Eco-Femme Cotton Sanitary Pad – Night Pad
This pad is fantastic for night time wear and heavy flow days, unlike those horrible plastic disposable pads you will find these very comfortable especially when you are feeling quite sensitive!
Our Eco-femme cotton cloth night pads have extra length and wide for better coverage, especially when laying down. This is perfect for zero waste and plastic free living. You can reduce so much waste by reusing and washing cloth pads rather than using disposables!
What Makes Them Better:
⦁ Cotton flannel top layer with PUL leak preventing layer
⦁ Washable and reusable
⦁ Replaces disposable plastic pads
⦁ These will Last years!
⦁ Hand stitched and made ethically in India by womens collectives
⦁ Part of the Pad For Pad Programme
30cm In Length, 7cm Wide When Closed
The top layer is cotton flannel in a dusky red colour with 7 layers of absorbent fabric. This Eco-femme night pad has a hidden PUL layer to prevent leaks and give extra protection. The backing layer is a colourful design, please note backing pattern may vary.
Rural Indian women’s 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 pack of night pads sold, a pad is donated via the Eco Femme Pad for Pad program to an Indian girl in need who would otherwise go without!
If cared for properly your pad should last between 3-5 years if not longer, saving a lot of waste from disposable pads. These pads are made from cotton flannel, they do however have a PUL layer to help prevent leakages but reusable pads are by far the more eco-friendly and sustainable solution to disposables.
|Dimensions||180 × 60 × 20 mm|
Cotton Flannel & PUL Layer (polyurethane laminate)
Sanitary Pad Care
Place the purple side facing up and use popper to secure.
Change pad every 3-4 hours.
Once used we recommend you rinse them through to prevent stains, if not practical then before washing rinse through several times. If the stain still persists then we recommend using a natural stain remover such as living naturally stain stick.
The living naturally stain stick is available to buy from us.
We recommend washing the reusable pad at 40 degrees as higher temperatures may set stains in place. Don’t use fabric softner.
Once washed leave the washed pad to air dry as tumble drying can reduce the life span of the pad.
Please allow for a slight amount of shrinkage when first washed, this is due to being natural material.
Cloth vs Disposable
There is so much waste in the world from sanitary and menstrual disposables such as plastic pads and tampons! These disposables actually take hundreds of years to break down and even then they will only become tiny bits of plastic that will continue to pollute and harm the environment for what may quite be forever!
This is why it is so important that we take steps to reuse rather than dispose of, one of the easiest and best ways to do this is to choose washable cloth over disposable plastic. With cloth pads you can wash and reuse them for years and years, just imagine the amount of waste and plastic you wouldn’t have used in that time!
Honestly changing to reusable cloth pads was one of the best things I ever did and I will never go back to using disposables not only because of how bad they are for the environment but they are so uncomfortable. Cloth pads are way more comfortable to wear, you won’t regret switching to them.
Eco-femme are a global empowerment inituitive run by women in India, they hand make and stitch their cotton cloth sanitary pads that are washable and reused rather than thrown away after each use. Eco-femme also support and provide education on hygienic, dignified and green menstruation practices to local woman in India. Their mission is to create environmental and social change through the revitalising menstrual practices that are healthy, environmentally sustainable, culturally responsive and empowering. Profits made from international sales are used to help fund inexpensive reusable pads for Indian women.
Eco-femme offer a Pad For Pad programme where they give education and free cloth pads to young girls and women to help them manage their periods hygienically and with dignity. They provide a safe environment where they can discuss menstruation and help make a change to India’s growing challenge in dealing with sanitary waste. This is where the majority of the profits go from Eco-femme pads.
It is amazing to know that we can help young women and girls by supporting Eco-femme as a company. This is why I am so happy to stock their reusable cloth pads!