About this project
For millions of girls around the world, the right to a good quality education and decent life is denied.
All profits from OneSqin’s premium cotton tampons and botanical skincare go to projects that empower girls in need, by removing barriers to education. So that simply by switching to a better product, conscious consumers can help lift girls across the world out of poverty.
OneSqin isn’t a charity. It’s a business that channels purchasing power towards social change. Over a year and a half we have perfected our products and built a viable business model. Following extensive testing, we’re thrilled with the result – and ready to launch.
Our first group of Kickstarters will help launch the OneSqin movement. With your support, OneSqin will grow into a powerful force for change.
Funds raised in the first round will be used to fund our first bulk production run. If enough is raised, development will begin on a full range of skincare and personal hygiene products to include panty liners, pads and menstrual cups.
AS SEEN IN:
100% ORGANIC COTTON TAMPONS
A healthier option during your period.
OneSqin tampons are made with certified organic, toxin-free cotton. The simple compact applicators are made with bio-plastic, produced from sugar cane.
Hypoallergenic to prevent irritation, with a security veil to prevent shedding fibres (see image below).
- Manufactured in Spain in a factory powered by hydro-electricity
- Delivered to your door in a letterbox-sized package, so you'll never run out
- Cruelty free: OneSqin does not test on animals
100% NATURAL ALL PURPOSE SKIN CREAM
To protect, nourish, and repair your skin.
OneSqin cream is packed with nourishing plant extracts including raw, organic shea butter granules - to keep skin silky soft, with a natural radiance.
Specially formulated to moisturise and soothe minor irritations like flaking, sunburn, windburn, cracked lips, insect bites, shaving/waxing rash and small cuts. Great as an overnight face mask for dry skin. Adds shine to eyelids, cheeks, lips and legs. Helps prevent stretch marks. Softens cuticles.
Full ingredient list: Fractioned Coconut Oil, Hemp Seed Oil, Beeswax, Raw Shea Butter, Safflower Oil, Rosehip Fruit Oil, Squalane (from olive oil), Grain Alcohol, Schisandra Fruit Extract, Balloon Vine - Flower / Leaf / Vine Extract, Chamomile Flower Extract, Calendula Flower Extract, Vitamin E
- Made in Spain, in a family-owned, artisan lab
- Cruelty free: OneSqin does not test on animals
100% ORGANIC COTTON T-SHIRT - MEN/WOMEN/KIDS
Certified 100% organic cotton t-shirt, ethically sourced.
INVESTING IN GIRLS' POTENTIAL TO BUILD A BETTER FUTURE
Girls are the most marginalised population in the world. Right now 66 million girls dream of going to school.
OneSqin is already sponsoring girls in Tanzania to attend the SEGA school, through the non-profit organisation NurturingMindsInAfrica.org.
The SEGA Girls School is a residential secondary school for Tanzanian girls who otherwise are unable to attend school due to extreme poverty.
The SEGA students are vulnerable girls, who have left school before completing their primary education (up to 7th grade). Some have lost their parents to malaria, AIDS or other diseases; some can't afford uniforms, books or transport to traditional government schools; some work to support themselves and their families and have no time to attend school.
Scholarships at SEGA are just the beginning. As OneSqin grows, so will sponsorships of education for vulnerable girls across the world. Future plans include the launch of a dedicated factory, providing opportunities for women at risk of social exclusion.
WHO WE ARE
Founders Neil Richmond FRSA and Sinisa Jovic are supported by an international team of like-minded volunteers. We believe that if business doesn’t revolve around profit, it can be a powerful tool for social change.
The choices we make as consumers have a huge collective impact on our world. OneSqin offers the chance to make it a positive one.
OneSqin CIC is a UK registered Community Interest Company, a certified member of Social Enterprise UK and is supported by the Thomson Reuters Foundation and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA).
The OneSqin team: Ana, Avivah, Dora, Erik, Gillian, Hanna, Jason, John, Joy, Julia, Leesa, Leyla, Lucci, Neil, Petra, Rosie, Romana, Seb, Sinisa, Suzie
The OneSqin manifesto
There’s a notion that real change has to involve great sacrifice. Sticking your neck out, risking what you love, swimming against the tide. But while there’s always room for more heroes in this world, we respectfully disagree. (It’s our belief that a little change can go a long way.) All profits from OneSqin products go to projects that empower girls in need, by removing barriers to education. So that now, simply by buying the things you need, you can help lift girls across the world out of poverty. Change doesn’t always have to mean a battle. In fact, one small change made by enough people can transform many lives.
To help girls across the world, OneSqin needs your help to become a social phenomenon. By backing this project, and shouting loud, you can help create the #OneSqinEffect. Share us on social media, and post the campaign link so friends, family and colleagues know about us too.
Risks and challenges
Creating a new product is not an easy process, but we have developed and manufactured products before, and have learned from past mistakes. We are lucky to also have experienced project managers on our team.
Typically it should take 90 days to fulfill an order, but as we have learned that sometimes unexpected delays can occur during manufacturing, we have added a buffer of about 30 days. Setting our delivery time to October gives us around 120 days to fulfill our obligations. Our aim is to ensure that we can meet the promised delivery date for all our supporters.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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