If we want to care for ourselves, we have to care for our environment. We started Naked Sprout with this belief, and six million rolls later we’re more convinced than ever. So this month we’re thrilled to be teaming up with a brand who shares our conviction. &Sisters are a UK company founded by a mother and daughter on a mission to make period care more sustainable.
They have their work cut out for them. The single-use tampons and pads produced by mainstream brands contain up to 95% plastic. Like us, &Sisters have broken with the mainstream, with no plastic in their products or in their packaging.
And we’re also on the same page when it comes to bleach; it’s unnecessary, it’s harmful to the environment, and it doesn’t belong in intimate products. Fans of our unbleached toilet rolls will find the same reassuringly beige tones of products completely free of bleach, harsh chemicals, fertilisers and fragrances.
This minimalist approach to processing makes for wonderfully gentle products. Their disposable tampons, pads, and liners, made with 100% Soil Association organic cotton, are breathable and hypoallergenic. With no plastic or unnatural materials they are recommended by gynecologists for anyone who suffers from thrush, irritation, or allergies.
Disposing of period products after they’ve been used raises more issues. Those of us who menstruate will use up to 11,000 disposable period products over the course of our lives, and the waste this generates can have a huge impact on our environment. Those bleached, plastic filled products we mentioned earlier won’t biodegrade for at least 800 years, if they break down at all. It’s shocking to think the first menstrual products made with plastic are still out there in landfill, in our seas, and in waterways around the world.
Once again &Sisters offers a better way. Their disposable products break down naturally after 18 months, and if you’re up for a longer-term relationship they also offer reusable period pants and cups that will last for years and save countless items from landfill.
Like us, they’re a B Corp, and like us they’re outperforming in their field. Their commitment to sustainable, ethical manufacturing has been recognised with the highest B Corp score of any period brand in the world. So you can be confident &Sisters are working in harmony with your body and the planet, month after month after month.
And this month &Sisters and Naked Sprout are offering the chance to reap the benefits of our unbleached, plastic free products for a whole year, completely free.