"Why should I choose cloth pads? The disposable plastic one is more convenient, I don't need to carry it after use, I don't need to wash it...I just have to throw it away and it's done! Much easier!"
We know girl, you’ve more than likely thought that. We did too before we found out all about disposable pads.
Tampons, pads and panty liners along with their packaging and individual wrapping generate more than 200,000 tonnes of waste per year. And it is estimated that one singular sanitary pad contains up to 90% plastic.
Most of them won't be disposed of properly and end up in landfill or even worse in the oceans, rivers and beaches. Even if they are, it can take around 500 to 800 years to decompose, according to the Menstrual Health Alliance India Organisation.
Picture this scenario. An average woman will have between 400-500 periods during her fertile life.This same woman will use at least 10 thousand disposable pads.
Well, it gets worse. They are as bad for the planet as for our body. Did you know that disposable pads have chemicals and synthetics that restrict airflow which can potentially promote yeast and bacteria growth in your vaginal area? And we’re not even talking about the itchy sensation of the plastic against our skin!
That’s why women in different parts of the world are becoming increasingly aware of this problem and looking for eco-friendly, zero waste and reusable ways to manage their periods.
Cloth pads take care of both our bodies and the planet. They’re quite comfy and once you get used to them, it’s unlikely you will think about the idea of going back to disposable ones.
And if you still think of it as a replica of Grandma’s pads, think again. Forget about that old mama cloth pad. Today’s reusable pads are made with high-quality and technological fabrics to provide you with the best experience and protection.
That’s our mission here at PachaCare. After a year of research and testing, we found the best material to create a comfortable and reliable pad.
Our Pachapads are made with 100% natural cotton fabric and bamboo fibre, free of fragrances, formaldehyde or other toxins. It feels like you’re wearing soft and gentle cotton underwear. They’re hypoallergenic, breathable, durable and reusable and can last at least 3 years.
And as we are all different, Pachapads have four different sizes to suit you: Mini, Regular, Large and Overnight. Additionally, all our pads come with an extra waterproof layer, hence no leakage!
Embrace your period and join our green Pachafamily!
Still in doubt? Get in touch with us. We’re more than happy to help!