SunshineBums

Sunshine Bums Reusables

Sierra Madre, California 742 Sales On Etsy since 2016

5 out of 5 stars (329)

SunshineBums

Sunshine Bums Reusables

Sierra Madre, California | 742 Sales

Tonya Stupar

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Tonya Stupar

Announcement    Welcome to Sunshine Bums! I sell reusable products, 100% handmade by me, Tonya Stupar. Scroll down to the shop info. towards the bottom of the page to find links to the Sunshine Bums facebook group and Instagram account where you can join or follow to find all the latest updates about sales and new product uploads. You can also find a link to my personal blog where I write about the the reusable revolution and other things that matter to me.

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 29, 2019

Welcome to Sunshine Bums! I sell reusable products, 100% handmade by me, Tonya Stupar. Scroll down to the shop info. towards the bottom of the page to find links to the Sunshine Bums facebook group and Instagram account where you can join or follow to find all the latest updates about sales and new product uploads. You can also find a link to my personal blog where I write about the the reusable revolution and other things that matter to me.

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About SunshineBums

Sales 742
On Etsy since 2016

My Reusable Journey

Hello, I'm Tonya Stupar, owner and creator of Sunshine Bums Reusables.

In 2013 I developed an autoimmune disorder that caused me to seek non-toxic replacements for household and personal items. As I began collecting and using cloth pads, I quickly realized how wonderful they are! Comfortable, cute, and better for the environment. Having several daughters, I knew that I needed to create a pattern so that we could all have unlimited access to pads that we truly loved.

For me, the ideal pad has a pleasing, yet simple, non-fussy shape, rounded wings for comfort, expert stitching, no irritating tags, comes in both narrow and regular widths so that you can get the perfect fit, and is created with quality, natural materials.

Pattern drafting and sewing have both been hobbies of mine for decades. This, combined with a passion for unique and charming fabric prints has made the creation of reusables come naturally to me. I also love to dabble with Adobe Illustrator and create fun, pop-art graphics, which I turn into stickers and pins.

Thank you for visiting my shop! I hope that it can inspire you to join the reusable revolution.

Shop members

  • Tonya Stupar

    Owner

    Homeschooling mom to 6 kids, avid reader, beach bum, heliophile, lifelong Dodgers fan, road tripper, fabric guru, music lover...

Shop policies

Last updated on September 24, 2019
How do I love handmade RUMPs? Let me count the ways… good for mother earth, good for your pocketbook, good for your health, good for your cycle, good for the economy, good for our collective value and appreciation of femininity, good for our daughters, good looking, good feeling, and good on you!

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
Returns and exchanges
I don't accept returns, exchanges, or cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Due to the personal use of reusable menstrual products, returns will not be accepted unless there is a defect in workmanship. Please contact me if something is wrong with your item so that we can reach a solution.
Shipping
I ship USPS

Please make sure that your Etsy shipping address is correct. Buyer is responsible for any shipping errors that occur because of incorrect address info.

Prices typically range from $3.50-5 First Class Domestic, or more if your package is heavier, and requires flat rate fees.

International shipping usually runs anywhere from $5-15 depending on size and weight (sometimes more if it’s a heavy order). Customer is responsible for all additional import fees.

Clear and honest shipping fees... I always combine shipping when several orders are placed at the same time, and credit significant shipping overages (which happen quite a bit due to Etsy’s limited shipping settings.) I arrive at my extra shipping fees by charging the lowest postage rate +$0.50 - $1.49 to cover packaging expenses.

Shipping time ranges from 1-5 business days after order placement.

Please let me know in advance if you would like upgraded shipping or delivery confirmation.
Additional policies and FAQs
Washing Instructions

- Store pads dry, in a lined wet bag until wash day.

- When you’re ready to wash, soak your pads in cold water with non-chlorine oxygen bleach for 4 hours to overnight. Squeeze excess water out of pads and rinse in clean, cold water.

- Launder pads as usual in cold water, using your detergent of choice. I prefer non-toxic, environmentally friendly detergents such as Rebel Green and Indigo Wild. It’s OK to use a vinegar rinse.

- At this point you may choose to scrub any remaining stains, using a stain stick or bar of laundry soap.

- Lastly, air dry clean pads or toss them in the dryer on low heat to give them a little extra fluff. Wool backed pads must be air dried only, to avoid excessive shrinkage. If a little natural shrinkage does occur, gently stretch your pad while it’s still wet.

- Bonus points for ironing to achieve a smooth finish, if you get all the stains out. A truly luxurious level of self care!

*Do Not Use… chlorine bleach, borax, commercial fabric softeners, or lanolin on any Sunshine Bums products.

*For Hand Dyed Fabrics... I recommend soaking and washing separately, at least for the first wash in case of color bleeding.


Sunshine Bags can be machine washed and dried in the same way as pads. Unzip and pull the wet pouch out of the bag for the wash cycle if you want the inside to get clean.


Specs. and Pricing:

SB RUMPs come in 12 basic shapes:
hollywood asymmetrical, $9... 6.5” long, 2.5” snapped gusset
half moon, $9... 7.25” long, 2.5” snapped gusset
butterfly asymmetrical, $10... 7.5” long, 2.5” snapped gusset
pismo, $10… 8.5” long, 2.5” snapped gusset
pajaro asymmetrical, $11… 9.25” long, 2.5” snapped gusset
zuma, $11… 9.75” long, 2.5” snapped gusset
moonstone asymmetrical, $12... 10.75” long, 2.75” snapped gusset
rincon, $13…11.5” long, 2.75” snapped gusset
sunset asymmetrical, $14… 13” long, 2.75” snapped gusset
big sur, $14... 13.25” long, 2.75" snapped gusset
sycamore, $16… 14.5” long, 2.75” snapped gusset
surfrider, $18... 15.75” long, 2.75” snapped gusset

Narrow Widths:
Gusset width can be customized to a more narrow 2.13” for smaller sizes, and 2.25” for longer sizes. Cost is the the same as regular pricing.

*Sizing is approximate because different fabrics tend to sew up differently as a result of stretch.

*Top fabrics vary in thickness, resulting in variations in absorbency. Occasionally, when sewing with thicker fabrics, I will adjust the amount of core layers to achieve a consistent absorbency.

Absorbencies:
*marked on all pads by a color coded snap on the reverse side of the right wing
-light absorbency has a single layer flannel core, white snap
-moderate absorbency has a double layered flannel core, light grey snap
-heavy absorbency has a single layer flannel core + 1 layer of terry, dark grey snap
-xheavy absorbency has a double flannel core + 1 layer of terry, black snap

Materials:
Sunshine Bums pads are created with
-quality top fabrics - almost always 100% cotton or cotton blends.
-cores - organic cotton flannel and terry.
-backings including:
windpro fleece,
organic cotton PUL lined sherpa,
and knit wool blend.
-polyresin KAM snap closures.

*Add $1-2 for specialty fabrics, and $1 for heavy and extra heavy absorbencies

Puppet pads... only come in heavy or moderate absorbencies since the top fabric is so plush and thick. Heavy absorbency is made with a core that extends into the wings of the pad, while moderate absorbency has no core. All puppet pads have a $2 upcharge for pricey fabric.

Wet bags are lined with either ProCare or ProSoft waterproof, food safe fabric.

*Sunshine Bums Reusables are created in a pet free, smoke free home