Growing up as an immigrant from Uganda, my mother used to say to us “Banna bange, muli banaku” which roughly translates to “My children, you come from sorrow”. In Uganda, it’s a colloquial phrase used to remind us to remember where we come from and appreciate what we have.
A few years ago I was complaining to my mother about constantly ruining my good underwear during my period and she suggested creating something I can dispose. That was the beginning of Ohhs.
I wanted to create a product that felt good with a business structure that served a greater purpose. As I was conducting research on the market, I found that millions of girls drop out school due to menstrual stigmas within their communities or simply a lack of resources. I realized that if I didn’t have the opportunity to come to the states, I may have been one of those girls. To honor my past, my purpose became to make a difference in a girl’s life one day at a time while creating something simple for every woman.
Our goal at Ohhs is to create a product that is not only sustainable, but beautiful, cost effective and simply nice to wear. Our underwear feel so soft on you forget you’re wearing any.
To fulfill our mission, a percentage of our profits are donated to non-profits providing menstrual resources to school age girls around the world.