Our Impact

TOM Organic was founded on the philosophy that women should never have to compromise their wellbeing or the health of the planet with the products they buy.

We seek to enrich women’s lives by exercising social and ethical responsibility in every aspect of our work—from where we source our organic cotton to the way we run our business.
We see our impact as threefold:

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Health & wellbeing

to enhance women’s health and wellbeing,

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Environment

to reduce the chemical load on the environment and to inspire conscious living,

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CONSCIOUS CHOICE

giving you the power to make informed product decisions and talk openly about your needs.

Supply Chain

Many of us are quick to read the ingredient list on the foods we buy, yet we don’t often think about what is in the products we use in the most delicate part of our bodies. It is made more difficult as feminine hygiene products are not required to list ingredients on their packaging. As a brand, we believe in complete transparency and happily spell out our ingredients – we have nothing to hide.

Here is a little bit more information to help inform your choice:

Certified organic cotton

We source the finest Certified Organic Cotton available from Certified Organic farms. Unlike conventional cotton farms, the farmers are not exposed to harmful pesticides because organic cotton is not sprayed with these chemicals.

Organic Standards

All of the cotton used in our products is certified organic to both the international GOTS Standard and the Australian Organic Standard. The ACO audits our entire supply chain annually.

Transparency

We are committed to building a completely transparent supply chain. We believe it is important to understand the journey that every single ingredient in our products has taken to get the supermarket shelf. We're also committed to sharing that journey with you.

Packaging

All our outer packaging is recyclable and FSC certified, and we use only soy-based inks when printing.

Biodegradable

All of our finished products are 100% biodegradable.

Manufacturing

We manufacture in the EU and conduct annual audits to ensure fair labour and quality standards are met.

Our certifications

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B Corp

We are proud to be one of the founding B Corps in Australia. This means that we compete collectively with businesses to be the best for the world, not only the best in the world. B Corps believe in redefining success in business, where business can be levered as a force for good. The B Corp assessment explores a company’s governance, transparency, environmental and social impact.

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ACO

All our pads and tampons are made with ACO certified organic cotton. Certification ensures compliance with national production standards and allows trace back of all products to their origin. The cotton used in our pads and tampons is grown free from synthetic pesticides and chemicals meaning less irritation in the most sensitive and absorbent part of a woman’s body.

PETA

All of our products are PETA certified Vegan and Cruelty Free. This means we choose not to test on animals. Further, we pledge not to conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations, or finished products and will not do so into the future.

Supply Chain

Your baby will use over 6,000 nappies and over 12,000 wipes in the first few years of their life. This is such an amazing opportunity to do something wonderful for your baby as well as for the planet they will inherit.

Materials

We have pushed the limits and scoured the world to ensure we have sourced our materials from the most innovative suppliers with outstanding eco credentials. Up to 85% of the envrionmental impact of a disposable nappy is related to its raw materials, which is why we're committed to using plant based, renewable and biodegradable materials wherever possible without compromising performance.

FSC Certified and Organic

Our baby wipes are made from FSC certified plant based cellulose - the most sustainable form or cellulose available. We use both natural and organic ingredients in our baby wipes because we believe in looking after our health and our planet.

Biodegradable

Our wipes are 100% biodegradable and whilst our nappies are leading the way on sustainability, we’re not quite there yet. Technology currently doesn’t enable us to make a fully biodegradable nappy that will also actually work. We’re committed to leading innovation in this space and are working with the most progressive companies to discover new biodegradable technology that will, over time increase our compostability.

Giving back

The TOM Co commits to giving back to our community, both local and further afield.

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We proudly donate a percentage of profits from every pack of tooshies nappies sold to the Birthing Kit Foundation Australia. We also frequently participate in assembly days where we package up birthing kits to ensure safe and sanitary childbirths in lesser-privileged countries.

St Kilda Mums

We are regular donators of nappies and new mother essentials to the St Kilda Mums charity who rehome new and pre-loved baby goods and nursery equipment to families in need.

Melbourne period project

We frequently donate personal care products to the Melbourne Period Project who in turn supply these products to homeless women, also providing care and support.

"From woman to woman, lets be more conscious about what we put in our bodies and look after our health and our environment."