Benefits of Organic Cotton
How is Lotus.Eco a sustainable alternative to traditional menstrual products?
Our ideal, is that this is more than about the physical product itself. It's about all the components which need to come together to enable the end to end service. From the raw material that goes into making the tampon and packaging, to the logistics partner (a carbon neutral company) that delivers your order to your door. We've delved into every part of our supply chain to ensure that it's sustainable. Meaning, zero or minimal impact to the environment, ethical labour practices and zero toxicity to the human body. Even our printing uses vegetable-based inks on sustainably sourced recycled paper.
The product itself, differs from traditional menstrual products because 100% of the cotton that's used in Lotus.Eco tampons is certified against the Global Organic Textile Standards. These strict audit standards maintain that the cotton used is free from genetic modification, pesticides and other toxic agents. Furthermore, the production process is free from chlorine bleach and perfumes which, may be an irritant when exposed to the delicate and very absorbent vaginal mucous membrane.
What we need more of in the category of menstrual products is the conversation around waste. Specifically, what happens to menstrual products and or its plastic packaging after it's used and disposed of. Based on an average woman's menstrual cycle, 12,000 tampons or pads may be used in her lifetime - if you multiply that by the population of menstruating women, you can easily see the amount of waste pilling up.
Lotus.Eco tampons and packaging are subsequently made from biomass (plant-based resources), which will therefore decompose back into biomass within 200 days when composted, compared to traditional products that take anywhere between 500-600 years.