Your best ever period pad

Our reusable sanitary pads are a high-quality, eco-friendly and affordable alternative to disposable pads. 

You wear them just like a disposable pad, with wings fastening around your underwear to hold them in place. Wash by hand or in the machine and reuse!

We’ve worked with 10 different manufacturers and textile specialists to reduce the thickness of the pad and increase its absorbency so it can be worn all day. It’s cheaper than a year of disposables and feels just like wearing your underwear!

Why Choose Us

Stay discrete

  • Black material so there’s no need to worry about wings showing through tights or leggings
  • Super thin so it’ll never give an outline on your skinny jeans
  • Never make that awkward rustling sound in the toilets again!

Feel secure

  •  Wings to fasten round your underwear, with poppers to stay securely in place
  • Twice as absorbent as disposables, so you can wear it for much longer without worrying about leaks

Comfortable

  • Super-soft fabrics so it feels like just wearing underwear
  • None of the harsh chemicals found in disposables – say goodbye to itches
  • Fast absorbing top layer to keep you dry
  • Curved to fit your body
  • Thinner than any other reusable

Helping others

  • 10% of our revenue goes towards our charitable arm

  • We are helping increase access to period products in low income countries

  • We provide puberty education

Affordable

  • Our pads are 60% cheaper than disposable pads! If you spend £4 a month on period products and swap to 8 of our reusable pads, which last for two years

Eco-friendly

  • The average women sends 500kg of plastic to landfill due to disposable pads
  • Each woman swapping to Lilypads, save the carbon equivalent of driving a car from Lisbon to Moscow

What pad is right for me?

Light 

You: Wear the lightest absorbency pad and change it because the packet says, rather than because you’re worried about leaking

For you: Our Little One is our pantiliner – it’s super thin and you’ll barely feel it

Light 

You: Wear the lightest absorbency pad and change it because the packet says, rather than because you’re worried about leaking

For you: Our Little One is our pantiliner – it’s super thin and you’ll barely feel it

Medium

You: Change your pad every four hours roughly on a normal absorbency pad

For you: Our Superstar Pad will last you twice as long as a normal disposable or get our Full Range pack with day pads, night pads and pantiliners

Heavy

You: Three hours between changing is as long as you can currently hope for on a heavy day

For you: Our superstar pad is able to absorb twice as much as a disposable, or you can use our Night Pad if you want even more security

Tampon or cup user

You: Love your tampon or cup but are worried about occasional leaks

For you: Our Back-up Pad is perfect to stop any worries about occasional leaks

Urine leaks

You: When you get active you worry about leaking small amounts of urine

For you: Our Active Pad holds the same amount as a disposable alternative, helping you stay comfortable and confident

How to use reusable pads

How to wash the pads: wear, wash in a cold wash - below 30 degrees, line dry and reuse

Reusable sanitary pads are cloth based alternatives to disposable pads. Worn in the same place, with wings to hold them in place. Our pads hold twice as much as disposable pads. You use, wash (by hand or in the machine) and reuse.

We’ve worked with 10 different manufacturers and textile specialists to reduce the thickness of the pad as well as increasing the absorbency, so it can be worn all day, is cheaper than a year of disposables, and feels like you’re just wearing your underwear.

 

I’m nervous about switching – what should I do?

Switching your period product can be scary, but we want to make it as easy as possible. Remember, you don’t need to switch all at once if you don’t want to – a lot of people start by just using reusables for their lighter days or just at nights for when they want maximum comfort. Do what feels right for you!

 

“I felt fresher for longer and so much more comfortable”

Amy was nervous about trying reusable pads but loved ours. See her whole journey

How the magic happens

three layers of reusable sanitary pad

Our pad is made up of three layers working together.

The top layer (Polyester and Spandex) is really soft and absorbs moisture through it very quickly keeping you comfy and dry.

The middle layer (100% Polyester) is super thin but can store a lot of moisture, so that’s where blood or urine stay until washing.

The bottom layer (100% Polyester) is waterproof to ensure there are no leaks.

Why don’t you use cotton or all-natural materials?

We wanted to make the best reusable pad possible. Cotton is a great material for many things, but not sanitary pads because it’s really bad with moisture (just think of how horrible it is wearing wet jeans).

We want to keep our pads vegan friendly, so that’s why we haven’t used any animal products. The (wo)manmade materials in our pad are what allow us to make a pad that’s so good for you and the planet.

Competitor (left) vs our pad (right)

Reach Us

Phone

07419 818919

Email

hello@lilypads.org.uk

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