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Green Betty's Handmade Moonpads Reusable Menstrual Pads

Portland, Oregon · 10714 Sales

greenbettyorganics

Green Betty's Handmade Moonpads Reusable Menstrual Pads

Portland, Oregon 10714 Sales On Etsy since 2005

5 out of 5 stars
(4136)

Announcement   Welcome to Green Betty's Moonpads ~ A new name for the same great company you've trusted to provide you with personal care items for the last decade!

Colorful & Fun Organic Cotton Flannel, Reusable, Washable Cloth Menstrual Pads.

Convo friendly-- all questions welcomed! There's no such thing as TMI here. :-)

Become a fan on Facebook then shoot us a convo to let us know and take advantage of a %15 off coupon for your purchase. https://www.facebook.com/ilovemymoon

Discounts on shipping for larger international orders.

Announcement

Welcome to Green Betty's Moonpads ~ A new name for the same great company you've trusted to provide you with personal care items for the last decade!

Colorful & Fun Organic Cotton Flannel, Reusable, Washable Cloth Menstrual Pads.

Convo friendly-- all questions welcomed! There's no such thing as TMI here. :-)

Become a fan on Facebook then shoot us a convo to let us know and take advantage of a %15 off coupon for your purchase. https://www.facebook.com/ilovemymoon

Discounts on shipping for larger international orders.

Annie Rose Shapero

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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(4136)
Lindsey

Lindsey on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I've been using the same ones for almost 10 years. They last a long time! I just needed more so I chose some new ones. Way more cost effective and environmentally friendly. Very well made and stand up to many many washes and dries.

Lindsey

Lindsey on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I've been using the same ones for almost 10 years. They last a long time! I just needed more so I chose some new ones. Way more cost effective and environmentally friendly. Very well made and stand up to many many washes and dries.

Lindsey

Lindsey on Dec 6, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

I've been using the same ones for almost 10 years. They last a long time! I just needed more so I chose some new ones. Way more cost effective and environmentally friendly. Very well made and stand up to many many washes and dries.

Elisabeth Howland

Elisabeth Howland on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are AMAZING!!!! I was so hesitant to switch to these from tampons. Living an organic lifestyle can be difficult sometimes and this was the last thing I needed to change. The quality of these pads are so great!! They are comfortable, super well made, and chemical free!! I also was worried with the natural color that they would stain BUT I wore one all day and rinsed it off under the sink before I washed it and EVERYTHING came right off!! You won't be disappointed with these!

Elisabeth Howland

Elisabeth Howland on Dec 5, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

These are AMAZING!!!! I was so hesitant to switch to these from tampons. Living an organic lifestyle can be difficult sometimes and this was the last thing I needed to change. The quality of these pads are so great!! They are comfortable, super well made, and chemical free!! I also was worried with the natural color that they would stain BUT I wore one all day and rinsed it off under the sink before I washed it and EVERYTHING came right off!! You won't be disappointed with these!

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About

"I can't wait to get my period!"

My first crafting experience came at 8 years old. My friends and I decided to sell friendship bracelets at a local craft fair in Louisville, Kentucky. We had a hard time getting enough inventory, though. So many tiny knots to tie! We made some sales, mostly out of pity, I imagine.

When I was in college in 2003, I had an opportunity to do an internship with some crafters in southern Oregon, and I jumped on it. The Hat People, my hosts, have been my mentors and erstwhile friends ever since. As an Environmental Studies major I was very interested in the small changes we can make in our everyday lives to make the world a better place. So when I saw some cloth pads for sale in the local health food store, I asked Carol, the head Hat Maker, if I should get some. They were about $18 each and looked like oatmeal colored rags. Carol said "Annie Rose, I've got flannel and towels at home, why don't we just make some?" And so we did.

The first Moonpads were made out of scraps I salvaged from Carol's unused and leftover diaper making supplies. I sold them at craft fairs and they fastened with a safety pin. A safety pin! Ouch! I wanted to make pads that were affordable and accessible to people who wanted to try something that was kind of a new idea for them. I was a poor college student, and I didn't have many $18 bills lying around for experiments. But more importantly, I wanted to make pads that were BEAUTIFUL, that gave women a chance to celebrate themselves and their beautiful bodies. I loved talking to people at craft fairs, because I felt that just saying the words "menstrual cycle" out loud, in public, did something to erase the shame and taboo that is ridiculously swirled around women's bodies. That's why I love convos on Etsy. We need to talk about our cycles, so we can take the best care of ourselves.

Moonpads grew from there. I discovered Cowgirl Snaps, and a less perilous way to fasten Moonpads. I found organic cotton flannel, and learned how to dye it professionally and safely. I started packaging Moonpads and selling them wholesale to health food stores.

And then in 2005, a friend of mine said "Hey, there's this new website for people to sell hand crafted items. It's called Etsy. You should check it out." So I did (I was the 1,411th person to get an Etsy shop!) and I put up a few listings, not thinking anything much would come of it. Much to my surprise, I got a few sales. And then I figured out how to connect Paypal and all of a sudden, I couldn't fill all my orders!

I eventually moved my studio out of my house and into a studio space, and hired some helpers to assist with production. Rebecca has been sewing with me for 8 years (we like to joke that it's the longest relationship either of us has had) and we've been through a lot together. Lisette is the new Studio Manager, wrangling all the operations, but already feels like family. All Moonpads are made by hand, by us, in our studio. It's an amazing joy to be able to not only support the women using Moonpads, but to financially support three women in an atmosphere that is flexible, comfortable, and caring. I am so grateful to be able to do what I do.

The best thing of all is when I hear those words in the title: "I can't wait to get my period!" That's when I know I've brought joy to the world and helped another woman celebrate who she is.

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  • Annie Rose Shapero

    Owner

    I'm a natural extrovert, and I love nothing more than talking to people and connecting with friends. I love bright colors, natural fabrics and crazy costumes. I'm also a huge science fiction fan, pinball enthusiast and a writer and editor.

  • Tracy

    Studio Manager

    I love Moonpads! I am the one answering your questions and updating the products on Etsy. I also package and ship out the fun and fabulous products to our amazing customers!!! I am Jane of all trades around the studio!

  • Rebecca

    Seamstress

    Rebecca has been making Moonpads with Annie Rose for nearly a decade. Skilled behind our industrial serger (named Zelda), she is responsible for the superb assembly here in the studio. She is also our custom dye-bath master & a supreme costumer.

Shop policies

Last updated on August 2, 2015
Welcome to Green Betty! Where sustainability and fun collide! This is the home of Moonpads, Reusable Menstrual Pads.

{ Philosophy }

My goal is to create reusable menstrual pads that are easy to use, affordable, and, perhaps most importantly, beautiful and fun. Sustainability isn't just better for the planet, in my world, it's a lot more fun! and i want to enable women to share this experience by providing menstrual pads that are beautiful. My favorite words are "I can't wait for my period! Then I can use Moonpads!" This is why I hand dye all of the organic cotton bodies of Moonpads- oatmeal white is a lovely color, but I wanted more variety.

{ Absorbencies }

Pantyliner and Mini Pantyliner- super light days, or every day wear

Day Pad- medium flow

Extra Absorbent- heavy days

Over Night Pad- medium heavy days, overnight

Over Night Extra/ Postpartum Pads- Heavy flow, overnight

{ Why Use Reusables? }

Moonpads reusable menstrual pads are a great way to go green and have a more comfortable period. They're better for the planet, they're better for your health, and they're WAY more comfortable than disposables! They're easy to use and easy to wash. And they'll also save you money!

{ How to... }

Simply place Moonpad in your underwear and fasten flaps together underneath with the Cowgirl Snap. When you're finished using it, rinse it out and hang to dry until the next time you do wash. They're machine washable and dryer friendly! Detailed washing instructions included with order.

{ Material Sources }

All organic cotton used has been grown and milled in the United States by union workers. This is incredibly local for fabric of any kind- most is grown and or milled in turkey, india or china. Having fabric that's from the US saves a huge amount of fuel. Also, working conditions for most fabric is usually unknown. It's REALLY exciting to be able to provide such an eco-friendly and worker friendly product. With the environment in mind, unbleached fabrics are used whenever possible!


{ Love & Questions }
All Moonpads are made with love. My hope and dream is to provide women with a beautiful product they can look forward to using! I also aim to help break down some of the taboos around menstruation- feel free to send me a convo with any question you might have about Moonpads or menstruation, and I'll be happy to help if I can.

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
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  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
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  • Other Method
Payment
{ Payment }

Payment preferred at time of order, and expected within three days of purchase. If you are not able to pay immediately at time of purchase PLEASE send me a convo to let me know when payment will arrive.

Payment primarily accepted through paypal. Payment by money orders or checks issued by a United States bank accepted- please send me a convo to let me know when you expect it to arrive. Orders will be sent out after check or money order has cleared the bank- please allow at least a week after your check or money order has arrived for it to be deposited and clear the bank.

* pretty PLEASE make checks out to Moonpads *
Shipping
{ Shipping }

I ship via USPS ground mail, in regular or manila envelopes. Your order will be shipped within 7 business days of payment. Priority shipping available upon request, but an additional charge of $4 will be added to your order. I will be able to prioritize your order, but I usually can not promise that it will be sent the very day I receive your order. Please let me know in the "notes to seller" if you need priority mail shipping, and let me know that it's ok to bill you for the additional shipping cost.

{ International Shipping }

I love to ship overseas! I even have a map where I keep track of the places Moonpads have gone. International orders will be shipped within 7 business days. They will be shipped as affordably as possible through the United States Postal Service. Item is marked with the actual value on customs forms. The note in customs usually reads "fabric pad".
Refunds and Exchanges
{ Refunds }

Unfortunately, due to hygiene, we can't accept returns or exchanges on Moonpads. Of course, if there is any kind of defect we will happily replace your pad ASAP. If you are unhappy with your purchase, drop us a convo and we will do all we can to help you out!

Your lovingly crafted Moonpads are guaranteed for five years, so if there is ever a problem, let me know and we'll work it out.
Additional policies and FAQs
{ Contact }

Please feel free to contact me via

best: etsy conversations
next best: email at moonpads [!at] gmail.com

We don't work traditional work hours here at the Moonpads studio, but do our very best to get back to our customers within the week!

{ Sell Moonpads at your Store! }

I would love to be part of your brick and mortar or online store! Moonpads come packaged in reusable plastic bags and look great on the shelf or on hang tabs. Net 30 terms preferred, consignment available. Please send me a convo or an email to moonpads [!at] gmail.com if you would like a pricelist or more info. Please be sure to include the name and location of your brick and mortar store or a link to your online store.

{S t o r e s}

You can find Moonpads at stores around the country!

The Alberta Co-op & In Other Words Books ~ Portland Or
The Kiva, Sundance, & Friendly Street Market ~ Eugene Or
The Ashland Food Co-op ~ Ashland, Or
The Olympia Food Co-op & Dumpster Values, Olympia WA
Rainbow Remedies, ~ Seattle WA
Bellingham Community Food Store ~ Bellingham WA
The Boise Co-op ~ Boise, ID
The Good Foods Store ~ Missoula MT
Huckleberry's (in Rosauers) ~ Bozeman, MT (coming soon!)
Rock, Paper, Scissors ~ Oakland, CA
The North Coast Co-op, Wildberries Market Place, Moonrise Herbs ~ Arcata CA
The Natural Food Store ~ San Luis Obispo, CA
The Davis Co-op ~ Davis, CA
The Sacramento Co-op ~ Sacramento, CA
Amazing Grace ~ Louisville, KY
Good Foods ~ Lexington, KY
Charis Books ~ Atlanta, GA
Bluestockings Books ~ New York, NY
Back to the Land ~ Brooklyn, NY
Upper Valley Food Co-op ~ White River Junction, VT

And more! Please Feel Free to make a suggestion to me or a local store if you would like to see Moonpads carried near you!

{ Custom Orders / Alchemy }

I can usually do a custom order if it doesn't involve me taking pictures and posting them- i.e. if we can talk about it through a convo, we can usually work it out. I can not do detailed custom orders involving photos at this time due to my current workload. i'm so sorry about this- i just know myself too well- and doing detailed custom orders has been a difficult experience in the past. allow at least a month for the custom order process. a $1 fee per Moonpad is added to custom orders under $80. but if you are interested in a custom order, don't hesitate to contact me and we'll see what we can do.

{ Suggestions for Moonpads }

all that being said about how difficult it is for me to do really detailed custom ordes, i would LOVE LOVE LOVE to hear about what would make Moonpads better for you though! Please, please tell me- i created the over night pads, the pantyliners and the mini pantyliners just because customers have requested them!

{ Guarantee }

All Moonpads are guaranteed for five years! In the unlikely event that a problem does arise, your Moonpad will be replaced free of charge.

{ Features }

Check out some of the lovely blogs where Moonpads have been featured!

www.homespunoasis.com
www.mumsthewurd.com
http://www.ecoshopper.net/2009/beauty/personal-care/menstrual-pads-that-are-reusable-and-made-of-organic-cotton/
http://www.ecobusinesslinks.com
www.treehugger.com