FemmeCloths

Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads

Brandon, Manitoba | 2843 Sales

FemmeCloths

Reusable Cloth Menstrual Pads

Brandon, Manitoba 2843 Sales On Etsy since 2014

5 out of 5 stars (828)

Announcement   I’ll be away right after Christmas visiting family so we’re having Boxing week now! Free Shipping until Boxing Day and perhaps some pop up discount sales by follow my FB or IG to find out when!
Orders can no longer be guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas.

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Last updated on 11 Dec, 2018

I’ll be away right after Christmas visiting family so we’re having Boxing week now! Free Shipping until Boxing Day and perhaps some pop up discount sales by follow my FB or IG to find out when!
Orders can no longer be guaranteed to arrive in time for Christmas.

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SALE!! Until November 30, 2016, receive 10% off your entire purchase and as an added Cyber Monday bonus, expiring at 8 am Nov 29, any purchase totalling $19 CAD (approximately $15 USD) will automatically receive a FREE 8" cotton liner.

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Housewife Blows Income Tax, Starts Business!

A friend had given me a couple cloth pads to try and it was just enough to get me curious about cloth. I was planning to pay her to make more for me, but being a little impulsive when it comes to all things creative, I decided to dust off my 20 year old sewing machine and make my own. How delighted I was to find that the fabrics I wanted to use were HALF PRICE at the local Fabricland, and not only were they half price, our income tax return had just come in!
I heedlessly raced up and down isles, pulling out gorgeous prints, foxy flannels, and giggled to myself at what a stash I would have.

My husband was not so delighted when he found out how much I had spent, however being the loving man that he is, he stepped back and let me have my creative leeway. No really. I truly have the most wonderfully supportive husband when it comes to my creative outlets. He's bought me a spinning wheel, indulged in my fanatical need to stop in every little yarn shop along the way, rolled his eyes and grinned when I painted the walls red and orange, and told me how sexy I looked after chopping my long hair into a pixie! He even lets me choose the vegan burger place to eat out. He is my support.

Back to the story.....
So I started cutting patterns out from photocopy paper, making them up into shapes I thought i'd like. Some worked, some didn't. I'm sure a few of my friends got tired of hearing "hey, are you bleeding soon? I have a new pad for you to try...." So after some trial and error for the shape, I found one that worked and went to town! Within a week I had a beautiful pile of several dozen pads (if not a hundred +) and was super pleased with myself. My husband (not sure why he's the voice of reason because sometimes his ideas are more hair brained than mine), innocently asked "Do you need that many pads? I mean, do you bleed that much?" Um......no. No I don't.

So I thought I would see if there were any people interested on the local shop and swap page. AND just before I posted, one of my experimenters informed me that her pads had shrunk about a 1/2". Panic!!! One more error: I hadn't pre washed the fabric.

There was also the business of a business name! My friend and I brainstormed for almost 2 weeks to find a name that sounded nice, didn't target a specific market (ie mama cloth), and above all was available on Etsy and Facebook. There were a few we loved, but taken, some that weren't taken but just wrong (ummmm moon glow?) and finally FemmeCloths. It wasn't one both of us were super keen on, but after a few days it grew on me until I realized that that was my business name!

Lessons learned. From the moment I posted, I have not stopped. What I have posted on Etsy is a small amount compared to what I have available at the local farmers market. I have so many repeat customers, and wonderful testimonies of women who have been helped and healed by switching to cloth pads. (You can find some of these on my facebook page) As exciting as it is to have my own business as I stay at home to raise our child, I am more gratified by the intangible rewards of making our monthlies a little more pretty, healthy, and normal.

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  • Natalie

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    Natalie was born and raised in the Maritimes and keeps moving west. First Ontario where she met her husband and now Manitoba. Married for 12 years with one daughter, she spends her time homeschooling, knitting, spinning, designing and sewing!

Shop policies

Last updated on 07 September, 2018
FemmeCloths is small business created by a stay at home mom who strives for a cleaner, greener, and healthier way to live.
We pride ourselves on not just educating ourselves, but others of the dangers in disposable products, and encourage women to make the switch to cloth and return to a more natural state of menses.
FemmeCloths also donates 10% of all sales to charity. Some local, such as the ladies shelter or soup kitchen, or buying supplies to make pads to send to impoverished countries. So far we have sent hundreds of pads to Cambodian women rescued from sex trafficking.
We only use natural fibers next to the skin and for absorption, to maximize comfort and breathability.
Switching to cloth has never been easier (or prettier)!

Is it time for you to return to a more natural way?

Accepted payment methods

  • Visa
  • Mastercard
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • Apple Pay
  • Klarna
  • Sofort
  • Ideal
  • Paypal
  • Gift cardAccepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
Due to the sanitary nature of FemmeCloths products, refunds are not offered.

If a customer receives a defective pad, that pad will be replaced with either the same item, or the same size in different colour or fabric of the customers choosing, shipped free of charge.
Shipping
All FemmeCloths parcels are shipped in plain brown paper, and paper envelopes, which are fully recyclable and/or compostable. We do not use any plastic as we've found the majority of our customers are as concerned about environmental issues as we are, so we strive to keep packaging to a minimum.

All large orders shipped within Canada are sent with a complimentary expedited service, guaranteed 3-5 business days delivery to MOST areas, tracked, with no extra charge to the customer. To the US and internationally it is shipped without tracking unless specifically requested at buyers expense and can take approximately 2 weeks to the US and 2-3 weeks overseas.

If you wish to add tracking please contact the shop to arrange a custom order. FemmeCloths is not responsible for lost or damaged items.

Most items are all mailed without tracking in individual envelopes. FemmeCloths is not responsible for lost or damaged items as there is no tracking on envelopes, if you wish to upgrade shipping to include tracking, please contact the shop owner to arrange it.

When multiple listings are purchased at one time, shipping overages greater than $1 will be refunded within 24 hours of shipping.
Additional policies and FAQs
Custom orders are available with little to no charge to the customer.

At the moment, custom orders are shipped within 1-2 weeks of receiving payment.

Please note that colours in photos can be displayed differently than what they actually are. If you have doubts about the colours, please contact me for more information.

More information

Last updated on 20 Apr, 2017
Frequently asked questions
How many pads do I need?

One of the most frequent questions I hear and one that is so subjective depending upon your flow. I rarely recommend buying a full cycles worth right up front for two reasons. First, it can be expensive and you may be surprised to discover which size and topper you like best. Secondly, many users switching to cloth will notice a change in their flow after a few months of cloth use. So 10 heavy overnight pads may work for the first couple months, but then you may become lighter and prefer the 9.75".
What I suggest, is add up how many disposables a day you go through, and size, then add 1-2 as many people prefer to change cloth a little more frequently than a disposable.