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43: Ruby Raut of Wuka Wear - Reusable Period Pants

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Ruby Raut is the CEO and Co-founder of Wuka Wear. Ruby is a passionate environmental scientist who combines her scientific knowledge and passion for lean startup methodology to solve the problems that surround disposable menstrual products.Highlights:4.6 million tampons and pads are flushed down the
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Ruby Raut is the CEO and Co-founder of Wuka Wear. Ruby is a passionate environmental scientist who combines her scientific knowledge and passion for lean startup methodology to solve the problems that surround disposable menstrual products.Highlights:4.6 million tampons and pads are flushed down the toilet in the UK everyday.The problems around Chaupaddi that is being practised in Nepal.Why period poverty is a huge problemPeriod pants is a reusable product that needs more publicity.How a Sainsbury community project got Ruby started her entrepreneurial journey.How Ruby created and iterated her prototypeThe social and environmental impact of Wuka WearUseful links:Wuka (https://wuka.co.uk/)Time Stamp:[01:30] Solving multiple problems around period[04:00] Problems with lack of proper period.[05:00] Social problems around period in Nepal.[07:40] Period poverty needs to be addressed.[09:30] Benefits of reusable period pants[11:50] How Ruby got started in this sector?[12:00] Women's Environmental Network and discovering the problem[13:00] Creating a period pants prototype[17:00] Why it took Ruby to innovate such a product[22:00] Importance of networking[23:30] Social and environmental impact of Wuka WearGo to ImpactHustlers.com (https://www.impacthustlers.com/)Visit FastForward 2030 (http://fastforward2030.com/) and Real Changers (https://www.realchangers.com/)Impact Hustlers is hosted by Maiko Schaffrath, connect on Linkedin (https://uk.linkedin.com/in/maikoschaffrath/en) and Twitter (https://twitter.com/maikoschaffrath)This podcast is produced by Podcast Publishing (http://podcastpublishing.help/)Support the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/impacthustlers)
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