4 Tampons You Need to Know About

Image: Tyler Donohue

Here at Madami, we believe in informed choice. That means that everyone who menstruates should be able to choose products that are suitable for their particular needs, while also staying true to their political and social values.

That’s exactly why we are so excited to see emerging trends and innovations in the FemTech space, specifically around period products. Using materials such as hemp, organic cotton, bambo, and even seaweed, these products allow women to make a positive impact on the environment with each period. What is not to love about that?

Tsuno

Source: Tsuno

When you land on Tsuno’s website, you are greeted with a promise — Your periods have never felt so good.

According to a 2015 study from Cone Communication on millennial attitudes toward corporate social responsibility, “87 percent of women aged 18 to 34 say it’s a key factor in purchasing decisions, and 75 percent say they’re willing to spend more on a socially or environmentally responsible project.” Tsuno promises to satisfy on all fronts. Not only are their products sustainable, they donate 50% of their profits to charities focused on women’s empowerment, particularly menstrual health and education. Currently, they are working in partnership with One Girl, an organization that provides education scholarships and menstrual products to marginalized girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda.

Trace

Source: Trace Femcare

At its core, Trace Femcase is about fostering a connection between consumers and nature. We can all become stewards of this land with our buying-power. Trace believes, first and foremost, that periods can be a part of the solution, not the problem.

Learn more at Trace Femcare, on their website or Follow them on Instagram @traceyourtampon

Hempress Hygienics

Source: Hempress Hygienics

First and foremost, they prioritize environmental sustainability. All hail hemp! It is naturally biodegradable, pesticide free, water efficient, and carbon negative. Can we envision happy periods on the horizon? Hempress Hygienics certainly can.

These naturally raw materials are not only good for the environment, they’re healthy for the body. The antimicrobial fibers are free of toxins, plastics, hormone disruptors, and fragrance.

Vyldness

Source: Vyldness

Enter Vyld, a company focused on saving the oceans one period at a time. They make period products from seaweed that are radically sustainable and fair and marine degradable.

Vlyd seems to harness the momentum of the ocean itself to reframe social stigmas associated with periods, and leverage the potential of seaweed to allow womxn to live in accordance with nature.

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Madami is a purpose-driven advisory & innovation agency specializing in femtech, sextech and gender lens investing