Glandore x Riley – Partnering to Get Period Care Everywhere
Coming to a Glandore bathroom near you!
We are delighted to announce that we will be partnering with Ireland’s first and best provider of sustainable period care products, Riley is a fresh brand making waves in their industry and creating products with women and the environment in mind. We be stocking Riley products in all of our properties including our restaurant Suesey Street and our private dining venue No. 25 Fitzwilliam Place.
Fiona Parfrey is the CEO and co-founder of Riley, alongside Lauren Duggan and Aine Kilkenny. Riley provides eco-friendly period products whenever and wherever you need them; whether that’s delivered to your door on a subscription basis or in the bathrooms at work or university.
Riley serves menstruaters with products that are better for their bodies and better for the planet, and fights period poverty along the way. Fiona is a big believer that access to period products is a basic human right, having seen first-hand the effects of period poverty on young girls in Kenya. That’s why Riley has partnered with Irish-registered charity Development Pamoja, to provide products to girls in rural Kenya and fund doctor-led school visits focused on menstruation education. At home, Riley has also partnered with Positive Periods Ireland. Riley currently serves almost 2,000 active subscribers in Ireland, the UK and across Europe. Riley also has 16 corporate clients (now 17 with Glandore) including multinationals, universities and schools. It’s been a busy start to 2022 for Riley with a new European Fulfilment Centre, new hires and a brand new website. The company also closed their first funding round at €475k and welcomed Anne O’Leary, outgoing CEO of Vodafone Ireland on board as a Strategic Advisor. Glandore’s Director, Clare Kelly is delighted to be supporting this wonderful brand and business and as a female leader it is of the utmost importance to Clare that Glandore supports as many female led businesses as possible and our support of the Starting Strong initiative allows us to do this.
Having launched over a year ago, Fiona is blown away by the support and growth of Riley. She has told us the team is honoured to have won Health, Beauty and Wellbeing Website of the Year 2021 at the Digital Business Ireland Awards, and more recently be nominated for Emerging Company of the Year by Cork Chamber. As champion of female entrepreneurship, Fiona and the Riley brand have also won the below awards in recent months.
- Health & Wellbeing Award UK – Feminine Care Product
- eComm Awards – E-Commerce Start Up Website of the Year
- Goss.ie Woman of the Year Awards – Best Start-Up
Watch this space! Riley are here to stay and we can’t wait to see what innovations they bring to market over the next few years. Coming to a Glandore bathroom near you! We will have dispenser in all our properties for our female members to avail of.