This week is all about lady stuff. Reusable menstrual stuff to be precise. Myself and my partner in crime Amanda of The Eco-Friendly Family are both passionate about this topic after ourselves converting. We are so passionate we find ourselves bringing it up often- to strangers, to our readers, to our family. I coined the phrase #vagangelist and it stuck. 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- there is a better way!
Each of us will be posting informative articles, videos, and images that will help you or entertain you. Hopefully both! Don’t forget we are also hosting a live chat on G+ all about menstrual products too and there will be prizes from Dream Diapers. You can learn more on a previous post. Before we get to the nitty gritty we are bringing readers a giveaway from sponsors who have made this event possible.
Diva Cup, Pink Lemonade Shop, Lunette, GladRags, Lunapads, and Bummis will be giving away products to our lucky readers. We invited select brands in the fem-care realm that we know and trust to make excellent products we could be confident in recommending to our readers.
Diva Cup makes menstrual cups that offer 12 hours of leak free protection (based on your flow), it contains no latex, plastic, PVC, acrylic, Acrylate, BPA, pthalate, elastoner, polythylene, and is free of colors and dye. 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!
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.
Lunette is a menstrual cup manufacturer based in Finland who have found a lot of love from the US! Lunette cups are made from medical grade silicone with no rubber or latex. You can even find Lunettes in limited edition colors- 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.
Lunapads are a Canadian based reusable menstrual pad manufacturer who believe in making products that empower women while being ecologically responsible. Madeline Shaw, a fashion designer, 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 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 cloth diapers but have expanded to the fem-care realm, bringing their quality workmanship and fabrics to women too! Their Fabulous-femme line (not sold in the US YET!) pairs their 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.
Amanda and I are thrilled to have these brands participate in our event and that 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 pad pattern pack from The Eco-Friendly Family valued at $5!