Your Plastic Free Period solution - washable & reusable
These reusable sanitary pads are not just for use when on your period but also help during menopause, incontinence or for daily protection.
The average woman has her period once a month for 40 years of her life, meaning she spends 6.5 years of her life on her period. It’s estimated that the average woman will use over 10,000 disposable menstrual products during her lifetime. Some brands of disposable sanitary pads are made up of 90% plastic, which is about the same amount as four carrier bags. Many products are (incorrectly!) flushed down the toilet so they end up directly in our waterways.
Choose to reuse, saving the planet and your purse.
The pads are made from three different fabrics:
- A charcoal bamboo fleece layer: very soft to keep you comfortable night and day.
- A microfibre layer: highly adsorbent to protect and give you peace of mind.
- A waterproof PUL layer: highly waterproof to guarantee leakproof periods.
These reusable pads also have snaps on both wings to make sure it stays in place. The snaps also ensure the fleece layer stays covered when folded, to make for easy, hygienic storage.
You can buy a handy travel pouch with two compartments so you can carry a clean, unused pad on one side, whilst the other side can hygienically store your used pad until you get home to wash it.
Which pad is right for you:
THIS ONE - Light Flow: consist of one layer of microfibre. These will be able to protect you on the lighter days of your periods or for everyday protection.
Moderate Flow: medium sized with two layers of microfibre. They will provide support on the regular flow days of your periods.
Heavy Flow: made with three layers of microfibre for extra protection. They are reliable even on the heaviest days of your periods and during night-time. These larger pads can also work if you experience incontinence or post-partum bleeding.
Size: Light Flow: pad area 19cm x 8cm (approx); total width to include the wings 18.5cm
How to use: When the pads are dry place the pad fleece side up, following the line of your underwear. Attach the snaps on the wings underneath so it is secured in place.
Care: We recommend that you wash your sanitary pad before using it for the first time.
RINSE the pads with cold water after using them. Either let them soak in cold water for 30 minutes or rinse them under cold running water. It is best not to use hot water, which could make stains set.
WASH the sanitary pads by hand or in the washing machine at 40°C.
DRY We recommend air drying. These sanitary pads are made from a quickly drying material so they will be dry and usable within a few hours. There is a slight chance that the pads might shrink if dried in the tumble dryer.
We recommend washing inside a wash bag
(or a sock!) so they don't get caught in the door section of the washing machine.
- Baking soda is a natural stain remover. Use it to rub out stains while rinsing your pad.
- Vinegar is great as a fabric softener. It keeps the pads soft when added to the soak
Bambaw's mission is to rethink the way we consume and offer durable alternatives to wasteful products, which they call zero-waste swaps. Their zero-waste swaps are crafted with the lowest eco-footprint possible and under fair conditions through the whole production chain. Bambaw have a 100% CO2 Neutral supply chain.