Feminine menstrual products have not changed much in the last 70 years like regular drug store tampons that have been around since the 1930’s. Recent reports have shown that conventional menstrual products from tampons to maxi pads are treated with toxic substances like chlorine dioxide.
Here are companies that are changing monthly menstruation for women all over with 100% organic cotton products to biodegradable packaging and programs that provide women and young children in countries like India and Uganda the same organic products we have access to.
Cora is a startup that modernizes period management. Cora offers organic tampons that actually work, elegant accessories, and convenient delivery, while giving period products to girls in need for every box sold.
Each tampon is made of 100% certified organic cotton that is free from treated chemicals, making it hypoallergenic and biodegradable.
Cora also provides menstrual pads to developing countries like India where women and young girls have limited access to these kinds of products. Every sanitary pad given is all-natural, sustainable and biodegradable, plus they’re produced in small-scale manufacturing units in rural villages and urban slums to support the local economy and employ the women who live there.
Visit Cora online to sign up for a monthly subscription.
Thinx underwear is made at a family-run factory that has an outstanding commitment to providing supplementary education and training to its female employees, empowering them to become leaders in their communities.
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Honest organic cotton pads are naturally soft and made of absorbent organic cotton with a topsheet and core to provide comfort, avoid dryness, and pH compatibility.
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Luna pads period underwear collections – uncommon underthings that offer more than your average pair! Choose from a wide selection of functional undies in sizes XS through 3XL that fit great. Whether it’s organic cotton underwear for everyday, leakproof underwear that has your back, or period underwear with absorbency options to fit your flow. Get the backup or complete period protection you need in the style that you want.
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Sea Pearls are completely natural sea sponges that come from the ocean. At Jade & Pearl, a great deal of care is given to every single sponge we send out. Each Sea Pearl is washed, inspected, trimmed, and packaged by our expert sponge squad. The detailed care that goes into each sponge ensures that they continue providing the same high quality sea sponges that they have offered to the women of the world for the past 40 years.
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Since 1989, women around the world have chosen our high quality, organic and natural feminine hygiene products with confidence. Soft, certified organic cotton and totally chlorine free, plastic free, biodegradable materials means Natracare only leaves a soft footprint on the earth.
Natracare products are a direct response to health and environmental concerns about dioxin pollution caused by chlorine bleaching, pesticide spraying on conventionally grown cotton, and the use of rayon and plastics in feminine hygiene.
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Lunapads is a feminist, social mission driven business based in Vancouver, Canada. They believe that reusable menstrual alternatives offer a healthy, creative and empowering way to honor and care for ourselves and the planet.
Luna pads is also committed to helping through their One4Her initiative in partnership with @AFRIpads. For every eligible Lunapads purchase, we will fund a Uganda-made AFRIpad to support education for girls and jobs for women in Uganda.
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