Natural Remedy for Period Pain

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Over half the world population experiences a menstruation cycle monthly and as a result, can cause severe back pain and cramps. My target market is students that believe in natural remedies and can't like ingesting artificial substances such as pain killers. My product is a discrete, flexible and wearable item that can be worn under clothes to prevent missing school and allowing students to learn to the best of their ability without the uncomfortable pain. I need help finding an internal and external material that can hold heat for an extended period of time.



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Lynn Wood @ 2021.03.04 6:09 AM
Examples of biodegradable packaging on IdeaSpies https://ideaspies.com/search?q=Biodegradable+packaging

Daniella Traino @ 2021.03.04 7:38 AM
Is someone working on that idea already? Sounds like a great circular economy opportunity!

Deyan Stamatov @ 2021.03.09 2:57 PM
This sounds great, I wonder if you could source some of these things from restaurants.

Olivia Tindall @ 2021.03.09 3:13 PM
This is a great idea and will definitely assist in eliminating food wastage. 

Lynn Wood @ 2021.03.14 9:36 AM
There may be something in this idea that's useful https://www.ideaspies.com/posts/orange-peel-giving-a-second-life-to-used-batteries

R Hainsworth @ 2021.03.15 11:34 PM

Great idea, what exactly do you need ? Can you provide a list of the ingredients you need ? 'help to source 100% natural ingredients'.  This would greatly assist the communitty in helping you. Thank you 


Mia @ 2021.03.17 8:53 AM
I like the visuals looks very aesthetic

simon@principals @ 2021.03.24 5:48 AM
love it ..cant believe we don't do this already perhaps create a link or partnership with boost juice

Madeline Cunningham @ 2021.03.24 6:56 AM
Yes, great idea to get in contact with Boost Juice - they are fantastic!

Sinead @ 2021.03.26 8:09 AM
Sounds amazing! I have recently collaborated with a local juice bar and collected all their orange waste from one day, resulting in 10kg!! I'm now on the search for biodegradable wax!

David Hauser @ Silicon Beach @ 2021.03.29 5:12 AM

Awesome idea, Sinead. Maybe you want to reach out to Fern Ho from the Leaf Protein Co. , winner of our last pitch night at Silicon Beach. She might be able to point you in the right direction for some of your questions.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/fernho/?originalSubdomain=au 


ReadyFundGo @ 2021.03.30 5:49 AM

Well done Sinaed - an excellent idea.

We worked with some great ladies in Melbourne who were also looking at changing packaging - they are starting to make edible coffee cups which even if you do not eat them decompose to help the issues of so many takeaway cups ( in Australia 2.4 million a day pre Covid ) going to landfill. 

https://readyfundgo.com/project/good-edi-edible-cups/

Happy to help you if you decide that crowdfunding may help you get your idea off the ground.

If you do it is always a good idea to start small and gain experience and insights.

Best of luck Jill





Sinead @ 2021.06.25 9:10 AM

Hi everyone, thanks for all your help! My project has moved into a new area where I'm trying to reduce period pain for students studying! I'm trying to make a discrete and wearable item that can possibly be heated up by natural sources e.g. sun, please let me know if you're familiar with anything that could aid my project! Thanks again :)


Lynn Wood @ 2021.06.25 1:02 PM

Interesting change Sinead. You may like to contact the companies behind these two ideas i found when i searched fabric on IdeaSpies:

https://www.ideaspies.com/posts/merino-wool-for-sensitive-skin

https://www.ideaspies.com/posts/warmth-you-can-control


Gene @ 2021.08.27 2:03 PM

Hi Sinead, this may be to late a comment, but silk is an excellent thermal regulator, additionally its extremely strong due to its long fibbers. if you could use a 50% silk 50% linen mix (linen also being a great thermal regulator) it would ensure strength comfort and thermal regulation. good luck!

   


R Hainsworth @ 2021.09.09 2:41 AM

Good morning Sinead, hope all is well with you and your loved ones. 

Congratulations on your MDP journey. It has been so interesting to follow the positive impacts that your project is having. We hope that being part of the UpRising initiative has been rewarding and meaningful for you too. 

As we wrap up the trial phase of the UpRising initiative and head towards the awards night in November I have a few quick questions.  If you could answer these questoins in a comment below that would be so great. We want to understand how UpRising assisted you so that we can etter help next year's cohort of designers. We are also curious to know if there is anything further you would like to do with your project.


1.      What were two interesting things that you experienced or found as a result of being part of the UpRising? 

2.      How did UpRising help you with your project?

3.      What would you like to do with your project and what would help you get there?

4.      How did seeing other UpRising projects affect your designing and learning experience? 

5.      What would you like to see added to the UpRising initiative to better help next year's students?


One last thing, can you add in a ‘Start to Finish’ photo of your project? If you could 'stitch' a photo of your finished product next to your early drawing (above) and update your post with this image, that would be great.

Congratulations once again and looking forward to seeing you in November. You have done an amazing job and we are very proud of the 2021 cohort. 

See you soon


Sinead @ 2021.10.06 8:01 AM
Thanks to everyone for their extremely helpful comments and suggestions!!

R Hainsworth @ 2021.11.20 8:15 AM

Congratulations on all of your hard work this year and for being the first year 12 design students to be part of The UpRising.  The 8 judges have been busy going through all the major design projects to decide which projects should be awarded hundreds of dollars in seed funding and mentoring, to take their project to the next level. The judges have used a points system, 3 points for the project they felt was the most impressive, 2 points for a second outstanding project and 1 point for a project that really resonated with them. Three projects will be awarded Seed funding and mentoring 

  • First Place $1000 Seed funding

  • Second place 750

  • Third place 500


The winners will be assisted with the continued development of their project next year by the very cool company Nectir


We are holding an Awards night to announce the winners and we would love to have you all there. It’s online so you can join in from wherever you are. 6pm - 7pm Thursday evening 9th December. 


Click here to get your tickets. 


Looking forward to seeing you there.


Wishing you the best of luck with your final exams. Awards night is on the 9th December



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