Maxim Hygiene Products has been a leader in safe, sustainable, organic cotton tampons, pads and personal care products since 2006! The differentiation between Maxim's Feminine and Personal Care products vs conventional brands such as Tampax and Kotex is that Maxim uses only Natural and Organic cotton to offer a healthier product for the body and our environment. What looks like cotton in most Feminine Care products is really a blend of cotton and synthetics, “cotton-like materials” that do not offer the same natural benefits of pure natural cotton materials. Some examples of synthetics and other ingredients used in conventional tampons include rayon, viscose, dioxins, polypropylene, polyethylene, pesticides, chlorine – the list goes on and on! Maxim's products are sold at over 5,000 retail locations throughout the USA.