Cardiff University

SunPad: Self-sanitising, reusable menstrual products for the global south 

Cardiff University have developed a low-cost, photocatalyst-infused textile incorporated into the top layer of a reusable menstrual product. This textile has self-sanitising properties when exposed to sunlight, creating a safer product that reduces the risk of genitourinary tract infections, improving the lives of women and girls in the global south.



2024 finalists

Take a look at the finalists across the four competition categories