5 Indian Brands of Sanitary Napkin
1. ECO FEMME
ECO FEMME is a woman – led social enterprise founded in 2010 and is based in Tamil Nadu. The organization goal is to create social and environmental change through revolutionizing the menstrual practice that is healthy, environmentally sustainable, culturally responsive and empowering women. ECO FEMME produces washable cloth pads, unlike disposable sanitary napkins which cannot be used again. These pads can be washed and re – used for years and they are made of natural material – cotton that is healthy for women’s body.
2. AAKAR INNOVATIONS – THE ANANDI PADS
AAKAR INNOVATIONS was co – founded by Jaideep Mandal and now , it is transforming lives by producing pads which are affordable, accessible and 100 % ( percent ) compostable. Two types of pad available for Non – Compostable Anandi Pads, it’s cost in the market is INR 28 for a pack of eight and Compostable Anandi Pads which sells for INR 40 also for a pack of eight.
3. THE ‘ MENSTRUAL MAN ‘ OF INDIA INNOVATION – JAYASHREE INDUSTRIES
Arunachalam Muruganantham who is also known as the ” Menstrual Man ” of India has created a sanitary pad making machine which can produce a quality product at lower cost. The machine runs on electricity and foot pedals. 1,000 pads can be made daily which cost INR 16 per 8 – pack. Jayaashree Industries do no sell these pads, but with the help of N.G.O’s they sell their sanitary pad making machines at a cost of approximately 80,000 INR.
4. GOONJ NJPC ( NOT JUST A PIECE OF CLOTH )
Goonj started an innovative in 2005, focusing on the most ignored subject female health by creating a sanitary napkin which is affordable as well as healthy. They produce napkins named ” MY PAD ” , which is made from old cloth collected from urban masses. It is made with a highly indigenous process. Thier basic aim is to create awareness about this basic need.
The aim of Azadi is to create a network of 13,000 female entrepreneurs who will directly reach 4 million rural girls and women’s. They produce 100 % bio- degradable sanitary napkins which are 43 % cheaper then average retail price point.