At the end of last month, a group of protestors hosted a demonstration at Procter & Gamble's headquarters, speaking out against the company's lack of disclosure of chemicals they'd been putting into their feminine care products. According to the New York Times, "Within the past few weeks, P.&G. and its rival Kimberly-Clark, the maker of Kotex pads and tampons began posting online the ingredients in their feminine hygiene products." By no means was this a small win.
So what, you may be wondering, does this have to do with Sustain? Well, while the protestors focused solely on pads and tampon applicators, this outcry implicates the entirety of the sexual wellness industry. From pads to tampons to condoms to personal lubricants, this movement suggests that it's critical for users to know exactly what they are putting in and on their bodies. Not only that, this protest highlights how crucial it is for every last sexual wellness product consumers use to contain ingredients that are first and foremost safe, and here at Sustain, natural.
This movement is not about "us," it's not about "them"—the fact is, we are all in this together. We're thrilled to see an increase in awareness and overall demand for full disclosure spreading throughout the industry—beginning with just one small protest.
Since day one, it's been our mission here at Sustain to create products made with natural, sustainable and healthy ingredients that our users will not only understand, but appreciate and get behind. Because we're not here to just sell products, we're here to create a better world.
We invite all sexual wellness companies to join us in this mission. For starters, the ingredients in all of our products can be found in the FAQs section on our website, our blog posts and on our packaging, because we have absolutely nothing to hide. In fact, we think of our ability to disclose all of the facts as something to celebrate; we're able to show and tell it like it is and feel pride in knowing that the ingredients we use in our condoms, personal lubricants and post play wipes are good for you, good for the environment and set a good example for the industry. Welcome to the sexual wellness revolution.
-Meika Hollender, Co-founder, Sustain