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:
Health & wellbeing
to enhance women’s health and wellbeing,
to reduce the chemical load on the environment and to inspire conscious living,
giving you the power to make informed product decisions and talk openly about your needs.
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 cottonWe 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 StandardsAll 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.
TransparencyWe 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.
PackagingAll our outer packaging is recyclable and FSC certified, and we use only soy-based inks when printing.
BiodegradableSome of our finished products are 100% biodegradable, others are leading the way.
ManufacturingWe manufacture in the EU and conduct annual audits to ensure fair labour and quality standards are met.
Organic Cotton lifecycle
An organic cotton seed is planted by farmers on an
organic cotton farm.
Temperature of the soil needs to have maintained an approximate 15°C for 10 days.
The seed evolves into a seedling with
its roots growing around nine inches into the ground.
Farmers formulate the seed beds by plowing up rows of land. They place the seeds in the ground and cover them with
The cotton plant takes an average of 120 to 140 days for the first blossom to appear. The colour will evolve from white, to yellow to pink
to end with rich red.
Green pods appear after the flower falls of.
During the 15- to 25-day ripening stage, they evolve from green to brown.
It’s time to harvest when the dried cotton pops up.
The cotton is then transported from the farm to begin production.
Our tampons and pads are made.
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.
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.
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.
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.
MaterialsWe 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 OrganicOur 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.
BiodegradableOur 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.
The TOM Co commits to giving back to our local community.
The Babes Project
We proudly donate a portion of our profits and ongoing product supply to The Babes Project. We believe that no woman should have to enter pregnancy and early parenthood without all the information and support she needs to make empowered decisions.
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."