Cloth Menstrual Pads

Lights and Liners

Moderate and Medium Absorbency

Heavy, Overnight and Postpartum

Check out these environmental impact facts:

 

1On average, a woman using only pads during her approximate 40 years of menstruation will spend between $2,000 and $4,000

2In North America, 20 billion pads and tampons are thrown away each year

 
 

3Pads can be manufactured with a range of products including synthetic fibers, wood pulp and plastic.

 

Simply wash, rinse, repeat

Washing soiled cloth pads is of utmost importance. And the beauty is that you can toss the pad in with your other laundry.

If you don’t like the idea of mixing menstrual blood with your dirty clothes, you can hand wash them, or give the pads a good soaking before tossing them in the washing machine. You may also run them through the washing machine on their own.

You can use normal detergent, baking soda or vinegar in washing machines. Baking soda acts as a natural stain remover, and vinegar acts like a fabric softener without leaving residue that can affect the absorbency of the cloth.

To avoid stains, rinse or soak the pad in cold water immediately after taking it off. As blood dries, the chance of the cloth staining becomes greater.  If there are stains even after rinsing or soaking, sprinkle baking soda on the pad, rub and then rinse once more.

One way to dull stains is to leave the pad in the sun, however the fabric itself may fade, too.

When drying cloth pads, you can put them in a dryer or let them hang dry. If you choose the dryer option, do not set the cycle on a high heat or use dryer sheets.

 

Tips, tricks and pointers:

  • Wear cloth pads with properly fitted underwear
  • Converting to cloth pads may take some getting used to, so try wearing them around the house first

  • If you experience any shifting, bunching or leaking with the pad, it’s likely because the cloth pad is not the right style for your body type or style of underwear. Try another style.

  • Carry a resealable bag in your purse to keep any soiled pads you remove throughout the day

Why do cloth menstrual pads make sense?

There are many features and benefits to choosing cloth pads:

  1. Comfort: Each cloth pad is made from soft fabrics – which translates into breathable comfort!

  2. Environmental: It just makes sense to use cloth pads to leave as light of a footprint as possible on the environment. Cloth pads minimize waste found in landfills. Plastic applicators of tampons will not fully decompose for hundreds of years. Pads and tampons are filled with dioxins (think poisonous pollutants) that will return to the soil when the products are thrown away.

  3. Economical: No more dropping $7 to $15 a month on disposable pads and tampons. Cloth pads fully pay for themselves in a matter of a few months, and they will last between 4 and 5 years if taken care of properly. Also, purchasing cloth pads from small shops supports people just like you who are making quality products to help feed their families.

  4. Health: Cloth pads are an excellent choice for women who have irritations from allergens and perfumes often found in feminine hygiene products. In severe cases, tampons can cause infections and gynecological disorders. These unwanted afflictions come in all forms: from endometriosis to yeast infections to rashes.

Cloth menstrual pads are more than just a fad

Experience the comfort – plus the environmentaleconomical and health benefits of cloth menstrual pads

One small step by a woman is one giant step in saving the environment.

One average disposable-pad-purchasing woman will dispose upwards of 17,000 pads in her lifetime. That’s a lot. That's 17,000 items that will unnecessarily decompose in a landfill somewhere for years on end.

But by switching to cloth pads YOU can make a difference in our world.

Besides, disposable sanitary napkins weren’t a “thing” in the United States until the 1920s. About 40 to 50 years after disposable pads were introduced to the American culture, women started reverting back to cloth pads, largely in part to the hippie movement.

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