Reusable Cloth Pads Starter kit
Women on average will use well over 10,000 disposable sanitary products in their lifetime. All of which end up in landfill or wreaking havoc in the sea, taking several hundreds of years to decompose. They are therefore not quite as ‘disposable’ as we may initially think.
Disposable sanitary items are also usually full of nasty chemicals, including bleach (to whiten them) and even plastic, so they aren’t even great for our lady bits either.
Enter Reusable Cloth Pads Starter kit
This reusable cloth pad set by Eco Femme is the absolute perfect introductory set to cloth pads, as it includes one pad from their entire range to suit every part of your period and every flow.
Cloth pads are used very similarly to a disposable pads, but instead of sticking to your pants, they are secured with a metal push button.
The pads are worn with the creamy unbleached organic cotton side next to the skin, and the printed side towards your underwear. With good care these Eco Femme pads will last 5-years or more, which will dramatically cut down on your waste, but also save you lots of money.
Each starter kit comes in packaging which is recycled and recyclable.
The set includes the following
1 x organic pantyliner- designed for spotting, light flow or as cup/sponge back up. They can also be used as a pantyliner for incontinence or daily discharge. Measures approximately 19cm x 7cm
1 x organic day pad- designed for daytime using throughout your period, and would suit light to moderate flow. Measures approximately 21.5c x 6cm
1 x organic day pad plus- ideal choice for your heavier days, giving you extra protection and absorbency when you need it most. Measures approximately 26 cm length x 7cm
1 x organic night pad- A longer length pad for use at nights or when you have a heavy flow. Measures approximately 30cm long x 7.5cm wide
- Care instructions & menstrual cycle tracking chart
Eco Femme is a women-led social enterprise founded in 2010, promoting menstrual practices that are healthy, dignified, affordable and eco-positive. Rural Indian womens collectives stitch these pads, which are then ethically traded - available to Indian women at cost price to be affordable, and sold internationally to help sustain and fund the project. By choosing Eco Femme products, you are supporting this valuable and worthwhile project.
In addition, for every pad sold, a pad is donated via the Eco Femme Pad for Pad program to a needy Indian girl who otherwise would be going without.
- 100% organic unbleached Indian cotton
- Ethically traded product
- Pad for Pad initiative (Every starter kit sold generates a donation of 3 Eco Femme pads to a girl in India through the Eco Femme Pad for Pad programme).
- Stitched in one piece
- Top layer: cotton flannel in natural colour
- Price is for a set of 4 Eco Femme pads (as pictured)
- Back layer: cotton with leakproof PUL in different coloured patterns
- Closes with one nickel-free metal push button
To find more answers to questions you might have, please visit Eco Femmse's FAQ page.