Indonesian femtech (female technology) company Yoona has added a new variant, the All Night pads 36cm, to their eco-friendly sanitary pad line, which includes pantyliners, 24.5cm day pads, and 29cm night pads.
According to the World Bank, Indonesia produces around 7.8 million tons of plastic waste annually, with 4.9 million tons not disposed of properly. Traditional sanitary pads are made of plastic, which takes hundreds of years, if not ever, to break down.
Yoona’s sanitary pads use 100 per cent organic cotton, which is highly absorbent, with adhesives made from food-grade material.
The company said the pads are biodegradable within 6-12 months, which is more environmentally friendly than traditional pads.
In addition, the pads are free from bleach, fragrance, colourings, and chemicals.
Susanna Angraini, co-founder and CEO of Yoona, said she established the company after having a difficult time finding pads that were suitable for her and her daughters’ sensitive skin.
“After doing a lot of research, I found out that are a lot of women there with the same – however, talking about this issue is often considered taboo,” said Angraini.
“To provide a solution against irritation and rashes caused using unhealthy sanitary pads, we launched organic sanitary pads that are free from chemicals urgently needed by all women in Indonesia.”
In addition to being organic and eco-friendly, the brand’s sanitary pads also include a negative ion anion strip technology that serves as an antibacterial and prevents itching and strong odours from the feminine area.
The company is also Halal certified, has an organic certification from EcoCert, and is FDA-approved.
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