Cloth sanitary pads
Cloth sanitary pads
These beautifully handmade cloth sanitary pads are available in a range of sizes and options to suit everybody.
Simple to use, wash and store using reusable sanitary pads keeps getting easier.
Minivivi pads are primarily designed for incontinence so are extremely high capacity yet ultra thin. Our unique, earth-friendly core is a combination of organic hemp and cotton, layered to maximise capacity and minimise compression leaks, whilst the natural fabric remains breathable.
The thin microfleece used for the wings grips to underwear, reducing any movement, and it is impregnated with charcoal to reduce odour. Our non-wick, reinforced wings have two size settings to accommodate different underwear types, and a handy tab to aid with undoing the snaps.
All our pads have a hidden waterproof layer of high quality polyurethane laminate (pul) as standard for extra protection against leaks
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Sizes and Capacity
11″ Original pad holds up to 150ml, is 6.5cm wide at the gusset and is suitable for heavy menstruation or light incontinence.
8" Original pad holds up to 90ml, is 6.5cm wide at the gusset and is suitable for moderate to heavy menstruation or light incontinence.
Tween / Slim LITE pad holds up to 50ml, is 5cm wide at the gusset and is suitable for moderate menstruation or light incontinence. It measures approx 7.5″ long, just slightly shorter than the 8″ pads but with a more narrow shape and width.
When your pads arrive, they will need several washes before use to “fluff up” the organic cotton and hemp fibres, enabling them to become fully absorbent. This is faster if you can dry between washes. You can use them after 2 or 3 washes but remember they will become more absorbent the more they are washed.
The pads can be washed at 40 or 60 degrees with your usual detergent. We strongly recommend washing the hand-dyed velour or brushed cotton pads separately or using a colour catcher for the first few washes as the dye may run. Harsh products such as vinegar, or household bleach could damage the materials and fabric conditioner should be avoided as it reduces absorbency. We recommend line drying your pads but they can be tumble-dried on low heat if required. To retain their shape and length, give them a gentle tug when damp and flatten before drying. Repeated tumble-drying, or drying on high heat, could shorten their lifespan. Bamboo can also be damaged by direct heat so we recommend avoiding direct contact with a radiator if you have chosen bamboo velour topped pads.
Once prewashed, to wear your pad, place the grey side down against your underwear with the longer end at the front, then fold the wings round the gusset and snap together underneath. There are two size settings to suit different widths of gusset and you can adjust the position of the pad by sliding it forward or back once you have pulled up your underwear. If sitting or lying down for longer periods, you may prefer the longer end of the pad at the back. To remove the pad, reach under the gusset and unsnap the wings. We have added a special tab to make this easier to do. You can then fold the pad and pop it in a wetbag/waterproof bag or container until ready to wash. Do not soak your pads for more than an hour or two as this may damage the materials or reduce their lifespan.