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CLOTH PADS - Quick guide

Why cloth pads?

The answer can be summarised in three sustainable arguments: cloth pads are gentler on the skin, better for the environment and much cheaper to use in the long-term.

Our washable pads are a gentle and natural period product which lets your lady bits breathe for a fresh feeling during your period. It’s thin, easy to use and stays firmly in place, ensuring you feel confident and secure. Since they can be used again and again, they are kind to both the environment and your wallet.  

  • There are as many health benefits as there are environmental gains. Through switching from single-use pads and tampons to cloth ones you will no longer be putting plastic, perfumes, and chemicals - often found in single-use products - near your vulva. Many women have reported feeling less itchy and suffering from fewer yeast infections since switching from single-use pads to cloth pads.

  • A clean conscience is surely an extra benefit! On average, a person will use around 12,000 - 16,000 single-use pads or tampons during their lifetime. Using something just once, just doesn’t cut it! Cloth pads can be used again and again which has huge benefits for the environment, plus your wallet will thank you too!


Our various types

  • Classic - Imse's best-seller, our classic pad.

  • Active – Imse's premium pad, extra soft, thin and form-fitting.

  • Buttonless– Why not switch it up and give our buttonless model a go? Perfect for cycling and riding, for example.


How to wash your cloth pads

  • After use, rinse out the pad with water, or rinse it and put it in cold water with salt. Alternatively, you can leave them to dry out before being washed. 

  • Then wash the pads in the washing machine at 60° with your normal detergent. Do not use fabric softener as, not only will this hinder the absorptive function of the pad, it isn’t good for your lady bits either. You may wish to add a little vinegar to the water instead. 

  • Let the pads air dry - they will last longest this way - or put them in the tumble dryer or airing cupboard on a low temperature. In the sunnier months, the pads can be dried outdoors, with the added benefit of the sun helping to naturally lighten any stains.

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