Cloth Pads handcrafted in Australia

East Melbourne, Australia

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About Clothcycle

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On Etsy since 2011

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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
Less waste
Made with beautiful fabrics
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 bamboo fleece.
♥ Pads are packaged and sent in ecofriendly oxo-biodegradable packaging (excepting parcels using Australia Post mailer bags).

Shop policies

Last updated on May 9, 2022
Welcome to Clothcycle!

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.

I sell more stock and Eco Femme pads at

Thank you for visiting the store!

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Paypal and direct checkout payments are accepted. If paying by e-cheque via paypal, your order will be shipped once the cheque has cleared.

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.


All pads in store are in stock unless the listing is marked as a made to order item.

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 as standard via Australia Post.

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.

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

Rebecca ♥