April 27, 2020

Organic Cotton—it’s soft, natural, and kind on your body. It’s what our tampons, pads, and pantyliners are made of. You may have noticed though that we say they’re GOTS certified and perhaps that’s got you wondering what exactly GOTS means. Today we share the answer to that question!

GOTS Defined

GOTS is an acronym that stands for Global Organic Textile Standard. It’s the worldwide leading textile processing standard for organic fibers, which is backed up by independent certification of the entire textile supply chain, ensuring responsibility and purity is met.

Having a set of standards like these required for certification means ensuring the meeting of requirements for the GOTS organic status —everything from harvesting the raw cotton material, through environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing, up to labeling.

All of this provides a credible assurance to you—our fabulous Tampon Tribe friends! You get wholesome, quality products that you know were made with care.

High Standards To Be Met

We make products that we’re proud to use ourselves. Some of the criteria required for GOTS certification look like this:

  • A product carrying the GOTS label must contain certified organic fibers.
  • Fiber farmers must be certified according to organic farming standards.
  • Toxic heavy metals, formaldehyde, aromatic solvents, functional nano particles, genetically modified organisms (GMO) and their enzymes are prohibited.
  • No chlorine bleaching is allowed.
  • Packaging material must not contain PVC.

Basically, it means cotton grown organically is processed and formed into our feminine hygiene supplies without the use of harmful chemicals or synthetic materials. This really means better for the entire environment and better for each of our bodies!

Why Your Body Needs GOTS Certified Products

Considering the fact that your body goes through hundreds of menstrual cycles in a lifetime, that’s a lot of period products needed through the years. The pads, liners, and tampons you choose spend hours each day touching some of your most sensitive skin. It only makes sense to choose those made with processes and fabrics that are pure and natural.

Our Tampon Tribe products are not only cotton—they’re 100% GOTS certified organic cotton! Hypoallergenic—chlorine, dioxin, and perfume free, with no plastic, and totally biodegradable.

It gives your body a chance to just do her thing each month naturally and not have to combat all the toxic components found in more heavily processed and plastic filled versions. So with our GOTS certified period supplies, we’ve GOTS you covered! ;)