WHAT IS TSUNO?
Tsuno sells disposable, sustainable bamboo fibre sanitary pads.
We are a social enterprise. 50% of our profits are donated to charities that focus on empowering women, with the main focus being education and menstrual support. Tsuno is currently working in partnership with One Girl, who provide education scholarships and sanitary pads to marginalised girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda. We are also proud to have already donated to and continue to support the work of The International Women's Development Agency, Share the Dignity, The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre and Essentials for Women South Australia.
Tsuno pads are made from a natural bamboo (not viscose- which means no harsh chemicals used to process it) and corn fibre top sheet, individually wrapped in biodegradable sleeves, and finally packaged in recyclable 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. It is also super absorbent, breathable, soft and comfortable, antibacterial, and just generally amazing!
There has also been no chlorine or dioxin bleach used in the manufacturing process.
We are currently researching and aim to develop a 100% biodegradable product, however it is important to note, at this stage, the bottom layer is a breathable polyethylene film to ensure the pad is leak proof and does the job it's made to do efficiently, and will be until we can find a suitable alternative biodegradable material.
They’re beautifully packaged. The packaging features different editions of an Australian artist’s work. The first edition of packaging has been designed by Brisbane based designer Erin Lightfoot. Erin produces gorgeous print rich textiles and ceramics. Using simple shapes and a playful yet carefully considered colour palette, she constructs patterns that explore geometry, optical illusion and repetition. A selection of her work can be seen at www.erinlightfoot.com.