Red Dot Campaign | Charity Tote Bags
Red Dot Campaign are a non-profit organisation that collect + donate menstrual products to those in need, and fight cultural stigma surrounding the period.
Red Dot approached me to create a signature item for a charitable silent auction in their second annual “Embrace the Period” art show, focused on the theme: Sustainability.
I handpainted x2 tote bags using eco-friendly inks.
The designs do not feature any commercial menstrual products that rely on absorbency i.e. pads, tampons. These absorbent products are widely used, however, are singular in usage and may require many processes and packaging elements - often being far from sustainable.
In my design I opted to show the period in a free-flowing form, without the immediacy of an absorbent product - delivering visibility of a natural bodily-function, but also to encourage use or consideration of more sustainable options in managing menstruation.