Natracare are an award winning ethical company. They have been making natural, biodegradable menstrual products since 1989 and are the world's first producers of organic cotton tampons and chlorine-free sanitary pads and panty liners. They use certified organic cotton which is chlorine free, plastic free and soft. Most sanitary pads are made of 90% plastic, natracare use only certified organic cotton which has been fairly traded and is free from toxic chemicals which also protects the health of the farmers growing the cotton. The backing on the pads is made from plant based bio-plastics. All their products are certified vegan.