Organic Day Pad
EcoFemme washable organic 'day' sanitary pad: regular flow & size.
5 Layers for absorbency, plus PUL for leak-proofing.
Ethically traded & hand stitched by a women's co-operative. Each pad bought gives a woman in rural India sanitary care in return.
Vegan, ethically traded, hand stitched, organic unbleached cotton.
Swap for: disposable single use sanitary wear.
What makes these special?
In the UK, we throw away 4.3 billion sanitary items each year, these take 500-800 years to decompose. Washable sanitary pads are a simple alternative, and are a kind investment to yourself and the planet. If looked after, pads can last 5 years instead of 5 hours.
Eco Femme is a global women's empowerment project, promoting menstrual practices that are healthy, dignified, affordable and eco-positive.
Rural Indian womens 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 pad sold, a pad is donated via the Eco Femme Pad for Pad program to an Indian girl in need who otherwise would be going without.
Materials: 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. Nickel free popper.
Size: Approximately 21.5cm x 6cm. Sizes quoted are after washing, so your new pads may appear slightly bigger.
Usage: Each pad comes packaged with full instructions.
- Wear pad for up to 6 hours
- Soak pad in cold water for 30 minutes before washing (avoid hot water as this can set stains)
- Wash in the washing machine under 40 degrees celsius, or hand wash with detergent (do not scrub with a brush)
- Either tumble dry or air dry.