Menstrual hygiene in India is a huge concern now. Current sanitary pads consist of 3 layers with thin plastic at the bottom, cotton or pine pulp in the middle, and non-woven fabric in the leading. Due to the synthetic nature of the non-woven fabric and use of fertilizers and pesticides on cotton, current sanitary pads lead to many menstrual circumstances and illnesses like ovarian cancer, hormonal dysfunction, thyroid situation, and so on.
Additionally, due to the lack of reusability, these sanitary pads are usually disposed of with no biodegradable remedy major to environmental hazard. There are social taboo and ignorance connected with the which means and essence of menstruation all collectively.
For altering the present situation and escalating the level of awareness for menstrual hygiene, we are establishing reusable and biodegradable hemp sanitary pads in line with the Swachha Bharat Abhiyan initiative from the Government of India. These pads are reusable which signifies that they can be washed and reused for numerous instances. Hemp sanitary pads are 100% biodegradable, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, rash-resistant, UV-resistant, and heavy flow handle. Due to these properties, females travellers and pregnant females can also use them for keeping their menstrual hygiene.
We represent a cooperative society of farmers from Himachal Pradesh referred to as Himalayan Hemp Organisation who are operating collectively with the state government and farmers for establishing the hemp sanitary pads. Apart from making a menstrual boon for the females, it is a supply of earnings for the regional females farmers. For installing the important gear and creating payments for their efforts to the farmers, we have to have investment to execute this project successfully.
We are currently invited to quite a few conferences and speak shows from unique components of the planet. Hence, funding is expected for attending worldwide conferences and events to spread this organic and eco-friendly option for menstrual hygiene.