Reusable Sanitary Pads - Leaf Print - Starter Pack
One sanitary towel can take up to 500 years to decompose. That is a really scary thought. Every single sanitary thrown away is likely to outlive our great, grandchildren!
These reusable alternatives from the wonderful small biz The Little Eco Sewing Shop are a great eco friendly swap to make and one that will save you money in the long term. The pads are made from reclaimed material, helping reduce waste, giving unwanted material a new purpose and helping fight the battle against fast fashion, a massive contributor to greenhouse gases and pollution.
One use sanitary pads are not only made of plastic, they are also wrapped in plastic and are an environmental nightmare, with lots ending up being flushed away and stuck in our sewers. (If you've seen THAT Fatberg documentary, you'll know what we're talking about!)
All of the pads come with two width options, fastened with poppers.
This starter pack is ideal for those who are unsure of what absorbency they need or are new to switching to reusable pads. The starter pack contains:
1 x light/pantyliner
1 x regular
1 x heavy/ overnight
The light/pantyliner pad is ideal for everyday use, those days coming on or off your cycle and for those going through the menopause. Also a popular choice for those using a menstrual cup but still get some leakages. They are made up of two layers of flannelette which is ideal for a light flow. The light pads measure 8" in length and the adjustable widths are either 2.25" or 2.5"
The regular pad - Made up of 4 layers of flannelette, this pad is ideal for a medium flow and measures 9" in length and 2.25" and 2.5" in width. One end of the day pads is longer and wider than the other, it can be worn either way round depending on where you find you need that bit of extra absorbency, the front or the back.
The heavy pad - Made up of 6 layers of flannelette, this is for heavy flow days or overnight. This pad is longer and slightly wider than the other pads and measures 10" long and 2.5" or 2.75" wide. One end is longer and wider like the day pad and can be worn either way around depending on where you find you need that bit of extra absorbency.
How to use:
Simply pop into your underwear fleece side down and fasten with poppers. If changing whilst out and about, remove pad and roll it in on its self and fasten with poppers, so the fleece side is on the outside. We recommend some sort of reusable wet bag/wash bag etc to store them in whilst out and about. If you have the correct absorbency they wont be wet or a mess to change.
- Prewash before first use. DO NOT use softener as this will reduce absorbency.
- Once used, soak them in COLD water. You can use a stain remover at this point, or we recommend using castille soap as that is a fab stain remover! After soaking, rinse in COLD water then pop into the washing machine, you can rub on more castille soap or stain remover if needed.
- Wash as normal with detergent but no fabric softener on a 30 - 40 degree wash.
- Hang to dry, they can be popped in the tumble dryer on a low setting but over time some shrinkage might occur.
About The Little Eco Sewing Shop
A one woman business run by the lovely Genna in Staffordshire, The Little Eco Sewing Shop is on a mission to create a better future for our children by providing high quality reusable products such as pads and handmade, one of a kind baby items. Family and her two young children inspire Genna to create a better future and help combat the issue of fast fashion by reusing unwanted material as well as providing sustainable options to help us reduce waste. The material Genna uses is sourced from seamstresses leftover fabrics or second hand stores and we absolutely love that an unwanted item is given a new lease of life.
These were my first ever eco pads and I am already looking to buy more. They are so easy to use and comfortable! Definitely a must have in your eco options during your period!
Inês Malheiros | London | April 2021
Brand : The Little Eco Sewing Shop