How Did Disposable Sanitary Napkins Come To Be?Sanitary pads have been an indispensable part of our lives, especially women, for a long time since they first appeared in literature in ancient Egypt. Until disposable sanitary napkins appeared, they were still used with cloth. But Benjamin Franklin of the United States devised a disposable pad to stop the bleeding of soldiers on the battlefield. It was released as Southall's Pad in 1888, and it is said that it began with the same year Johnson & Johnson and Cortex made and sold pulp products. With the addition of such waterproofing materials, the current disposable sanitary napkins become elastic.
The Problem Of Disposable Sanitary Napkins Affecting The Human Body And The Environment!!
However, the development of sanitary napkins for daily use, which emphasized only convenience, poses a huge problem to the human body and the global environment in which we live. For example, in 2017, women who wore sanitary napkins from a company produced in Korea complained of side effects such as menstrual irregularities, raising concerns about safety. It is not easy to completely solve the fundamental safety and environmental issues of disposable sanitary napkins.
Environmental Impact Of Disposable Sanitary Towels.
Disposable sanitary napkins are basically made of chemical substances such as high molecular weight water absorbent materials to maximize convenience such as leakage prevention and lightness. In addition, adhesive strips and packaging materials use incorruptible polypropylene, which has a huge adverse effect on the global environment. However, the consumption of disposable sanitary napkins, which causes serious problems for the global environment, is greater than we think. For example, according to a study in the United States, 5.8 billion menstrual products were consumed in the United States alone in 2018. It is also estimated that there are about 10,000 disposable sanitary napkins that one woman uses in her lifetime.
What Are The Alternatives To Disposable Sanitary Napkins?
In order to solve the problem of disposable sanitary napkins filled with chemicals that are harmful to the body and cause environmental problems on the planet due to continuous direct contact with women's sensitive parts, the movement to use reusable sanitary napkins is increasing in the United States and Europe. However, accepting the inconvenience of cloth sanitary pads and forcing them to use the old plain cloth sanitary napkins is not easy in a society where women's social activities are increasing and common. So, while taking advantage of disposable sanitary napkins, we introduce a sanitary napkin made of reusable pure cotton.
"ECHOUS" Reusable Cotton Menstrual Pad !
ECHOUS developed a reusable pure cotton sanitary napkin that takes care of women's bodies and the global environment while maintaining the convenience of existing disposable sanitary napkins. The part that comes in direct contact with the body is made with organic cotton pad and absorbent cotton pad woven in a weaving method so that it is soft and does not leave blood stains even after washing. In addition, the waterproof pad and 6 layers of pure cotton outer paper are used to prevent leakage and enhance activity.
ECHOUS is a group of people who want to consume products with eco-friendly thinking and living.
We produce eco-friendly products such as cotton sanitary napkins, buckwheat cervical pillows, face wash towels, and eco-bags, as well as specialized products for women.