‘Days for Girls’ charity

I am always pleased to hear about charities that work with Textiles, like ‘Days for Girls’.

I heard about this one from a client who came to my ‘Quilt in a Day’ class to learn how to make a quilt for the first time (check here for details).

It was clear that she was already a competent seamstress and was confident on the sewing machine. In the lunch break, she told me about her own local ‘Days for Girls’ group and what they do. It’s always good, as a teacher, to learn something new.

She brought out this attractive-looking bag in bright colours.

The bag contains a reusable period kit for girls and women to use each month. These kits allow women to go to school or to work when they are having a period, when otherwise they would miss out.

A neat label is added, indicating the size.

Within the first bag is a neatly packed second bag.

Inside is a gifted flannel and some knickers; everything else (included the bags) is made by the team.

In the second waterproof bag are absorbent cotton liners and waterproof holders with poppers to keep everything in place.

This is a folded liner. All the fabrics have been carefully chosen, using dark colours with attractive prints.

The liner is folded into three.

This is an unfolded liner.

This is one of the two shields that hold the liners, again made with attractive prints.

A clear visual instruction leaflet is included.

‘Days for Girls’ is a non-profit organisation founded in 2008, which currently makes an impact in 144 countries. It is estimated that more than 500 million people do not have what they need to manage their periods. In some countries, girls’ schooling is seriously affected by their lack of suitable sanitary protection, because they simply cannot attend school when they have their period. Every pack that is made will change a life. It is important to note that I recommend this three-minute film posted by ‘Days for Girls’ on YouTube:

To find out more about ‘Days for Girls’ go to their website: https://www.daysforgirls.org

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I am an artist, designer and maker living in Ramsgate, UK

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