Myna

2019

A washing device for reusable menstrual pads

In collaboration with Uger, Udaipur

National Institute of Design, India


Much of the resistance towards reusable menstrual pads stems from misconceptions around health and hygiene and the belief that they are a burden to wash.

Myna is a washing device that aims to provide a quick and easy way to remove stains, closing the convenience gap between reusables and disposables. Easy disassembly allows for simple use and ability to clean the device itself. Inspired by Jugaad design for accessible manufacture. 

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Myna has a ‘copy-left’ meaning the research and design can be freely used by anyone, so long as these rights are preserved in later works. Read more about Lakshmi Murphy’s ‘copy-left’ here