Disposable sanitary wear can cause so much damage and is bad for our environment. They are either going to end up in landfill or if flushed away, then in the sea. They can take years to decompose because of the plastic in them and not only that but once they eventually start to break down all those little bits are continuing to pollute our environment. They usually contain nasty chemicals too.
- Cloth pads are just like disposables, except you can wash and reuse them several times, therefore saving money and creating less waste.
The Day Pad is designed for daytime using throughout your period, it features a comfortable soft unbleached organic cotton flannel top side, with 5 layers of absorbency, plus a hidden PUL (polyurethane laminate) layer for leakproofing. The pad is backed with a colourful pink print fabric. Use this pad plain side towards your skin.
These are a great step into ditching the disposables. A reusable cloth pad is certainly better to use than a disposable one. They measure approximately 21.5cm long x 6cm. There can be slight pad shrinkage after pre-washing them, the size quoted is after washing, so your new pads may appear slightly bigger. The PUL will last aprox. 75 - 100 washes, or 3 -5 years, depending on how frequently a pad is used and how well it is cared for.
With every Day pad you purchase, you have contributed 1 cloth pad for a girl in India through the Eco Femme pad for pad programme.
For more information please check out the questions in our info section below or visit their FAQ page here
Other Eco-Femme sanitary wear is available
Eco-Femme Organic Day Pad
Indian cotton 100% organic, unbleached
Stitched in one piece
Top layer: cotton flannel in undyed natural cotton colour
Inner layers: 7 layers cotton flannel in undyed natural cotton colour
Back layer: cotton with leakproof PUL in a pink pattern
Closes with one nickel-free metal push button