Did you know that most tampons contain barely any cotton?
They are usually made from synthetic fiber blends that are treated with harmful chemicals, bleaches, and dyes. To make matters worse, the FDA classifies tampons as medical devices so companies are not required to label their ingredients at all.
Why is organic cotton better?
Cotton is one of the most highly sprayed crops in the world. Organic cotton is free of herbicides, pesticides, chlorine and bleach. Plus, the environmental footprint of organic cotton is far superior.
WHAT'S THE DEAL WITH THE TAMPON TAX?
Tampons and pads are taxed as luxury items in 38 out of 50 states and, as every woman knows, these products are definitely not a luxury. Government assistance programs, like food stamps, also don’t cover period products, making them the highest demand personal care item among female-focused service providers and shelters.
26.4 MILLION WOMEN IN THE U.S. CAN'T AFFORD PERIOD PRODUCTS
Government assistance programs, like food stamps, don't cover tampons, pads, and liners
Most U.S. states tax period products as luxury items
Menstrual pads are the highest demand personal care item among female-focused service providers and shelters
THE CONSCIOUS PERIOD SOLUTION:
*For every box of tampons we sell, we dontate organic pads. This serves the immediate need of product for millions of women, every month.
We donate pads instead of tampons because:
-Pads can be used for a longer period of time
-Pads are more convenient to change, even if there is no bathroom available
-Pads pose fewer hygiene challenges
BUT WE'RE GOING EVEN FURTHER...
We're hard at work developing programs and manufacturing capabilities to employ the same women we serve and fill shelters' long term needs