My cloth pads are made with comfort in mind and come in 6 absorbencies. Reliable and cost effective for periods and mild incontinence. Soft and permeable cotton jersey tops the pad, wicking moisture into the absorbent core and finally the pads are backed with water resistant polar fleece. The shape and size of both wing and body are designed for maximum coverage and comfort.
Available in 6-13 inch lengths the standard width is 2.75”. Our 12 and 13 inch pads have an increased flair. 6 and 7 inch pads have a narrower wing.
This item is custom made to order and take approximately 8 weeks to dispatch.
Anecdotally some women report a perceived lighter flow with reusables so I recommend starting with a medium or a heavy depending on your flow. Choose a pad length close to your usual length but between 9” and 11” is a good starting point.
Absorbencies and materials:
Liner; for spotting or very light flow. Cotton Jersey, signature recycled cotton roller towel, polar fleece.
Light; for very light to light flow or days when you’re waiting to start. Cotton Jersey, 340gsm Organic Hemp/Cotton fleece, polar fleece.
Medium; moderate absorbency. Suitable for many women’s average days. Cotton Jersey, Zorb, Polar fleece.
Heavy; suitable for most women’s heavy days and lighter overnights. Cotton Jersey, 340gsm Organic Hemp/Cotton fleece, Zorb, Polar fleece.
V. Heavy; suitable for overnight wear, post partem and heavy days. Cotton Jersey, Zorb, Polar fleece.
Monster; I salute you sisters it can be grim. This pad has a staggered core to allow for a slimline look without compromising absorbency. Perfect for post partem, overnight and ‘those’ days. Cotton Jersey, 340gsm Organic Hemp/Cotton fleece, Zorb, Polar fleece.
All pads are colour coded for ease of identification.
Caring for your Pads Washing is a very personal activity; my recommendations are based on my experience and best practice should you choose to wash differently you do so at your own risk.
Once used rinse in cold water, squeeze out gently (do not wring) and pop a wet bag or bucket unsnapped. If a bit dry at this point application of some plain soap and a little rubbing can work wonders to prevent staining. This said I don’t this and only once had issue. Busy ladies cant always rinse on the go, folding and waiting till home to rinse is fine from time to time as is leaving to soak in a lidded container until the evening. Try not to leave for more than 2/3 days before washing.
Pop them in with your regular wash at 30C, maximum spin 1200 and cool gentle tumble if you like. I recommend air drying if possible. Should staining occur place them damp in a sunny spot on either line or windowsill. Do not use fabric Softener/conditioner, this will coat the fibres and make them significantly less effective.
After a few washes your pads may feel a little thinner as the fibres settle, which is normal.
Which detergent? My pads are safe with either bio or non-bio as I use hemp rather than bamboo; there is evidence that the more delicate structure of bamboo can be ‘eaten’ by bio detergents. On talking to various users, they prefer the choice to use either detergent type so my pads use hemp. I recommend using a product with low levels of perfumes and optical brighteners if possible.
Oh no! I/my partner/mother in law ect put my pads in at 40/60/90C, HELP! All my materials are rated to 40C so they should be fine there, 30C is better for the life of your pads and the environment. 60/90C there may be shrinkage, curling or damage to the snaps. The pad may still be usable, but absorbency and comfort may be impacted. It is possible to replace damaged snaps. I include a leaflet with the above instructions, I suggest pinning this to the machine.
If well cared for the cores should remain effective for many, many washes.