In 2001, Fiona Smyth, one of the co-founders, welcomed her second child, Maia, into the world. As a mother, she became increasingly aware of the environmental impact and harmful toxins associated with single-use nappies. Motivated by this concern, Fiona established TotsBots, a brand dedicated to reusable nappies.
After fifteen years, Fiona found inspiration once again from her daughter, Maia. This time, she set out to create NORA, a range of ethically produced, eco-friendly period products made in the UK. With the same commitment to protecting health and reducing waste, NORA aims to provide sustainable solutions for menstrual hygiene.
The journey of creating TotsBots and NORA reflects Fiona's passion for promoting environmentally conscious choices and her dedication to developing products that prioritise both health and sustainability.
Why Choose Reusable?
- Environmental sustainability: They significantly reduce waste compared to disposable options, helping to protect the environment.
- Cost-effective: While reusable products have a higher upfront cost, they save money in the long run by eliminating the need for constant purchases.
- Health and comfort: Reusable products are often made from gentle, hypoallergenic materials, reducing the risk of irritation and promoting overall comfort.
- Convenience: Many reusable options can be worn for longer periods, requiring fewer changes. They are also easy to clean and maintain.
- Menstrual awareness: Using reusable products encourages a deeper understanding of one's menstrual cycle, flow, and overall menstrual health.
- Chemical-free: Reusable products typically do not contain chemicals found in disposable options, reducing exposure to potentially harmful substances.
- Personalized fit: Reusable options come in various sizes and styles, allowing individuals to find the perfect fit for their body and flow.
Reusuables for the Outdoor Lifestyle
Here at Freedom to explore we love products that make being outside easier and convenient - making the outdoors accessible for everyone.
The benefits of reusable menstrual products for the outdoors lifestyle include reduced waste, convenience without needing frequent changes, odour control, hygiene and comfort during outdoor activities, portability, cost savings, and self-sufficiency in remote areas.