Women go through an average of 450 menstrual periods in their lifetime. Because it is related to blood, in the early days of many civilizations, there were many taboos and even severe destruction for menstruating women. Continuing to this day, the menstrual period is still a "special moment" that cannot be said in public. With the development of industrial civilization, women began to go out of the family on a large scale, and different types of sanitary pads during the menstrual period also began to develop from home-made products.
The materials in conventional sanitary pads are: 35% plastic, 25% nylon, 22% wood pulp, and 18% polymer water absorption factor. Each brand has a different proportion of ingredients. For example, if a pure cotton surface is used, it contains about 15% cotton. If it is a soft surface layer, it is made of nylon. The improvement of convenience and the reduction of prices have made disposable sanitary pads a common choice for modern women, and it is even called one of the symbolic events of female liberation.
In addition to the great damage to the environment, there are also more and more questions about whether the use of composite sanitary pads is harmful to women's health. These have all contributed to the emergence of organic sanitary pads: in 1989, the United Kingdom launched the world's first new type of sanitary pads with organic cotton. Since then, many countries in Europe have produced their own organic cotton sanitary pads.
Looking back at the sanitary pads 50 years ago, the materials used in today's organic cotton sanitary pads are quite similar, with natural cotton or wood pulp as the main absorbent material. The waste generated after using sanitary pads every month is degradable in the natural environment and will not become a burden on the earth. The United Nations lists "sustainable development and production" as one of the goals of sustainable human development in 2030. When choosing each product with the goal of "responsible buying", this seemingly illusory goal is realized in life. This is also the voice that manufacturers want to convey through the product of organic cotton panty napkins.
Organic cotton has a plain weave instead of a mesh top, which has similar permeability, but the plain weave is softer and more durable. The organic cotton absorber in the middle is a one-time molding instead of a two-layer structure, which makes the body feel softer and requires less structural adhesive in production. Considering the student population, in which case the sanitary pad cannot be replaced in time when there is a large amount of flow, and it may not absorb all, there will be a new product with extra containing and absorbing ability. In the structure of the new type of sanitary pads with organic cotton, a layer of organic cotton absorption layer is added. Under the premise of reducing the impact on the environment as much as possible, it is close to the needs of users.