Eco femme is a company that was founded in India. Their multi-faceted aim is to benefit women’s health, empower the female body and be kind to the earth, as their products are ‘designed by women, for women.’ Eco femme provide one way we can help the earth. The toxins that are put in the environment by incinerating disposable pads and tampons are deadly, and these washable pads provide a solution to a better earth and environment by healthier, eco-friendly alternatives.
With their pad for pad programme, when a pad is bought, one is also given to an adolescent girl through their educational sessions. They also have a Pads for Sisters programme, that gives cloth pads to underprivileged young women that are not otherwise able to afford pads.
This is the largest pad that Eco Femme do. It provides the most security and comfort for those nights with a heavy flow.
Dimensions: 30cm length x 7cm width
Material: Top layer - red cotton flannel, inner
layers - 7 layers of cotton flannel, bottom
layer - cotton with PUL.
What are the pads made of?
Eco femme have manufactured these pads using 100% organic Indian cotton, that is soft and gentle on the skin. Even the dye used are certified organic. Vimi currently stock Eco femme’s vibrant range. They are pretty, floral and feminine.
How do I use the pad?
Just like the disposal pads, secure the pad onto underwear and clasp metal button shut, much more secure than the sticky plastic!
Are they hygienic?
The reusable pads are extremely hygienic when they are washed and dried properly.
How do you wash the pads?
Soak them for a minimum of 30 minutes, and then wash by hand or on a 40° machine wash. Leave them to dry in direct sunlight or tumble dry on a low heat.
Do they stain?
Eco femme advise you all to soak the pads and then wash them, which assures they remain stain free.
How long do they last?
The PUL layer (polyurethane laminate) ensures that the pad will last between 3-5 years if cared for accordingly.
How are the pads so eco-friendly with the PUL layer?
Although this is a plastic layer, it is a crucial layer to guarantee functionality. In relation to waste, one of the cloth pads is the equivalent of roughly 75 disposable pads, so it is much more eco-friendly.
How do I dispose of the pad in a eco-friendly way?
If you take the pad apart, the nickel-free button can be recycled and so can the cotton top layer, as long as the PUL layer has been removed, which then gets thrown in the plastic waste bin.