Alternative Menstrual Care

Oregon, United States · 7091 Sales


Alternative Menstrual Care

Oregon, United States 7091 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Jenn Marie

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Jenn Marie

Cloth Pad Drying Straps (Set of 2)
Cloth Pads (8" Moderate - Set of 5)
Reusable Panty Liner (6" Light - Blossom Minky)
Reusable Pantyliner (8" Light - Jungle Minky)
Reusable Pantyliner (8" Light - Owl Flannel)
Cloth Pantyliners (8" Light - Set of 7)
Cloth Menstrual Pads (10" Moderate - Set of 5)
Reusable Pantyliner (8" Light - Jade Flannel)
Cloth Pad (8" Moderate - Cinnamon Minky)
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Cloth Menstrual Pads (10" Moderate - Set of 5)


Why switch to reusable menstrual products?

They’re good for your body.
Most disposable pads and tampons are made from bleached plastic and wood pulp, then coated in absorbent chemicals before being placed directly against our most sensitive tissues. Reusables allow us to eliminate much of our exposure to those irritants.

They’re good for our planet.
It’s estimated that a woman will use about 12,000 disposable pads or tampons in her lifetime. That’s obviously a substantial contribution to landfills, and it also requires massive amounts of energy to constantly manufacture & transport these products which will only be used once for a couple hours. Reusables eliminate much of that waste!

They’re comfortable.
Our underwear aren’t made from paper or plastic, so why should our pads be? Disposable pads have a plastic backing that traps heat & moisture, creating a sweaty breeding ground for odor-causing bacteria. Plus, there’s that scratchy texture, the glue that sticks to everything, and that crinkly sound when you walk. Soft, fuzzy cloth just feels nicer!

They’re economical.
Women spend thousands of dollars on disposable pads & tampons in their lifetimes. While cloth pads certainly cost more to begin with, they last years rather than hours, making them a great investment. And when your period catches you by surprise, you’ll never again have to make a late-night run to the store.

They’re period positive.
The human body is capable of some pretty amazing things - including menstruation! Rather than accepting our reproductive cycle as a natural reality of life, disposable products send the message that our blood is garbage, meant to be dumped in a landfill among old tires & credit card offers. After switching to reusables, many people are surprised how much they appreciate the opportunity to better understand & take responsibility for their own menstrual care needs – and that small change in perspective can improve our attitudes about our bodies all month long!

They support small business.
Disposable pads & tampons are almost entirely produced by gigantic corporations that make billions of dollars by ensuring women are stuck with a routine monthly expense for much of their lives - and their huge advertising budgets are spent convincing women that there's no other choice. In contrast, cloth pads are generally made by small, ethical, woman-owned businesses that genuinely care about the needs of their customers.

They’re pretty!
Cloth pads come in an infinite variety of colors, prints, shapes, sizes, and materials, so you’re sure to find something you like. Maybe your period won’t ever be your favorite time of the month, but a cute pad can definitely brighten your day!

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  • Jenn Marie

    Owner, Designer, Creator

    I've been sharing the joys of alternative menstrual products with people all over the world since 2011. When I'm not in the studio, I enjoy spending time with my partner Frank & my dog Sadie, making art & music, and exploring nature.

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Last updated on Sep 22, 2016
Frequently asked questions

How do I wash my cloth pads?

Briefly rinse or soak pads in cold water, then machine or hand wash with your other laundry as usual. Air dry or tumble dry on low heat. Avoid bleach, fabric softeners, harsh stain removers, & very hot water.

For detailed care instructions, please visit:

How many pads do I need? Which size should I choose?

Most people like to have enough pads that they can wear each pad once during a cycle, then wash them all together after their period ends. For an estimate, count the number of disposable pads/tampons you currently use in one month.

If you already use disposable pads, the best way to determine your perfect size is to measure one of your existing pads top to bottom, then choose a cloth pad of a similar length.

If you haven't used pads before, here are some general guidelines:
Petite adults & teens: 6" pantyliners | 8" day pads | 10" overnight pads
Medium adults: 8" pantyliners | 10" day pads | 12" overnight pads
Plus Size adults: 10" pantyliners | 12" day pads | 14" overnight pads

What do the different absorbencies mean?

Light Flow (Pantyliners): For discharge, spotting, menstrual cup backup, or very light flow. Pantyliners have an absorbent core of one layer flannel and are designed to be extra thin. After washing, they'll dry very quickly.

Moderate Flow: For most average days of your period - and heavy days too if changed frequently. Moderate flow pads have an absorbent core of one layer bamboo fleece & one layer flannel. After washing, they'll dry about as quickly as your other laundry.

Heavy Flow: For the heaviest days of your period, overnight, or postpartum. Heavy flow pads have an absorbent core of two layers bamboo fleece & one layer cotton flannel. After washing, they may take a bit longer to dry than the rest of your laundry.

What's the difference between flannel & minky?

Flannel is probably the most popular cloth pad fabric: it’s natural, thin, breathable, and fuzzy-soft like pajamas. If you’re looking for a simple, comfortable pad, flannel is a great choice.

Minky is a synthetic fabric that resembles mink fur and is stain-resistant, so it’s super easy to clean. Minky is slightly thicker & warmer than flannel (but still far more breathable than disposables), and its silky-soft texture is perfect when you want to feel pampered.

The choice between flannel & minky is mainly personal preference, so try one of each to see what you like!

Can I choose the fabrics/prints I like?

Yes! When purchasing a set of pads, you may choose from the available prints shown in the last 2 images in the listing - just select the "Specific Prints" option and write the names of prints you like in the "Note to Cozy Folk" box at checkout. If you don't care what prints you receive, select "Assorted Flannel" or "Assorted Minky" to receive a surprise set in that fabric type (which might include limited edition prints not shown online!)

Will my pad leak? Does it have PUL?

Cozy Folk pads are backed with premium moisture-repellant fleece as a softer, more breathable alternative to polyurethane laminate (PUL). Assuming you use the appropriate absorbency pad & change your pad within a reasonable amount of time (about as long as you would wear a conventional disposable product), leaks shouldn't be an issue. However, if it’s your first time using cloth pads, you might prefer to wear them only at home for a couple days while you become familiar with them.

When will my order ship/arrive?

Most orders are prepared within 3 business days; you'll receive an email with tracking info once your package is on the way. Shipments within the US take another 3 - 5 days to arrive, while international shipments can take several weeks.

Can you make me a custom order?

To keep prices low & processing times fast, we're unable to offer custom made-to-order items or alterations - but with 180 unique pad options to choose from, we hope you'll find something you like!

If you'd simply like to purchase a certain combination of pads not already listed together as a set, we're always happy to set up a discounted listing for you - just let us know the quantity & sizes of pads you'd like in your set!

Are Cozy Folk pads vegan?

Absolutely! Everything sold by Cozy Folk will always be 100% vegan, containing no wool, silk, leather, or other animal products.

Are Cozy Folk pads FDA compliant?

As required by law, Cozy Folk LLC is compliant with Food & Drug Administration regulations of menstrual products sold in the US. While you might find cheaper pads elsewhere, you can be confident that Cozy Folk is a legally operating small business that's committed to offering high quality cloth pads for many years to come! You can view our FDA registration here: