Shomota Starter Kit
These pads have been made in ethical partnership with the amazing social enterprise, Shomota Womens under their Pads for Empowerment Program initiative. When you purchase this kit you are contributing towards empowering girls and women in marginalised communities in India. For every Shomota pad you purchase, they are given vital menstrual education and a chance to have access to cloth menstrual pads. This opportunity for them can have life-changing effects. From staying in school to complete their education to a connection to deeper self-awareness of how their body ebbs and flows through their cycle. Your purchase is a ripple effect that flows from you to the girls and women in India.
How do you use a cloth pad?
Your cloth pad is very simple to use, wash and care for. Simply rinse in cold water-an ice cream container with a lid works well to wash, drain and rinse off the pads, and then put into the washing machine. You can wash the cloth menstrual pad with any laundry or cloth nappies. If you only wash cloth pads every other day we recommend rinsing and changing the water in your container daily-especially in the hotter months.
We don’t recommend using fabric softeners as this will hinder the absorbency of the top cotton layer of the cloth pads. Also, don’t use bleaches as this will shorten the life span of your cloth pads. Adding salt or baking soda to the water or an oxygen based whitener will help with stains. The sun is fantastic at fading any stains as well. Cloth Pads can be put into a dryer but a cool to medium dryer cycle is recommended.
By following the wash and care information you can expect your cloth pad to last approximately 5 years – a very green alternative indeed!