There are many reasons why people choose to switch to reusable cloth pads and menstrual cups. Here we’ve listed some of the main reason for you! First take a look at this awesome graphic about our Sparkle pads:
Our cloth pads are made from super breathable materials (especially our Sparkle range), meaning you can wave goodbye to the days of feeling sweaty and itchy wearing a pad! Cloth pads also don’t contain the chemicals that regular disposables do, meaning they don’t react with the blood to create that awful smell in the rubbish…
Around 1 billion (yes BILLION) pads, tampons and applicators end up in landfill every year in the UK alone. These traditional products take around 500 years to break down. Each disposable pads contains the same amount of plastic as 3-4 carrier bags, and sometimes they end up in the ocean harming wildlife.
On average you have around 450 menstrual cycles in your lifetime. This adds up to roughly 12,000 – 15,000 disposable products, which will end up costing thousands. Our reusable products are high quality, and designed to last up to 10 years with good care. Whilst they require some initial investment upfront, they definitely pay for themselves over time.
Traditional disposable products are full of harsh chemicals, which many people find irritate their genitals. This is also bad news as your vagina is one of the most sensitive and absorbent areas of your body. We also find many people that suffer with conditions like endometriosis and fibroids, find our products much more comfortable to use on their periods.