Period Poverty is a serious issue affecting women and girls all over the world.

There has been an increase in awareness around the impact this can have on the lives of women and girls, especially around their education. To address this growing problem, many schools are now offering free sanitary products as part of a government funded initiative to end Period Poverty. The initiative started in Scotland and has now developed into other European countries. This initiative has now influenced companies who are now offering these feminine sanitary products to their employees or clients free of charge.

As a leading manufacturer of washroom vending solutions, Unicorn Hygienics have designed a range of vending machines for this purpose. The Minivend and Maxivend machines are dual column vending machines which dispense sanitary products free of charge. They are easy to install and products are dispensed quickly and easily using the levers on the sides of the machine. The Manual vend can be installed inside each toilet cubicle to make sanitary products easily available.



  • Easy to install, no batteries or wiring required
  • Ease of use for consumer
  • We have a range of sanitary products available to fit including Tampax Super, Tampax Compak, Always and Kotex sanitary pads.