Glad Rags

OK, so I confess, I use organic but disposable menstrual pads.  Yup, I am adding to the garbage pile of the world.

Now, in my defense, most of the time I use the Keeper Cup, day & night, no pads at all.

THE KEEPER® Gum Rubber Menstrual Cup

So today, I sucked it up and ordered the Glad Rag Cloth Pad Sampler Kit in organic, un-dyed cotton. I was going to order the deluxe kit but decided to slide into this change with a less expensive option.  What IF I do not like these things? AND, because I mostly use my beloved Keeper, I did not figure I would need so many cloth pads.

Now, I am looking forward to:

  • their arrival
  • my next period

And, wondering why I did not just cave and purchase some years ago.  I have had my keeper for 15 1/2 years.  It’s not like the sustainable mentality was not part of my life?  Lazy perhaps?  I was in the heat of pregnancy #1, knowing I would be washing cloth diapers for years.  Perhaps I did not want one more thing to have to wash!

I will keep you posted:

  • when they arrive… Yippee!
  • what I think of them
  • if I recommend them whole-heartedly

By the way, I went with Glad Rags over the Luna Pads because the Luna Pads have a PUL lining.  I thought this was yucky and preferred the breathable option of 100% pure, organic cotton that was not dyed.  I know, dyed would be colorful and more fun. But, hey, who is going to be looking in my underwear at my cloth pads? happy face

 

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I also looked up this PUL stuff*.  It can be eco-friendly and if so, is breathable.  I contacted Luna Pads to ask them about this.  I will let you know this info as well. Perhaps I will end up with Luna’s starter kit as well (organic, un-dyed cotton please).

Update: PUL info sent to me by Luna: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Polyurethane_laminate

Happy Moon Mysteries!  Paula

*The PUL information is from a diaper website.  I do not know that Luna uses this same “eco-friendly” version of PUL. But, with the sustainable philosophy of re-usable menstrual pads… I would assume that eco-friendly PUL would be part of their plan!

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5 thoughts on “Glad Rags

  1. HI!

    Thanks for this post about alternative reuseable menstrual products. I just wanted to let you know that the PUL we use in our pads here at Lunapads is made in the USA and uses the same eco friendly TPU process you mention above. Also the PUL is present only in the very centre panel of our pad bases (not the inserts, not the wings) which means our products are still very comfy and breathable. We’ve done a lot of product development since coming onto the market in 1993, and customers have repeatedly and consistently told us that they value the security of having something leak-proof as their number one concern. For customers who prefer PUL-free items our Lunapads pantyliners are made of simple, soft, comfy, gorgeous 100% cotton flannel and 100% cotton fleece. These are suitable for spotting, very light flow, and daily wear. Anyone who has any questions about our products can write to us anytime at info@lunapads.com and we’ll be happy to help.

    ~Christa

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