You buy organic vegetables, your morning coffee smells like Fair Trade and you write on recycled paper - but what about your love life? If an eco friendly lifestyle is your thing, you probably won't use a rubber condom - but now you'll have to find another alibi, becasue there are several condoms brands today that make your safe sex green and sustainable.
Recently the new brand Sustain got a lot of media attention. Their advertisement, reminding all young ladies that they vagina deserves only the very best and encouraging them to get on top and start to make love the natural way has gone viral. You can check it out here http://vimeo.com/102929465
Sustain condoms were created by an unusual duo in this field - a father and his daughter. Sustain condoms are manufactured Fair Trade and according to the company their latex comes from one of the most sustainable rubber tree plantations on the planet. What's more, 10% of their profits goes to support women's reproductive health care and the Indian plant, where the latex is processed, has their own HIV/AIDS awareness program for local people.
Good news for our vegan friends - you can use these condoms too becasue they don't contain casein and the Sustain company is a proud signer of PETA's pledge not to test on animals.
In an interview for Forbes Magazine, Jeffrey Hollender, the founder of Sustain, said that they measure their succes not just in sales growth but also in how they influence the rest of the industry and raise standards by which other companies operate.
We hope that other condom companies will change their standards soon they will join visionary brands such as Sustain, Glyde, French letter or L. - the US brand that made a deal that for every condom you purchase, one is distributed in a developing country in need for free.
Do you have your favourite brand of cruelty-free, social and/or Fair Trade condoms? Let us know via firstname.lastname@example.org!