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EDANA supports the global Menstrual Hygiene Day with visuals to show how pads and tampons are made

EDANA today launched two unique materials, designed to help raise understanding about how pads and tampons are put together, and what they’re made of.

Launched ahead of the global Menstrual Hygiene Day, held in 2016 on the 28th May, the infographics aim to help raise awareness and understanding about how a pad or a tampon is made.

Each infographic breaks down the process of manufacturing, from the delivery and collection of raw materials, through to their construction, testing and packaging. Additionally, both visuals show the layers or components, to help people understand not only how pads and tampons are produced, but also how they work when used.

“EDANA strongly supports the Menstrual Hygiene Day in its efforts to break the silence, and build awareness about the fundamental role that good menstrual hygiene management plays in enabling women and girls to reach their full potential,” said Abby Bailey, EDANA Marketing and Communications Director. “By helping women and girls know more about how their hygiene products are manufactured, we aim to give them greater confidence in their safe and effective use.”

The infographics have been made available on the EDANA website (, and will be shared with consumer and advocacy groups free of charge.  The images can be downloaded from the site at:

The images were developed together with companies who produce pads and tampons and supply the raw materials, and who are members of the Association’s Absorbent Hygiene Working Group. EDANA represents a large number of producers of absorbent hygiene products of all sizes, representing a high percentage of products on the market. 
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