I have used them for 3 months now. So can sum up better now. Pros: 1. Biodegradable. If you are a nature lover, it matters to u 2. Soft.. they cause no rash aince they are purely cotton based with no net like in whisper or stayfree or some local pads 3. Good absorption for medium to low flow. Does not spread 4. Very cheap
Cons: 1. Not very long. They measure approx 22 cms long. 2. Not very broad and no wings.. 3. The adhesive is not so strong as in other pads. 4. Small pack of only 8 pads. 5. Delivery charge is higher than the price of the product
All in all, I liked them for use on low flow days like day 4 and 5, when you have trickling or low flow. Dont expect them to completely replace your current pads. The usage is purely subjective. Plus they cause no rash. Are comfortable to wear.. and best to use at home; With a satisfaction of contributing to the community since it is manufactured by some local women's self employment group, and are biodegradable.
These pads are made by self help group in Goa. It's a source of income for rural women...which is a good intiative. Sakhi pads are organic and hence don't function like mass produced sanitary napkins in the market (which has perfume that can be harmful to women in long run..and other chemicals are added to minimise company's production cost). These big brands are only concerned with their profits not health of people! Even my doctor advised me to use organic pads or cups...and hence tried these pads. These pads are old fashioned but safe.
Read an article about this innovative bio degradable sanitary pad. Find it worth buying, as I was in a mood to go for something which is echo friendly. You guys are doing fabulous job. Few things I would like to mention
1. Use a proper gum as the adhesive is a total failure in its job.
2. Make the base tight or thick enough that it doesn't gets unshapy with change in our positions (e.g. Sleeping) and time.
3. Pads seems uneven but this how they looks like. May be more presentable one will give more coincidence to us.
4. If the upper layer coyld be made more absorbent and cotteny soft it will give us more comfort.
Overall, if you want to give a try, you must and you should. Hope with time it will get better and stand tall over so called branded sanitary pads.
Update: been using for a few months now. On heavy days these do leak. They are fine for the first and last day of my period and I do use them. A bit bulky but still comfortable to wear. I wish they were a little wider and flatter as the material actually absorbs very well, but it gets bunched up since it is so thick to start with. The paper on the back can be tricky on some as the two seem to fuse together a bit. Not on all, just some. Pull the paper slowly and it is fine. I am mostly happy with these and thrilled to find something that is not going to live in a landfill for a million years or get burned up into air pollution. The price is ridiculously low. I am overall happy with these, but only use them a little. A few tweaks in the design and better gum in the back and these would be great.