Mumbai: Comfy Snug Fit, a fast-growing menstrual hygiene brand from the house of Amrutanjan Healthcare Limited (Amrutanjan Healthcare), brings new hope to the women’s hygiene market with its superior technology to provide affordable and high-quality sanitary napkins. The brand is striving to provide hygienic menstruation solutions to cloth users and will drive awareness campaigns to educate cloth users about the health and hygiene benefits of choosing sanitary napkins over the cloth. It has roped in renowned actress Shraddha Kapoor to drive awareness campaigns around menstrual hygiene.
Studies have shown that out of the 355 million* menstruating women in India, about a third use only cloth for their menstrual hygiene management. Only 38 percent * menstruating girls in India spoke to their mothers about menstruation. Nearly 23 million* girls drop out of school annually due to lack of proper menstrual hygiene management facilities. This lack of menstrual hygiene is leading to serious health issues for women in the country. Nearly 60,000 cases* of cervical cancer deaths are reported every year from India, two-third of which are due to poor menstrual hygiene. Accessibility and affordability of high-quality products are major barriers to better menstrual health.
Sharing his thoughts, S. Sambhu Prasad, Chairman & Managing Director, Amrutanjan Health Care Limited, says, “The level of awareness and education regarding women’s menstrual health and hygiene remains low and is still considered as stigma in major parts of our country. As a purpose-led company, we will launch a campaign aimed at raising awareness about women’s health and hygiene, in an effort to empower the women of India. We at Amrutanjan Healthcare, aim to elevate this issue which is one of the major concerns in the country, and provide hygienic high-quality solutions at an affordable price point. With this goal, we will strengthen our Comfy Snug Fit brand further. We are making sure we have robust distribution across the rural and rest of urban markets ensuring easy accessibility of the product. Comfy has grown over 5 times in the last five years and our ambition is to be in the top three in the next 2-3 years.”
Starting at Rs. 20, Amrutanjan was the first company to launch a high-quality napkin at a price point that was affordable to a larger audience. Amrutanjan Healthcare has partnered with TZMO Europe to obtain better technology and also made with pulp from North America. Additionally, the company also roped in an expert consultant from Israel for technical know-how which has enabled it to develop a superior product. Comfy promises 80% better absorption than other leading brands in India.
The brand will launch a new campaign to drive home the important message of menstrual health and hygiene. The campaign will be launched on a variety of platforms across multiple media, including TV, digital and in-store.
Mani Bhagavatheeswaran, Chief Marketing Officer, Amrutanjan Health Care Limited, “About 2-3% of women* in rural India use sanitary napkins while the majority of the rest depends on cloth. Our new campaign aims to educate them on the benefits of using a sanitary napkin. As a brand that works closely to elevate women’s hygiene solutions, we are excited to accelerate our journey by having Shraddha Kapoor as our first-ever brand ambassador on board. She is highly popular and connects with the target audience. Additionally, having spoken out vocally about issues close to her heart, she brings authenticity and credibility to her role as ambassador and we are looking forward to a long and fulfilling partnership together.”
Commenting on the initiative, Shraddha Kapoor says, “I am extremely delighted to be partnering with Amrutanjan Healthcare for their range of Comfy Snug Fit sanitary napkins. Their endeavor to provide feminine hygiene solutions to women across the nation and spread awareness about the topic is truly commendable. As a woman, I’ve always actively supported the cause of menstrual hygiene. Talking about periods in India is still taboo. As per reports, many girls drop out of school each year when they start their periods. Using cloth is still the norm in many parts of the country, and it poses hygiene risks for girls. Not only is it uncomfortable, but cloth also has a high probability of infections. I urge girls to use safer, better hygienic products such as the Comfy sanitary napkin. I am glad I could play a role in promoting women’s health on a national scale by associating with a brand from the house of Amrutanjan Healthcare, which is caring, healing, and touching lives for 127 years.”
Conceptualized by RK Swamy BBDO, the campaign has a unique and informative advertisement storyline. In the ad, Shraddha Kapoor can be seen shooting in a village, when a young village girl comments at the end of her shot. They strike up a conversation and it is revealed that the young girl is preparing to go to college, but is afraid of ‘that time of the month’, as she puts it. The dazzling Shraddha Kapoor comforts the girl and gives her a packet of Comfy Snug Fit Sanitary Napkin from her bag. Although wary at first, upon seeing the price blurb on the packet, both the girl and her mother who is also in the background, break into a smile. The ad ends with an infographic describing the technology used in the napkins to ensure a dry and comfortable experience.
Commenting on the campaign, Navneet Virk, Creative Head – South, R K SWAMY BBDO, says, “We built this campaign on the insight that small changes in life can make a big difference.If a young girl can comfortably and hygienically manage her period, she can go to college, and she can have access to better education, better opportunities and in the long term build a better life for herself. Typically for every girl, college life is a turning point and if things pertaining to period go wrong, many tend to drop out or stay home out only out of sheer embarrassment. Thus at this critical juncture in a girl’s life, through this TVC, Comfy wants to hold her hand and ease her over this threshold into a better tomorrow, helping her step out with confidence, helping her fly instead of feeling tied do. We wanted to cue liberation and that’s what the powerful campaign line does, ‘Mud ke nahin, ud ke dekho!(don’t turn back to check for stains, just fly). That’s been Comfy’s promise, that every young girl should have the power to be herself and discover her full potential.”