Aunt Flow Organic Pack

Sustainability Matters: Organic Cotton Menstrual Products

We all remember reciting the 3 Rs as wide-eyed students celebrating Earth Day in our classrooms, mapping out in our heads how we would protect the environment while a dancing earth cartoon sang “Reduce, reuse, recycle!” in the background. We were each determined to do our part, no matter how small.

Fast forward to today, and you’re probably more likely to see a hoverboard on the street than a recycling bin. Ugh. BUT WAIT—we don’t want to let our 7-year-old selves down. We KNOW community-wide sustainability efforts are important (the dancing earth said so!), so why aren’t we seeing more of them? Where do we initiate these efforts?


Let’s be real. So much goes on when we use a public bathroom that we rarely notice the products around us. We’re so focused on popping a squat before class or a weekly work meeting, that we forget what environmental impact we might be making. When you’ve gotta go, you’ve gotta go. So what’s a fast, effective change that can be made? Simple:

Switching out wasteful menstrual products for 100% organic cotton alternatives. OUT with the excessive materials and IN with a smarter, more sustainable option!


Stocking your business or school bathrooms with freely-accessible menstrual products empowers those with a flow and makes sense for your bottom line. Providing free products also eliminates the anxiety menstruators feel when starting their periods in public (who carries coins on them anyways?) and dramatically improves the bathroom experience. Let’s talk sustainability…

FACT: Aunt Flow tampons and pads produce roughly 25% less wastecompared to other leading competitors (based on internal research and sustainability testing, conducted in 2019). Other brands are packaged with excess layers of materials, resulting in full waste bins and clogged toilets. 

FACT: Aunt Flow organic menstrual products are biodegradable. It can take up to 6 months for an average tampon to biodegrade (based on internal research and sustainability testing, conducted in 2019). Definitely not great.

FACT: Aunt Flow is ideal for LEED buildings. LEED certification—and Aunt Flow—mean more productive places and reduced stress on the environment.

Reducing waste in a period-positive way is super, but you also deserve to know the ingredients in your menstrual products. Did you know that leading brands are not required to disclose their ingredients, which often include carcinogens and harmful toxins? YUCK. Aunt Flow’s 100% organic cotton tampons and pads contain zero synthetics, dyes or other weird stuff. Cheers to sustainable solutions that help the earth AND your vag!


Think offering freely-accessible menstrual products is too costly, not necessary or simply not a priority to protect the environment? Think again! Being mindful of the earth while supporting your employees and guests is KEY for sustainability, and definitely deserves a standing ovulation ovation.

Aunt Flow is committed to changing the world, one cycle at a time.® Take action today to help us achieve sustainability in bathrooms everywhere:

  • Own a business? Get a quote for your Aunt Flow products by filling out our online form. No worries, it only takes 30 seconds to complete!
  • Know a business or school that needs to provide freely-accessible menstrual products? Contact us at or (562) 320-8250 to help a location join the Menstrual Movement.

Aunt Flow is a female-founded enterprise that stocks businesses and universities with their 100% organic cotton menstrual products.

  • Claire Coder (Forbes 30 Under 30) is a Thiel Fellow and Founder and CEO of Aunt Flow. On a mission to make the world better for people with periods, Aunt Flow stocks public bathrooms with freely accessible tampons and pads.

Stay in the flow — we’ll send you period positivity + timely updates on the menstrual movement.

claire coder,founder + ceo

claire coder,
founder + ceo

Hi! I’m Claire. I founded Aunt Flow after getting my period in public without the supplies needed.

Founded in 2016, Aunt Flow is a certified WBENC women-owned company based in Columbus, Ohio. At 18 years old, I dedicated my life to developing a solution to ensure businesses and schools could sustainably provide quality period products, for free, in bathrooms. Our products are made with organic cotton (no weird stuff) and we are constantly working to reduce our environmental impact! For every 10 tampons and pads we sell, we donate 1 to a menstruator in need. I call this people helping people. PERIOD.®