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Environmenstrual

December 11, 2013

WARNING: THIS POST CONTAINS DETAILS OF MENSTRUAL SANITARY PRODUCTS, IF YOU ARE SQUEEMISH OF THIS TOPIC OR ARE LIKELY TO TAKE OFFENCE TO THIS DO NOT BOTHER CONTINUING.

Environmenstrual modern cloth pads are made in Australia, they are made with a back layer of print cotton, a waterproof layer of PUL, an absorbent layer of bamboo fleece, and a top layer of either, cotton velour, cotton velveteen, bamboo velour, microfleece, suedecloth, minky, bamboo terry and possibly some others I’ve forgotton. They are sold in sizes 7.25″, 8.75″, 9.25″, 10.25″, 11.5″, 13.5″, and 15.75″, all come with a second snap. I bought one 8.75″ cotton velveteen topped regular and two 7.25″ suedecloth topped regulars.

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These are the thinnest pads i own and I love them! There is a huge variety of options to choose from, personally i love suedecloth for its stay dry properties and would love stash topped just with this but the hand dyed cotton velveteen pad was so pretty i couldn’t resist! These are not only thin but also perfectly stitched, they feel so sturdy, i don’t feel a shred of doubt that they’re going to last. The customer service is great and the pads fit like a dream, I prefer the flared design as shown in the 8.75″ pad but she offers a straight maxi pad style cut though for those who don’t like flares.

I always do a ‘water test’ on my pads after washing them, I use my small Lunette menstrual cup (approx 20 ml capacity) and count how many cups the pad can take, I do this over the course of 10 minutes so pads with a core that is not a ‘fast’ absorbent core are likely to get a lower score in this test but may in fact hold more if left longer. I pour the water from a full small Lunette cup over the length of the pad, let it settle, then check the underneath and sides for leaks, the 8.75 inch regular pad could take a full 3.5 cups before it started to leak, which for its size and absorbency level is not bad. For reference I did the same with an overnight Always disposable pad, it could hold 5 cups.

I love these pads and would happily have just this brand in my stash, they are in my top 3 favourite brands! You can buy them on the etsy store, https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Environmenstrual?section_id=12364880&ref=shopsection_leftnav_2 and follow her on facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Environmenstrualmodernclothpads?fref=ts

Update!

I bought 4 custom pads at 8.75 inches and they’re so pretty!

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