We created s. rosa organic so that women can have 100% organic tampons delivered to their door on a regular basis, with enough supply to last at least 3 months. Our tampons are organic cotton and do not have any rayon, synthetic materials, chlorine, bleaching agents or any other toxins.
It all started when I got my period at 3am in the middle of winter. Disgruntled, I drove to 7-11 and paid about $9.00 for a pack of 16 synthetic tampons. I went home but didn't sleep - there needed to be a change. We are from Melbourne, Australia and want to revolutionise the way women deal with their periods.
The way we access tampons has remained the same for years and years. We want to disrupt this for good. Large tampon companies are not obliged to include an ingredient list, so we don't know what we are putting into our bodies every single month.
Typically, chlorine, bleaching agents, rayon, viscose, fragrances, plastics, toxins and other chemicals are used in the process of manufacturing synthetic tampons.
A new design. We wanted to create tampon packaging that was compact, durable, functional and had a subtle, modern design. We wanted to make sure that tampons did not fall out too, so we built the s. rosa organic linen zip pouch.
Features of the linen zip pouch:
- Recyclable and reusable
- Soft gold, metal zipper
- Zip closure to keep tampons safe inside
- Pure woven, linen material
- 11.0cm x 13.5cm (height x length)
- No bleaching agents used on the linen
- Compact, functional and durable
- Pure cotton
- 100% organic
- Absorbency of approximately 11g, suitable for medium flow
- Cotton is grown and tampons are made in Spain
- No synthetic materials
- No chlorine
- No bleaching agents
- No toxins
- No fragrance
- No dioxins or furans
- No pesticide residue
- No plastics
- No rayon
- No synthetic ingredients
Tampon box features:
- Holds x16 tampons
- Flat, compact
- Easy to store
Pledge $24.00 or more - 3 Month Package - Try us out: You will receive 1 s. rosa organic zip pouch and 48 organic, cotton tampons that will last you about 3 months
Pledge $47.00 or more - 6 Month Package - Stay with organic: You will receive 2 s. rosa organic zip pouches and 96 organic, cotton tampons. Imagine not having to worry about your period for half a year!
Pledge $86.00 or more - EARLY BIRD KICKSTARTER SPECIAL #1 - Limited 1 Year Savings Package: One whole year with your period sorted. You will receive 4 s. rosa organic zip pouches and 192 organic, cotton tampons. You can keep them safely and easily throughout the year due to their compact nature and you will always be prepared for those surprise moments. This is a savings package that is a Kickstarter special only.
Pledge $90.00 or more - 1 Year Savings Package: One whole year with your period sorted. You will receive 4 s. rosa organic zip pouches and 192 organic, cotton tampons. You can keep them safely and easily throughout the year due to their compact nature and you'll have peace of mind knowing that you'll be prepared for any situation!
Pledge $173.00 or more - 2 Year Super Package: We know we're going to get our periods. This pack will have your sorted for 2 whole years! You will receive 8 s. rosa organic zip pouches and 384 organic, cotton tampons. You can either choose to have these delivered all at once or have one pack (1x s. rosa organic zip pouch and 48x organic, cotton tampons) sent out every 3 months. Whichever you prefer!
Pledge $389.00 or more - 5 Year Savings and Convenience Package: For those of you who know you'll have your period for some time to come, may as well be prepared for the inevitable! You will receive 20 s. rosa organic zip pouches and 960 organic, cotton tampons. Across the 5 years, we will send out one pack (1x s. rosa organic zip pouch and 48x organic, cotton tampons) every 3 months. Or, let us know how often you would like it sent out and we will deliver according to your requests. Everyone has different cycles and we want you to get the most out of this.
Pledge $739.00 or more - 10 Year Super Savings and Convenience Package: 10 years?! Yep. Whether you're already using organic or want to switch to organic, you'll be giving your body the best for a very long time. You will receive 40 s. rosa organic zip pouches and 1920 organic, cotton tampons for the next 10 years. Across this time, we will send out one pack (1x s. rosa organic zip pouch and 48x organic, cotton tampons) every 3 months. Or, let us know how often you would like it sent out, and we will deliver according to your requests. Your name or business will also be featured on our big backers page on our website.
You will never have to worry about buying tampons again and have peace of mind that you are giving your body the best. With all your help, support and belief in our project, we will bring this to all women.
Finding the right material took a lot of time, but it was worth it. We found a pure, soft linen material that is not bleached and has texture that makes it look and feel unique. I've been using it since I got my sample and I love it! It is also highly durable and will not rip or break like conventional tampon boxes. They're brilliant for reusing too and will hold anything you want in there safely.
Finding a zipper that was strong, metal and had a soft shade of gold ended up taking us the most time to find. Finally, we were left with these two and chose the larger zipper. The reason is because the larger size makes it easier to grasp the zip and it adds a nice, jewellery-like touch to the zip pouch.
We wanted a colour that was soft and subtle. We ended up printing many samples that were either too dark or far too light for our logo to be seen. In the end, we found one that was ideal and stuck with it. It is a subtle pink and works well with other accessories that you use.
The new zip pouch means that tampons will stay right where they should be (and not on the floor, in public, to many furtive stares). It is small, compact, functional and subtle!
Say goodbye to last minute trips to the convenience store when you're in no condition to leave the house, uncomfortable and moody. We'll deliver right to your door, with enough tampons to last you about 3 months.
By you backing our project, we will be able to meet the production requirements of our manufacturers and bring everyone s. rosa organic. Even to the boys - no more buying your girlfriend/sister/mum/wife/friend tampons again. It'll go straight to them from now on, don't worry!
This funding will be used to make the zip pouches, make the tampons and send them out to anyone in the world. If you're from Australia, you will also have free shipping on any of the prizes.
In the future, you will be able to subscribe to s. rosa organic. This means, we will send you one pack (1x s. rosa organic zip pouch and 48x tampons) every 3 months. We will also create a flexible version which allows you to decided how often you would like the pack sent out.
If the funding goals are met, we will be able to make this happen for women everywhere.
If you have any questions at all, you can either check the FAQ below or certainly feel free to send a message with any enquiry you have. We'll be here to help you and would love to hear your questions and comments!
On a very important note, we want to keep the conversation alive about the fact that women all over the world are still being taxed for an essential item. Governments make millions directly from women getting their periods and it is time to put an end to it. Sign as many of these petitions as you can! If you know of another one, send us a message and we'll put it up.
Let's keep the conversation alive, together, and increase the pressure on governments around the globe to stop taxing our periods. #ENDTAMPONTAX
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Risks and challenges
As we've already sourced the suppliers and manufacturers and given them a guideline and provided a timeline, there shouldn't be too many challenges relating to the production.
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