Naked Tampons by Daye

overall rating:

2.75

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Olivia Cohen
3/12/2022
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Tampons are used by over 100 million women worldwide, with the average woman using around 11,000 tampons in a lifetime. However, the components of a tampon take centuries to break down, even more so if they use a plastic applicator and packaging. However, Daye are now making it possible to be environmentally conscious during your time of the month.

Daye was founded in 2018, with the goal to “raise the standards of women’s health by creating effective products and services that fit conveniently into women’s lives” and they have certainly done that. Their program allows for sustainable, organic and sanitised menstrual products to be posted through your door on a monthly basis. Furthermore, the company's strong values let consumers know they are taking positive action by choosing the brand.

What it's made of:

2.5

Daye have made outstanding efforts to ensure the sustainability of their products. Daye creates their tampons from sustainably sourced & plastic free cotton fibres. At the end of use all tampons are not recyclable due to them absorbing menstrual blood, however, Daye’s tampons are made of plastic free cotton, so they are able to biodegrade and be compostable. The Daye tampons will break down in standard landfill conditions or they will break down within 12 weeks in home compost conditions.

 

The tampon's packing is either water-soluble, compostable or biodegradable. The individual wrappers, that keep the tampon sanitary, are created from wood pulp. This means they can be dissolved and safely poured down the drain without chemical residues or contribution to marine pollution.

The tampon applicator is made from a bio-based sugarcane plastic which is able to biodegrade. They chose this over a cardboard applicator as many women experience issues with insertion and use of cardboard ones. This applicator can be recycled if thoroughly cleaned but if it goes to landfill, it will unfortunately break down into microplastics. 

How it's made:

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The naked tampons are created from 100% traceable organic cotton. The cotton has been sourced from sustainable, unbleached, certified organic cotton farm in Germany. The farm also makes sure to grow the cotton without herbicides or pesticides. Additionally, their tampons are free of plastic, rayon, chlorine bleach, dioxin, phthalates and fragrances (all which are commonly found in other tampon brands). Daye have clearly chosen to use the most sustainable materials and processes in the formation of their naked tampons. Furthermore, the tampons are delivered to your home via CO2 neutral delivery service. They partnered with “Pachama '' who calculates Daye’s carbon footprint across the life cycles of the product, and once calculated the Carbon is offset by planting trees in the rainforest.

Who makes it:

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Daye is extremely transparent with their production process which is a refreshing position for a business. The tampons are manufactured in the UK and Bulgaria. The UK production team has been hired through “Working Chance” which is a charity that helps women from the criminal and care system find fair employment. The Bulgarian production site works with a charity called “Daughters of Bulgaria” which supports and employs the survivors of human trafficking.