A pad that’s good for your body
Our cloth pads are made of cotton & promote well being through the menstrual cycle, as well as being affordable & beautiful too. Learn more in our FAQ!
A pad that’s good for the earth
Cloth pads can prevent thousands of non-biodegradable sanitary waste around the world each month. It takes 500+ years for a plastic pad to decompose.
And connects you with others
Your purchases & donations make cloth pads available to girls in need across India, while providing a dignified livelihood to women who stitch the pads.
Check out our product demo video to learn more about our pads:
“Revaluing menstruation: because life depends on it.”
Pad for Pad Programme
When you buy Eco Femme pads or support our work, you give an adolescent girl in India the opportunity to attend a workshop on menstrual health and the chance to choose washable cloth pads through our Pad for Pad programme.
Let us introduce our latest product line:
Eco Bébé makes reusable, organic cloth nappy products stitched by rural women’s self-help groups in Tamil Nadu, India.
Eco Bébé is a part our social enterprise, Eco Femme, which stitches and sells washable cloth pads and conducts
menstrual health education sessions with girls and women
from low income backgrounds in India.
Our cloth nappy and cloth pad journey evolved alongside one another,
motivated by a desire to tackle the growing mountain of sanitary waste in India.
Learn more about Eco Bébé nappies here. Our nappies are available for sale on our web shop.
The Eco Femme community
Find out more about our day to day stories, happenings, events and read what our customers think of our pads!
"Eco-Femme pads are a perfect blend of tradition and wisdom that enables you to give your monthly menstruation a eco-friendly touch. The pads are easy to use even in heavy rains and the soft padding makes every period comfortable."
“I decided to switch from disposables to cloth pads after I started cloth-diapering my baby and realised the benefits of cloth over plastics. Eco Femme was suggested to me by a group of mommies. The night time pads worked very well for me, I use them both for day & night as they are longer and almost the dimensions of the disposables that I had been using. I use snug-fit panties so never had any issues of leaks or stains.”
“I love my Eco Femme pads. They have saved me money, reduced the amount of pads going into landfill, and contribute to vital education for women and girls about menstrual hygiene. I would never use anything else - they are easy, discreet and empower women in communities who may have been told their period is a shameful thing. You can't say that about an ordinary tampon, can you?!”
“Once you start using it, washing and re-using, it become a very simple yet empowering habit! Now after using it for six months, I definitely agree that they are quite comfortable and I feel glad for taking up the responsibility for our mother earth and the co-existing lovely nature. Thank you Eco Femme, for such a cool product!”
“I have been converted to cloth pads by Eco Femme. Their pads are soft and secure and very absorbent. I am really impressed with them and wish I had moved over sooner. I also love the fact that the profits from the sale of these pads go towards helping women in developing countries with their sanitary needs. Thank you Eco Femme.”
“Since I received my parcel with my pads about three years ago, I just feel in love! I loved the material, so soft to the touch. I also loved the design combined with beautiful Indian fabrics. This is a product that was made with care. Since using Eco Femme I could not find another pad that was so well made and so I have been using Eco Femme and promoting them ever since. Eco Femme is a well thought out organization that not only promotes a positive menstruation but that genuinely cares for women and the planet we live in. I would recommend Eco Femme to all the women out there!”
"I was all smiles when I saw my eco femme cloth pads shimmering in water as I completed washing them! I switched to cloth pads this January and I was happy about buying them as they are reusable. As I started slowly using them I felt so good about the comfort but I was little worried about the washing part and I ended up using so much soap but the next time as I washed it with proper wash care guidance I was so happy to know that they work perfectly well and there are no marks of stains too. The best part about these cloth pads to me is everything of it!!!"
"Thank you for the great product. I switched to ecofemme pads 2 months back on reference from my friend. The product is excellent and for the first time in years I had a rash free period. I have a 9 year old daughter and am certain she will begin with Ecofemme only."
"I wanted to help create awareness on women's menstrual health so I went to understand how Eco Femme works. I tried the pads myself and it was for me, surprisingly very comfortable! I now use the menstrual cup, with a combination of cloth pads. Eco Femme pads are soft and comfortable, and definitely feels empowering to be more touch with my body. I'm so glad that I don't contribute to the plastic waste in this aspect. Over the past few months I got to convince some friends and family members to switch to cloth pads."
"Recently, I purchased a set of your beautiful 3 pantyliners (with PUL) - and I really really love them! They are so much more comfortable than the disposable ones that I used to buy. I like them so much that I tell family and friends about them, and now I purchased a second set to send to my Mom in Germany - I'm sure that she'll love them, too! Just wanting to let you know that you have made another happy customer! And I also love your work and that you help young girls and women in India!"
"As someone whose period has always been extremely painful and uncomfortable, I can't describe what a blessing your products have been. I find myself looking forward to my time of the month now because of the beautiful pad designs, and the pad washing process has been particularly cathartic in helping me re-connect with my body. I wasn't aware of the huge environmental impact disposable pads had, so I am delighted not to be contributing to that anymore too. In short, my period is now a wholly positive experience."
"Dear Eco Femme team, I've received your parcel today and it's lovely! It was so nicely packed and the quality of the products is amazing. I also enjoyed all the information you added. Thank you very much! Keep up the brilliant and important work!"
"I love your products and how you make a positive effort to change the lives of women all over the world. I've completely switched to Eco Femme products and haven't looked back. The fact that they are also good for the earth makes it even better! I recently placed an order with you, and I'm so excited. I love your pad for pad program, and how it helps make a positive change in the lives of adolescent girls in India. It's great to know my purchase makes such a difference! As someone with true passion for helping others I hope to one day visit India, and volunteer some of my time to this amazing organization"
"The cotton feels really good on my skin compared to the disposable material. And these are easy to clean and reuse. Also I don't feel uncomfortable or have any fear of staining my clothes. And the press buttons are great since the disposables would ruin my underwear with the sticky layer. Even the packaging is so thoughtful. The goodies come in paper and not plastic. Extra points for being eco friendly."
"I received the pantyliners from your new collection today and I just had to tell somebody from Eco Femme that even if I wasn't already sold on the vision of the company and the kind of work that's done, I definitely would be on board after today. The product is so beautiful and well-made"
"Eco Femme cloth sanitary pads are soft (as it's a cotton product), absorb very well and hence very comfortable. Much more comfortable than the conventional sanitary pads!! The cloth pads come with wings and help it stay in place! It stays dry and doesn't leave you with a sticky feel. I am glad that I am doing my bit for the environment."
"Thank you for creating such an incredible product with an incredible mission. I am so inspired by the open conversations you are initiating, and how you are educating not only girls but the world about the "taboo" topic of menstrual hygiene. I am thrilled to have been able to support the Eco Femme company and company mission. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for doing such wonderful work, I look forward to telling my friends, my sisters, my nieces, and writing on my blog/social media about these amazing pads."
"I am so, so grateful to be able to pay homage to my Sacred Feminine and my body in this way. Thank you very much Eco Femme for your work and initiative! I really admire your struggle for the comfort of more women and the struggle to try to help the planet a little less pollution. I am completely in love with your work and everything! I will buy more pads! I love them!"
"I'm a thyroid cancer survivor & my periods became super painful & tiring after my thyroid was removed. I've been using your cloth pads the last few months & I can tell you there's a huge difference. My blood flow is effortless, pain has reduced drastically & I barely have clots anymore. I think the plastic in the regular sanitary napkins would irritate my skin & not allow smooth bleeding. Thank you for creating these. Hand washing & wearing them has brought me closer to my own body rhythms."
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