Viv’s pads are plant based; they are made out of bamboo fiber, which is naturally anti-bacterial, and corn fiber, which is incredibly absorbent. While normal pads take over 800 years to fully break down and contain as much plastic as 4 plastic bags, viv’s pads’ sustainable ingredients ensure that it only takes 150 days after disposal for the pad to degrade and break down. Most menstrual pads also contain nasty chemicals like those found in weed killer, which are toxic for womxn to use. Viv’s reusable menstrual cup is also a zero-waste period option offered for those looking to rid the waste associated with your period entirely.
Due to the nature of their sustainability throughout their supply chain, when purchasing from viv you save 48 plastic bags from entering landfill, 634lbs of CO2, 607 gallons of water, and 9oz of plastic. Bamboo also uses 1/4 of the amount of water and less land to grow than cotton, with no need for harmful fertilizers, making it even better for our planet. Not to mention, bamboo is hypoallergenic and more comfortable than cotton. So it’s a more pleasant period experience for everyone.