Worlds Menstrual Hygiene Day 2021

‘Samvedna always stand for every woman’

Samvedna connecting soul is a registered trust whose main objective is to establish a platform where women can stand independently. A woman has the right to freedom, right to choose, and has also right to be safe from the hazardous and vaginal infectious diseases at the time menstrual period. At Samvedna, we believe that feeling healthy and good about yourself is an absolute necessity because if you are healthy, then only your close one’s will be healthy and happy. And while we understand that periods can be understandably tough, we want to make this experience as stress-free as possible by delivering products that do not compromise on quality. Keeping that in mind, Samvedna made the pads using the finest raw materials so that you have a safe, comfortable and healthy period. These cotton reusable cloth pads are made by the women’s those are deprived and wanted to be financially independent. When you buy these reusable cotton sanitary pads you are favouring an ecosystem as well as one step ahead in making Indian women stronger and financially independent.

‘Sanitary Napkins are disastrous to the environment’

Legacy of using cloth for soaking menstrual blood is been used since the time of our ancestor and they were used to of washing and reusing of the same cloth for soaking menstrual blood. Earlier, our grandmothers and ancestors used cloth for pads and there were hardly any uterine problems like ovarian cysts, but today, women are so used to commercial pads, tampons and menstrual cup and 1 out of 10 women experience uterine problems before they turn 40.

Sanitary pads are made of synthetic materials which can cause blockage of wetness, which encourage bacterial growth.

This is one of the reasons why some women experience severe allergies and yeast infections. Most of the sanitary napkins in India are just thrown in the garbage or flushed down the toilet. It is a havoc environmental challenge as these pads take around 500-800 years to biodegrade, 

And every used sanitary napkin carries two grams of non-biodegradable plastic. So the amount of non-biodegradable plastic accumulated every month is very high, a factor strong enough to raise concern over the crisis which environment is facing currently.

Here is the analysed data of accumulated sanitary napkins

The average user disposes approximately 11,000 tampons and/or pads over her lifetime. This adds up to an eye-popping 125 to 150kgs of non-biodegradable and toxic menstrual waste per person.

A year’s worth of products leaves a carbon footprint of 5.3kgs of CO2 equivalents.

Disposables along with their packaging generate more than 200,000 tonnes of plastic waste per year.

Synthetic hygiene products take 500 to 800 years of decomposing.

If the pads are burnt it can produce dioxins and photon. Longer used pads are kept in the open and kept in contact with air, the more they are prone towards becoming pathogenic”. “Stagnant natural blood accumulates a lot of bacteria like Escherichia coli, which rapidly multiplies at an exponential rate, which has a disastrous impact on the environment.

 ‘Let’s make the Earth greener, better, pollution-free and safe place’

Several brands have emerged in recent times offering eco-friendly, organic and biodegradable products. Reusable menstrual cups aren’t exactly hassle-free due to the way of using it, it is not easy to use for every woman. Now compare that with the 125kgs of non-biodegradable pestilence one would leave behind as a legacy for posterity by using disposable pads and tampons. 

It is important to view environmental sustainability in the proper context. Weighing the pros and cons of all the recent innovations in eco-friendly period products, reusable cotton cloth pads are by far the most sustainable. 

These numbers are indeed dismaying. Fortunately, we have an easy way to avoid contributing to this colossal destruction of the environment, because Samvedna Handmade comes with the reusable cotton cloth pad which is an eco-friendly product.

Menstrual reusable cloth pads can be your best bet. It might seem a little tricky for those who are used to these disposable sanitary napkins.

Many Indian women still use scrap cloth from old saris and towels, the traditional method for managing menstruation since times immemorial. Samvedna connecting souls provide a platform to utilise safe and affordable items which are easily accessible to poor women. We have provided employment, generating a livelihood for these women which allows them access to good and sustainable menstrual care. Most sustainable menstrual products are initiated through rural livelihood management initiatives, where menstrual health and a pollution-free, hassle-free environment for these women is possible and implemented. The benefits of cotton cloth pads are seen in all spheres, enhancing the lives of these women with greater accessibility, better opportunities and better health care provisions.

 What is a menstrual reusable pad?

Reusable menstrual pads are cloth pads that can be used several times. They absorb the menstrual blood and the pad should stay for about 4-5 hours depending on your menstrual flow. After use, you need to wash the cloth well and remove every stain of blood and then you can reuse the same pad. These cloth pads are usually made in several layers that have cotton or hemp, but not plastic. In the first few tries, it may seem daunting, however, once you get used to it; you will start using reusable pads. You do not have to dispose of this pad and buy new ones so it also saves a lot of your money.

How to use a menstrual reusable pad?

Reusable pads come with a button that will stick on your opposite side of panty liner that will prevent your cloth from staining. We offer these pads in different size for different women and there is also an overnight pad which will prevent you from heavy flow overnight. It is very easy to use and comes with buttons and in different sizes everything that makes it awesome. Just one pad will last for almost 5-6 hours. It will vary according to the individual’s menstrual flow. However, all you need to do is place it on your underwear and buttoned it. It is that easy.

The Advantages of reusable cloth pads are as follows:

It is extremely comfortable and feels soft down there. The fabric used is safe, hygienic and soft. There are no chances of your skin developing rashes since cloth does not block your sweat or any moisture like your disposable pads do because most of the pads use plastic. The biggest advantage of using a cloth pad is that it will not have any funny smell, unlike disposable pads that emit foul smell because plastics react with blood. The fit of the reusable pads is perfect. It will last much longer and thus you save money.

Cloth pads are free of irritating materials, so you can avoid unnecessary exposure to the synthetic ingredients in disposable pads and tampons.

While they do have a high one-time cost, they are inexpensive in the long run since they can be washed and reused.

Why we are the best?

Samvedna menstrual pads are made of 100% natural cotton cloth and they are reusable, so they don’t harm the environment. Long term usage of regular sanitary pads may cause rashes & itches due to the chemicals, gel & plastic in your pad but when you choose Samvedna, you pick the naturally more comfortable and safer way to care for yourself during your periods. They protect you from all types of skin infections, not just leaks.

Samvedna cotton cloth pads are soft, hypo-allergenic, washable cloth pads that can be used for period care, especially for heavy bleeders and all-night absorption. They are compact to carry which comes in a beautiful cloth pouch (can be folded to fit into a purse or a pocket), easy-to-maintain (can be hand-washed or machine-washed) and rash-free. They have a wider base to protect from staining when sleeping. Rid yourself of the plastic feel and gift yourself some petals comfort. These cloth pads have broad wings to minimise pant stains and hold it in place. They are leak-proof and come in a variety of colourful patterns to make period-time, stress-free-time!. These pads are made by women of Samvedna who are gracefully trained by Miss Arti Saxena in Rishikesh and they are as excited as us to know the feedback on their stitched product. And by the way, these are eco-friendly as they save millions of disposables from the landfill.

These cotton cloth pads come in elegant pouch which prevents you from the shyness caused in purchasing sanitary napkin in public and the pouch is too eco-friendly and it can be decompose very easily.

Size that suits you best

60% of women wear the wrong size pad. Your protection and comfort are our priority. We know that having a menstrual pad that fits properly provides you with the period of protection you need. The ‘one size fits all’ thinking doesn’t quite work when choosing your feminine hygiene products. Everyone has a unique size and has a unique menstrual flow. A fit based on your shape and flow offers you the best protection and comfort. We want to help you find your best pad. It is a common misconception among many women that all feminine pads are the same and that they all leak. Unfortunately, when many women experience a leak they often blame themselves and not their sanitary pad, tampon or period cup. The truth is that a lot of women do not know that a leak-free period is possible when finding the right pad coverage.

By considering the points of every woman, we made these pads in different sizes.

1) Small Size

These are designed as panty liners. Helpful to absorb daily vaginal discharge, light menstrual flow, spotting slight urinary incontinence.

2) Medium Size

A compact thin pad, which may be as absorbent as a Regular pad or for those who bleed normal to high.

3)  Large Size

A larger absorbency pad, useful for the start of the menstrual cycle when menstruation is often heaviest.

4) Overnight

The longer pad allows for more protection because most of the women bleed more overnight. This Pad will prevent you from the wetness overnight and gives you warm sleep.

Message from Miss Arti Saxena

Menstruation is a difficult phase face by every girl or woman. Periods are not just a physical process, there is an emotional, social and cultural feeling as well for women. We realise that women specifically, deserve a lot more than what is out there. That is why we are committed to creating a support system of knowledge and transparent conversations to help make all women’s lives better, not just a select few. We should make sure not to demonize menstruation by labelling it as something negative, like telling a girl “You will feel horrible the day it comes” and give them horror stories about pain and cramps.

Menstruation education is frequently taught at school, although girls may prefer their mothers to be the primary source of information about menstruation and puberty. The quality of menstrual education in a society determines the accuracy of people’s understanding of the process. Women should not suffer for anything at her periods by any culture of society because she has already suffered a lot in her every period.

She has to face stomachs, fatigue, breast tenderness, headaches, or irritability before the onset of their period.

Gift your Mother, Sister, Wife or girlfriend stress-free, eco-friendly, reusable cotton cloth pads that suit every woman and change the thinking of the society and let’s take the world to the wonderful world.

Forget the period stress, save the nature and empower women to stand financially strong.

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    Yoshita Saxena

    Great work done by you all … Awesome team work 👍👍👍

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