Alternative Menstrual Care

Oregon, United States · 7206 Sales


Alternative Menstrual Care

Oregon, United States 7206 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
Jenn Marie

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Jenn Marie

Reusable Pantyliner (8" Light - Blossom Minky)
Reusable Pantyliner (8" Light - Owl Flannel)
Cloth Pantyliners (8" Light - Set of 7)
Cloth Pads (8" Moderate - Set of 5)
Menstrual Pads (12" Heavy - Set of 5)
Reusable Maxi Pad (12" Heavy - Leopard Minky)
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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars

tishmasterflex on Oct 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This was my first order and it arrived very quickly. They are so pretty and SOFT!!! It was my first time using cloth pads and I'm definitely going to be placing another order.

Kaitlyn B

Kaitlyn B on Oct 23, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Shipped very fast and pad is beautiful, flexible, and very soft. Already ordered another. I am new to the concept and purchased several from different etsy sellers to compare- I am most impressed with thus one so far. Haven't used it yet, but I expect it to be my new favorite. Thanks!

Jeannette Sanchez

Jeannette Sanchez on Oct 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Third perfect transaction with CozyFolk. Thanks for honoring my special request and getting it sent out to me in record time! My daughters think they are just too pretty to wear!

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Cloth Menstrual Pads (10" Moderate - Set of 5)


Why switch to reusable menstrual products?

They’re good for our bodies.
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 areas. Reusables enable us to eliminate much of our exposure to those irritants.

They’re good for our planet.
It’s estimated that a person will use about 12,000 disposable pads or tampons in one lifetime. That’s obviously a substantial contribution to landfills, but it also requires massive amounts of energy to constantly manufacture, package, and distribute these products – all so they can be used once for a couple hours. By switching to reusables, we can dramatically reduce both the resources used and the garbage created.

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.
A lifetime of disposable pads & tampons can add up to thousands of dollars for a single person. While cloth pads certainly cost more to begin with, they last years rather than hours, making them a great investment. Plus, when your period catches you by surprise, you’ll never again have to make a late-night trip to the store!

They support small business.
Disposable pads & tampons are almost entirely manufactured by huge multinational corporations. Their profits depend on customers believing there's no choice but to buy disposable products month after month for decades, so brands spend millions of dollars reinforcing this myth - especially among young girls. Meanwhile, reusable menstrual products are generally made by small, ethical, woman-owned businesses (like ours!) that view their customers as people, not profit centers.

They’re period positive. (And pretty!)
After switching to reusable products and taking more direct responsibility for their menstrual care, people often find that they have a better appreciation & understanding of their own bodies. Plus, with cloth pads available in an infinite variety of colors, shapes, and sizes, there's something to fit every preference. Maybe periods will never be exciting or fun, but if a cute pad can brighten up those days just a little, perhaps it can improve our attitudes about our bodies all month long!

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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 Oct 23, 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 of prints in that fabric type (which might include limited edition prints not shown).

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 listing for you - just let us know the quantity & sizes of pads you'd like. When purchasing 5 or more pads together as one set, a 10% discount is included in the price.

Are Cozy Folk pads vegan?

Absolutely! Everything sold by Cozy Folk is always 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 committed to offering safe, high quality cloth pads for many years to come! You can view our FDA registration here: