- Ideal for light flow days,
- Suitable for daily discharge,
- Ideal for spotting or as a backup along with a menstrual cup or tampon
- Original is cotton backed for ultimate breathablility.
Eco Femme Panty Liner Overview
Eco Femme sells a premium range of washable cloth pads and pantyliners across the world and were the first pad I tried. I love the organic soft flannel cotton top layer and find the organic cotton flannel layers really absorbent. The tabs fastening is the correct size for most pants and isn't too tight or too loose.
- 18x7cm width when closed
- Sold in a pack of 3
Which way up?
Label side down
- 3 layers of absorbency
- Both colour ways are made from Organic Cotton.
- Original is cotton backed for ultimate breathability. Alternatively PUL backed panty liners are offered for a higher protection if you expect the pad to get very wet.
The pads are packaged in recycled cardboard and come with a care and instruction card.
About Eco Femme
Eco Femme pads are stitched by members of women's self help groups and women are paid per piece rate for products. They are stitched to an export quality.
How many pads do I need?
As a general guide for a:
- short and light cycle 6 daytime and 3 night time
- Average length and flow 10 day pads and 4-5 night pads
- Longer and heavier cycles 15 day pads and 6-7 night time pads.
How To Wash Cloth Pads
Washing reusable cloth pads in the washing machine is the most effective way to care for your pads
Here is a basic guide to wash pads:
- When you remove your used pads rinse them thoroughly with cold water till the water runs clear. You can gently rub them to help remove as much blood as possible.
- Either pop them in your normal washing with other clothes or store them in a wet bag until wash day.
- Wash on a cold wash at either 30 or 40deg. You can use your normal detergent but avoid fabric softener.
Most companies will advise you to avoid harsh chemicals, fabric conditioner and tumble drying, as eventually it will lead to a shorter life span and issues with performance.
How To Dry Reusable Sanitary Pads
Ideally air dry your cloth sanitary pads and avoid using a tumble dryer. This helps to keep your reusable pads in better condition and is more environmentally friendly. A “sock” airer is ideal for drying them and can be hung inside in winter for quick drying. Most pads will easily dry overnight. Some pads can be tumble-dried, but this should be done on low and is best avoided as tumble drying can shrink some fabrics and remove fibres (that’s what the fluff is in the filter.)
How long will my pads last until I need to buy more to replace them?
As a general rule our suppliers expect their pads to last 5-10 years with average wear.
18 August 2022
I found these to be a little awkward to secure onto panty gusset, and I am not a fan of the metal snaps. Also, they shrink and crumple up when washed, so they need constant pulling back into shape. I would not have these again.
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25 December 2020
The pads are beautifully wrapped and the materials used are very attractive and colourful. They are comfortable and effective. I will not go back to using plastic based pads now I have tried these.
18 October 2020
These liners are really comfortable for light spotting days. The cotton is breathable and they’re really slim so not very noticeable that you have a liner in. The ethics of the company are awesome too; I love that they empower local women. They lose a star for me as they can sometimes have a tendency to move around when worn while running (maybe I ought to try period pants for this purpose though).
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