CozyFolkInnovations

Reusable Cloth Pads, Holistic Health and More

Albany, Oregon | 380 Sales

CozyFolkInnovations

Reusable Cloth Pads, Holistic Health and More

Albany, Oregon 380 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars
(51)

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Announcement   ***From October 18th-26th our order fulfillment may be somewhat slower than usual***
(Sorry for any inconvenience but also yay visit friends and family time!) We'll still be available via email, etc.

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We love these pads, we enjoy making them, we hear that they are the best... We want to offer the most comfortable and functional cloth pads and liners you can find!

Experience Menstrual Products that strive to be:
-legitimately comfortable
-long-term cost effective
-reusable, ecologically sustainable and labor supporting
-gender diverse
-beautiful/handsome/sexy/neutral/comfortable/easy
-locally and ethically hand made by women and non-binary folks
-as subtle, discreet and integrated as you want!

We are excited to keep spreading the empowerment of these tools to as many menstruators as possible! Tell your friends! Leave reviews! ;)

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Last updated on Oct 16, 2018

***From October 18th-26th our order fulfillment may be somewhat slower than usual***
(Sorry for any inconvenience but also yay visit friends and family time!) We'll still be available via email, etc.

--

We love these pads, we enjoy making them, we hear that they are the best... We want to offer the most comfortable and functional cloth pads and liners you can find!

Experience Menstrual Products that strive to be:
-legitimately comfortable
-long-term cost effective
-reusable, ecologically sustainable and labor supporting
-gender diverse
-beautiful/handsome/sexy/neutral/comfortable/easy
-locally and ethically hand made by women and non-binary folks
-as subtle, discreet and integrated as you want!

We are excited to keep spreading the empowerment of these tools to as many menstruators as possible! Tell your friends! Leave reviews! ;)

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About

All-too-often large scale economics has told us what our “problems” are, and sold us crap, band-aide, “solutions” to them. We believe the "feminine hygiene" products that large corporations make are a big part of the problem. Disposable pads and tampons often contain harmful chemicals and plastics--- and, can we be real here----are not enjoyable to wear! Whether it's them sucking up our bodies natural moisture, crinkling, requiring lots of packaging, feeling artificial or just in general being bleach white, the message is everywhere: that periods are a burden to be disposed of, a weakness we must keep silent, stigmatized and disconnected from.....

ACTUALLY---Menstruation is real. Period. It is a part of many of our lives. And not all people feel represented or excited by mainstream options for catching-that-which-sheds, we certainly didn’t.

Cozy Folk exists because we want there to be less shame and less pain around periods! We want practical, reusable and integrated tools so that our lives are not harming or resisting mother Earth. And, hot damn if we aren’t trying to actively resist patriarchy, sustain ourselves (on part-time incomes, growing/distributing food, and dancing while attempting to hold time & space for our other dreams to flourish) and have a creative and innovative time while doing it!!!

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  • Helen

    Maker, Owner

    Helen is a recovering farmer who suffers from perfectionism (useful in sewing) and is delighted by sustainability and bringing some comfort and joy to folks with periods in times it might be most needed. She enjoys long walks in the forest.

  • Alana/Al

    Owner, Maker, Networker

    Al believes in holistic ways to care for our bodies & the Earth. A farmer, dancer, & non-binary queer with passion for alternatives to capitalism/patriarchy, Al sees cloth pads as a way to take back & connect with our bodies wisdom & power.

  • FL

    Midwest Rep & Stand-to-Pee Enthusiast, Designer, Maker

    Located in southern Wisconsin, FL is working on designing hardy & versatile carrying cases for the P-Style, suitable for everyday and farmer uses. FL is responsible for any drawings featured on our product info.

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Last updated on Aug 2, 2018
Frequently asked questions
HOW DO I DECIDE WHICH FABRIC TOP IS RIGHT FOR ME?

FLANNEL is natural (100% cotton), thin, breathable & fuzzy like pajamas. The appearance may change over time, but this won't affect the pad's functionality.

JERSEY is a synthetic fabric made in the U.S. with eco-friendly production. It's extremely thin, lightweight, & breathable. Special wicking fibers quickly move moisture down into the absorbent layers, keeping you dry & comfortable.

MINKY is a silky soft, synthetic fabric that is stain-resistant. It is slightly thicker & warmer than flannel or jersey, so it may not be ideal for hot climates (though it’s still much more breathable than disposables).


**Direct experience with the fabrics may be the best way to find what you like, and a mix of fabrics can also suit some folks!

Custom and personalized orders

Our ability to do these depends on the time of year and the type of request. We would love to hear from you and see what we can do! We can definitely do things like any absorbency level on and length pad. Fabric-pad size combos we don't currently have listed, etc. Want to have us make pads/liners out of fabric you have?!?

We are currently in development stages of creating a couple thong-liner options.

You can also ask us via email: cozyfolx@gmail.com

WHAT ARE COZY FOLK PRODUCTS MADE FROM?

Cozy Folk pads & pantyliners are backed with Polartec Wind Pro 100% polyester fleece (manufactured in the United States). They’re topped with your choice of conventionally grown 100% cotton flannel, 100% polyester jersey, or 100% polyester minky. All absorbent cores contain conventionally grown 100% cotton flannel; Moderate & Heavy flow pads also have additional layers of bamboo fleece (70% viscose rayon from bamboo + 30% organic cotton). They are sewn with a combination of heavy duty & extra soft nylon threads.

Bamboo fleece is one of the best absorbent fabrics available, and we source ours from a factory that uses a "closed loop" system to minimize environmental impact.

ARE COZY FOLK PADS VEGAN?

Yes. Cozy Folk cloth pads contain no wool, silk, leather, or other animal products. Everything else we sell is vegan-friendly, too.

WHAT ABOUT USING CLOTH PADS FOR INCONTINENCE OR LEAKAGE?

Cozy Folk cloth pads also offer an alternative to disposable products in these categories-- to an extent, though they may not replace full diapers or work as easily in situations/ages where one is not doing their own laundry. Our largest size is 14 inches long with two absorbent Bamboo Fleece layers. Our 10, 12 and 14 inchers have one end that flares out larger, you may find that you prefer to have that end in front, depending on your urethra location, etc.

You will want to use FLANNEL or JERSEY pads for incontinence. Minky does not absorb urine rapidly enough.

People also use smaller liners for mild leaks and discharge.

PUL waterproof layer can be added under absorbent layers upon custom request.

CAN I USE COZY FOLK CLOTH PADS FOR PREGNANCY & POSTPARTUM?

Yes, cloth pads are a wonderful choice for new moms! If you experience frequent discharge or urine leaks during your pregnancy, pantyliners can also be very helpful. Once your baby arrives, the bleeding can be quite heavy for the first few days. We recommend wearing a larger pad than you normally would and having plenty of pads ready so that you can change them frequently. If you'll be cloth diapering your baby, you can wash your pads in the same laundry load - keep this in mind when deciding how many pads you'll need. Of course, once your regular period returns, you can continue to use these pads during your cycle!

CAN ANYONE USE CLOTH PADS? WHAT ABOUT "MAMA CLOTH"?

If you’ve ever used a disposable pad or tampon, you can use cloth!
"Mama cloth" is just another name for cloth menstrual pads, though at Cozy Folk, we tend towards more broad/inclusive terms. After all, mothers aren't the only people who menstruate! We warmly welcome people of all ages and genders. If cloth pads have the potential to improve your life in some way, we want to help!

We also strive to provide gender-diverse, non-binary, and queer friendly products.

DO CLOTH PADS LEAK?

To prevent leaks, Cozy Folk pads are backed with premium water-resistant Wind Pro fleece. This is used as a softer, more breathable alternative to the polyurethane laminate (PUL) used in many brands of cloth pads. **As long as you use the appropriate absorbency pad and change your pad within a reasonable amount of time, leaks shouldn't be an issue.** However, if it’s your first time using cloth pads, you might want to just wear them around the house for a couple days until you become more comfortable with them.

If you find that the way or length of time that you want to wear your pads could be improved with a PUL layer addition, we are open to custom orders and have the material on hand.