Most disposable sanitary pads contain the same amount of plastic and two plastic bags!
Have a reusable plastic free period with reusable menstrual pads
These luxury Cloth menstrual pads are available at the Flats Company in three sizes.
- Regular (3 layers of 70% bamboo viscose and 30% cotton. Topped with super soft and natural stay dry bamboo velour). 20cm x 9cm measured at widest point.
- Heavy (3 layers of 70% bamboo viscose and 30% cotton. Topped with super soft and natural stay dry bamboo velour).25cm x 12cm measured at widest point.
- Postpartum / Night (4 layers of 70% bamboo viscose and 30% cotton. Topped with super soft and natural stay dry bamboo velour).28cm x 13cm measured at widest point.
The PUL back comes with an innovative non slip silicone beads and two snap options to suit all sizes. They are shaped for comfort and to provide the best coverage available.
All measurements are approximate and due to the nature of being hand made there may be slight variations.
How to use and wash
Lay the pad with the black part of the pad, facing your body. Secure around underwear using snaps.
Once used, you can store in a waterproof wet bag till you are ready to wash them. I tend to not store them any longer than two days. You can then put them on a rinse wash in your washing machine (rinse at 30/40 degrees) and then full wash on 40 or 60 with other clothes or nappies or to bulk out the wash. You can also do what I have seen described as a ‘shower stomp’ to rinse and then do a full wash. Dry naturally, they tend to dry reasonably quickly or tumble on low.
I like to store my pads in a pod in the bathroom as it makes them easier to find than inside a wet bag but either work.
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