IT’S HARD TO BELIEVE, BUT AUSTRALIA’S LEADING ORGANIC FEMININE HYGIENE RANGE ALL BEGAN WITH A SINGLE HIGH SCHOOL ASSIGNMENT.
Founder of TOM Organic, Aimee Marks, was given a re-design assignment in her grade 12 graphic design class that left her questioning the sustainability and toxicity of the feminine hygiene products on offer at the time.
While many of Aimee’s friends went on to travel, Aimee stayed focus on her goal graduating from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with a Bachelor of Business, Majoring in Entrepreneurship. Aimee identified a strong demand in the market for organic feminine hygiene products and was committed to creating the purest products imaginable.
Aimee started TOM Organic when she
was only 23 years old.
After putting her university skills to practice, along with long hours of research and relationship building, she was thrilled to see her organic products go to market
Originally the products on offer consisted of Australian Certified Organic cotton tampons, pads and liners. The range has since branched into pregnancy products, with the addition of maternity pads and nursing pads. The brand has evolved beyond their products, with a focus on women’s lives for generations to come by exercising ethical and social responsibility. They support many organisations including Sacred Heart Mission Women’s House in St Kilda, The Nappy Collective, Australian Cervical Cancer Foundation and One Girl.
More and more women are turning to products that offer the ultimate in purity and breathability. While many tampons in the market are made from non-biodegradable material, TOM Organic tampons are made from just a single ingredient, organic cotton, making them 100% biodegradable.
TOM Organic are just as concerned about developing products that are healthy for women on the inside, as they are concerned about developing a company that’s healthy for the earth that we live, work and play in. Aimee ensures that ethical and social responsibility is practiced with everything they do, which earnt TOM Organic the highly regarded B- Corporation Certification in 2012.