Menstruation & Hygiene

Anokhi clothes Pads

Switch from disposable pads to cloth pads

Anokhi menstrual pads are cotton, eco-friendly, reusable, washable and handmade to promote the safe menstrual management, as well as provide income to the underprivileged women who stitch the pads. To suit the different needs of every phase of menstruation or periods we make three styles of pads – Night Pad, a Day pad and a panty liner. The pads come in different colours. All our products are made of 100% cotton and absorb discharges well and leak proof. Every pad can be folded up into a neat little packet for carrying in your handbag and for safe storing.

Menstruation problem Addressed 

Menstruation is taboos and surrounded by silence in India. Because of myths and superstitions associated with it cause serious damage to the rights, respect, and dignity of women and leading to various forms of violence against them. Disposable pads available in the market are soaked in chemicals like in bleaching and plastic causing much harm to the body causes irritation & itching. They decompose in 800 years and pollute the environment for a longer time. Most times women are unable to make healthy choices to manage their menstruation due to lack of availability of options. Further, there is an issue with the dignity and safety of the people who manage such waste. They are often looked down upon and have major health threats when dealing with waste such as disposable sanitary napkins, which are often the cause for blocked sewage in drains & toilets. Disposable pads are costly due to that they are not reusable.

Problem Solution

Anokhi care, which means Unique in the English language, is about women’s empowerment and healthy choices in a unique way. Anokhi care works on myths and taboos of menstrual hygiene through its awareness workshop & educational sessions.

The Anokhi pads offer women and girls a healthy and eco-friendly option to manage their period safely. These pads can be created at home and thus can be useful in rural and urban settings alike. Promotion of these pads promotes health awareness and hygiene and protection of our environment from the disposable pads waste. At the same time, it protects the rights of waste managers.

Novel Approach

Anokhi menstrual pads program Women for women

Introduces sustainability to menstrual hygiene management, an issue that is being dominated by harmful disposable products in India and elsewhere around the world. The eco-friendly, cotton, reusable, washable and handmade menstrual pads are an innovative option for the environment, the community, and the women who stitch them.

We conduct 3 Hrs workshops on menstruation & hygiene which Offers ‘What is menstruation, Anatomy & physiology, menstruation cycle, What is safe period, What is unsafe, menstruation product and their comparison,disposals,What is good and what is bad related to menstruation and the myths related to the same, Nutritional requirement with Game & charts’

About use of Pads

1. How to wear the Anokhi pad?

For using an Anokhi pad you simply fold the wings around your panty and close the buttons as seen in the picture. Make sure that the plain white side of the pad is the side that is next your body and the colorful printed side is below. There is an important reason for this. You need to see the colour of the blood that is being discharged. If the discharge colours are yellow, green or pink – these indicate infection and you will need to see a doctor. 

2. How to wash the Anokhi pad?

Soak the pads and napkins in cold water with few drops of Dettol or vinegar then use soap and wash them like you would wash your other clothing. Do not use hot water. Hot water will ‘fix’ bloodstains on the cloth, as blood is made up of proteins. ! Afterwards, washing hangs in direct sun as shown. So for its use availability of water and sunlight is a must. Sunlight is a very good disinfectant. Don’t dry in the shade because moisture is a source of bacterial growth and responsible for the infection.

 

Anokhi Night pad

The pad for heavy flows is quite similar to the day pad; it has big size absorb that extra flow during the heavy bleeding in the night and protects from night leakage.

 

 

Anokhi day pad (Handkerchief Type)

The pad for days with lighter flow consists of eight layers of cotton fabric with lamination. To keep the pad in place you fasten the wings around your panty with the snaps or press buttons that are provided– this will also prevent shifting of the pad as well it is like handerkerchief , so girls and woman don’t feel shy at the time if drying is outside in sunlight’s

 

 

 

Anokhi panty liners

These are thin cotton pads, smaller in size. This is for all days when you think your period may start so that you feel comfortable. It is perfect too on those last days when there is minor spotting. They can also be used during days of more white discharge and also when you have to travel for long hours and you don’t have the provision to change your panties and also useful for the woman who cannot control on urine leakage.

 

 

 

Anokhi day pad

The pad for days with lighter flow consists of eight layers of cotton fabric with lamination. To keep the pad in place you fasten the wings around your panty with the snaps or press buttons that are provided– this will also prevent shifting of the pad so girls and woman don’t feel shy at the time if drying is outside in sunlight’s

 

 

 

 

Pack of eight:

Single also can be purchased

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buy Anokhi clothes pads to save money, environment, and health and empower women.

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