period products that are eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical

Working our ways into a more sustainable lifestyle is one that everyone and their great aunt seem to be doing these days. However, for us females or anyone with a uterus, there is one extra area that we have to think about if we want to fully optimise our own sustainability.

The dreaded period!

Over the course of one lifetime, a female on average can go through more than 11,000 disposable period products, be that tampons, pads and everything in between. Adding to that the fact there are roughly 7.5 billion people in the world, therefore roughly 3.75 billion females, that is a seriously large amount of waste materials, be it cotton or plastic, that only get one use and then are thrown away to sit on this earth for hundreds of years.

That's why I've come to you with this blog post, in hopes that if you are looking to move over to more sustainable options for period products you'll find one in the list below.



  • TABOO AU organic cotton pads [100% organic cotton]
  • Callaly organic cotton pads [100% organic cotton, free from dioxins, dyes, perfumes, pesticides and other nasties]
  • LUXstore organic day pads [Vegan, biodegradable, hypoallergenic, free from, pesticides, rayon, synthetic polymers, perfumes and other chemicals]
  • eco femme cloth pads [100% organic cotton, product life 75-100 washes]
  • TOTM pads [breathable organic cotton, no fragrance, deodorants, wood pulp or chlorine bleach, hypoallergenic, wrapped in a compostable and biodegradable biofilm, cruelty-free, vegan]
  • MONDAYS organic pads [plastic free, organic cotton, no chemicals, vegan]
  • Flo the bamboo pad pack [organic bamboo, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, breathable, individually wrapped in zero-plastic plant-based biowrappers, no nasties, cruelty-free, vegan]
  • Bloom and Nora [100% recycled plastic waste]
  • Freda pads
  • Natracare natural pads [plastic free]
  • LUNAPADS [100% organic cotton, nickel-free silver-plated brass snaps]
  • LOLA pads [100% organic cotton, gynaecologist-approved, hypoallergenic]


  • DAME reusable applicator* [made from medical grade Sanipolymers that keep it hygienic, saves up to 12,000 disposable applicators]
  • TABOO AU organic cotton tampons [100% organic cotton]
  • Callaly organic cotton tampons [100% organic cotton, plastic-free, non-applicator, free from dyes, dioxins, perfumes, pesticides and other nasties]
  • TOTM applicator tampons [100% organic cotton, biodegradable cardboard applicator, no rayon, fragrance or chlorine bleach, cruelty-free, vegan]
  • TOTM non-applicator tampons [100% organic cotton, no fragrance, rayon or chlorine bleach, cruelty-free, vegan]
  • MONDAYS organic tampon kit [plastic free, organic cotton, no dyes, bleach or chemicals]
  • Flo tampon pack [100% organic cotton, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, BPA-free, recycled plastic, no nasties, cruelty-free, vegan]
  • ohne tampons [100% organic cotton, hypoallergenic, unscented]
  • Freda tampons
  • Natracare tampons [100% certified organic cotton]
  • ALBANY MAE [organic, no nasties]
  • LOLA tampons [ 100% organic cotton, gynaecologist-approved, hypoallergenic]
  • Sea Pearls Natural Sea Sponge Tampons [washable and reuasbale]

Period Pants

  • WUKA Period Pants [fabric that is CO2 neutral, softer than fine cotton, breathable, vegan]
  • Thinx period-proof underwear [have a range of underwear styles]

Menstrual Cups

  • TOTM menstrual cups [free-from BPA, latex and silicone, cruelty-free, vegan]
  • Mooncup [vegan, made from silicone]
  • INTIMINA Ziggy Cup [silicone, can be worn during sex]
  • &SISTERS Nudie Period Cup [hupoallergenic, silicone]
  • Flex disposable menstrual disc
  • DivaCup [100% medical grade silicone, latex-free, BPA-free, dye and chemical free]
  • Softcup
  • Softdisc

Panty Liners

  • Callaly organic cotton liners [100% organic cotton, free from dioxins, dyes, perfumes, pesticides and other nasties]
  • eco femme pantyliners [100% organic cotton - unbleached, nickel-free metal bush button]
  • TOTM liners [organic cotton, no fragrance, wood pulp or chlorine bleach, cruelty-free, vegan]
  • MONDAYS panty liner kit [plastic free, organic cotton, no dyes, bleach or chemicals]
  • Flo bamboo liner pack [bamboo, hypoallergenic, biodegradable, breathable, biowrappers, no nasties, cruelty-free, vegan]
  • Freda pantyliners
  • Natracare [soft, beathable]

Though not all of these will be perfectly as sustainable as others, hopefully, there is enough of a variety for all circles of people.

I want to keep growing this list, so if you know of any other period product brands that are ethical, sustainable and eco-friendly I'd love to know so I can add them.

Sustainable living is not always about being 100% perfect but it's about 100% of people trying to improve in even the smallest ways.

- Sophie

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