Finding the perfect feminine care brand can sometimes feel like a chore. There are many aspects to consider when locking in on a brand that’s the right fit for you. One factor many people seem to struggle with is finding a company that truly speaks to who they are. A new, Black-owned feminine care company has arrived at CVS and hopes to provide the products customers need and want.

Femly, The Newest Black Owned Feminine Care Brand In Town

Femly is an organic Black woman-owned period care brand that puts the health of period-having people at the center of all they do. The brand can now be found on CVS shelves in Massachusets and Rhode Island. The products are made with 100% cotton as opposed to other major brands that make their products with harmful chemicals. These chemicals can lead to many health problems. Femly founder, Arion Long, said she face health issues for that exact reason.

At the very young age of 26, Long was diagnosed with cervical cancer likely caused by the harmful toxins in her feminine products. In an interview with Afrotech, Long shared some background on the dangers of these chemicals.

“We assume because some of these pads are white, that they’re clean. That is so far from the truth,” she explained. “Historically, many of the popular pad brands were made with synthetic materials like nylon, which is known for harboring heat and bacteria. The other side of that is many of these pads included ingredients like Bisphenol A bleach dioxins, which are linked to reproductive illnesses and cancer.”

Long says she knew she had to give the gift of healthy feminine care to all period-having people.

“We want to increase access to both health, education and healthier products for the complete feminine lifecycle. We want to give you the content you need and the products you deserve from your first period on,” she said.

Long has done just that . Before even landing on CVS shelves, she invented a first-of-its-kind hygiene machine that dispenses Femly’s organic products. She placed the machines in restrooms nationwide, which has helped more than 25,000 people.

“There are so many organizations that get $200 million in revenue or more, she detailed. “We want to be a unicorn that reaches a billion. So, we’re just taking all of the steps to align ourselves to change more lives.”