Our cotton is grown in Mersin, Turkey and is:
Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (ReACH): This certification aims to improve the protection of human health and the environment through “the better and earlier identification of the intrinsic properties of chemical substances.” What this means, is that ReACH checks to make sure that brands are using the most earth and human-sensitive ingredients in their products. They can require a company to remove or change certain ingredients or restrict their product altogether.
Oeko-tex: Our products carry the Oeko-tex standard 100 label. This means that every component of our cotton has been tested for harmful substances and is 100% harmless to human health.
The Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI): An industry-driven movement that aims to monitor and assess workplace standards across the global supply chain. The BSCI is not a one-time certification that you earn, instead, we commit to yearly audits of our supply chain to maintain and check-in on our labor conditions.
ILO: 65% of the world’s cotton is grown via forced labor, so our stamp of approval from The International Labour Organization is extremely important to us. This United Nations agency champions the rights to decent and productive work, in conditions of freedom, equity, security and dignity.
ISO: The International Organization for Standardization is an international non-governmental organization with a membership of 165 national standards bodies. They work hard to make sure that companies are meeting their international standards for everything from the environment. to food safety, to health, and more.
ISO Standard QMS 9001: This certification is for quality control. It’s purpose is to ensure buyers that the products from a company are at a consistent high level of quality. So if you buy a tampon today, you can be sure that the tampon quality will be at the same high standard if you buy one in a year!
ISO Standard EMS 14001: This certification means we adhere to a strict environmental management system, composed of the policies, processes, plans, practices, and records that define the rules governing our environmental impact.
FDA: The Food and Drug Administration is an American government organization that reviews all food, medical, and personal products in the United States. Its job is to certify that the benefits of the product outweigh the known risks for the intended use.
Organic GOTS 5. 0 (certified): The Global Organic Textile Standard is an internationally recognized organic textile standard. This certification process provides a strict set of guidelines to ensure the environmental and social responsibility of a textile from harvest all the way up to product labeling.
OUR PADS ARE MADE IN: Jiangmen, Guangdong City, China.
Organic GOTS 5.0: See description above
ISO Standard 9001: See description above
FDA: See description above
CE complaint: The Conformitè Europëenne (CE) Mark is defined as the European Union’s (EU) mandatory conformity marking for regulating goods. The CE marking represents a manufacturer’s declaration that products comply with the EU’s New Approach Directives. These directives cover everything from labor, to materials, and everything in between!
Pad Wrapper Certifications:
Our wrappers are compostable and BPI certified. Passing BPI's specifications means that a product will biodegrade completely, quickly and safely-just like kraft paper, yard trimmings and food scraps.
OUR TAMPONS ARE MADE IN: Germany
Our tampon manufacturers operate with high ethical and sustainable standards, marked by these extensive certifications. In addition to this, once the covid-19 restrictions permit we will be conducting a full independent audit of the facility so we can be extra sure that everything is running smoothly.
QMS 9001: See description above.
EMS 14001: See description above.
EnMS ISO 50001: This ISO standard provides a practical way to improve energy use through the development of an energy management system.
MS for medical devices ISO 13485: This additional certification, with strict regulatory requirements, maintains high-quality standards for medical devices.
IFS HPC (EU): A standard for auditing safe and quality products/processes of suppliers concerning the manufacturing of household and personal care products.
FDA (US): See description above
GOTS: The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is an internationally recognized organic textile standard. The certification process provides a strict set of guidelines to ensure the environmental and social responsibility of a textile from harvest all the way up to product labeling.
Sets strict environmental requirements in all relevant phases of a product's life cycle.
Sets strict requirements for chemicals used in eco-labelled products.
Tightens requirements for goods and services continuously to create sustainable development.
Certifies and verifies that all requirements are met before a product is approved.
Soil Association: The UK's leading organic certification body that regulates over 70% of the growing organic market checks to make sure we are being environmentally conscious of the soil we impact.
ISO 14852: This test determines the ultimate aerobic biodegradability of sustainable plastic alternatives in an aqueous medium.
ISO 14855: is a standard biodegradation test method that determines ultimate aerobic biodegradability and disintegration of alternative plastic materials under controlled composting conditions.
Both tests showed that ultimate biodegradability was reached within a year!