Sustainable Pads & Panty Liners

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Why washable pads and panty liners?

With washable pads and washable panty liners made from organic cotton, you'll be creating a lot less waste. Perhaps the most important reason to use cotton sanitary pads and panty liners is your health. The wonderfully soft menstrual protection is good for your skin and contains no harmful substances.

‘Regular' menstrual products may seem harmless but those soft white bandages consist largely of plastic, and if the cotton is not grown and processed organically, pesticides, insecticides and bleaches are used. You don't want to put that in your body, do you?

Cotton pads and pantry lines are an environmentally friendly alternative

Organic Cotton
The cotton pads and panty liners on our website are largely made from certified organic cotton. The production of organic cotton has a much smaller impact on the environment than the production of regular cotton. Organic cotton is grown without the use of pesticides and is processed without the use of chemicals. In addition, much less water is used. All in all, it is much better for the environment.

Additionally, all the washable pads and washable panty lines on our website are OEKO-TEX® certified. The menstrual products from &Sisters are GOTS certified. The certification proves that the product is free of harmful substances.

Leak Proof Layer
The washable pads and washable liners contain a thin layer of certified PUL (polyurethane laminate polyester) making them leak-proof. The single use pads and pantry liners contain a waterproof layer made from a biodegradable cornstarch bio-polymer.

Principally, we are not in favour of (bio)plastic, but this layer ensures that the menstrual products are leak-proof. As far as we are concerned, this is currently the best alternative on the market. Wat ons betreft is dit op dit moment het beste alternatief in de markt. Do you have any suggestions? Let us know!

Different models of washable pads and washable panty liners

There are many different types of washable menstrual products available, with varying sizes and absorbency capacity. Depending on your flow, you can choose:

  • Panty liners
  • Pads
  • Night pads

Thanks to the different models, washable menstrual products are suitable for everyone:

  • Regular - Regular - standard pads and panty liners made from cotton flannel
  • Active - this slimmer version of the pads and panty liners is suitable for active individuals. They are made of cotton jersey with added softness for a smoother, more comfortable feel, allowing the pad to adjust to the movement of your body.
  • Workout - feel secure during workout sessions! The top layer of functional material effectively removes moisture and keeps the skin dry. The pads are soft and flexible for a full range of movement.
  • Snap free - this snap free version is well suited for those with an active lifestyle. Perfect for horseback riding and riding a bicycle without the snap buttons causing discomfort.
  • Thong - this version of the panty liner is specifically made for thongs. Suitable to wear on lighter days.
  • Starter kit - want to try reusable menstrual products, but don’t know where to start? Then try out the starters kit, which includes a pad, panty liner and tampon.

How do washable pads and panty liners work?

Washable pads and washable panty liners can be attached to your underwear with two snaps. There is also a snap free version without a button that you can fold around your underwear.

After use, you can throw the menstrual pads in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry or wash them by hand. Can't wash them right away? Then rinse the used pads well or soak them in water to prevent stubborn stains.

What to do while not at home?

You might be wondering what to do with your reusable cotton pads or panty liners when you're out and about, after all, we don't throw them in the trash every time after using them. Fortunately, we have a great solution for that! ImseVimse's wet bags from ImseVimse are perfect for carrying panty liners or sanitary napkins. These wet bags are also ideal for carrying nursing pads or swimwear.

I don't want reusable pads, but want to use sustainable menstrual products, is that possible?

We understand that switching to washable pads and panty liners can be a big step for some people. We want to help everyone live as sustainably as possible and make choices they feel comfortable with. That's why we also only use sanitary pads, panty liners and tampons from &Sisters. &Sisters products are eco-friendly, made from organic cotton, without synthetics, harmful chemicals, perfumes and plastic.

Are there any other sustainable menstruation products?

Read our blog ‘Go with the flow: sustainable menstruation tips’ and find out what menstrual products you can use when you’re switching to a more sustainable lifestyle! There are plenty of sustainable alternatives available that are comfortable and reliable. Period underwear, period cups, pads, panty liners and tampons, choose what suits you best.

The full range at Zo Zero

At Zo Zero you will find cotton pads and panty liners from ImseVimse and &Sisters. Are you looking for other menstrual products such as period cups, period underwear or eco-friendly tampons made from organic cotton? Then check out our sustainable period care category.

Would you like to wash your cotton pads and panty liners sustainably as well? That’s great! We have everything you need for a sustainable laundry: eco washing strips, stain remover, washing bags or laundry tonic, you name it!