Candy Androliakos - Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear

South African innovator receives award for pineapple leaf applications

An entrepreneur from the Eastern Cape town of Port Alfred has just won first place in the SAB Foundation’s Disability Empowerment Awards.

According to Pippa Hudson, winner Candy Androliakos of Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear, ticks multiple boxes. She employs people living with disabilities and has created a range of washable sanitary wear that includes incontinence pants and mattress and cushion protectors which are ideal for those who are wheelchair users.

Leafline Washable Sanitary Wear also produces reusable nappies and sanitary pads - all made out of the fibres of pineapple leaves. The owner of this environmentally friendly sanitary wear, Candy Androliakos, chats to Pippa about the range and her win.

All the inners of Leafline products are made from a natural pineapple Leaf fibre called Pina Fibre, which makes them environmentally friendly. The products are reusable making them cost-effective.


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