plunkybug on May 15, 2015
So soft and fluffy…I love the shape and the wings are nice and snug, without drooping or pulling too much and bunching weirdly. I got the Crimson, and the colour is brilliant but is oh so hard to photograph to show friends! :P
Why Cloth Pads?
Cloth pads are comfortable, soft and beautiful. Use cloth pads exactly as you would a disposable pad, then rinse/soak or dry pail before washing. They are a healthy option for you and the environment.
How do Cloth Pads benefit us?
More breathable and more comfortable than disposables, no accidental waxing!
Comfortable and reusable back-up to a menstrual cup or internal product
Made with beautiful fabrics which also include organic options
After initial investment they do cost less overall ... and no more running out
♥ Clothcycle pads are made with the highest quality fabrics.
♥ Internal cores are made from super absorbent 500gms/m bamboo fleece.
♥ Clothcycle pads are serged at the edges allowing for fewer layers of fabric. This makes for a thinner, softer, more comfortable and discrete edge to the pad.
♥ The 4 thread serged edge is extremely durable, making Clothcycle Cloth Pads a quality choice.
♥ Pads are packaged and sent in ecofriendly oxo-biodegradable packaging (excepting parcels using Australia Post mailer bags).
Clothcycle pads are the only stockist of Windpro backed pads in Australia! Pads contain either a hidden PUL lining or alternatively are backed in Windpro fleece. Most liners do not have a wetproof layer. PUL lined pads have a little label sewn to the back of the pad, this sits under the middle of the wing and can not be felt as it lies between your underwear and the wing - its purpose is to indicate the back of the pad. Windpro fleece backed pads do not have a label, the black fleece faces your underwear.
Cores are made from super thirsty 500gms/m bamboo fleece. I also stock Zorb which can be requested in made to order pads.
Within the store there are made to order pad listings. To choose your bamboo velour please visit my flckr page https://www.flickr.com/photos/110632405@N04/
Pads are available in various styles and shapes:
15cm/6" liner and 18cm/7.25" bamboo beautiful liner for spotting, everyday wear or as a back-up to internal product. Pantyliners do not contain a wetproofing fabric layer.
15cm/6" windpro fleece backed light pad, suitable for the end of your period/light spotting, everyday freshness or as a back up to an internal product.
23cm/9" Light and Moderate Pad, for light/moderate flow or back-up to an internal product.
26cm/10" for heavy days or night time use (if you have extremely gushing flow at night a longer pad or a pad with 3 core layers may be needed).
28cm/11" and 31cm/12" for heavy days or night time use.
32cm/12.25" Fantail and 37cm/14.5" for heavy days, night time or post-partum use.
Please read descriptions carefully to ascertain if your pads are in stock or made to order. If your pad/s are made to order this is noted in the title and item description. Further information such as shop policies and care of cloth pads can be found here: https://www.etsy.com/au/shop/Clothcycle/policy?ref=shopinfo_policies_leftnav
If you have any questions please feel welcome to contact me, I love to share info and discuss cloth pads as it is something I am passionate about!
I design and handcraft all the pads in store. Each pad is made with care and attention to detail. The focus of what I do is centred upon beauty, comfort, health and sustainability.
More stock is available at www.clothcycle.com.au
Thank you for visiting the store!
Accepted payment methods
- Accepts Etsy gift cards
Direct Bank Deposit payment is accepted (Australian customers only). Please ensure you use the details **exactly as in the information provided. Orders will be made and/or shipped when cleared payment is received.
I aim to post in stock items between 1-2 business days of purchase. I do not post orders on weekends. Orders are sent as a letter (no insurance or tracking) unless a request has been made after checkout for an upgrade to registered mail or parcel post. Registered mail and International orders are posted on Mondays and Wednesdays. Please feel welcome to contact me for a postal quote for these upgrades.
Custom orders are currently closed until further notice. You are able to select your colour of pad via the Made to Order listings within the store.
Your packaging is an oxo-biodegradable plastic bag. This bag will degrade within months when in contact with micro-organisms and oxygen (not years as in conventional plastics). Please reuse/recycle your packaging. This does not apply to Australia Post Satchels.
Further Shipping information:
Orders are flat packed in large envelopes and mailed via Australia post. This is uninsured and untracked. If you wish to have insured, tracked or express post shipping please contact me for a postal quote/custom listing or request an invoice for an upgrade of shipping in the order comments.
You may wish to request a postal quote/custom listing if you feel that the cart has miscalculated your postage rather than checking out immediately. Custom listings for postage alterations will have a 20c USD fee applied.
Orders of greater than 250 gms are sent as a parcel.
If in the unlikely event your order is lost in transit, compensation is available if postal insurance is purchased. Registered mail and tracking does not include insurance. Insurance can be purchased in addition to registered or tracked mail.
Orders are flat packed and sent in large envelopes.
International orders can take up to one month to arrive from the date of shipping, most transit times are approximately 2 weeks. If you require international tracking please contact me for a postage quote.
Please be aware of your countries regulations for importation and any fees/taxes which apply as these costs are to be met by the purchaser.
Refunds and Exchanges
Due to the personal nature of these items I am unable to accept returns. If you have any issues with your purchase please do not hesitate to reach out to me in order that we may be able to reach a satisfactory resolution.
Clothcycle is not liable for any items which are lost in transit unless additional tracking/insurance has been purchased in addition to the standard postage charges.
Additional policies and FAQs
Q. How many pads will I need?
A. This is dependent on each individual and how often you do your washing. But as a rough guide, with a cycle of 5 days with 2 heavy days, a stash of 3 night pads, 6-8 regular pads, and 4-6 panty liners is a good starting point. It is good to start small then build up if you feel that you are needing more pads. You can always wash more frequently initially until you get an idea of how many you need! You will need a light stash of pads if you are using the cloth pads as a back up to a menstrual cup.
Q. How absorbent are they?
A. Cloth pads are a similar absorbency to disposables and need to be changed at intervals as you would a disposable pad.
Q. How often should I change my pad?
A. Change your pad when it starts to feel wet or when the flow approaches the edges of the pad.
Q. What is PUL?
A. PUL is an abbreviation of Polyurethane Laminate. This is a waterproof coating which is applied to a base fabric. It is breathable and provides a very effective means for waterproofing a cloth pad.
Q. What is Windpro fleece?
A. Windpro fleece is a high quality polyester fleece which is dense, trim and water resistant. Windpro fleece is not waterproof as is PUL, however many women find that this fleece is more than adequate in maintaining a barrier layer when used in combination with adequate absorbency.
Q. How do they stay in place?
A. They snap around your underwear with resin (plastic) snaps. It is best to wear closer fitting underwear, as you would with a disposable pad.
Q. Can I use my cloth pads right away?
A. Please wash your pads before use. Your pads will become more absorbent in time, reaching maximum absorbency following 5-8 wash and dry cycles.
Q. How do I wash Clothcycle Pads?
A. Rinse pads in cold water then place in a bucket of cold water to soak until washing with cold water. Alternatively rinse after use and apply a little laundry soap before storing damp with you usual wash. You may wash with like colours together with other underwear or clothing. Please do not leave pads damp or in soak water for long periods of time to avoid mould or mildew.
Do not use chlorine bleaches or active soakers.
Sunlight is an excellent stain remover. Squeezing a little lemon juice over stubborn stains before sunning may also aid in keeping your pads pristine :)
Air dry recommended. If using the machine dryer, place on a low setting to avoid heat damage of snaps.
Fabric softeners should be avoided as this hinders absorption of the pad. White vinegar is an excellent fabric softener. This can be added to soaking water - 1tblsp/L, or to the machine rinse cycle.
Q. How do you take care of your pads when out?
A. A small container such as a wetbag or toiletries bag is ideal. A zip lock bag can also be used to carry either dry or used pads in your handbag.
Q. How long do the pads last?
A. The pads will last for approximately 5 years dependent upon how often they are used in each rotation of your cycle.
If you have any other questions, feel free to contact me