SafepadTM– winner of The Danish Design Award 2018

Trine Angeline Sig
Posted May 29, 2018
SafepadTM– winner of The Danish Design Award 2018

SafepadTM– winner of The Danish Design Award 2018

In the category “Daily Life”. SafepadTMis an intelligent sanitary pad designed to make a difference for girls globally ‪#‎danishdesignaward

Denmark, May 28th2018  – Real Relief proudly announced today that Safepad™, a unique and innovatively designed product that offers a safe and infection-free experience to women during menstrual periods, won the Danish Design Award 2018 by the Danish Design Center in the category “Daily Life”. The winners were selected by a jury of 14 designers, company directors and other experts.

The timing of the award could not have been more appropriate since May 28this the International Menstrual Hygiene Day. SafepadTMand the Danish Design Award thereby leaving a significant contribution to the world wide focus to leave no girl behind #breakthesilence about menstruation. 

The Danish Design Award jury says about Safepad™: “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.”

“Safepad™ is our solution to improve the quality of life of girls and woman globally. It’s the first time an intelligent hygiene pad is introduced to the global market and we are committed to serving woman in need of new and better alternatives”, said Trine Angeline Sig, CEO of Real Relief from DDA 2018 award ceremony at, the head quarters of the Confederation of Danish Industry (DI) in Copenhagen. 

“Danish Design Award (DDA) is the major annual Danish design event, that celebrates the best design solutions and highlights how design can make a difference for our society, we are therefore immensely proud to receive the recognition presented with this award”, said Torben Holm Larsen, Technical director of Real Relief from DDA 2018, DI Copenhagen. 

About SafepadTM: 

Safepad™ is a reusable, washable hygiene pad designed with a permanently bonded antimicrobial technology that efficiently reduces the concentration of fungi and bacteria. Thereby reducing the risk of vaginal infections caused by a.o. Candida albicans – also called Candiasis. 75% of all women experience vaginal yeast or bacterial infections during their lifetime. These infections cause health issues and in worst cases will impact fertility.


Safepad™ is made of a soft fabric, which provides protection and comfort. The permanent bonded

antimicrobial fabric in combination with the highly absorbent material provides a comfortable and hygienic

experience for women. The anti-microbial technology is based on a treatment that leaves a positively

charged layer on the fabric. This layer will attract and kill the negatively charged microbes such as bacteria

and fungi.


About Real Relief

At Real Relief we CHALLENGE – INNOVATE – APPLY. By making innovative and affordable life improving products and services available to governments, relief agencies, NGO’s, faith-based organizations and private sector donors we are determined to making a real difference for people in real need.


At Real Relief we offer exactly what we promise. Real relief! 

We promise governments, relief agencies, NGO’s, faith-based organizations and private sector donors that we will continue to challenge existing value chains, to provide more relief to more people. We will innovate technologies and rethink distribution methods and efficiently apply these new competences to building sustainable relief market capabilities. But even more important we promise to the world, that we will be relentless in our pursuit for excellence and passionately work for honest people with good intentions, bringing real relief to those who need it the most.

Real Relief. Making a real promise.


More information about Real Relief and SafepadTMis available at: www.realreliefway.comor by contacting:

Real Relief Technical Director, Torben Holm Larsen at thl@realreliefway.comor mob + 45 2825 2500 

Real Relief Managing Director, Trine Angeline Sig at, or mob.: +45 2826 2600



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