We take evaluation very seriously and routinely measure the impact of our educational outreach work and to understand the efficacy of cloth pads.

Social and Environmental Impact 2010 – 2024

Girls received pads under our pad for pad programme

Pads have been freely distributed under Pad for pad

pads distributed at subsidised cost under pads for sisters

grassroots partners for p4p and p4s across India

states in which we have grassroots partners

women sustained by Eco Femme work

Pads sold in India

Pads sold internationally

countries where we are retailing

global ambassadors

total pads distributed

disposable sanitary napkins were prevented from ending up as waste

Not-for-profit impact

Latest Overview from our Pad for Pad programme

Latest Overview from our Pads for Sisters programme

Qualitative research and product user studies

Are cloth pads a viable menstrual absorbent for women and girls from low-impact backgrounds?

Presenting evidence from Eco Femme user studies across India

March 2020

The Period Junction Conference, Bangalore

Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices – report on Rural Menstrual Hygiene Management in Villupuram District, Tamil Nadu, India.

Eco Femme in conjunction with Auroville Village Action Group.

January 2011 


Washable Cloth Pad Pilot Study Report

Are washable cloth pads a viable form of menstrual hygiene management for women and adolescent girls in rural India?

Published by Eco Femme

November 2013


Business case studies

Conference paper presented: Ray S., Goswami P., Roy P.S. (2016), “‘Wings to fly’- but to where? Menstrual hygiene, marketization and vulnerability among subaltern women in India”, presented at the 41st Annual Macromarketing Conference held at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland from 13-15th July 2016 Read here pp 437-452

Ivey business school case study 2020: Eco Femme cloth pads: Reaching rural women by Sreeram Sivaramakrishnan (Dr.) Subhashish Ray (Dr.) and Paromita Goswami (Dr.).

Journal of business research 2017 Elsevier, Vol. 86, pp 245-258 Social entrepreneurship: Creating value in the context of institutional complexity by Helene Cherriera (Dr.)Subhashish Ray (Dr.) and Paromita Goswami (Dr.)


The Huffington Post listed Eco Femme as one of the “15 Indian Businesses That Deserve Your Custom For Promoting Sustainability”

Eco Femme been named one of the “5 Social Impact Startups Revolutionising Feminine Care Across Asia” by the Green Queen.

It won crQlr’s Menstruation Sustainability Prize in 2022 for being a ‘pioneer in menstrual education in India’ and ‘enabling women and girls to make informed decisions about their menstrual health through their non-profit programs’.

Eco Femme won the Restore Awards in 2022 for their health products.

Eco Femme was South Zone regional winner AND grand finale winner in the FMCG section for Thinkers of Tomorrow.