Made with composite banana fiber, these reusable sanitary pads can last up to two years.
IIT Delhi-incubated startup Sanfe, which designs and develops products for improving female health and hygiene, has unveiled the first-of-its-kind reusable sanitary pads. Made with composite banana fiber, these reusable sanitary pads can last up to two years.
The new product is created by Sanfe’s Co-Founders Archit Agarwal and Harry Sehrawat, based on inputs from several IIT Delhi professors. With this launch, the startup is trying to address the huge problem of disposable pad waste burdening the planet.
Sanfe Reusable Pad is ultra-thin and is highly absorbent with Quadrant True Lock Technology, which makes it leak-proof and avoids creating any rashes.
These sanitary pads can be used up to 120 times, after washing them in cold water with detergents after every use.
Archit Aggarwal said, “Due to the taboo around it, women hygiene has been neglected in thought and talk. With our innovations in women hygiene, we want to empower women and make their life simpler.”
“Even for women welfare, government and NGOs regularly distribute subsidized disposable sanitary napkins in rural and semi-urban areas, which are a huge cost and harm to the environment, and accounts only for a short-term solution. We urge these organizations to switch to reusable pads and can save up to 75% of the cost,” he added.
Professor Srinivasan Venkataraman, Assistant Professor in the Department of Design at IIT Delhi, stated, “This startup has carved a niche in the domain of women healthcare and hygiene with the launch of another useful product. All the products of Sanfe cater to the important needs of women, use simple science and are sold at affordable prices in the market.”