Your end-of-year update about what we're up to. Dear supporters, What a whirlwind2022 has been! From being awarded our US patent to converting 36 villages to using the Asan cup, this year has been an incredible rollercoaster for the Asan team. The highlight, post-pandemic, has been all the wonderfulface-to-face interactions we've had. We've loved meeting customers at events and pitching to investors at demo days. The most rewarding bit hasbeen conducting our rural education programs in person, and seeing firsthand the impact that the Asan cup is having on women and girls' lives. We wish you all a restful holiday break, and greatly look forward to connecting with you in 2023. Warmly, Ira Guha Founder, Asan The Asan cup is awarded a US design patent We're thrilled to share that Asan has been awarded a US patent for the design of the Asan menstrual cup. This means we now have protection for our design across the US, UK, Europe and India. Patenting our design was important to us to maintain the authenticity and uniqueness of our brand - so that you can trust that every cup is manufactured by Asan to the highest quality standards. Asan distributes 1000 cups to school girls in Lucknow Asan partnered with the wonderful NGO Pad and Prejudice to provide access to safe period care amongst adolescent girls in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. This October, our Head of Impact, Mamta, visited Lucknow and spent time understanding how the Asan cup has impacted the lives of young girls, enabling them to go to school and work during their periods. Like in the words of Zubaida, "The Asan cup is so comfortable, it's magical!It makes going to work so easy and I recommend it to all my friends." Asan has been selected by Virgin as one of 12 social impact startups to watch Following a competitive pitch process, Asan was selected by Richard Branson's organisation Virgin Startup to be part of the 2022 Collective Impact Cohort. Asan's founder, Ira Guha, represented Asan in a six-week intensive course which is designed to give social enterprises the tools to raise funds. This has been a very rewarding opportunity and will help scale our work to eradicate period poverty. The Asan team hosts pop-ups across London and Bangalore The Asan team has had a busy few months hosting various pop-ups in both London and Bangalore. We absolutely love hosting pop-ups as it gives us a chance to meet and interact withour customers and other sustainable brands. Some interesting reads... Have you ever wondered how periods can affect your mental health? Asan conducted a study about the relationship between pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS), periods and mental health. Withresponses from over 250 participants across India and the UK,90% of women claim that PMS interferes with their daily life. Read this blog to learn more. Onequestionwe constantly ask ourselves at Asan is, what is the best way to respond to period poverty? Our work across rural India continues to teach us a lot about how we should address this crisis that millions of women and girls face globally.Read this blog to learn more. Customer feedback We really value the feedback of our customers and would love to hear about your experience with the Asan cup. Once you fill this form, we’ll enter your name into a lucky draw to get a free Asan One-Drop cleanser! Want to know what we're up to? Get in touch with us on Instagram! © Asan Wellness, UK Ltd. All rights reserved. Visit our website at: asancup.com Want to change how you receive these emails? You can update your preferences or from this list.