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The Saral Design Story

Saral Designs was started by two IIT graduates who wanted to bring a change in the menstrual hygiene industry. They identified the need for high-speed compact sanitary pad making machines for low-income communities. Before Saral, there were either multinational centralized manufacturing units where the cost of setting up the machine was high and the cost of the pad increases by the time it reaches the consumer or there were low-cost manual pad making machines where due to low production capacity the unit economics per pad made the production units financially unsustainable and lack of automation and processes made the quality poor and inconsistent.

This led to the invention of Swachh machines which were India’s first automatic and compact machines which mid-speed production ideally suited for developing countries for decentralized production. With a strong focus on R&D, Saral Designs team has developed a range of Swacch machines that can produce multiple hygiene products including sanitary pads, pantiliners, maternity pads, 3ply masks, period pain patches, underpads etc. with varying production capacities – manual, semi-automatic and high-speed machines

July 2015 Founded Saral Designs
We started the Company
as 4 people and 1 pad
August 2015 Developed first machine
Developed a small semi-
automatic unit for producing ultra thin
sanitary napkins, named it Swachh 1.0.
September 2015 Developed first machine Prototype Angel investors from Powai Lake Ventures including M.G Parmeswaram (ex-CEO of FCB Ulka), Farooq Adam, Harsh Shah (co-founders of Fynd) and Gagan Goyal (Partner, India Quotient) loved our approach towards for addressing challenges in the feminine hygiene industry.
December 2015 Launched sanitary napkins in Mumbai slums We started producing sanitary napkins in our Ghatkopar factory and launched the pads in retail stores and via women distributors in Dharavi and Ghatkopar slum pockets.
June 2016

June 2016 Launched Swacch 2.0 Launched our first fully automatic machine variant in India producing 12 pads per minute.

January 2017 Won the National Entrepreneurship Award We were awarded the National Entrepreneurship Award by Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Government of India for our contribution to women’s health.

    The state of menstrual hygiene in India is critical and there is an urgent need to address it.

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    Srilatha Pottipati

    I am happy to work with Saral as they guided me through every step from procuring oxybiodegradable raw materials for the SWACHH machines to the marketing of my product. Because of Saral Designs, many girls in my area are now aware about the importance of sanitary pads and have access to sanitary pads.

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    Saral Designs is a National Entrepreneurship Award-winning Company and a leading machine manufacturer for hygiene products in India. Founded in 2015 by alumni of IITs, Saral has developed India’s first indigenously designed automatic ultra-thin Sanitary Pad making machine, called “Swachh”, with 2 Indian Patents granted.


    Address : EL-11, T.T.C. Industrial Area, MIDC Mahape, Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra 400710

    Mail us : contactus@saraldesigns.in

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