Art students invent new device for cleaning menstrual pads, hygienically and discreetly

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A group of students at Art Center College of Design in California have built a low-cost, easy-to-use tool, called Flo, to wash and dry reusable sanitary cloths. First, the sanitary cloth goes inside a basket, which helps wring out and dry the soiled material. The basket sits inside two bowls made from high-strength plastic, joined together with a nylon or cotton string. In addition to holding water and detergent, the bowls also cover the rags, so that girls don't have to worry about being embarrassed. Next, the user can hold the product using the strings and give it a spin.

The toolkit will cost less than $3.The designers, who have also collaborated with students from Yale School of Management to roll out a business plan, are now working towards making Flo a reality for millions of girls across the world.

Read more on Business Insider UK, 1st August 2015

Date: 13 August 2015