Why choose pads made with plant-based ingredients?

Using renewable, plant-based pads can help us reduce non-renewable, fossil-fuel use.

By replacing conventional plastics such as polyethylene and polypropylene from period products with sustainable plant-based ingredients such as cellulose fibers and plant-based bioplastic, we can say goodbye to petrochemical-based plastics that could pollute our planet for 500-600 years after disposal.

% Biobased Carbon Content

ASTM D6866-22 Method B (AMS) TOC

Sparkle pads are USDA Certified Biobased Products with 86% biobased content, which means we use ingredients that reduce our dependence on fossil based resources.

The USDA Certified Biobased Product label displays a product's biobased content, which is the portion of a product that comes from a renewable source (such as plants, forestry feedstocks, etc).

Utilizing renewable, biobased materials displaces the need for non-renewable, petroleum-based chemicals.

Planet-friendly period care

Made with plant-based ingredients

No conventional plastics
No polypropylene or polyethylene in the top sheet, core or back sheet that could pollute the planet for over 500 years after disposal

No synthetic superabsorbents
No sodium polyacrylates that are derived from crude oil

No artificial fragrances or dyes
No harsh chemicals that may cause rashes or irritations

Sparkle tampons are made using 100% Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton.

The Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognised as the world’s leading processing standard for products made from certified organically produced raw materials. It includes strict environmental and social criteria for operations along the entire cotton supply chain.

Products carrying GOTS logos contain the credible assurance of organic origin of the product, as well as environmentally and socially responsible processing.

Benefits of using

100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton

Compared to traditional cotton farming practices that involve the use of synthetic pesticides and fertilizers, organic cotton farming relies on natural and sustainable methods, such as crop rotation, biological pest control, and composting.

Synthetic pesticides and fertilizers used in traditional cotton farming can have detrimental effects on the soil, water sources, and surrounding ecosystems. In contrast, organic farming practices can help maintain soil fertility, conserve water, and protect biodiversity.

Beyond environmental benefits, GOTS certification also ensures that workers involved in the cultivation and processing of organic cotton are treated fairly and provided with safe working conditions. This includes fair wages, reasonable working hours, and the prohibition of child labor.