Some of you may recall my missive on using environmentally-friendly, cheaper and, let’s face it, surprisingly quite addictive cloth sanitary pads quite a few years ago, mainly because I found the normal fare contains corn and set my migraines off.
I was pleased to read in a major magazine the other day that they are starting to become a ‘cult’ thing in environmentally-aware celeb circles. I should think so too! The price of the normal stuff women have to buy month in, month out makes me really mad – and don’t even get me started on the fact that they are VATable! We fling them away each month and this makes brilliant marketing sense for the manufacturers.
OK, I admit it was all a bit eurgh when I first read about them but, as you’ll see from my post, I got quite addicted to buying pretty ones. That post was written in June 2013 and they are mostly still going strong! I ended up rotating between some really soft Little Gumnut ones, Charlie Banana and Earthwise ones.
Anyway, I remembered this today when I saw a post from Earthwise Girls, which I mention as a supplier in the original post. They are encouraging people to buy their 3 + 1 pack of pads – you get 3 packs and they send the 4th one to a young girl in Africa whose family can’t afford to buy them. This helps keep the girls in school. A great excuse to give them a go. Do read my original post for lots of tips – nice and graphic for you 😉