"Dedicated to the rebellious notion that people everywhere deserve better."thisisl.com
L. produces organic women’s personal care products, including tampons, pads, and condoms.
For each L. product purchased, the company donates another to a female entrepreneur in a developing country. Citing third-party research, L. states that women who lack access to personal care products in developing markets often drop out of school sooner, and/or suffer dire health consequences. According to their website, the company gives to female entrepreneurs to help perpetuate a cycle of economic growth, focused on empowering women as they gain greater household decision-making power, and become more likely to help educate their peers on important preventive health care matters.
L. was founded by Talia Frenkel, a photojournalist who previously worked for the Red Cross and the United Nations. Her work documenting humanitarian crises inspired Frenkel to create L. Based in San Francisco, the company donated 50 million health products in 2017 alone, and now works with a network of more than 2,800 female entrepreneurs – with the goal of ensuring they become a central part of a long-term distribution network for feminine care products worldwide.