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Egal: Pads on a Roll

In 2019, Egal founder Tom Devlin was looking over his wife's shoulder reading an article she had written for the Boston Globe on period equity. Stephanie Ebbert was covering women's issues, and her article highlighted local and national efforts to get period products in public restrooms. When she told him that activists thought pads should be as common as toilet paper, a light went off.

A 30-year veteran of product development, Tom was working with absorbent materials in roll form at the time. He clearly saw that if pads were to be comparable to toilet paper, then they should be manufactured like toilet paper, and he knew how to do it.

Though the idea seems obvious now, few people at the time imagined pads in bulk form. After patenting the idea, Tom asked his colleague Penelope Finnie, creator of ‘Ask Jeeves' with years of experience in brand building and fundraising, to lead the new company.

Egal means equal. We think period parity is a problem we can all solve. Egal is women and men, wives and husbands, daughters and sons working together to achieve equality in the public restroom.

Contact: Jennifer Severns
Address: 3462 Patcon Way, Hilliard, OH 43026
Phone: 614-374-7394

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