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NEW! Little FoldOver Pouches
Little Woolen Pouches and Little Linen Pouches--- lined with cotton, fold over and close with elastic loops and adorable, charming wooden branch buttons, with little Czech pressed glass beads charms. These would make unique case for special CDs (CDs will fit, but plastic CD cases will not), small make-up pouches, or hold 4-5 disposable sanitary napkins or pills.
These are NOT wet bag or NOT suitable as cloth pad carrying pouch.
Spot clean only.

:::Laundry Info and FAQs about Cloth Pads. :::

<Laundry Info>

○ Please wash before first use.
○ After use, please soak in cold water with a little detergent and…

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NEW! Little FoldOver Pouches
Little Woolen Pouches and Little Linen Pouches--- lined with cotton, fold over and close with elastic loops and adorable, charming wooden branch buttons, with little Czech pressed glass beads charms. These would make unique case for special CDs (CDs will fit, but plastic CD cases will not), small make-up pouches, or hold 4-5 disposable sanitary napkins or pills.
These are NOT wet bag or NOT suitable as cloth pad carrying pouch.
Spot clean only.

:::Laundry Info and FAQs about Cloth Pads. :::

<Laundry Info>

○ Please wash before first use.
○ After use, please soak in cold water with a little detergent and OxiClean.
○ If OxiClean is not available baking soda will do.
○ Best if soaked for 12 to 24 hours.
○ If soaked for longer than 24 hours, please change the water at least daily. Please wash within 2 to 3 days.
○ Please rinse until water is clear, then machine wash and tumble dry with other laundry like towels and underwear.
○ Panty liners for everyday use are like underwear. No need to soak unless stained.
○ Please dry completely after wash (tumble dry or hang dry, preferably under sunlight).
○ Fabric softner will reduce absorbency.
○ If irritation or allergic reaction occurs, please discontinue use.
○ For best result, please wear fitting underwear, and adjust to fit.
○ Please don't share your pads/liners with anybody (I know you won't but just in case).

All pads are kept in a box all stacked up. Some pads may have impressions of other pads/snaps, but this will come out once washed.


<FAQs>

FAQs

-- Can I get a 10″ pad with Bamboo Velour? --
Unless you plan to use it on light flow days, I wouldn't recommend it. Bamboo Velour is soft, silky, and feels nice next to skin. It is quick absorbing and wicking. If the flow is very heavy or sudden, it could wick and cause side leak. MicroFleece doesn’t wick or hold liquid. The liquid passes right though and gets absorbed by the absorbent layers inside, so there are fewer chances of side leaks. This is why I use Bamboo Velour for Light pads and MicroFleece for Medium, although this is mostly my personal preference, and I am very cautious about leaks.

-- Can I get these pads without PUL – Coming Soon
I used to make pads with no waterproof (PUL), and now I plan to be making an improved version. I’ve been asked recently by several people if I could make the pads without PUL. The style of pads currently listed in my shop is designed waterproof in mind. The liquid gets distributed and soaked by absorbent layers when it hits waterproof. With the stithching through top layer and internal hemp layers, if there in no waterproof, it would wick along the threads to the other side. (The stitching helps to quickly absorb and contain the flow.The liquids move vertically rather than spread horizontally). If more layers are added for more absorbancy, washing and drying may be a problem.
The “pocket” or “envelope” style helps with the issue of wicking and washing/drying. The downside would be that they would be a bit thicker.

- Do cloth pads feel wet? -
Coth pads in general may feel a little bit wet compared to Always or Stayfree type which feels almost completely dry, but not as much as it is bothersome. Some fabrics feel drier than others.

- Do cloth pads feel thick and bulky? -
Compared to ultra thin Always type, cloth pads may feel a bit thick. But many cloth pads are flexible, and they don't have the plastic feel like disposable products.

- Do cloth pads leak? -
Possible, like disposable pads do sometimes.

- My period is very heavy. Can I use cloth pads? -
I would recommend "waterproof base + folded liner" type. This style feels thicker and bulker, but less likely to leak from the side than "all-in-one" pads when the flow is very heavy or sudden. "All-in-one" type is thinner and trimmer, and more suitable for lighter to moderate flow.

- Do cloth pads smell? -
Less than disposable pads.

- Are cloth pads really more eco friendly? -
I don't know how much resources it consumes and how much pollution it creates to make fabrics used in cloth pads. I don't know how much resourse it consumes and how much pollution it creates to make disposable sanitary products. But cloth pads can be used again and again.
In 3 years, for instance, over 1000 disposable menstrual pads and panty liners may be disposed. And it taks a very, very long time to decompose disposable products.

- It consumes water to wash the pads? -
In case of water shortage, disposable pads may be a better choice. If you do regular laundry, I don't think adding several pads to a load of laundry makes much difference. The amount of water to soak the pads would be not more than a flash of toilet. It's not like car wash!

- About discounted listings -
Items that have minor sewing flaw (which won't affect functionality) are discounted. I reduce price according to how noticiable the flaws are to my eyes and it can be subjective.


I wouldn't recommend cloth pads if you need to handle your blood with special attention (HIV, hepatitis), if you are very busy and do your laundry once a week, or if you use coin laundry.

For questions about shipping and returns/exchanges, please see Store Policies.

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