SafePad™ is a reusable sanitary pad designed to provide a safe and infection free experience.
SafePad™ was designed in 2016 by a Danish company called Real Relief who wanted to innovate the pad industry. They designed a pad with a permanently bonded antimicrobial technology that helps reducing vaginal infections caused by bacteria and fungi.
The antimicrobial 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, like bacteria and fungi. The treatment does not contain any harmful chemicals.
The PeriodPride Campaign wants to remedy the negative social impacts deriving from Period Poverty in financially disadvantaged communities which means that these sanitary pads render aid to girls in need.
SafePad™ ensures access to education for disadvantaged girls who would otherwise stay home or even drop out of school.
SafePad™ is the only resuable pad on the market with the special anti-microbial coating.
Because of this permanently bonded anti-microbial technology the pads can be washed in polluted water and do not need to dry in sunlight in order to become clean.
The pad ensures a safe and infection-free period for vulnerable girls which is needed as studies show that some girls use alternative materials to handle their periods such as animal skins and cow patties which puts them in risk of contracting infections that in worst case could lead to diseases and infertility.
SafePad™ can be reused for up to 3 years which makes it an economical, sustainable and eco-friendly option for vulnerable girls.
We are very keen on local capacity building and female empowerment which is why we offer concept- and technology development transfer for local partners, so they have the opportunity to start their own production of SafePad™ locally – in order to become self-sufficient and thus strengthening the local economy by creating more jobs.
We are currently working with a Nigerian woman, Princess Osita-Oleribe, who has purchased a container of the treated fabric for the pads, so she can set up her own production in Nigeria.