Schools and Universities: Place Your Order For The 2024-2025 Academic Year!

Place Your Order For 2024-2025 Academic Year!

Frequently Asked Questions

Vendable Organic Cotton Biodegradable Pads

Dotstash’s organic, biodegradable cotton period pads are designed to fit seamlessly into any standard restroom dispenser.

School Pricing $68.40 ($.27 per unit)
$64 per case when you purchase 10 or more cases (15% discount)

Number of Units: 250
Box dimensions: 3" x 1" x 4.2"
Shipping carton dimensions: 26" x 15.8" x 9.21"

Shipping Weight: 12.5 lbs

Are your period pads organic cotton?

Yes our period pads are 100% certified organic cotton under The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).

Are your period pads organic biodegradable?

Standard menstrual pads take 500-800 years to break down. Dotstash's menstrual pads and wrappers biodegrade within 6-12 months.

Do you ship nationwide?

Yes ship our pads to schools and universities nationwide.

Do you accept purchase orders?

Yes. Schools and universities can send purchase order requests to

What is menstrual equity?

Menstrual equity is a worldwide movement focused on destigmatizing the menstruation experience and making menstrual products affordable and accessible. Menstruation is a normal bodily function that occurs to half the population on a monthly basis. 86% of individuals who menstruate have gotten their period in public without notice. 1 in 4 have missed school or work at least once due to the lack of access to products. No student should have their school day interrupted because they do not have access to menstrual products. 

This lack of access to schools and other public spaces creates inequitable situations. Think about not having toilet paper available in the bathroom. When organizations make menstrual products easily accessible, individuals who menstruate are better able to perform tasks without the disruption and reduces fear and embarrassment of bleeding which often leads to feelings of shame. This page hopes to answer frequently asked questions about menstrual equity.

What is being done about about menstrual equity?

State and local governments recognize this growing problem and have taken steps to pass legislation. Currently, 17 states have passed some form of legislation to improve access to menstruation products. Dotstash Founder and CEO Mona Powell is a member of the AB367 Coalition in California. She and her team are actively working to make menstrual products accessible state wide. 

What is AB367?

AB367 – California’s Menstrual Equity for All Act, passed on October 2021, requires California public schools and universities to provide free menstrual products to students by August of 2022. For schools teaching grades 6-12, products are required to be free and easily accessible in every female, all gendered, and one male restroom. For public universities, products must be made available in at least one central location. You can learn more on our dedicated AB 367 page.

For more information on the Menstrual Equity for All Act, please visit the officialAB367 bill text.

How can Dotstash help with implementing AB367?

Dotstash is a turnkey solution for menstrual equity compliance, making it easy for schools & districts to become AB367 compliant. We have various products from restroom dispensers to organic and standard products that fit any budget. We also provide guidance to schools that are eligible for reimbursement from the State of California. 

Does Dotstash service states outside of California?

Yes, Dotstash is focused on making menstruation products accessible across the U.S. 17 states have introduced or passed similar menstrual equity laws.

Does Dotstash services organizations that are not required to comply with AB367?

Yes. We support any organization that wants to make menstrual products accessible. 

What products and/or services are available?

Please see ourMenstrual Equity Compliance page 

How much does Dotstash cost?

Our costs vary depending on the type of school, the size of the student population, and the number of restrooms in each organization. Please schedule a meeting with us to begin the process of getting a cost estimate.  

What can I do if my school has not complied with AB367?

Contact your District Superintendent and school principal in writing. 

What is the “tampon shortage”, and will shortages have an effect on my order?

Various factors are affecting the entire menstrual product industry. Including drought and staffing shortages. We encourage you to work with our team to order supplies in advance to secure products and equipment  to ensure your organization’s compliance.  



FAQ Dotstash Ambassador Program

What is the Dotstash Ambassador Program?

We developed the Dotstash Period Positive School Program to provide leadership opportunities for students that want to be a part of the solution at their school. 

How does it work?

Students may submit an inquiry form or email to start a Dotstash Ambassador Chapter at their school. 

How can students get involved with menstrual equity?

Students can get involved by advocating for their schools to become menstrual equity compliant. Dotstash is here to help schools make menstrual products accessible in their organization. To become an ambassador,complete our form

How can parents get involved with menstrual equity?

We believe in strength in numbers. Parents can advocate for their children in the following ways:

  1. Have direct conversations with administrators at the school and district levels.
  2. Encourage their child to be a part of the solution and become an ambassador.
  3. Donate to your local school’sDotstash Period Positive School Program

How can teachers get involved with menstrual equity?

Teachers are great menstrual equity champions. Contact your principals, school administrators, and district to find out how they’re approaching menstrual equity. Teachers can also host a Period Positive Program Classroom Box. 

How else can I support the Dotstash Ambassador Program?

  • Donate 
  • Write and send an Advocacy Letter (insert template)


FAQ Dotstash Wellness Machine

What is the Dotstash Wellness Machine?

Perfect for public spaces, the Dotstash Wellness Machine is a smart vending machine that dispenses organic menstrual products, while educating users through its media display. Each unit is unique and designed by an artist from the menstruating community.

What features are in the Dotstash Wellness Machine?

Dispenses premium quality organic menstrual products with an engaging media display. It has the ability to facilitate free menstrual product programs and can provide stats on how your program is doing. 

What location works best for a Dotstash Wellness Machine?

The Dotstash full unit is meant to be out in the open, in dense public spaces. It is a great option for Universities who are looking for a solution to make menstrual products accessible in a central location. 

What is the process to obtain a Dotstash Wellness Machine?

See if your location is appropriate for a Dotstash full unit. Schedule a meeting with a