HANX Designs Sustainable Sexual Wellness Products to Make You Both Happy Down There
Farah Kabir, Sarah Welsh, Co-Founders of HANX
Emma Holmes, Brand and Marketing Executive
We're a team of 4 women with different backgrounds and talents. There’s Farah, co-founder and ex investment banker, she’s a whizz with the numbers, finances and coffee patron. Then we have Sarah, co-founder and gynaecologist, she heads up product development and brand strategy. They work in house with Emma, who works on the comms, events and partnerships. We also have a fourth kick ass female who works with us on an ad-hoc basis.
If we were to describe HANX as a person they would be down-to-earth, funny as hell (obviously) and environmentally conscious. They’re not afraid to say the things about sex that everyone is thinking. It’s with this personality in mind that we decided to launch our own live forum. HANX Life is a safe open space where people discuss the weird and wonderful world of sexual wellness, relationships and dating.
Our co-founders Farah and Sarah have been friends for 14 years. One day over a particularly long lunch Farah told Sarah about a friend who was ‘caught’ buying condoms by her sniggering boss. It got them to talking about all the things that are wrong with traditional condoms, from the garish packaging to the cringe worthy names. From her experience and time working in clinics as a gynaecologist, Sarah had seen hundreds of women with infections caused by the nasty chemicals used in condoms. They knew there had to be another way, and the very next day they set about bringing their vision to life.
HANX makes considered sexual wellness products that are designed with people’s wellbeing in mind. Our latex condoms are free of unnecessary chemicals that most regular condoms contain like benzocaine and glycerin, both of which disrupt a woman’s natural pH down there. HANX condoms are also ultra-thin and they’re clean scented which means they don’t smell of latex, making for an all round more pleasurable experience for both partners.
HANX condoms are made from certified natural Fair Rubber. This means we source our latex sustainably and the people who contribute to the making of HANX are paid a decent living wage and have good working conditions. Our condoms are also vegan, most regular condoms contain casein, an animal by-product derived from the milk of cows or goats. We don’t use casein, instead we use a vegetable binder to make our condoms silky smooth. HANX condoms are kinder to the human body and to the planet.