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Reusable Sanitary Cloth Pads - Starter Kit

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  • Want to try reusable menstrual products, but not sure which product or size to choose? ImseVimse’s trial kit will help you find the size and menstrual protection perfect for you!

    With Imse Vimse’s washable and reusable panty liners, cloth pads and tampons, made from organic cotton flannel, you will save a lot of waste! The pads provide a soft and natural period protection that treats your skin right and is free of chemicals. With two buttons on the wings, they are easily attached around the crotch of your panties.

    The pads and panty liners contain a thin layer of certified PUL (polyurethane laminate polyester) making them leak-proof. You’re probably thinking: polyester, isn’t that plastic? That's right, but the amount of plastic that is used is very small compared to single-use sanitary pads and is reused over and over again. PUL ensures that the pads are leak-free. We have not yet found a suitable alternative. You do? Please let us know!

    Reusable tampons work just like a disposable tampon. They are free from chemicals, absorb well and are comfortable to use.

    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!

    How to use the tampon
    Roll the tampon, adjust how loose or tight you would like it to be. Finish by securing the cord around the tampon. Insert the tampon just like you would a normal tampon. Change the tampon every 4-5 hours or when the tampon is getting full and needs changing.

    After use, rinse the tampon in cold water and store in a wet bag. Wash them in a washing bag along with the rest of your laundry. After washing, boil them in water for a few minutes to get rid of any washing powder residues. Do not use any bleach or fabric softener.

    Please note!
    Reusable tampons made of organic cotton can still cause TSS (toxic shock syndrome) just as store-bought disposable tampons can. Please remember to change them regularly!

    Fun Fact
    Milieu Centraal calculated that the average person disposes of approximately 10,000 tampons or cloth pads during their life. That is 90 kilos of cloth pads or 60 kilos of tampons in residual waste. Washing reusable cloth pads will also have an impact on the environment. At this moment, not enough research has been conducted to conclude whether disposable or reusable menstrual products are better for the environment. However, Milieu Centraal compared disposable and reusable diapers. This study has shown that reusable diapers are better for the environment, even if you take into account washing and production.

About the brand

ImseVimse

ImseVimse's story started 30 years ago when founder Marie Walleberg, in a desperate search for a cure for her daughter's diaper rash, found the soothing magic of cloth diapering. And just like that, her daughter's painful rash disappeared. When Marie realized that organic cotton cloth diapers were the solution to her childs diaper exzema, she decided to let more people share the insight.

Imse believes that many people choose disposable menstrual protection without thinking that there are alternatives. Or that those alternatives have economic as well as health and environmental benefits. Imse would like to change that. Therfore, Imse develops hygiene products that are practical and reusable and at the same time wants to contribute to more transparency and knowledge about menstruation. ImseVimse's vision is to be part of making sustainable consumption the norm, not the exception.

ImseVimse makes products like reusable panty liners, reusable sanitary pads, tampons, period underwear, cleansing wipes, cotton pads and nursing pads. ImseVimse products are gentle on skin and the environment, and because they are washable, they can be used countless times. ImseVimse's products are not packed in plastic, but in FSC-certified cardboard.

ImseVimse understands that the longer a product can be used, the fewer resources we need to extract from the earth to make new ones. All of ImseVimse's cotton products contain 100% organic cotton. Respecting the workers in the cotton fields, as well as wildlife and nature, ImseVimse chooses certified organic cotton. ImseVimse offers non-toxic products - which can be worn safely against the skin.

ImseVimse takes into account the distance between its central warehouse and the production site. ImseVimse's products are produced mainly in Latvia and in Turkey. Turkey, because organic cotton grows there. Organic cotton cannot be grown in Sweden so local production is unfortunately not possible.

In 2022, the ImseVimse brand split into the Imse brand for reusable hygiene products and the Vimse brand for sustainable children's products.

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