Have you ever looked at the ingredients list on the back of your tampon or pad packet? Here at Skin and Threads, we only use TOM Organic personal care products as we believe only using the purest organic cotton in the most absorbent part of our body.
We sat down with Founder and CEO Aimee Marks to find out more about her journey as an Organic Entrepreneur.
For those of us who don’t know, what is TOM Organic?
TOM Organic is an Australian brand of organic personal care and maternity products for women. Our mission is to empower women to live healthier, more fulfilled lives – through buying and living more consciously. Recently, we have also launched Tooshies by TOM, our new baby range of eco-nappies and 100% biodegradable wipes.
Why is it so important to choose TOM Organic tampons/pads?
We use over 12,000 tampons in a lifetime; they come in contact with the most absorbent skin in our bodies. Conventional tampons are either made from materials including polyethylene, polypropylene and rayon or they are made from conventional cotton which is grown using pesticides. Conventional cotton actually accounts for 16% of the world's pesticides and is considered the world's dirtiest crop.
I felt a responsibility on behalf of Australian women to create an alternative made from pure ingredients that didn’t compromise the environment. So TOM products are made from pure, organic cotton – nothing else.
Best advice for other women wanting to start a business?
Trusting my gut instincts and never compromising on my own values, you have to believe 100% that no-one knows your product better than you. I’m also incredibly grateful to the many mentors I’ve met along the way, surrounding myself with a network of people I admire who have been on the journey already has been priceless.
Favourite way to move your body?
I try to get outside as much as I can with my twin girls and go for walks to our local parks, along St Kilda beach or around our neighbourhood. I get to either a yoga or Pilates class every week and I have started boxing during the week for half hour sessions.
BKR drink bottle – I add slices of lemon or oranges for extra flavour.
10andCo Organic Soothe Operator balm – on lips, hands, elbows, everywhere!
TOM Organic mini tampons – absolute handbag must have! There’s always a friend who needs one.
Le Labo Lys roll on liquid balm – my new fragrance for this season. Love the convienient roll on size.
Skin and Threads cotton scarf – perfect for travelling and brightening up an outfit.
TOM Organic x Skin and Threads exclusive offer:
Get $5 off your next TOM Organic order with the code ‘FIVEOFF’.
Redeem at: www.tomorganic.com.au
Marketing and VM Manger, Amy was lucky enough to visit this beautiful island on a surprise trip. Discover a bit about this little slice of heaven...
SATELLITE ISLAND, WILDERNESS SURROUNDS
In the heart of the magnificent D'Entrecasteaux Channel, in the south of Tasmania, lies a small island of immense beauty. Sheer sea cliffs fall away to pristine water and wild shellfish can be found in the ancient rock shelf that circles the Island. A pair of rare white breasted sea eagles who live on the Island can be seen soaring high above the huge blue gums, whilst quail and native wildlife forage below.
Satellite Island is truly a unique destination.
Satellite Island has never before been accessible to the public. It remains utterly unspoilt. With 360° views of this southern hemisphere wilderness—a mix of beautiful native bush, ancient blue gums, sheer sea cliffs, pebble beaches and sunny coves—Satellite Island is a secluded secret hideaway, yours alone to explore.
It is hard to describe the magic of staying on your own private island. Time seems to stand still. Satellite Island is about slowing life down and enjoying the simple things: a bonfire on the top of the island at sunset; a long lunch at the Boathouse on the water’s edge; cooking freshly caught fish over a fire on the pebble beach; beach combing for sea treasures along the rock shelf walk; fishing at dusk off the jetty; shucking wild oysters straight from the sea; diving for urchin, abalone and mussels; watching the sunset across the Southern Ocean at Last Glimpse Point; watching the sunrise over nearby Bruny Island; swimming in the pristine waters surrounding the island; lying on a sun lounge on the water’s edge with a book and just the sound of the sea and surrounded by the Tasmanian wilderness. There is so much or so little to do on Satellite Island.
L-R: Sunrise from the summer house;the perfect place for an afternoon nap - the stunning boathouse;boots and all -just another photo worthy spot!
L-R: Interior of the summer house, bits and bobs in the exquisitely styled living area
L-R: Fresh is best. Breakfast and lunch provisions straight from the garden.
Explore more about Satellite Island here: http://satelliteisland.com.au/Island/
We're loving the new cotton foiled bomber in bronze and navy that has just arrived in store and online! The perfect hero piece for your spring wardrobe.
Shop this style here: http://www.skinandthreads.com/product/Foiled-bomber-Navy
Metallic, embellished and sequined bomber jackets were spotted on the streets at Paris Fashion Week...
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Olivia from our web team
It's seems like everyone has been packing their bags to spend time exploring Europe in Summer.
Leaving behind cold and wintery Australia, we were super envious of Olivia's getaway.
Travelling with her best friend, Olivia weaved her way from one beautiful city to the next: Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Prague and Cinque Terre.
'Prague is a fun, buzzing and culturally stimulating city - I would highly recommend visiting, one of the highlights of my trip!