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Our Pad Launch

By Hannah Jackson.

We are incredibly excited to announce we will begin selling our own reusable menstrual pads soon! A huge amount of effort has gone into the creation of these pads and everything from the materials to packaging has been considered. We believe in dignified and comfortable menstruation and believe our pads - both as products and as examples of our ethics - will add to that. 

About our pads.

Our pads are made of four layers of the best material to ensure comfort and provide protection against leaks. The top two layers of our pads are recycled cotton, which is gentler and more comfortable against the skin than disposable pads. As well as being extra sustainable by using recycled cotton, no two pads are the same! Our nylon core is leak proof and comfortably absorbent, although the number of times you'll have to change it depends on your flow.  

Who made my pads?

Sustainability is incredibly important to us, being the driving force behind our philosophy of selling reusable …
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