When Susie Hewson developed Natracare in the 1980s, she spent years researching the very best raw materials for the job. As well as important health considerations and ensuring that the products worked, Susie endeavoured to find materials that were:
- ethical – protecting the livelihood, homes and health of workers and communities where crops are made
- environmental – looking after the soil, water and air and ensuring low carbon dependency
- animal-friendly – not disrupting the habitats or health of animals, birds, bees and insects who make up ecosystems that are crucial for our planet’s wellbeing.
Using certified organic cotton and accredited sustainable forestry ensures that Natracare meets high sustainable standards.
Natracare was the first ever brand to measure the complete life-cycle of the menstrual pads they produce. The EPD (Environmental Product Declaration) independently measures the carbon life-cycle analysis of a single natracare pad. It verifies the soft impact of our sustainably sourced raw materials, from creation and transport, to the pad being used and finally the return of the pad to the Earth.
We can say with confidence that we are producing one of the most environmentally friendly and effective disposable menstrual products available worldwide.