Listing is for one small reusable cloth pad. Available in 3 different designs. 22.5cm long, 6.5cm wide when snapped together, 10cm at widest point. Designed for a normal flow, also available in medium and large for heavier flows. The average person who menstruates throws away up to 200 kg of menstrual products over their lifetime. Did you know that conventional menstrual pads can contain up to 90% plastic? Tampons have plastic in them too – even in the string – and plastic applicators are made from polyethylene (PE) and polypropylene (PP). A large majority of these products end up in landfill, where they will last for 100’s of years. Switching to reusable cloth pads will reduce your plastic usage over a lifetime by a dramatic amount. The benefits of cloth pads are huge not only for the environment but for your body - they have no chemical nasties in them and are far more gentle on your skin, they are also tailored to meet your own flow with different types available. Cloth pads are also great for your wallet too - The average woman spends £150-£300 a year on feminine hygiene disposables whereas cloth pads will last you for many years. Cloth Pads are simple to use - instead of throwing away after use you just wash it instead! We have wet-bags available to store your wet pads in whilst you’re waiting to wash them. Once the wetbag is full or you’re at the end of your cycle then place them into your washing machine, and set it off on a cold rinse. Once this rinse has finished put your washing powder into the draw (please not DO use fabric softeners, you can however use small amounts of essential oils) and set your machine to 40c. When the wash is over hang your pads to dry naturally. Depending on how heavy your flow is you will need approximately 15-20 cloth pads. However you can always wash them mid cycle is you do need to. The small and medium pads are a normal flow and the large pads are for a heavy flow. Far Pads are made of bamboo velour or suede cloth topping, absorbent inner and a patterned PUL backing which is waterproof. The soft fabric goes against your skin.
Cloth Sanitary Pad - Small