Press Features

U of A students create sustainable menstruation products
March 6, 2022

When it comes to feminine hygiene products, some say there aren’t many options to choose from. But some students out of the University of Alberta are hoping to change that, by making menstruation products more sustainable and more widely available with their company “Ruth.” Co-founder Anka Chan explains.

CBC News: Edmonton entrepreneurs hope their eco-friendly products can help end period shaming
Oct 27, 2021

A lot of people are not talking about menstruation and that has to change, according to one health expert.

Taproot Edmonton: Ruth wraps up Next 36, prepares to launch products
Sept. 29, 2021

Edmonton startup Ruth is preparing to launch its environmentally friendly menstrual pads on its website next month, with co-founders Anka Chan and Nicole Sanchez continuing to build on the momentum they’ve created throughout this year.

660 City News: Alberta students create biodegradable period product in hopes of reducing plastic waste
Jul 5, 2021

CALGARY (660 NEWS) — Founded by a pair of students from the University of Alberta, Ruth Pads, a menstrual product, is made from 93 per cent plant-based materials.

Taproot Edmonton: Local startup launches sustainable menstrual products, aims to end period poverty
June 30, 2021

Edmonton-based startup company Ruth recently launched its environmentally-friendly menstrual pads made of plant-based materials.

Edmonton Journal: Edmonton startup business creates eco-friendly menstrual pads
June 27, 2021

An Edmonton-based startup company is offering women an eco-friendly option when purchasing menstrual pads. Ruth, named after former U.S. associate justice of the Supreme Court Ruth Bader Ginsburg, officially launched on Tuesday with a Kickstarter campaign.

Global News Feature: Su-Ling Goh reports on how Edmonton students created sustainable period pads
June 22, 2021

Story included as a part of the Global News broadcast.

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