We place tremendous value on what condoms “do,” but almost never ask where they come from.
Meanwhile, whole industries are disrupted when we peer behind the supply chain curtain.
And so it will be with the condom industry as we tell its story of child labor, toxic chemicals, human rights violations, environmental destruction, and the billions of dollars in profits that depend upon externalizing costs onto our society and planet.
Hollender Sustainable Brands, LLC is launching Sustain, the first sustainable, fair trade, Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified condom in the United States. While organic, fair trade products in the US represent $25 billion, Sustain will be the first condom brand to enter the market. Because traditional condoms are made with toxic chemicals and child labor we believe there is a significant need for a safer, labor-friendly alternative.