You might remember we covered organic tampons way back when we first started, in a series on healthy vaginas (the best kind). There we discussed why run-of-the-mill tampons aren't great for your vagina (super-absorbency ups your chance of Toxic Shock Syndrome), the environment (non-organic cotton production isn't sustainable), or for those making your sanitary prods (cotton production uses spray-on insecticides that affect field workers in some of the world's poorest regions). If you have access to organic alternatives, you should consider changing things up.
we sure did.
But weren't overjoyed at the growing costs of keeping our cycles people- and planet-friendly. So, we looked for a solution, and found Freda - an organic tampon, pad, and pantyliner subscription box that's delivered monthly to stock you up for your menses.
The boxes are made up according to your preference for tampons, pantyliners or pads, light or heavy absorbency. Each box contains 16-22 items, and these are delivered through your postbox for £6.99 a month. The tampons are made of organic cotton, and are without fragrances, dyes, or insecticides. The Freda pads are made from chlorine-free, sustainable, renewable wood pulp. They come wrapped in 'bio-film' - a biodegradable type of plastic-like substance made from vegetable starch. Neat, huh? More after some pretty pictures:
that keeps on giving.
Freda has more. They are actively involved in women's communities to ensure that menstrual health needs will be met in places they currently aren't. A Bloody Good Cause and KiliPads are two of the charities they work with at an ongoing basis. Check them out and show them some double digit love.