Awareness session on menstrual education and sustainable menstruation …

Today’s kids shape the tomorrow’s world..and those kids are shaped by moms with the essence of greatness..Today in AVVAI illangkathirgal,got to meet lovely moms and grandmoms who are keen in making a conscious choice in their life and society .
When I went perpared for a session, I was welcomed by an occasion with a flower rangoli.. pretty ladies , lunch (ya… gulab jamun 😍)..and my favorite book as a token of love..!!
The session was more as an interaction and could see them earnestly picking up each word of mine…
Thank you Ranjini Preethi, Asha Asokan. Renuka Devi Rajan, shyamala for being such a warm host ..
More power to all of us and let’s make this world, a better place to live in..❤img-20181204-wa0014

Let’s start tracking …!

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Lunar cycle and Tracking : Since time immemorial, we have been tracing sun and moon to track our lives.. The macrocosom that has galaxies in it has a speck called Sun .. a tiny blue thing( earth) going around it is taking a new turn today and we call it as a new year. Appreciating this vastness of cosmos and this cycle of rotation will be an ideal time to start tracking the changes in our body, a microcosom that in itself has all the wonders of the vast universe.. We are happy to put this lunar chart to help you track your cycles.. it could be to track your biological cycle, changes in your mind and hormones etc.. The patterns on pebbles that shows its infinite time with the perennial rivers, the multiple folds in the memory lanes are all same in recording the magic called ‘time’..hours, months, years and centuries … Let’s track them.. Ps : please dm your mail id to wellbeing.svks@gmail.com to get pdf copy to print..

The journey goes on..

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    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdxPnEyIBPBZ4zsq5u50Cg_SCVx9boq9bXl5azo8mHjzBb-7Q/viewform?usp=sf_link We started pirai after seeing the demand for an alternative solution to sanitary napkins after each awareness session that we were conducting on sustainable menstruation. It’s not just a pad, we want to make menstrual talk as a common conversation and break the taboos that society associates with it. This shared knowledge will enpower women in making conscious choices in their life. With New year around, let’s take a new resolution to make this planet greener with less plastic footprints . A single women throws 130-150 kgs of menstrual waste in her lifetime which takes 500 – 800 years to decompose. switch to cloth pads and prevent the 150 kgs getting into the landfills.. Change starts from you.. within you.. Happy bleeding!! Ps :Those who tried our pads, please fill our customer feedback form to help us know where we need to improve..

A big thank you note!

”Thank you Pirai.. happy to know that there’s an alternative.. ”
”Thank you mam.. I never knew that the pad we use takes hundreds of years to decompose..”
”Thank you Abhirami, great to know that we found someone to speak about these hitherto a ‘secret talk ‘ ”
” wow..!! Do you customize? I was searching desperately for someone who can make my own personal product to suit my body…a big thank you..”
” I have been fighting these rashes for decades now .. can you ship to UK? ”
” I was making my own pads at home losing all hope of finding a good procuct to suit my needs.. do you ship to Australia? ”
” Thank you for taking this initiative .. I would like to spread the word among my circles too .. can you help me? Where to start? ”
” Feeling great that I found a way to reduce my plastic footage.. i was in deep guilt every month…thanks a lot.. ”

And for all these, we from ‘Pirai ‘, Thank pavan.. Pavan Manikanta Kumar.. and the The Logical Indian for taking our story across the country and beyond…
Thank you for all the words…
We are making visible ripples ..❤

Our new addition..

The pack of 3 pads!

We are very happy with how the pouch has come out! A simple design, easy to stitch and elegant. All thanks to Kali Akka, our sewing teacher! Now, you could store the pads in this beautiful pack till you take it out for the next month! 🌻

I have always been fascinated by the Indus-Saraswati civilization for what they have left behind. Lot of jewelleries, fine pottery, great bath and such, implying a happy society at some point. While reading about it, came across that this Harappan culture was due to ‘forces of rapid integration’, a overriding unity of perceptive elements of the earlier culture in the vast region.
(Excerpts from the art appreciation course at the National Museum, New Delhi)

Design, I see as this unifying sense of beauty. Where aesthetics has value beyond the visual realm.

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Sustainable fair..!

We all have that comfort zone, known roads, familiar faces. Stepping out of our safe zone is a scary thing, but ships are not meant to be in harbours . For a person, born and brought up in a small town, crossing a main road in metropolitan city and reaching the destination is in itself a scary thing .. Still we made it to the sustainability fair in Ford motor pvt ltd in Chennai.
We were working with school and college students mostly. Now we are taking our baby steps to our new audience .. we never had any idea about the interest, people working in corporates will show to sustainables. To our surprise, we had such an enthusiastic, lovely crowd eager to know the products..
Happiest moment was. , when our brand and organization,’ wellbeing ‘, ‘pirai ‘ been spelled and talked about by many people in a new arena…moment of dream getting real!
We have choosen the road less travelled, with no sign boards or pointers to direct us..our journey is never going to be easy.. But we are making the pointers for others to look up and follow.
Finally, when you have a friend who says ”come over, let’s see whatever …” and a crew that says, ”let’s rock …”, the journey turns into an adventure..
Thanks to Ford for being a warm host..
Love to all those who made it happen ❤