Diagnosis: a complete rupture of the tendon.
The medical recommendation: "Stay at home to recover. Try to rest as much as you can. Keep your foot up. Avoid walking and, if you’re lucky, in two months you will be ready to go!”.
I went to Facebook groups to talk with people that were using them. I searched for numerous kinds of fabrics to make them, and also about the cloth pads currently available in the market…
Yeah, lots of searches! You might be thinking that it would have been easier if I had just bought one. Well, let me explain. I am a DIY kind of person. I like to make my own stuff. And also, I was forced into 2 months of holidays giving me plenty of time to do so.
The original testers of my creations were me and my flatmate. We were trying them monthly during our period and taking note of adjustments necessary with regards to sizes and layers of absorbency. It took me a while, but I finally got it.
And Pachapads was born!
Nowadays, I like to think that I “accidentally” found myself involved in something meaningful where I could connect my creativity and my desire to help the planet. This became my small business, also known as a long term life project.
And if you’re wondering why anyone should use cloth pads, when disposable pads have been available for so long and might be easier to deal with, you should check out the true reality of them. Just to give you an idea, sanitary pads are one of the biggest contributors to plastic pollution in the world. And also, let’s be honest...they’re not comfortable at all.
So, maybe it’s time to rethink how we deal with our periods and we would love to have you join us on this journey!
Go green and embrace your period!