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Pads With Wings

£5.00
Absorbency

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  • 100% organic cotton, sustainably sourced.

    Absolutely zero synthetics, chlorine bleach, dyes or perfumes.

    Unscented, hypoallergenic, breathable pads.

    Rib-Weave ™ design for even, maximum absorption towards cotton core.

    Protective flexible wings for a secure, leak-free, and comfortable fit.

    Waterproof bio-polymer back-sheet keeps skin clean and dry.

    Zero Plastic: individually bio-wrapped, perfect for on the go.

  • Convenient: we'll deliver your period products direct to your door every 4 or 8 weeks.

    Curated: personalise your subscription with products to suit your flow, preference and lifestyle.

    Customisable: make changes to your subscription any time with our quick and easy to use dashboard. We’ll also send you a reminder email before your order ships!

    Cost-Effective: save 5% with every order and get free shipping for life.

    Completely Flexible: skip, pause or cancel at any time with no strings attached!

  • It’s not just our products that are non-toxic - our language is too.

    To help you choose the right &SISTERS products for your flow, we’ve included descriptions you might be used to in brackets.

    Very Light: perfect for teens or very light flow days (~light)

    Light: perfect for light to medium flow days (~regular/normal)

    Medium: perfect for medium to heavy flow days (~super)

    Heavy: perfect for heavy flow days (~super plus)


Better for our Planet: 

  • Ethically sourced cotton, grown without chemical fertilisers, herbicides or pesticides
  • 100% biodegradable: organic cotton pad, bio-film backing sheet and wrapper
  • Certified organic by Soil Association Certification (DK14305) according to the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) 

Better for our sisters:

  • We're on a mission to #endperiodpoverty and regularly donate products to those in need.
  • We also donate 10% of our profits to initiatives dedicated to the empowerment of women and girls worldwide.

FAQs

Are your pads & liners suitable for vegans?

Yes! All our pads & liners are vegan friendly, cruelty-free and certified organic. 

Why is organic cotton a healthier choice?

Organic cotton is naturally soft, pH-neutral, breathable and absorbent. Unlike most commercially grown cotton, our 100% organic cotton is grown without the use of fertilisers, herbicides & pesticides

What is the backing sheet made from?

The waterproof backing sheet is made from a cornstarch bio-polymer which is certified compostable.

What's the difference between organic cotton and bamboo?

Gynaecologists agree that 100% organic cotton pads (such as those sold by &SISTERS) are more hygienic and absorbent than any other material currently on the market. Cotton is hypoallergenic, softer and more absorbent than wood pulp (also known as viscose). In an ideal world, we'd eliminate all viscose from our products too but at present, there is no alternative available. 

We love bamboo and looked into producing pads made entirely of bamboo, but unfortunately the absorbency just wasn’t there. To counter this, manufacturers of ‘bamboo’ pads also use wood pulp to provide the absorbency that natural bamboo fibres lack, so it seems we are all in the same position.

But, never say never – perhaps a truly eco-friendly bamboo pad will come along in the future, and we’ll be the first to let you know!

How do you dispose of your pads & liners?

All of the &SISTERS organic cotton period range is entirely plastic free and made from plant based materials which are totally biodegradable and compostable.

Composting organic cotton pads is really simple:

Start by creating the ideal conditions, ie warm and damp, by making or buying a sealed bin. Adding to your compost bin regularly, ensures the optimum conditions It is a good idea to have a balance of both ‘brown’ and ‘green’ compost.

Organic cotton pads and liners are considered to be brown compost along with paper, cardboard, egg cartons and more fibrous plant stalks and stems. These do take longer to break down and biodegrade than ‘green’ compost and so it’s a good idea to cut or pull these apart by hand, before putting them in the compost bin.

Be prepared to wait. Although period products are compostable, they can take at least 18 months to completely break down and for nature’s building blocks to be returned to the soil.

What glue is used?

We use a non-toxic adhesive for our pads and liners.

What if I have more questions?

Please visit our Organic Cotton FAQ's page here.

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