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This Retro Rags™ heavy absorbency reusable cloth menstrual pad is great for heavy flow days, overnight, postpartum, and stress incontinence.

Materials & Construction:
- pad measures approximately 14.5" long by 4.5" wide at the ends and about 4" wide at center when snapped on the first row of snaps and approximately 3.25" wide at center when snapped on the second row of snaps
- 100% cotton flannel top layer - quilted to focus flow inward - this pad has a teal blue, purple, red, yellow, green, and orange trippy kaleidoscope pattern flannel top
- 2-layer hemp/cotton blend fleece inner core (fabric is 55% hemp 45% certified organic cotton) - 13" x 3"
- polyurethane laminate (PUL) barrier layer - the PUL layer is inside the pad between the inner core and the fleece backing
- poly fleece (aka polar fleece) backing/barrier layer - this pad has white poly fleece
- wings with two rows of two black polyacetal resin KAM snaps (total of 6 snaps, with 2 snapping options)

This pad is sewn and will ship within 2 business days of purchase.

Pattern placement of the top fabric may vary from that shown in the pictures above as these are pictures of a previously completed pad.

If you have very heavy flow we'd recommend you use our 17" extra long pad which can be found at https://www.etsy.com/shop/EarthyMamaGoods?section_id=10929026

This is not a product designed to substitute for adult diapers or incontinence pads. It is not a medical device.

Frequently asked questions about EarthyMamaGoods

Every woman’s cycle is unique and the number of pads you would need depends upon the heaviness of your flow, how many days your period usually lasts, how frequently you plan to wash your pads, and whether you’re using only cloth pads or are combining them with the use of a menstrual cup. We do recommend changing your pads at least every four hours. So if you use that minimum (but some women will need to change them more frequently) and plan to wash pads every other day, you’d want a starting supply of 18-20 pads so that you could have some in the wash and still have pads left to wear.
10 inch light Retro Rags Teen™ - sized for petite teens and women. Narrow pad for light flow. Ideal back-up for menstrual cup.

10 inch Retro Rags Plus™ - for light or moderate flow days if your flow tends to stay in center of pad. Ideal back-up for menstrual cup. Sized for plus size women.

12 inch heavy Retro Rags Plus™ - for heavy days. Some women with lighter flow use it for overnight. Sized for plus size women.

14 inch Retro Rags™ - for overnight & postpartum use. Two snap settings allow it to fit both average and plus sized women.

17 inch Retro Rags Plus™ - for overnight/postpartum use. Super absorbency & really long. Designed for extremely heavy flow. Best for plus size women and extreme postpartum flow.
The patterned flannel fabric is the top of the pad and is the part placed against your labia. The solid colored fleece fabric is the bottom of the pad and is placed against your panty. Snap the wings around the gusset of your panty to secure the pad to your panty. These pads work best when worn with close-fitting cotton panties. Panties made with nylon or silk are slicker and the fleece backing tends to slide and shift when cotton panties aren't used.
We do recommend that the longest you wait between changes is four hours to limit bacterial growth. You may find that your flow is heavier and you may prefer to change them more frequently. These pads will not be as absorbent as the disposable pads you've probably been using. There are no chemicals in them that gel up when liquids touch the chemicals. The pads I sew use natural fibers (cotton and hemp) to absorb liquid and use the PUL and polar fleece as barriers to prevent leaking.
General washing instructions:
Machine wash in hot water (minimum temp. 120F) with a mild laundry detergent.
Machine dry on medium heat.
Do not dry on high heat.
Do not use fabric softeners – either liquid or sheets.
Do not bleach.
Do not hand wash.

For best results either wash or rinse well within 24 hours of use.

Please wash & dry your Retro Rags™ cloth pads several times before using them for the first time. This necessary step will help remove the factory applied fabric sizing and allow your pads to reach their full absorbency prior to your first use.
I chose to use a 55% hemp 45% certified organic cotton blend fleece in my soaker layer because it's a very absorbent fabric that is also thin and flexible. I wanted a comfortable pad that conforms to my body shape and the hemp/cotton blend fleece helps this pad stay more flexible than stiff fabrics like Zorb. Hemp fabric is also known to be a less hospitable environment for bacteria than polyester and other synthetic fibers. My design was created for my period, which is a heavy 7 day cycle with gushes and clots and these pads function very well for heavy flow when changed at appropriate intervals.
Use coupon code POSTT15 at checkout for a 15% discount on the purchase of 7 or more postpartum pads.

Use coupon code 15OFF100 at checkout for a 15% discount on your purchase of $100 or more.

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We do not offer wholesale or co-op pricing.
First, let me explain that I started sewing cloth pads for my own use about 11 years ago. Then I began offering them in craft swaps on the Mothering.com discussion boards. The mamas there loved them and they encouraged me to start a business. I did. It was called Retro Rags Wisconsin and I named my pad design Retro Rags™. I had my own website and ran a full-time business but shut the business down in 2009 to spend more time with my daughters while they were young. I decided to put my foot back into the water, so to speak, on a part-time basis in 2011 and opened a shop here on Etsy. Obviously the shop includes a wider product line and that's one reason I didn't resurrect the name Retro Rags Wisconsin.
U-Pic, Shipsurance, or USPS insurance is included with all purchases from our shop. We also provide tracking and delivery confirmation for all of our shipments shipped to US addresses. It's extremely rare that packages are lost or damaged, but if it would happen to your package simply assist us in completing the necessary claims paperwork and provide us with photographs of the damage and you will receive a refund.
Due to the very personal nature of cloth menstrual pads returns and exchanges are not possible. Please carefully read the detailed item listings prior to making a purchase decision.

If you have any questions please feel free to write to us before making your purchase and we can work with you to help you make an appropriate selection.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cotton flannel, hemp and cotton fleece, PUL, poly fleece, polyacetal resin KAM snaps, polyester thread
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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