Cloth is a comfortable, ecofriendly period. People worldwide are currently choosing to use cloth pads and menstrual cups instead of disposable products. If you are finding disposable tampons and pads drying and unreliable then you may wish to consider a switch to reusables. This method is particularly convenient if you participate in activities which do not allow you to make regular bathroom stops, such as hiking, travelling or attending festivals/concerts. A menstrual cup together with the back up of a cloth pad is all you need, lasting up to 12 hours for some, even on heavy flow days. You may be thinking ewwh, why? This is a common first thought as in recent history we have been conditioned to think of disposables as the norm. But hey, don't knock it until you try it!
Pads labeled "Clothcycle" are made with my own hands in Australia. Menstrual cups and cloth pads may be purchased from the Cloth Pad Shop, an online mall/collective of reusable menstrual product sellers.
Eco Femme pads are handcrafted in India via a social enterprise which employs ethical business practices. Each Eco Femme Pad or trio set of Pantyliners purchased gifts a pad to a woman in need in India, together with providing income to those employed to handcraft the pads.
"There is no such thing as away. When we throw anything away, it must go somewhere" Annie Leonard.