08 Jul '15, 5pm

#Win for women. #Lola, is making a safer tampon and is offering it as a subscription.

A new startup in the US named Lola is making a new, safer tampon. And it is offering the new hygiene product as a subscription. Lola has just picked up US$1.2 million in seed funding, secured from big name investors like BoxGroup, VaynerRSE, Andy Dunn, 14W and Thrive Capital’s Josh Kushner and Will Gaybrick. Lola isn’t just scheduling deliveries to its subscribers, that would have been too easy. Instead, Lola went ahead and developed a new kind of tampon. In the US, tampons are considered medical devices and thus requires approval from the FDA. FDA doesn’t require companies to list all the ingredients. Hence, the issue of actual ingredients in existing tampons. Contrary to what women expect to be in a tampon, cotton isn’t the primary ingredient. Surprise, surprise. They’re typically made from a blend of artificial fibres, rayon and polyester, and may include chemicals and ...

Full article: http://vernonchan.com/2015/07/lola-the-startup-that-offer...

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