Flo is a tool kit that supports girls living in poverty use of reusable sanitary pads. Adolescent girls are missing school during menstrual bleeding. Their family cannot afford disposable sanitary pads, and girls are afraid of being teased at school. Because of social norms, girls cannot wash reusable sanitary pads or rags with other clothes or dry them outside. Damp pads cause reproductive infections and illnesses. Flo allows girls to wash, dry, and carry their pads without being visible to public. Instead of menstrual cycle take over girls’ life, let girls be in control, comfortable, and confident throughout the cycle.
Art Center College of Design × Yale School of Management × Nike Girl Effect
Mariko Higaki Iwai, Sohyun Kim, Tatijana Vasily (Art Center College of Design)
Charlotte Wong, Benjamin Freedman (Yale School of Management)