We’re about to get up close and personal.. with vaginas.. all week long. We’ll be discussing reusable feminine care products!
Kim of Dirty Diaper Laundry and I are passionate about this topic. We are so passionate that we often find ourselves bringing it up to our readers, our family, and even strangers. We are true vagangelists. We spread the gospel about reusable menstrual cups and are expanding our horizons to cloth pads too. Women shouldn’t have to wear uncomfortable disposable pads or tampons — and parents deserve to know about safe options for their daughters — there is a better way!
Check in with us all week long. We’ll be posting informative (and fun!) articles, videos, and graphics to help you and entertain you!
This event is made possible by the support of Diva Cup, Pink Lemonade Shop, Lunette, Lunapads, and Bummis. We invited select brands from the feminine care industry to take part in this event because trust, excellence, and all around awesomeness is vital to this topic. Women deserve safe options and these companies deliver in so many ways.
Diva Cup makes menstrual cups that offer 12 hours of leak free protection (depending on your flow). Made from medical grade silicone, it contains no latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, Acrylate, BPA, pthalate, elastoner, polythylene, and is free of colors and dyes. They are even cleared for marketing by the US FDA and the Australian TGA and the only reusable menstrual cup allowed to be sold in Canada by Health Canada. The DivaCup is clear for a great reason, and it happens to be the first cup I ever tried!
Lunapads is a Canadian based company that specializes in reusable menstrual pads and more! They believe in making products that empower women while being ecologically responsible. Madeline Shaw, a fashion designer and all around amazing woman, began the brand in 1993 after solving her own concerns about disposable menstrual products. In 1999 she partnered with Suzanne Siemens and together they expanded the brand to reach even more women. Not only do they create pads of many sizes/absorbencies, they also have a line of period panties that work cohesively with their pads! One4Her is their way of giving back- by purchasing through this program they match the purchase with one for a girl in need with a Uganda-made AFRIpad to support her education.
Bummis are most well-known for their quality cloth diapers, but they have expanded to the fem-care realm! Their Fabulous-femme line (not sold in the US YET!) pairs great PUL prints with their soft and absorbent cotton to create a perfect match for women’s needs. They’ve also solved storage problems with their Fabulous Flo bags- they close up small but open like a wallet- one side stores your clean items and the zippered pouch is for the dirties. How perfect is that?!
Lunette is a menstrual cup manufacturer based in Finland who has found a lot of love from the US! Lunette cups are made from medical grade silicone, with no rubber or latex. Lunette cups can be found in a variety of colors – even limited edition colors! Colors can be an enticing option for women who worry about staining. Lunette also makes cleansers safe for the cups and portable wipes that make public changing easier.
Pink Lemonade Shop was started by a WAHM named Sue who took her passion for reusable menstrual pads and sewing skills and created a successful business. Sue is a self declared “fabric snob” which is why you find such luscious and stylish fabric choices and prints, from bamboo velour, soft minky, and designer cotton wovens. DDL and EFF readers can save $5 on $35 with code VAGANGELIST at checkout on their store from 11/3-11/16 too!
GladRags began in 1993 in Portland Oregon as a home-based business and has expanded to become a leading name in the industry. Inspired by the simplicity and function of cloth diapers, they took that principle and tailored it to women’s care items. Not only do they sell reusable menstrual pads, they also sell the Moon Cup and the Keeper Cup. You can find an array of start kits including post-partum sets and menstrual cup starter sets.
Kim and I are so excited to be bringing you this week of informative articles, with the support of these amazing brands. To make it even better, we get to give their products away to our readers! You can enter below to win prizes from all of these companies mentioned and each winner will also get a free copy of my cloth pad pattern pack,valued at $5!
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