A Subscription for What You Use Every Month
We're a subscription service for certified organic tampons and pads.
Our mission is to level the playing field when it comes to organic menstrual products and to stop the search for tampons each month. Tampon Tribe is an affordable monthly delivery of certified-organic cotton tampons that are toxin and chemical-free. Our applicators are compostable and our packaging is made from recycled materials – no plastic. Period.
How We've Grown Since Our Last Raise
100% net subscriber gain since Q1 2017.
We officially launched in early 2017. We finished the year with just under 2,000 subscribers. In Q1 of 2018, we continued to grow. Our average spend per customer has also grown 50%, increasing from $8 a month to $13 a month. We also added plastic-free pads and pantyliners to our line, and introduced the MashUp product, combining all three products.
Two new revenue streams.
Our corporate partnerships, which include Exhale Spa, Orange Theory, Cross Campus, a film production studio, and other workplaces, act like a single high-paying subscription customer. We've run promos with the displays and have seen individuals sign up for their own subscription. We've also had a couple universities order with us -- those are $1,000+ orders.
We started a small retail line to complement the subscription line. We're now at all four Erewhon stores, a chain of high-end natural health grocers in Los Angeles. With retail, we're able to bring in customers that we don't reach with subscription. We recently signed on as a vendor with Urban Outfitters in their wellness shops, and are a new vendor with education giant First Book.
The Subscription Economy: 100% Year Over Year Growth
Consumers are demanding convenience with consistent quality—this is the answer.
The Subscription Economy has grown by more than 100% year over year for the last five years. There have been many high-profile acquisitions and IPOs, including when Unilever purchased Dollar Shave Club for $1 billion.
Dozens of of Fortune 100 companies have adopted the subscription model as part of their business.
Menstrual Products Are a $5.9 Billion Market in the U.S. Alone
The global market is worth $35 billion and is estimated to grow to $40 billion by 2021.
Tampons, pads, and other feminine hygiene products are essentials. Already, 70% of U.S. women say they use tampons every month and spend an average of $120 every year on pads and tampons.
How We're Different: 100% Cotton + Non-Toxic
Common, store-bought tampons contain toxins, perfumes, dyes and chemicals.
We did an experiment where we placed our tampons along with store-bought tampons into water. Our tampons stayed in-tact, they absorbed the liquid and you could wring the liquid out. But the storebought tampons broke up and released fibers everywhere. The same thing could happen inside of a woman's body—which is why we create only the highest quality products.
100% certified organic cotton, GOTS, ICEA.
No chemicals, bleaches, dyes, additives, or plastics.
Our applicators are 100% compostable (and comfy, too).
Sustainable manufacturing practices & recycled packaging.
Hear From Our Customers
Customers love high-quality products with their bodies and the environment in mind.
"Love Tampon Tribe for so many reasons! Their tampons are
100% certified organic cotton and toxic-free. No chemical
bleaches, no perfumes, dyes or yucky material in your most
sensitives area. All of their products and packaging are
manufactured sustainably made from recycled materials and compostable.”
- My Faves Journal
"Organic tampons are so important to use! Cotton is the dirtiest crop we have, full of pesticides. 85% of tampons contain Monsanto's glyphosate. An ingredient in their Roundup herbicide that has been ruled a likely carcinogen by the World Health Organization. We demand organic food, skincare, even clothing, sheets & towels...why not tampons?"
- Green with Tiffany
Hear From the Experts
Organic is the leading trend and personal hygiene is the next niche to tackle.
"Organic tampons represents the most promising breakthrough in recent times, which is generating significant market interest supported by rising concerns regarding synthetic tampons and the unsettling statistics of toxic shock syndrome (TSS) cases reported in the past."
- Global Industry Analysts, Inc
"A 2015 study on the U.S. Organic Industry found that sales of organic non-food products, for 8% of the organic market, posted the biggest percentage gain in six years. Among non-food items, the survey showed that fiber and organic personal care items were the standout categories."
- Non-Wovens Industry
Our Journey So Far
We started by building our Tribe. Now, we're ready to ramp up production, refine business operations, and accelerate growth.
Tampon Tribe Conceptualized
An idea is born out of necessity and passion. R&D begins.
Official Tampon Tribe Launch
Female Comedy Launch Laughs party packs the house and kicks off pre-orders. Launch video campaigns, social media integration and brand ambassadors.
1K Subscribers and Corporate Partnerships
Corporate accounts include Orange Theory, Exhale Spa, and various universities
2.5K Subscribers and Growth
Increased average customer spend from $8 to $13.
Won First Place Georgetown Alumni Startup Prize
Took home $7,000 cash prize.
10K Subscribers Target
Tampon Tribe is an engaging, energetic business with a mission to end period panic and save the world, all at once. We deliver a customized organic cotton tampon and pad selection to your door, every month.
As we’re a non-traditional company set on disrupting the $16-billion feminine hygiene industry (in the U.S. alone), we decided to seek out game-changing investors like you, via WeFunder, who want to join us on our quest.
Aside from the proven success of subscription models such as Dollar Shave Club and Birchbox, Tampon Tribe is intrinsically committed to providing access to organic cotton tampons and pads to all women - something that should have happened a long time ago. We have a burning ambition to have product lines dominate the corporate and commercial sphere and become an international household name.
We’ve eliminated all toxins and chemicals from our products; we’re organic, sustainable and ethically certified, oh, and we’ve done away with plastic applicators. Completely.
We have a strong social impact drive; a Period Pack Program to provide homeless women with feminine hygiene products, and a hiring mission that includes our veterans, men and women from retraining programs such as Chrysalis, and special needs adults, all who will make such a strong team.
We are also serious about business and deeply passionate about changing the world. Our depth of experience, coupled with our vision and drive will see Tampon Tribe impact the planet in such a positive way, and we want you to be part of that.
Jen & Gaby