Sustainable rucksacks and bananas stem from the same tree.
Now a young female founder in Nigeria is using banana fibre, organic cotton and cassava starch to produce sanitary pads.
The aim: to ensure her fellow countrywomen have access to comfortable, reliable hygiene products during their periods.
The pad is not only 30% cheaper than conventional products, but also completely free of plastics and chemicals – and decays naturally within 6 months. The manufacturing process could also create jobs locally.
The team is currently looking for sales partners in order to enable countless women to participate in public life during their periods.
In the USA, period poverty is also a hot topic, and menstrual blood can say a lot about our health.