This new sanitary napkin brand is both eco-friendly and skin-friendly
It’s that time of the month and you’re resigning yourself to a week of mood swings, overall discomfort, maybe even rashes and the nagging guilt that you’re contributing to the piling plastic waste. Menstrual cups are not for everyone after all! And even if you forced yourself to try it, what if your work hours extended beyond eight hours? What’s worse than being on your period? Having to cover up the stains and pretending that everything is as it should be, adding more stress to an already stressful situation. Okay, we’ll cut to the chase.. Laiqa, a homegrown, Delhi-based brand is the answer to all your concerns.
For one, it is 93 per cent biodegradable. Then, it has a breathable bottom sheet ensuring there is no bacterial growth, infection and rashes. Lastly, it is free from chlorine, chemicals, toxins and even fragrance (which reduces the risk of ovarian cancer).
“A couple of years back my daughter complained to me of frequent rashes from the use of sanitary pads and wished for a skin- friendly alternate. Her complaint brought to light a problem that almost all women face. I decided to put to use my 15-year market research experience and understanding of chemical engineering, acquired at BITS Pilani, to delve deeper into feminine hygiene. My team and I conducted surveys to try to gauge and understand the needs of each female, engaging with many individuals to build their own 'dream' pad. It was my mission to build an 'ideal' product that is a perfect ﬁt,” shares Monica Bindra, who founded the brand with Nazish and Ali Mir.
The pads are available in two options - Ultrathin Day (290 mm long and 80 mm wide) and CosyFluff Night (315 mm long and 80 mm) wide. They also make Ultrathin Panty Liners for spotting and non-period days. You can either buy a box separately or sign up for their subscription boxes that will come with a combination of day and night pads and panty liners depending on your choice. The brand will be available in major medical and departmental stores in Bengaluru by July 1.
Rs.138 upwards. Available online