“Eight to nine per cent women are prone to cervical cancer for using sanitary napkins that are made out of plastic,” says Dr Nilayini, a dermatologist and founder of Blu Skin and Cosmetology in the city.
Being a certified medical doctor, Nilayini shares that most women who come to seek treatment suffer from rashes and other cevical and vaginal diseases. “The exposure of our skin, especially private parts to plastic is harmful,” she points out.
Coupling these problems with her zeal to do something for the society, Dr Nilayini started Evolve with Dignity, a brand that manufactures 100 per cent bio-degradable sanitary napkins for women at a low cost.
“We talk about so many things. Ban plastic, ensure that every plastic item you pick up is recyclable, save the environment and so on. I started thinking about these things and that is how Evolve with Dignity was born,” recalls the doctor, who researched for close to one year and seven months and came up with a solution. This problem encompasses many finer issues as well – 68 per cent rural women (according to a survey conducted by AC Neilson) cannot afford sanitary napkins and either stay out of home, use cloth and sand to manage themselves. Further, sanitary napkins available in the market are made of plastic and lead to long-term health issues.
“Evolve with Dignity pads are made out of wood pulp that has very high absorption power. The top-most layer that comes in touch with the body is made of poly ethylene film, the same material that is used to make doctors’ mouth masks. It degrades within 90 days,” explains Nilayini adding that these are thicker, bigger and longer when compared to the others available in the market.
“The regular ones need to be changed at least four times a day as they are made of plastic that is harmful. But in this case, a pack of eight pads are sufficient for two cycles and the cost of each pack ranges between `22 and `25,” she informs.
Apart from this, Nilayini’s wish to support rural, unskilled women is also being fulfilled as she employs them to take care of two units in Hyderabad. “These women are not equipped with any skills. We train them on safety, hygiene and provide them basic understanding of how it works,” she shares.
On a parting note, she warns that these sanitary napkins are not very fancy. “If you ask me to choose between safety and fancy, I choose the former. They are very simple, but as safe as they can get,” she assures.
Why to opt for
- Evolve with Dignity
- Made of wood pulp that has high power of absorption
- Polyethylene film is used as the top layer which is degrades 100 per cent if dsiposed within 90 days
- Safe for the women and the environment
- Cost effective and suitable for all
Details: People who wish to make a purchase can log on to www.evolvewithdignity.com or call on 90000 17971