Leeds PR agency Aubergine, has been appointed by two FemTech businesses that produce sustainable feminine health care products, within the space of three months.

Aubergine is responsible for generating media coverage for eco pregnancy test brand Hoopsy and &SISTERS, which makes plastic-free period products.

12.5 million home pregnancy tests are completed in the UK each year, causing a shocking amount of plastic waste to be sent to landfill. This, coupled with her struggle to conceive age 45 and single, inspired Lara Solomon to create Hoopsy - which manufactures pregnancy tests made from 99% paper.

Founder Lara said: “I was inspired by the journalistic approach Aubergine took for amplifying my product, and I’ve already been delighted with the results so far. The brand has already been featured in several national news titles such as Grazia, Women’s Health, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, Daily Express and Trendhunter.”

&SISTERS was created by mother and daughter duo, Lucy and Claire Lettice, who have worked to create conscious period products that are safer for women’s bodies and for the environment.

Aubergine is working on &SISTERS’ newsjacking press office and thought leadership, focusing on key issues such as period poverty and women’s health.

Over a woman’s lifetime, over 11,000 mainstream disposable period products end up in landfill, taking between 500 to 800 years to biodegrade. The &SISTERS organic period products compost in just 18 months, so making the switch to a more sustainable option has a hugely positive impact.

Director and co-founder of Aubergine, Verity Clarke, said: “With Food Tech already firmly under our belts as a specialty, we’ve always wanted to carve out a niche in the FemTech space too. We’re delighted and proud to be working with both Hoopsy and &SISTERS as they’re both pioneering the way for sustainable feminine health care products.”