Rapid delivery service, Getir, today announced its partnership with August, a sustainable period product start-up, to provide impactful period care products to all. August creates plastic-free, biodegradable products and their day pads and regular tampons will now be available on the Getir app and in select stores. The announcement coincides with an ongoing nation-wide tampon shortage across the US and shows how delivery apps can provide more menstrual product options. Getir’s dedication to sustainability and healthcare access for all is in line with August’s related mission to democratize access to period care and to provide a free, medically verified heath A&A database called Ask August.
“We are so proud to partner with an environmentally conscious and ethically sourced company like August,” said Darienne Page, Head of Public Engagement for Getir. “Sustainability remains a key pillar of our business model so collaborating with August was an obvious choice. This new partnership is another example of how Getir is providing more options to consumers and supporting small businesses along the way.”
While most period products take five to eight centuries to decompose, August products biodegrade within a year. All products are hypoallergenic, fragrance-free, chemical-free, ethically sourced, and sustainable. For every purchase, August will donate products to young menstruators in need through their nonprofit partner No More Secrets. So far, they have donated 140,000+ pads with an estimate of 4000+ menstruators served. The company also releases a quarterly sustainability and impact report to be transparent about their current initiatives, nonprofit partners, etc.
With a real-time inventory of over 1,500 everyday products in stock, Getir sources popular brands and delivers in minutes. August is one of the many small, locally owned businesses represented in Getir’s product inventory.
Getir is the pioneer of ultrafast grocery delivery. The tech company, based in Istanbul, has revolutionized last-mile delivery with its “groceries in minutes” delivery proposition, offering approximately 2,000 everyday items to its customers. Getir has operations in all 81 cities of Turkey, and launched operations in the UK, the Netherlands, Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and the United States in 2021. Getir is, first and foremost, a technology company that operates in retail and logistics. It was founded in 2015 by Nazim Salur (founder of BiTaksi, Turkey’s leading taxi app), Serkan Borancili (founder of GittiGidiyor, acquired by eBay in 2011), and Tuncay Tutek (ex-PepsiCo and P&G executive in Europe and the Middle East.) Learn more at www.getir.com/us.
About August: August, the lifestyle brand working to reimagine periods, has just launched their new product line-up, providing sustainable and impactful period care for anyone who menstruates. Their direct-to-consumer subscription boxes are available at www.itsaugust.co. In line with their mission to democratize access to period care, August worked with their community members to develop Ask August: A free, medically verified, and ever-growing period health Q&A database. August is co-founded by two Gen Z entrepreneurs, both of whom are class of 2021 college graduates. Nadya Okamoto is the founder of PERIOD, the nonprofit organization working to end period poverty and stigma, and the author of PERIOD POWER; and Nick Jain is the founder and former COO of JUV Consulting.