The Danish startup is set to disrupt the feminine care industry with its new eco-friendly product
Eco-startup LastObject is breaking into the feminine hygiene market with its newest product LastPad — a reusable sanitary pad that aims to reduce the environmental impact of period products and provide a more affordable, comfortable, and healthy alternative for women.
In the US alone, approximately 19 billion single-use feminine hygiene products are thrown out each year, the vast majority of which end up in landfills as plastic waste. Many of these contain up to 90% plastic and take 500 years to decompose.
LastObject founder Isabel Aagaard wanted to do something about it, “I wanted to make a product that felt luxurious, was innovative and that actually made a difference.”
LastPad comes in three sizes (from pantyliners to overnight pads) and is made with three layers: a breathable polyester top, an absorbent middle of 100% bamboo which has antibacterial properties and can absorb 40% more than cotton, and leak-proof TPU bottom.
Silicone strips and velcro-fastened wings keep the LastPad in place.
Each pad comes with a water-proof, smell-free carrying pouch and lasts 240 uses. To clean, toss in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry or wash by hand
This is LastObject’s sixth Kickstarter campaign, previous campaigns have been successfully funded by over 46,000 backers. The brand’s flagship product is LastSwab, the world’s first reusable cotton swab, which raised over $1.2M in crowdfunding.
The team is hosting an Instagram Live on September 2nd, 8:00 am ET to talk about the launch and answer questions. Join them on @lastobject.
LastPad launched today on Kickstarter and was funded in 22 minutes, pre-order now for as little as $9.30.