AnnieVerdi

Zero waste products & reusable cloth pads

Liverpool, England | 155 Sales

AnnieVerdi

Zero waste products & reusable cloth pads

Liverpool, England 155 Sales On Etsy since 2018

5 out of 5 stars (45)

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Thank you Nan x

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 left home at 17, and by 19 i had moved up to the Lake District. I worked in the hospitality industry, in small hotels and pubs. I spent the next 25 years living and working around South Lakeland, it was a fantastic place to live, and bring up children.

The children are all grown up now and living their own lives and i have a spare bedroom, which is now the Annie Verdi sewing studio. A fresh and cheerful 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 but a return to tradition.
Mo x

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  • Mo G

    Owner

    Hello, I'm Mo owner and maker behind Annie Verdi reusables. I grew up in Liverpool. I have three grown up children, and a granddaughter. I love camping and festivals and being outdoors.

  • Ste G

    Assistant

    Ste is the Annie Verdi technical wizard & social media administrator. So i blame him if somethings not right on t'internet. He is also the chief cutter outer, turner of pads and keeps me supplied with fresh brews of tea, so i can keep sewing.

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Last updated on 13 Jan, 2019
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, you can decide which core materials are used and what fabric you prefer next to your skin.
Your skin absorbs whatever is put on it, think about face creams, body lotions or stop smoking patches, the harmful chemicals that go into the making of disposable sanitary towels are against a most sensitive area of your body.
It's worth giving cloth a try, to see for yourself.

How do they work ?

Cloth sanitary pads (CSP) are snapped around the gusset of your close fitting underwear with a kam snap fastener.
This is what holds them in place.

The soft pretty side is worn next to your skin, in Annie Verdi pads this is often hand dyed organic bamboo velour, or it could be soft cotton in a pretty print.

The core or inner layers are manufactured by Wazoodle Fabrics in the USA. They specialise in absorbent and organic materials. How many layers will depend on what level of absorbency you need.

The backer is a water resistant layer of specialist fleece, or in liners it's corduroy, which is also to helps keep the pad from sliding around in the underwear.
These are all designed to be soft comfortable and fully reusable.

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. A heavy droplet pad will absorb a light flow, but a light droplet pad will not cope 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 reuse it again.

Care instructions

After using your CSP rinse off any blood in cold water, not hot as that will set the stain. Wash as normal on a 30° or 40° wash load.
Never use any fabric softener with cloth pads. Softener is designed to smooth out fibres, and this makes liquids run off, and makes them less absorbent.
I find that soap nuts are the best washing product for pads as they are totally natural and don't contain any chemicals. We sell a trial size in the shop.
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 saving you money.
So rinse in cold water, wash in machine or by hand, no softener and line dry.

Seller details
Mo Grainger
Hereford Drive
LIVERPOOL, L30 1QX
United Kingdom