SafepadTM - a reusable pad by Real Relief finalist at the Danish Design Award 2018

Trine Angeline Sig
Posted April 14, 2018 from Denmark
Girls from Ghana showing the reusable pad SafepadTM

…. And the finalist are http://danishdesignaward.com/finalister/At Real Relief, we are super excited as we are nominated in the category Daily life with our innovation #SafepadTM – A reusable sanitary pad with a special antimicrobial treatment that reduces vaginal infections. The jury of Danish Design Award says In many places around the world, myths and taboos surrounding menstruation have unfortunate consequences, sometimes making girls and women stay home from school or work during their period. One of the causes is lack of access to sanitary pads or proper sanitation. The reusable sanitary pad addresses this problem and offers a sterile and durable solution. An innovative product that prevents infections while also helping to prevent the social isolation of girls and women in third-world countries. Wish us luck!#celebratedesign #danishdesignaward2018 #finalists

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Jill Langhus
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 14, 2018

Hi Trine. That's awesome that you are receiving accolades for your product. When do you find out, if you've won? What do you receive, if you win? I hope your product receives even more recognition, if you do. Good luck!

Trine Angeline Sig
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 14, 2018

Thanks a lot. The big award show will take place in Copenhagen on the worlds MHM day - the 28th of May. It would be a nice day to win with a product like SafepadTM - supporting the girls in need by recognising that they actually are in need of proper MHM information, education and products.

Jill Langhus
Apr 14, 2018
Apr 14, 2018

You're welcome:) Looking forward to seeing an update from you about the competition.

Tamarack Verrall
Apr 15, 2018
Apr 15, 2018

Dear Trine,

This is a great product, and looks to be a much better model than the early reusable pads we experimented with here in the 1980's. A better size, for one thing, and with antimicrobacterial treatment! Good luck with the contest. Products for menstruation are changing lives of girls.

Trine Angeline Sig
Apr 15, 2018
Apr 15, 2018

Dear Tamarack, thanks a lot. We too believe that this innovation can make a huge difference for the girls. Cleaning your pad - being sure that you have a safe to use and sterile pad, is always a question... with SafepadTM you are guaranteed that this will always be hygienic and sterile - even if the water source you are using for cleaning the pad, is not!

JANEKALU
Apr 13
Apr 13

Dear Trine, congratulation on your innovation and wish grater height

Thanks
Jane Kalu

Trine Angeline Sig
Apr 14
Apr 14

Thanks a lot Jane. Let me know if you see ways of cooperation.

All the best,
Trine