The Red Elephant

Edmonton, Alberta

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The Red Elephant Project

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The Red Elephant: Canadian registered-charity with global projects

The Red Elephant is a Canadian registered charity, focused on empowering women in low-resource settings by removing and/or overcoming the barriers they face during and as a result of menstruation.

The Red Elephant teaches partner organizations, which have functioning and thriving projects ‘on the ground’ in locations around the world, how to make simple, reusable sanitary pads. These pads will be made by the local population and will be made with locally-sourced materials whenever possible.

In addition to fulfilling a need in the community, the pads become an income generator for the individuals or groups creating them, the use of local materials stimulates the economy, and a public dialogue is established to decrease the stigma associated with menstruation.

Ultimately, The Red Elephant aims to engage the local population, educate them on how to produce the pads and empower them through recognizing their value as human beings and their right to live with dignity — every week and day of the month. Menstruation, period, time of the month, whatever you call it, is not a dirty word!

The profits that we make from the items in our shop -- all hand-crafted by the organization's talented board of directors -- go directly to supporting our organization and its projects in locations around the world.

Shop members

  • Amanda Sarrazin-Gould

    President/Executive Director/Founder

  • Liam Sarrazin-Gould


  • Greg Wagner

    Partnerships Director

  • Brandy Burns

    Fundraising (Events) Director

  • Hikari Hum


Production partners

  • Royal Rubber Stamp and Sign Co. Ltd

    Edmonton, AB

    The Red Elephant thanks Royal Rubber Stamp for its corporate partnership. Royal Rubber Stamp is a family-owned and operated signage company and it generously supplied all labeling materials for The Red Elephant's products.

Shop policies

Last updated on 16 January, 2019

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Due to the personal nature of our products, we cannot issue refunds or exchanges. We do our best to package our products in order to maintain their integrity throughout the shipping process, though we cannot guarantee that they will arrive undamaged. Luckily, our products will still smell and feel wonderful no matter what shape they arrive in!
We accept PayPal. Note that you do not have to have a PayPal account to purchase. Simply follow the prompts and you can use your credit card through PayPal. Payment is due at checkout.
We ship via Canada Post.

Due to the variance in potential shipping costs, we ask that you submit a request for an accurate quote. We will do our best to safely and efficiently package your order to keep the shipping costs as reasonable as possible. It is very likely that the default shipping cost will be a gross overestimation of what it will cost to ship your order, though that depends on what you are ordering and where it will be travelling to.

If you checkout prior to requesting an accurate shipping quote, we may be unable to issue any reimbursements of the shipping cost.
Additional policies and FAQs
If you wish to order our products in a quantity that is unavailable in our shop, or in a scent that we do not carry, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss your options with you.