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 – 2023
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 patners 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
total pads distributed
disposable sanitary napkins were prevented from ending up as waste
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
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.
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
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’.