After 14 months, we now have a fully functioning prototype. We've teamed up with medical engineers to ensure D is not only hygienic, but the most comfortable applicator you'll ever use.
Yes, we said antimicrobial. D contains advanced Saniconcentrates™ that work on a molecular level giving the Mediprene® material antiseptic and antimicrobial characteristics.
These properties last D's lifetime and the materials are proven by test according to ISO 22196 and JIS Z 2801 standard.
D is made of just two parts and a lid, so it couldn't be simpler.
While designing D, we aimed to improve every aspect of current disposable applicators. It's packed full of features that make it 100% keepable.
D is not a medical device, but we wanted it to be totally safe and hygienic... so designed it to medical standards anyway. It's passed:
Cytotoxicity tests according to ISO 10993-5 Biocompatibility tests according to ISO 10993-10 ISO 10993-11 (Acute Systemic Toxicity) and USP Class VI.
Due to D's antimicrobial technology, cleaning it couldn't be easier. In any washroom it's the same - just wipe, rinse, and go.
Each D comes with its own storage tin, travel pouch, and 6 of our own DAME organic tampons.
TRAVEL POUCH DESIGN
Made from sustainable organic cotton, breathable, and convenient.
We engrain sustainability in all we do. With every D you get 6 DAME organic tampons, so you're ready to go from the start. The tampons are:
... and while we're on the topic, our packaging is fully compostable and resealable. No more big boxes exploding in bags.
PACKAGING & STORAGE TIN DESIGN
Materials matter, so your tin can be reused to store your tampons - no more ugly boxes in your bathroom.
The tin can be reused time and again to store your tampons.
WITH YOU ALL THE WAY
We believe in building products for life - building relationships even more so. If you ever need to replace a part of your D, you can send it in to us and we'll replace it free of charge.
DAME was founded by Celia Pool and Alec Mills. This is us...
We're on a mission to to reduce waste from everyday products, without compromising on performance or beauty. Period products are just the start.
We're rethinking the bathroom. D is the start of a whole range of sustainable products that eliminate plastic and enrich our lives.
Having won the B Corp Hackathon for Best Sustainable Business idea, it's great to know there are many people who share our vision.
Like all ideas, we've needed help along the way and have built a community of amazing women who share our vision. We couldn't have done it without their awesome support:
We're all about women, they've been key at every stage of the process. (Our intended female engineer was on maternity leave - so we started a campaign to get more female engineers. Why not.)
We've been working on this project for over a year now, hit all the big milestones, and it's getting exciting.
• 6 DAME organic tampons (3 reg, 3 super)
• Reusable bathroom tin
• Cotton zipper wallet