Where to get menstrual cups/cloth pads?

Stonesoup, a Bengaluru-based company is producing and supplying menstrual cups and cloth pads to those who want them with an agenda of promoting sustainable menstruation.

Published: 10th July 2017 07:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 10th July 2017 07:58 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: While online shopping portals like Amazon sell menstrual cups/cloth pads, members of the campaign say that most often, the materials used are cheap (made in China, they say), unsafe or too expensive.

In comes Stonesoup, a Bengaluru-based company that is producing and supplying menstrual cups and cloth pads to those who want them.

One of the founders, Malini Parmar, has been promoting sustainable menstruation since 2012, and has also been very active in tackling the garbage problem in the city.

“We launched Stonesoup in 2015 with the idea of making sustainable living and hygiene easy and feasible,” says Parmar. She adds that when it comes to menstruation, there were several alternatives out there already, however, they didn’t want to just copy what was out there. So after research, discussions, and surveys, they came up with their own design, and the materials are being sourced from the city itself. The online store charges Rs 835 for a cup after GST, and around Rs 200-350 for a cloth pad.

“We are now working on going to investors to get funding, and eventually finding a face like Kangana Ranaut to promote it. Currently, we produce about 100 cups a day and we’re looking to scale it and sell in Canada, France and Spain as of now, and then produce 100,000 cups a month,” says Parmar.


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