They work. What, after all, is a sanitary pad if it isn’t functional? Tsuno disposable sanitary pads are available as regular winged (pack of 10), overnight winged (pack of 8) and panty liners (pack of 20).
They’re sustainable. Tsuno pads are made from a natural bamboo (not viscose) and corn fibre top sheet, individually wrapped in biodegradable sleeves, and finally packaged in recycled cardboard boxes. Bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable fibres available due to its fast growth-rate, low demands on resources and natural resistance to pests and fungi.
Bamboo is not only eco-friendly, but also super absorbent, breathable, soft and comfortable, antibacterial, and just generally amazing!
There is also no chlorine or dioxin bleach used in the manufacturing process.
They’re affordable. A key feature of Tsuno sanitary pads is that they are no more expensive than other products already on the market. This makes your consumer choice a no-brainer. This is the key to making any social enterprise work. By simply switching your choice, you can make a difference to your global community, and take back some power as a consumer. Right on!
They’re beautifully packaged. Design is really important to me, so when creating Tsuno I wanted to provide a product for women that not only works but also looks beautiful. Each package has been made to feel like you are opening a present (even if the contents are unexciting) to symbolise the gift your purchase is giving to women in the developing world. The packaging will feature a new Australian artist’s work each month, providing income and exposure for an emerging artist and beautiful visuals for you!
They’re socially conscious.
The number one reason and motivation for creating Tsuno was to find a way of generating money to put into educating women and girls living in poverty.
The empowerment of women in the form of the education of girls in the developing world holds among the greatest hopes as a driver of the eradication of extreme poverty, pulling close to a billion people from extreme hunger, lack of health care, gender inequality and vulnerability to environmental fragility on to the first rung of development, allowing for the greatest means of social mobility.
Why has Tsuno partnered in 2016/2017 with One Girl to give 50% of its profits?
Firstly, hearing One Girl’s co-founder Chantelle Baxter speak was the catalyst of inspiration for Tsuno founder Roz Campbell to begin a sanitary product social enterprise.
With more than 60 million girls around the world are not in school, One Girl is on a mission to educate 1 million of them.
One Girl gives girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda access to education, where up to 44% of girls are forced into marriage before they turn 18, teenage pregnancy is one of the most common reasons for dropping out of school, and more than 70% of people in Sierra Leone earn less than $2 a day.
But education changes everything.
For every year a girl stays in school, her income can increase 10-20%, she’s less likely to be sold into marriage, and more likely to have a smaller, healthier family. The longer a girl is educated, the greater the benefits.
Please head to the One Girl website to learn more.