Condoms for a Cause

A little protection can go a long way -- for yourself and a community in need. For each condom you buy from Sir Richard's Condom Company, they contribute another one to a developing country. Lack of condoms is a global problem, and Sir Richard's was founded by a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs and designers who are committed to combatting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. They’re also committed to creating a top quality condom, and a lot of care went into the design to avoid any harmful materials. Sir Richard's condoms are made from 100% natural latex, a renewable resource that comes from the rubber tree. They’re vegan-certified, and the silicone-based lubricant doesn’t contain any spermicide, parabens, or glycerin. In the U.S., the Sir Richard's team travels around in a van named Lucy, spreading the word about how their condoms can provide birth control, reduce the risk of disease, and expand the company’s social mission. Globally, Sir Richard’s tailors its distribution approach to each new community it serves. It works with local artists and healthcare providers, who help make sure a campaign is culturally relevant to increase the odds of acceptance. In Haiti, for instance, Sir Richard’s enlisted creative director Marc Baptiste, a Port-au-Prince native and acclaimed artist who helped create the KORE brand of condoms, which is distributed through local Partners in Health clinics. The KORE packaging incorporates Haitian Kréyòl messaging and visual instructions designed specifically for the Haitian people. If you buy Sir Richard's condoms, you’re not just protecting yourself. You’re part of an ambitious humanitarian mission to distribute condoms worldwide, to keep more people safe and healthy, and to help eradicate preventable diseases worldwide. No other condom company can claim such impressive coverage.

Sir Richard's

All-Natural Condoms

Condoms for a Cause

A little protection can go a long way -- for yourself and a community in need. For each condom you buy from Sir Richard's Condom Company, they contribute another one to a developing country. Lack of condoms is a global problem, and Sir Richard's was founded by a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs and designers who are committed to combatting the spread of sexually transmitted infections. They’re also committed to creating a top quality condom, and a lot of care went into the design to avoid any harmful materials. Sir Richard's condoms are made from 100% natural latex, a renewable resource that comes from the rubber tree. They’re vegan-certified, and the silicone-based lubricant doesn’t contain any spermicide, parabens, or glycerin. In the U.S., the Sir Richard's team travels around in a van named Lucy, spreading the word about how their condoms can provide birth control, reduce the risk of disease, and expand the company’s social mission. Globally, Sir Richard’s tailors its distribution approach to each new community it serves. It works with local artists and healthcare providers, who help make sure a campaign is culturally relevant to increase the odds of acceptance. In Haiti, for instance, Sir Richard’s enlisted creative director Marc Baptiste, a Port-au-Prince native and acclaimed artist who helped create the KORE brand of condoms, which is distributed through local Partners in Health clinics. The KORE packaging incorporates Haitian Kréyòl messaging and visual instructions designed specifically for the Haitian people. If you buy Sir Richard's condoms, you’re not just protecting yourself. You’re part of an ambitious humanitarian mission to distribute condoms worldwide, to keep more people safe and healthy, and to help eradicate preventable diseases worldwide. No other condom company can claim such impressive coverage.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lady
    Lady

    Greetings! Sir Richard's mission is to bring health and pleasure to the global community. By creating a premium, chemical-free condom (no glycerin, spermicide or parabens) made of 100% natural latex, we aim to please. Free of any animal products, we are proudly Vegan Certified by the American Vegetarian Association; Sir Richard's condoms are also PETA approved!

    I'll be answering any questions you may have today. It is nice to meet you, the pleasure is all yours.

  • Anna
    Anna
    1/22/2013 12:20 PM

    Love the mission of Sir Richard's!

    What about your packaging: is it, or will it be, biodegradable?

    Thanks!

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 12:36 PM

    @Annie K Our packaging is not currently biodegradable. Thanks for the kind words and excellent suggestion!

  •  Hillary
    Hillary
    1/22/2013 12:49 PM

    Everybody needs a little lovin'! and what a great way to help with a very serious global issue! I do quite a bit of shopping at natural food markets and pharmacies and I have not seen your product out there.

    Please present to Whole Foods for future convenience :).. with thanks!

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 1:58 PM

    We agree, Hillary, especially with Valentine's Day coming up! Thanks for showin' us a little love too!

    We're stoked to have partnered with Daily Grommet to bring you an excellent deal on Sir Richard's.

    For future reference, we are sold in a number of physical stores across the US, and you can email us at [email protected] for assistance in finding a store near you.

  •  George Baez
    George Baez
    1/22/2013 12:50 PM

    I am disturbed that I got an email about condoms from this site! Family friendly it was, global mission or not, this was a terrible mistake on this sites part. You should ask folks first if they want to receive emails that may be of a sexual nature.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 1:30 PM

    @ George Baez

    Hi George,

    In cases like today, with sensitive subject matter, we use "(mature content)" in the subject line. This story is very newsworthy, but we understood that it would not be for everyone. That is a great suggestion to add the option to opt-out of certain emails. Thank you.

  • George Baez
    George Baez
    1/22/2013 1:48 PM

    @Amy Bernstein

    Very close to leaving the site and telling folks how inappropriate this was. I have recommended your site, but no longer.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    1/22/2013 12:51 PM

    Not currently 'involved' so to speak and no clue as to when I may meet someone with whom to be active again. Having revealed as much could you please tell me the longevity [no pun intended] of these condoms stored in a closet?

    Thanks for helping others to be safe!

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 1:43 PM

    @Catherine, the shelf life for our condoms is 5 years. The date is printed on both the box and individual foil so that you can easily check to be sure that they are not expired when you use them.

    The best way to store condoms and ensure longevity is to keep them in a dark place at normal room temperature.

    Thanks for the great question!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 11:34 PM

    @Catherine Hamel You gave me a good chuckle with this comment. Thanks.

  •  Meghan
    Meghan
    1/22/2013 1:31 PM

    I was a bit shocked to get this email for condoms from the Daily Grommet. I would prefer not to receive emails advertising explicitly sexual products. In future, please refrain from sending these types of emails, or at least set up preferences for recipients, so I have the opportunity to opt out.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 1:40 PM

    @ Meghan

    Hi Meghan. Thanks for your comment. We understand there are subscribers who don't want to receive emails with this subject matter. We are working to make this possible and thank you for your feedback.

    Thank you.

  •  Melanie
    Melanie
    1/22/2013 2:18 PM

    I'm offended by this one too. Condoms??? Really??? Not what I want to see in my inbox. You better believe I will be unsubscribing. You've pushed the envelope too far on this one.. .You're out of your mind if you think a condom is compassionate. Why risk any percentage of spreading a STD?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 2:32 PM

    @ Melanie

    Hi Melanie,

    Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you found today's Grommet offensive. We saw this company as newsworthy and a great story to tell, yet we understood it wouldn't be for everyone. We value all feedback from our community, even if it's not favorable.

  •  Jessie
    Jessie
    1/22/2013 9:48 PM

    @ Melanie Actually, education about condom use and making them more widely available helps prevent the spread of STDs. People have sex. All over the world. Not everyone shares your aversion to or cultural biases about it. When used properly, condoms help prevent the spread of HIV, among other sexually transmitted infections.

  •  Sheryll
    Sheryll
    1/22/2013 2:34 PM

    Seriously? Offended by condoms? Not being a family topic? Have you watched TV in prime time lately?

    There's a teen pregnancy problem out there and you are offended by a way to reduce this social problem?

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    1/22/2013 3:04 PM

    As the director of a non profit that purchases condoms to distribute internationally to those who want and need them, I am curious as to how you choose which organizations to support. If there is an application process I would be thrilled to learn about it. Our work is in the Dominican Republic. Thanks for offering this on Daily Grommet!

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 3:34 PM

    @Leslie T,

    We have partnered with Partners in Health to work in Haiti due to their extensive education and health network there.

    In order to ensure a lasting effect of our social mission, we are concentrating our efforts in Haiti with the KORE condom until we determine that our contribution has a stable influence in the region. We always love to hear the stories behind non-profit organizations with missions similar to our own. Feel free to shoot an email to [email protected]com with your story!

    Thank you for doing the important work that you do in the Dominican Republic!

  •  Mary Anderson
    Mary Anderson
    1/22/2013 3:14 PM

    I just sent this on to friends and my children. Thank you for publicizing this great idea. I hope those who object have read the story behind this product. This is a life-saving project. You created a very tasteful presentation.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 3:18 PM

    @ Mary Anderson

    Thanks, Mary for your lovely comments. We feel it is a strong story and very newsworthy. So glad you feel positively and are passing it along to family and friends.

  •  Pat K
    Pat K
    1/22/2013 3:19 PM

    After reading the comments concerning the sale of condoms I really have to wonder where some of these folks who are so against seeing or reading anything about condoms or any sexual product live.....must be in a different world. Just because they don't like the product does not mean that there aren't plenty of others who feel them quite necessary and part of the real world.

  •  Alyssa C
    Alyssa C
    1/22/2013 3:35 PM

    These sound great! Price is not bad and it's all for a good cause. I enjoy knowing that buying these will not only benefit me, but also others around the world as well. The packaging is stylish and I love the fact that these are PETA certified. Definitely going to suggest these to my boyfriend :)

  •  George Baez
    George Baez
    1/22/2013 3:42 PM

    @ Alyssa C

    Sales if confines are fine, I didn't sign up for that from this site.

  •  Dave
    Dave
    1/22/2013 4:35 PM

    @ George Baez Well, George, as far as I know, no one at Grommet is going to force you to buy any...

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 3:58 PM

    Thanks Alyssa, we're flattered!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    1/22/2013 8:21 PM

    I think that this is a wonderful and brilliant idea and will certainly be recommending it to my socially-conscious friends.

    To those who do not like "sexuallly explicit" emails like that - do what I do. I do not get emails from DG but prefer to follow them on Twitter so that I can still remain up to date with their awesome products. Their tweet for this product was by no means "inappropriate" and did not mention anything questionable in the least - so it would be entirely up to you to click on the link.

    Daily Grommet has a fantastic Twitter feed and I look forward to hearing more about fantastic ideas like this that can go very far to saving so many lives.

  • Pam
    Pam
    1/22/2013 8:48 PM

    I don't believe this is an appropriate site to be selling condoms. It's like going to the department store where clothes, shoes, cosmetics, jewelry, appliances are sold...then...a porn department! Or maybe Daily Grommet is telling us that it is leaning towards these kinds of sales. If so I'm out of this site and it will be under parental control. Just saying.....sometimes there is a right time and place.

  •  kevin in boulder
    kevin in boulder
    1/23/2013 1:04 AM

    im pretty sure that condoms are in fact for sale in nearly every major retail department stores, if not on the shelves then certainly in the mens room, not that you would have ever gone in there. walmart, target, walgreens, every grocery store and gas station in country sells condoms. and thank god they do i never plan ahead! @Pam Houston

  •  in texas
    in texas
    1/22/2013 9:27 PM

    so sad to run across this item. was so excited with this site and good grief.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 11:31 PM

    @ in texas One thing I have learned here at Grommet, from launching products from over 1,500 indie and progressive companies is that innovation is in the eye of the beholder. You can see that reality clearly in the comments today. THIS is exactly what I love about building a totally new way to discover products. We can get this kind of conversation going. We can look at things differently from the "same old same old". We can challenge, delight, frustrate, inspire, and entertain. We just never want to bore you, or to betray your trust. Will we offend? Clearly, yes, at times.

    But if you were interested in this product (and I respect that you are not), you know that we did the work to vet its story and assure it is true.

    We don't expect you to like all of them. That's totally cool.

  • janet
    janet
    1/22/2013 9:31 PM

    Hey,

    Why not send the 'Chocolate Pinata Cake' from Serenade Chocolatier along with each order of the condoms...what could be better sex & chocolate?!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 11:32 PM

    @janetlouise You got me there. Great idea.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

Sir Richard's

All-Natural Condoms

Condoms for a Cause

A little protection can go a long way -- for yourself and a community in need. For each condom you buy from Sir Richard's Condom Company, they contribute another one to a developing country. Lack of condoms is a global problem, and Sir Richard's was founded by a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs and designers who are committed to combatting the spread of sexually transmitted infections.

They’re also committed to creating a top quality condom, and a lot of care went into the design to avoid any harmful materials. Sir Richard's condoms are made from 100% natural latex, a renewable resource that comes from the rubber tree. They’re vegan-certified, and the silicone-based lubricant doesn’t contain any spermicide, parabens, or glycerin.

In the U.S., the Sir Richard's team travels around in a van named Lucy, spreading the word about how their condoms can provide birth control, reduce the risk of disease, and expand the company’s social mission. Globally, Sir Richard’s tailors its distribution approach to each new community it serves. It works with local artists and healthcare providers, who help make sure a campaign is culturally relevant to increase the odds of acceptance. In Haiti, for instance, Sir Richard’s enlisted creative director Marc Baptiste, a Port-au-Prince native and acclaimed artist who helped create the KORE brand of condoms, which is distributed through local Partners in Health clinics. The KORE packaging incorporates Haitian Kréyòl messaging and visual instructions designed specifically for the Haitian people.

If you buy Sir Richard's condoms, you’re not just protecting yourself. You’re part of an ambitious humanitarian mission to distribute condoms worldwide, to keep more people safe and healthy, and to help eradicate preventable diseases worldwide. No other condom company can claim such impressive coverage.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • Lady
    Lady

    Greetings! Sir Richard's mission is to bring health and pleasure to the global community. By creating a premium, chemical-free condom (no glycerin, spermicide or parabens) made of 100% natural latex, we aim to please. Free of any animal products, we are proudly Vegan Certified by the American Vegetarian Association; Sir Richard's condoms are also PETA approved!

    I'll be answering any questions you may have today. It is nice to meet you, the pleasure is all yours.

  • Anna
    Anna
    1/22/2013 12:20 PM

    Love the mission of Sir Richard's!

    What about your packaging: is it, or will it be, biodegradable?

    Thanks!

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 12:36 PM

    @Annie K Our packaging is not currently biodegradable. Thanks for the kind words and excellent suggestion!

  •  Hillary
    Hillary
    1/22/2013 12:49 PM

    Everybody needs a little lovin'! and what a great way to help with a very serious global issue! I do quite a bit of shopping at natural food markets and pharmacies and I have not seen your product out there.

    Please present to Whole Foods for future convenience :).. with thanks!

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 1:58 PM

    We agree, Hillary, especially with Valentine's Day coming up! Thanks for showin' us a little love too!

    We're stoked to have partnered with Daily Grommet to bring you an excellent deal on Sir Richard's.

    For future reference, we are sold in a number of physical stores across the US, and you can email us at [email protected] for assistance in finding a store near you.

  •  George Baez
    George Baez
    1/22/2013 12:50 PM

    I am disturbed that I got an email about condoms from this site! Family friendly it was, global mission or not, this was a terrible mistake on this sites part. You should ask folks first if they want to receive emails that may be of a sexual nature.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 1:30 PM

    @ George Baez

    Hi George,

    In cases like today, with sensitive subject matter, we use "(mature content)" in the subject line. This story is very newsworthy, but we understood that it would not be for everyone. That is a great suggestion to add the option to opt-out of certain emails. Thank you.

  • George Baez
    George Baez
    1/22/2013 1:48 PM

    @Amy Bernstein

    Very close to leaving the site and telling folks how inappropriate this was. I have recommended your site, but no longer.

  • Catherine
    Catherine
    1/22/2013 12:51 PM

    Not currently 'involved' so to speak and no clue as to when I may meet someone with whom to be active again. Having revealed as much could you please tell me the longevity [no pun intended] of these condoms stored in a closet?

    Thanks for helping others to be safe!

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 1:43 PM

    @Catherine, the shelf life for our condoms is 5 years. The date is printed on both the box and individual foil so that you can easily check to be sure that they are not expired when you use them.

    The best way to store condoms and ensure longevity is to keep them in a dark place at normal room temperature.

    Thanks for the great question!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 11:34 PM

    @Catherine Hamel You gave me a good chuckle with this comment. Thanks.

  •  Meghan
    Meghan
    1/22/2013 1:31 PM

    I was a bit shocked to get this email for condoms from the Daily Grommet. I would prefer not to receive emails advertising explicitly sexual products. In future, please refrain from sending these types of emails, or at least set up preferences for recipients, so I have the opportunity to opt out.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 1:40 PM

    @ Meghan

    Hi Meghan. Thanks for your comment. We understand there are subscribers who don't want to receive emails with this subject matter. We are working to make this possible and thank you for your feedback.

    Thank you.

  •  Melanie
    Melanie
    1/22/2013 2:18 PM

    I'm offended by this one too. Condoms??? Really??? Not what I want to see in my inbox. You better believe I will be unsubscribing. You've pushed the envelope too far on this one.. .You're out of your mind if you think a condom is compassionate. Why risk any percentage of spreading a STD?

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 2:32 PM

    @ Melanie

    Hi Melanie,

    Thanks for your feedback. We're sorry to hear that you found today's Grommet offensive. We saw this company as newsworthy and a great story to tell, yet we understood it wouldn't be for everyone. We value all feedback from our community, even if it's not favorable.

  •  Jessie
    Jessie
    1/22/2013 9:48 PM

    @ Melanie Actually, education about condom use and making them more widely available helps prevent the spread of STDs. People have sex. All over the world. Not everyone shares your aversion to or cultural biases about it. When used properly, condoms help prevent the spread of HIV, among other sexually transmitted infections.

  •  Sheryll
    Sheryll
    1/22/2013 2:34 PM

    Seriously? Offended by condoms? Not being a family topic? Have you watched TV in prime time lately?

    There's a teen pregnancy problem out there and you are offended by a way to reduce this social problem?

  • Leslie
    Leslie
    1/22/2013 3:04 PM

    As the director of a non profit that purchases condoms to distribute internationally to those who want and need them, I am curious as to how you choose which organizations to support. If there is an application process I would be thrilled to learn about it. Our work is in the Dominican Republic. Thanks for offering this on Daily Grommet!

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 3:34 PM

    @Leslie T,

    We have partnered with Partners in Health to work in Haiti due to their extensive education and health network there.

    In order to ensure a lasting effect of our social mission, we are concentrating our efforts in Haiti with the KORE condom until we determine that our contribution has a stable influence in the region. We always love to hear the stories behind non-profit organizations with missions similar to our own. Feel free to shoot an email to [email protected] with your story!

    Thank you for doing the important work that you do in the Dominican Republic!

  •  Mary Anderson
    Mary Anderson
    1/22/2013 3:14 PM

    I just sent this on to friends and my children. Thank you for publicizing this great idea. I hope those who object have read the story behind this product. This is a life-saving project. You created a very tasteful presentation.

  • Amy
    Amy – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 3:18 PM

    @ Mary Anderson

    Thanks, Mary for your lovely comments. We feel it is a strong story and very newsworthy. So glad you feel positively and are passing it along to family and friends.

  •  Pat K
    Pat K
    1/22/2013 3:19 PM

    After reading the comments concerning the sale of condoms I really have to wonder where some of these folks who are so against seeing or reading anything about condoms or any sexual product live.....must be in a different world. Just because they don't like the product does not mean that there aren't plenty of others who feel them quite necessary and part of the real world.

  •  Alyssa C
    Alyssa C
    1/22/2013 3:35 PM

    These sound great! Price is not bad and it's all for a good cause. I enjoy knowing that buying these will not only benefit me, but also others around the world as well. The packaging is stylish and I love the fact that these are PETA certified. Definitely going to suggest these to my boyfriend :)

  •  George Baez
    George Baez
    1/22/2013 3:42 PM

    @ Alyssa C

    Sales if confines are fine, I didn't sign up for that from this site.

  •  Dave
    Dave
    1/22/2013 4:35 PM

    @ George Baez Well, George, as far as I know, no one at Grommet is going to force you to buy any...

  • Lady
    Lady – Special Guest
    1/22/2013 3:58 PM

    Thanks Alyssa, we're flattered!

  • Jennifer
    Jennifer
    1/22/2013 8:21 PM

    I think that this is a wonderful and brilliant idea and will certainly be recommending it to my socially-conscious friends.

    To those who do not like "sexuallly explicit" emails like that - do what I do. I do not get emails from DG but prefer to follow them on Twitter so that I can still remain up to date with their awesome products. Their tweet for this product was by no means "inappropriate" and did not mention anything questionable in the least - so it would be entirely up to you to click on the link.

    Daily Grommet has a fantastic Twitter feed and I look forward to hearing more about fantastic ideas like this that can go very far to saving so many lives.

  • Pam
    Pam
    1/22/2013 8:48 PM

    I don't believe this is an appropriate site to be selling condoms. It's like going to the department store where clothes, shoes, cosmetics, jewelry, appliances are sold...then...a porn department! Or maybe Daily Grommet is telling us that it is leaning towards these kinds of sales. If so I'm out of this site and it will be under parental control. Just saying.....sometimes there is a right time and place.

  •  kevin in boulder
    kevin in boulder
    1/23/2013 1:04 AM

    im pretty sure that condoms are in fact for sale in nearly every major retail department stores, if not on the shelves then certainly in the mens room, not that you would have ever gone in there. walmart, target, walgreens, every grocery store and gas station in country sells condoms. and thank god they do i never plan ahead! @Pam Houston

  •  in texas
    in texas
    1/22/2013 9:27 PM

    so sad to run across this item. was so excited with this site and good grief.

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 11:31 PM

    @ in texas One thing I have learned here at Grommet, from launching products from over 1,500 indie and progressive companies is that innovation is in the eye of the beholder. You can see that reality clearly in the comments today. THIS is exactly what I love about building a totally new way to discover products. We can get this kind of conversation going. We can look at things differently from the "same old same old". We can challenge, delight, frustrate, inspire, and entertain. We just never want to bore you, or to betray your trust. Will we offend? Clearly, yes, at times.

    But if you were interested in this product (and I respect that you are not), you know that we did the work to vet its story and assure it is true.

    We don't expect you to like all of them. That's totally cool.

  • janet
    janet
    1/22/2013 9:31 PM

    Hey,

    Why not send the 'Chocolate Pinata Cake' from Serenade Chocolatier along with each order of the condoms...what could be better sex & chocolate?!

  • Jules
    Jules – Grommet Team
    1/22/2013 11:32 PM

    @janetlouise You got me there. Great idea.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.