AnnieVerdi

Quality cloth pads & pantyliners. Sustainable reusables

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Announcement    NEW PRICES to help with your Plastic Free July 2022
Light pads now £7, Regular pads now £8.50, Heavy pads now £10.00

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Last updated on Jul 1, 2022

NEW PRICES to help with your Plastic Free July 2022
Light pads now £7, Regular pads now £8.50, Heavy pads now £10.00

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About AnnieVerdi

Sales 932
On Etsy since 2018

A return to more sustainable ways.

Annie was my Nans name, and Verdi is the name of the street where she lived.
It's in Liverpool, right by the docks, where I grew up.
My Nan taught me how to sew, mend things, and what's now known as up-cycling.
We weren't a wealthy family, but just like everyone else around us, we got by just fine.

I've had a passion for sustainability and environmental issues ever since I spent time on the Greenfields area of Glastonbury Festival in 1984.
I loved learning from people who were living in harmony with their surroundings.

Now, with our children all grown up and living their own lives, we have a spare bedroom, which has become the Annie Verdi sewing studio.
A large, bright space full of beautiful fabrics, materials and creativity.
It has a lovely vibe in there.

I'm also a Nan and so now it's my turn to show the next generation how to do the little things that make a big difference.
It's not something new, just a return to the old and more sustainable ways.
Mo x

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  • Mo Grainger

    Owner, Tea Drinking - Grey Haired - Happy Pagan Crone

    Hello, I'm Mo owner and maker behind Annie Verdi reusables. I am passionate about reducing unnecessary waste of every kind but especially single use plastic . I have three grown up children, and two beautiful granddaughters.

  • Ste G

    All Round Superhero

    Ste is my wonderful husband and festival loving hippy. He is also the chief cutter outer, turner of pads and keeps me supplied with fresh brews of tea, so I can keep sewing.

Production partners

  • Bags2keep

    Wakefield, England

    Our bags are made from recycled cotton, they are dyed using AZO-free environmentally friendly dyes and they are manufactured under fair trade conditions by a Rural Women's workforce in a small village factory in S. India.

  • Friendly Soap

    Hebden Bridge, England

    Friendly Soap is a hardworking, ethical company based in Hebden Bridge UK, creating plastic free, cruelty free, vegan friendly soaps, registered with Cruelty free International and The Vegan Society.

  • Scrubber

    London, England

    Scrubber is owned and operated by us, Siu-see & Scott. We really want Earth saving products to be for everyone, not just the people that can afford to pay the premium.

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Last updated on May 28, 2022
Frequently asked questions
Why switch to cloth pads?

Comfort has got to be one of the best reasons for the switch. Cloth pads are soft and absorbent and don't contain any chemicals, which means they are better for you, and the environment.
Women have reported having lighter and less painful periods since using cloth, and with no rash or irritation.
They can be made to your choice of size and absorbency, and you get to decide what fabric you prefer next to your skin.
Your skin absorbs whatever is put on it, thats how face creams or body lotions work, but the harmful chemicals that go into the making of disposable sanitary towels are against a most sensitive area of your body.
You then wash and reuse them so zero waste to the environment.
It's worth giving cloth a try, to see for yourself.

What are the pads made from ?

We use patterned cottons, jersey, and other organic fabrics like bamboo velour, (which is hand dyed by us,) and our natural or bare organics.
The core or inner layers are manufactured by Wazoodle Fabrics in the USA.
They specialise in absorbent and organic materials.
Manufactured with no harmful chemicals or finishes.
The highest quality-assured organic fabric on the market.
We use different combinations to create the right absorbency for your needs.
The backer is ProSoft® Organic Cotton Fleece with hidden PUL, (polyurethane laminate) this is a waterproof layer, and the fleece keeps the pad from sliding around.
Cloth sanitary pads (CSP) are snapped around the gusset of snug fitting underwear and held in place with a Kam snap.

Will cloth pads leak?

By using the best quality absorbent fabrics available we hope to eliminate any problems with leaking.
Making sure you're in the right absorbency of pad helps too.
All of our pads have indicator tags sewn into them with between one and four drops on. A heavy pad will easily absorb a light flow, but a light drop pad will not cope well with a heavy flow.
We can all get caught out by an unexpectedly heavy period, and even disposables leak when that happens.
As with everything, once it is saturated it will leak.
However, the beauty of cloth pads is that you don't have to keep a pad on to feel like you're getting your moneys worth.
Change the pad whenever you begin to feel uncomfortable.
Wash the pad, dry it and its ready to reuse again.

Care instructions

After using your CSP rinse off any blood in cold water.
Wash as normal on a 30° or 40° wash load.
NEVER use any fabric softener or conditioner with cloth pads.
Softener is designed to smooth out fibers, and this makes liquids run off, and makes them less absorbent.
Pads can be tumble dried on a low heat cycle, but they are best line dried in the fresh air, sun and wind.
The sun helps to naturally fade out any stubborn stains.
Solar and wind power are free, so a further saving for you.
So simply rinse in cold water, machine wash, no softener and line dry.
Sustainable zero waste periods.