By Chloe Brant
At the Co-Op we support and encourage our community in buying organic and waste and plastic free. We stock products and produce sourced as sustainably as possible and have found a new women’s sanitary brand – Tsuno – which as a social enterprise supports women and girls all over the world.
Tsuno is an Australian social enterprise run out of Melbourne which sells disposable, sustainable bamboo fibre sanitary pads and organic cotton tampons. We are currently stocking Tsuno’s certified organic cotton tampons which are free from pesticides, fertilisers and any other nasties which have no place in sanitary products, nor our bodies. There is also no chlorine or dioxin bleach used (as is commonly the case when making sanitary products) in the manufacturing process of Tsuno’s products.
What’s even better is, by using these products, we are also supporting charities that focus on empowering women. Fifty percent of Tsuno’s profits are donated to charities that focus on empowering women, with the main focus being education and menstrual support.
Co-founder of Tsuno, Roz came up with the idea of Tsuno six years ago after a trip to Europe and a lot of research into women’s sanitary options. Roz was shocked to learn about the chemicals that were being used in some of the processes to manufacture pads and tampons, so she decided to make something different.
During this time, Roz came across an Australian based charity called One Girl where she learnt in some of the world’s poorest countries that girls were missing school every month and falling behind because of their periods!
Tsuno is now in partnership with One Girl, an organisation who provide educational scholarships and sanitary pads to marginalised girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda. Tsuno also supports the work of The International Women’s Development Agency, Share Dignity, The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre, and Essentials for Women South Australia.
Come on down to the Co-Op to check out these beautifully packaged sanitary organic tampons. The packaging features different editions of artist’s work.
Check out Tsuno’s story for more info on their work with charities supporting girls and women around the world. For the wellbeing of our environment, bodies and women around the world, we love our new Tsuno products!
About the Author Chloe Brant – An avid ocean lover and eco blogger, Chloe works in broadcast communications and felt she needed to share the message of living a more sustainable life. The Manly Food Co-Op was the perfect fit to share their local and healthy produce and waste-free thinking with the wider community.
“I volunteer writing content for the Co-Op to share my love for local produce and to learn all I can from like-minded volunteers and community members about living a sustainable life for a happy planet :)”