Why go organic | TOTM Organic | Cotton tampons, pads and liners

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Why go organic?

We use GOTS certified organic cotton in our tampons, pads and liners. Find out why we use organic!

The rise of organic cotton

Conventional cotton has been labelled the world’s ‘dirtiest crop’. This is a result of the farming processes used to produce it and the use of toxic pesticides. It has a larger environmental impact which affects the future of our planet and natural life.

Organic cotton is farmed without the use of toxic pesticides and herbicides. It’s also seen as a sustainable alternative due to its soil benefiting farming methods which produce less greenhouse gas emissions and makes better use of water.

"Organic cotton feels softer since the threads of the fibre have not been damaged by chemicals"

Kind to your body

Organic cotton is grown without the use of toxic pesticides. It’s GM-free and has a naturally soft, breathable texture.

This makes it ideal for use in period care which comes into contact with the sensitive and highly absorbent vaginal area. Additionally, chemical residue and additives can contain endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) which can disrupt hormonal balance.

Mainstream tampons, pads and liners are made with conventional cotton and have been found to also contain additional synthetic materials such as rayon, plastics and artificial absorbents. Find out more about this here!

Kind to the environment

Organic cotton farming is kind to the environment. Growing organic cotton produces up to 94% less greenhouse gas emissions. Organic practices make better use of water to not waste this resource and this nurtures the soil. Farming methods also remove CO2 from the atmosphere.

It is also kinders to farmer and agricultural workers by eliminating their exposure to hazardous synthetic pesticides. By not using harmful pesticides in its production this also protects waterways from pollution. Organic farming uses fair trade principles to pay workers a fair wage.

TOTM period care is made with GOTS certified organic cotton. Ready to make the switch? Discover our full range here.