CozyFolk

Cloth Menstrual Pads

Corvallis, Oregon · 7712 Sales

CozyFolk

Cloth Menstrual Pads

Corvallis, Oregon 7712 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(2353)

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Reusable Panty Liner (6" Light - Cinnamon Minky)
$7.00
Reusable Pantyliner (8" Light - Owl Flannel)
$8.00
Washable Pantyliner (10" Light - Jungle Minky)
$10.00
Reusable Panty Liner (6" Light - Ladybug Flannel)
$7.00
Reusable Pantyliner (8" Light - Beehive Minky)
$8.00
Reusable Cloth Pad (8" Moderate - Sky Minky)
$9.00
Washable Pantyliner (10" Light - Jade Flannel)
$10.00
Reusable Maxi Pad (12" Heavy - Zebra Minky)
$14.00
Cloth Pad Wing Extenders (Set of 5)
$5.00
Cloth Pad Wet Bag (Fortress)
$5.00
Cloth Pad Drying Straps (Set of 2)
$5.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(2353)
Amy W

Amy W on Jan 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

Well made and super comfortable! My favourite one so far.

Ariana M.

Ariana M. on Jan 11, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

So soft and the patterns are so cute! And they arrived pretty fast too!

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Sewing a batch of Cozy Folk pads!

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Cloth Menstrual Pads (10" Moderate - Set of 5)
$50.00

About

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

    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 Dec 24, 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: cozyfolk.com/care

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!

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 arrive?

Most orders are prepared for shipping within 3 business days; you'll receive an email with tracking info once your package is on the way. Packages 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 pads 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 send us a message with the quantity/length/absorbency 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: http://1.usa.gov/1UoOYyD