TSUNO is a social enterprise selling disposable, sustainable bamboo fibre sanitary pads and organic cotton tampons. The brand gives 50% of profits to programs set up to help women and girls in the developing world, with the main focus being education and menstrual support.
No nasties. TSUNO pads are made from a natural bamboo and corn fibre top sheet, individually wrapped in biodegradable sleeves, and finally packaged in recyclable cardboard boxes. Bamboo is a sustainable material with a fast growth-rate, low demands on resources and natural resistance to pests and fungi. It is also super absorbent, breathable, soft and comfortable, antibacterial, and just generally amazing! There has also been no chlorine or dioxin bleach used in the manufacturing process.
TSUNO also has a certified organic cotton tampons range, in three absorbencies: mini, regular and super. Their tampons are certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS), and registered under the Therapeutic Goods Administration. The brand believes using organic cotton is a non negotiable for their tampons -pesticides, fertilisers and unhealthy farming practices have no place in their products, or our bodies!
They’re beautifully packaged. The packaging features different designs of artist's work that inspires us. To date we have featured the work of Erin Lightfoot, Tim Royall, Evi O, Eloise Rapp, Andrea Shaw, Obus, Abbey Rich, Mirador, Kip & Co, Natalie Byrne, The Souvenir Society and Everyday Ambitions, and the list goes on...
As for their social impact, TSUNO is currently working in partnership with One Girl, who provide education scholarships and sanitary pads to marginalised girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda. They also hold themselves accountable for multiple donations and ongoing support to the work of The International Women's Development Agency, Share the Dignity, The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, The Rough Period, The Asylum Seekers Centre Newtown and Essentials for Women South Australia.