Design Project 1 | MVP
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Design Project 1 | MVP

Journal Entry For
Project 1 - MVP Definition

Point of View Statement

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Kiara is looking to purchase a sustainable sanitary pad only if it checks off all the basic requirements of a regular sanitary pad while still being in a similar price range as the one they currently use. They would also need the process of manufacturing to be hygienic and standardized.

Minimum Viable Product

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To create a thin layered pad, with the base material as banana/coconut husk waste-derived fiber. The pad must be able to absorb around 10ml of liquid at initial stage, with the flow not settling in just one part of the pad.
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The simplest version of this product that delivers value and meets the challenges of this POV statement will have these essential features:

  • Fabric derived from banana fiber or coconut husk fiber, created into thin layers for the pad.
  • Absorption capacity of about 10ml of liquid.
  • Texture of the pad should be soft-nearly as soft as a cotton cloth
  • Hygiene should be maintained throughout the process.

To support the viability of this sustainable alternative of commonly used menstrual hygiene product, a research had been conducted as embedded below:

MVP Layers
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Process for deriving fabric from Banana Fiber manually (as specified by US AID-Hygiene Improvement Project):

The main countries and locations in USA, where banana cultivations are massive.

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In USA: Hawaii and Florida are the most tropical locations where banana cultivations flourish.

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Note on quality assurance and additional criteria as provided by UNICEF, that can be taken into account at later stages of the manufacturing.