Ranchi based startup Onpery, a green menstrual brand of Care Form Labs Private Limited recently launched India’s first detachable and size adjustable reusable period underwear. The product was launched on the occasion of Menstrual Hygiene Day 2022 observed on May 28 every year and is available on the official website www.onpery.com.
The menstrual underwear is just like any generic underwear but mainly with an absorbent material inside to absorb menstrual or vaginal fluid. The product is available in single pack for Rs 699 and also comes in a pack of four for Rs 1,999. Onpery also has regular period underwear and biodegradable pads The team at Onpery also designed and launched India’s first menstrual cups on March 8, 2021 which are made of 100 percent medical grade silicone.
PramodPriyaRanjan (25) Co- founder, Onpery said, “The detachable variant will help the users easily replace the product especially in public washrooms. The size adjustability feature is designed particularly keeping the rural women in mind who may not be sure about the size of the product suitable for them.”
To ensure maximum comfort, the underwear is designed in four layers. The inner most layer is made of 100 percent cotton and is anti- bacterial, second and third layers are made of polyester while the outer most layer is 90 percent polyamide and 10 percent elastane. It is available in four sizes- small, medium, large and extra- large and can be used for about 26 menstrual cycles.
Recently, the startup has also enables Oriya Village in Hazaribagh, Jharkhand to adopt green menstruation. It also became the first village in India to adopt green (sustainable) menstruation from the product reusable period underwear where maximum menstruators adopted reusable Onpery Period Underwear- Regular.
Ranjan is also aiming to explore more opportunities in this field. “Our startup is currently incubated under FIIT IIT Delhi. Two more products- reusable liners and reusable sanitary napkins are in the pipeline. We have applied for the patents for these products and hope to make it available for users market soon,” added the young entrepreneur.
Born and brought up in Ranchi, Ranjan has completed his schooling from Delhi Public School and is a post graduate in Masters in Design from IIT Delhi. A resident of New Pundag, his father VinodRanjan is HOD Fine Arts at DPS Ranchi while his mother TapasiRanjan teaches Hindi and Political Science at VivekanandVidyaMandir, Ranchi.