CHARITY IN THE SPOTLIGHT: TSUNO

As you know, here at The Daily Guru we’re all about shining a big, bright light on the brilliant gurus, thought leaders and game changers from the personal growth, biz and wellbeing spaces. You know, those sought-after yogis, entrepreneurs, health professionals, coaches, authors and spiritual mentors that are showing us the way when it comes to living and feeling our very best.

While we’re at it, we’ve decided to move the spotlight once a month onto some of our favourite charities and not-for-profit organisations that are also empowering women around the world with the support, rights and resources they need to remain resilient — and grow — in the face of troubling times.

This is our opportunity to use our wonderful platform to raise awareness about many important causes and encourage you, The Daily Guru tribe, to reach out, connect and show your support for the organisations that resonate with you.

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Tsuno – Break the Cycle

This month we introduce you to Tsuno, a feminine hygiene social enterprise which sells disposable, sustainable bamboo fibre sanitary pads.

Feminine hygiene is a luxury many people take for granted. The reality is, women in third-world countries either don’t have access to the same products Australians do, or they simply can’t afford them. Girls are forced to improvise, using rags, newspaper, kitchen sponges, leaves and even tree bark.

Deciding to take action, founder Roslyn Campbell has made successful steps toward changing the feminine hygiene industry over the past few years.

Tsuno donates 50% of their profits directly to charities that focus on empowering women, particularly when it comes to education and menstrual support. They are currently working in partnership with One Girl to provide education scholarships and sanitary pads to marginalised girls in Sierra Leone and Uganda.

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They have previously donated their profits to and continue to support:

The International Women’s Development Agency

Share the Dignity

The Asylum Seekers Resource Centre

Essentials for Women South Australia

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Did you know that bamboo is one of the most eco-friendly and sustainable fibres? Its fast growth-rate, low demands on resources and natural resistance to pests and fungi make it so. It is also super absorbent, breathable, soft and comfortable, antibacterial, and just generally amazing!

Their pads are made from a natural bamboo (not viscose, which means no harsh chemicals) as well as a corn fibre top sheet. They are individually wrapped in biodegradable sleeves and packaged in recyclable cardboard boxes. There has also been no chlorine or dioxin bleach used in the manufacturing process.

Tsuno are currently researching to develop a 100% biodegradable product, however it is important to note, at this stage, the bottom layer is a breathable polyethylene film to ensure the pad is leak proof and does the job it’s made to do efficiently.

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The beautiful packaging features different editions of an Australian artist’s work. 

The first edition of packaging has been designed by Brisbane based designer Erin Lightfoot.

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Tsuno successfully crowd funded $45,000, which they needed to purchase the minimum order of tampons.

These will be available to buy in early 2017.

Help support this initiative and place your order here now!

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