Classification of female hygiene products




classification, assortment, quality, female hygiene products, hygie­nic linings


Background. Products of femaleintimate hygiene make up a significant share of the hygiene products market. Consumers associate femalehygiene products with pro­ducts used to absorb menstrual secretions; and the products of this group are given maximum attention by the most powerful manufacturers. Clear comprehensive classi­fication is extremely important for further, more in-depth study of the properties of raw materials and unification of work to assess the quality of these products.
An analysis of recent research and publications has shown that despite some scientific developments in the field of modern non-food commodity science, there is no comprehensive classification of femalehygiene products in Ukraine.
The aim of the workis to develop a domestic classification of femalehygiene pro­ducts taking into account the current range of these products available on the Ukrainian market.
Materials and methods. To develop the classification, the facet method was chosen, which provides for a parallel distribution of female hygiene products by inde­pendent classification features and is characterized by flexibility (the ability to predict possible future changes in the nomenclature and / or range).
Results. Developed on the basis of systematization of existing features and selection of new faceted classification of femalehygiene products reflects the main app­roaches to their production and consumption, taking into account the needs and reco­mmendations of the target audience and can be supplemented by updating and expanding the range of female hygiene products in Ukraine and around the world. To take into account all the features of each of the types of female hygiene products classification features are allocated. Thus, in particular, the general classification acquaints with the means of female hygiene and creates a foundation for detailed commodity characteristics for each type of products offered by manufacturers. The classification of female hygiene products on the signs that characterize the factors of quality formation, allows to describe as qualitatively as possible the qualitative characteristics of the product and to ensure the completeness of information for consumers.
Conclusion. The analysis of open sources made it possible to develop a classi­fication of female hygiene products in order to streamline this product category in the Ukrainian market. In addition, the systematized material shows opportunities for further research in the direction of optimizing the range of female hygiene products, replacing traditional products with ecological and organic, which will help preserve the environment and form a culture of third millennium women’s hygiene.

Author Biographies

Tetiana BOZHKO , Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

Candidate of Technical Sciences, Associate Professor at the Department of Commodity Science, Safety and Quality Management

Iryna ZAHRIVAYA , Kyiv National University of Trade and Economics

higher education applicant of Master's Degree 
at the Department of Trade and Marketing


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How to Cite

BOZHKO Т. ., & ZAHRIVAYA І. . (2020). Classification of female hygiene products. Commodities·and·markets, 35(3), 73–84.