privilege of Periods

Strategical Organization




Project Summary

For my senior project, I wanted to create a business plan to provide reusable menstrual pads for women in shelters. I wanted to create a cohesive plan to ensure the women who are in need of period products, get them. I do not have access to a sewing machine this semester, so I created a detailed plan so when I get home, I will be able to implement my plan right away.

My business plan is to sell reusable pads on Etsy and at my local farmer’s market. The way I came up with the price of the reusable pads was, to charge the price of the raw materials x2. That way, for every pad I sell, I donate one to a woman’s shelter in our area. When I was researching reusable pads, I quickly realized how expensive it is to use sustainable menstrual products. It should not be a privilege to have the products you need for your period. I did not want women who are in bad situations, to have to worry about anything they do not have to.