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Hi, I'm Annie Rose, and I make Moonpads, reusable menstrual pads.

I believe that sustainability is not only better for the planet, but a better quality of life as well. My goal is to make beautiful, fun, affordable reusable menstrual products that bring that vision to life. who needs bleached white when there's hot pink, purple, or mossy green?!

I have been making Moonpads since 2003, and they can be found in stores across the country. Feel free to contact me at moonpads [!at] gmail.com I would also be most pleased to do wholesale or consignment orders for any of my items.

some info about Moonpads:

ABSORBENCY
Moonpad are surprisingly absorbent for how thin they are. I would say i have a medium flow, and i can wear a regular…

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  • Female
  • Born on September 3
  • Joined July 20, 2005

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organiccotton, cotton, wool, silk, snaps, buttons, naturalfibers, vinyl, leather, silver

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About

Hi, I'm Annie Rose, and I make Moonpads, reusable menstrual pads.

I believe that sustainability is not only better for the planet, but a better quality of life as well. My goal is to make beautiful, fun, affordable reusable menstrual products that bring that vision to life. who needs bleached white when there's hot pink, purple, or mossy green?!

I have been making Moonpads since 2003, and they can be found in stores across the country. Feel free to contact me at moonpads [!at] gmail.com I would also be most pleased to do wholesale or consignment orders for any of my items.

some info about Moonpads:

ABSORBENCY
Moonpad are surprisingly absorbent for how thin they are. I would say i have a medium flow, and i can wear a regular pad for about half a day with no leakage. I tell customers to expect to change them about as often as they would a disposable menstrual product. for more questions on this topic please convo me or email me. and remember- there's no such thing as TMI here!

ORGANIC COTTON- all of my organic cotton is grown in the usa and milled in the usa by union workers. this is incredibly local for fabric- most is made in turkey or china, under unknown working conditions.

using organic cotton is a great bang for your "buy organic" buck- cotton is one of the most chemically intensive crops out there. according to the organic consumer's association- "although the global inorganic cotton crop accounts for only 2.5 per cent of land, it accounts for 10 per cent of pesticides used and 22 per cent of insecticides." for more info on organic cotton check out the OCA's info page at:

http://www.organicconsumers.org/clothes/background.cfm

I believe it's immoral to charge more for organic just because it's organic- so here in my shop and in my retail stores, i literally charge what it costs me to make organic pads. Organics are a right, not a luxury!

DYEING- all of my organic cotton is hand dyed by me using procion dyes. this is the safest dye i could find- it's recommended for baby clothing and for the chemically sensitive. it creates a chemical bond with the fabric, so there are no chemical residues to get into your body. this also makes it very colorfast. way better than rit!! it is also the standard for the industry- chances are the cotton lining in your underwear was dyed with procion! since i control the dye process, i know that a) the effluent goes into my city's sewer system, where it can be safely processed. who knows what happens to the effluent when fabric is dyed in china? it could go right into the streams! b) no workers are harmed- the dye in its powder form is not good to breathe- i use a very well ventilated space.

a great article about the dark side of the disposable menstrual products industry:

http://www.spotsite.org/village.html

If you have any more questions about Moonpads or the process of making them PLEASE feel free to contact me! I look forward to hearing from you. happy moon!

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