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Saathi has developed 100% biodegradable and compostable all-natural sanitary pads.
Unlike wood pulp or cotton, Saathi’s 100% biodegradable and compostable sanitary pad is made from banana fiber, which is one of the most absorbent natural fibers and abundant in India.

What's Innovative About Their Solution?

Not only are Saathi’s pads more comfortable and safer for users because they don’t contain bleach, which has carcinogenic dioxins, they also degrade within 6 months of disposal (1,200 times faster than conventional pads) and eliminate the need for incineration, reducing CO2 production.
Saathi is 55% cheaper than other premium health conscious products, and 100% natural, chemical free, and non-toxic.

📍 Location

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

⚙️ Product Stage


🏭 Industries

Biotech, Health and Wellness, Manufacturing

🤑 Fundraising Status

Actively raising

💸 Total Funding
To Date


🙌 Founder Demographics

Female founder, Minority founder

Big Wins

  • Top 6 Startup to showcase at Lakme fashion week, 2019, Mumbai
  • One of the top 10 startups in B2MC, 2019, Boston
  • Not Impossible Award, 2019, LA
  • Aarohan Social Innovations Award, 2019, India
  • Enterprising Women of the Year by MSME, 2019, India
  • The 2019 St Andrews Prize for the Environment, 2019, UK
  • Fast Company’s Annual List of the World’s Most Innovative Companies for 2019
  • Toilet Board Coalition, Geneva 2019, Switzerland   
  • IP Start-Up of the Year 2018
  • Expo 2020 Live Grant Award 2018, Dubai
  • Cartier Women’s Initiative Awards Finalist 2018, Singapore
  • Global Cleantech Innovation Program Global Winner 2018, LA
  • Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge Winner 2017, Paris
  • MIT Solve 2017, NYC
  • Grand Challenges Canada 2017
  • Good Festival Prema Gyan Medal Winner 2017, Lausanne
  • Circular Board Pitch for Purpose Winner 2017, Houston
  • SXSW Accelerator Pitch Finalist in Healthcare 2017, Austin
  • Asia Social Innovation Award 2017, Hong Kong
  • Edie Sustainability Awards Finalist 2017, London
  • Asia Society Action Lab Grant 2016, Seoul
  • 3M Young Innovators Challenge Winner 2016, Bangalore
  • MIT D-Lab Scale-up Fellow 2015, Boston
  • Harvard Business School New Venture Competition Winner 2014, Boston

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