Here at Eco dreams we are re-writing the rules when it comes to period care products! Designed with eight years industry experience, our modern cloth pads are designed to outperform disposables. There are so many great reasons to make the switch and here is just a few!
When it comes to menstrual products, disposability has long been marketed as the hight of modern convenience, discreteness and hygiene. This has come at a huge cost to the environment!
In the UK alone we use a whopping 4.3 billion disposable sanitary products every year. Disposable pads and tampons and their associated packaging are almost entirely made out of plastic. There is roughly 4 bags worth of plastic in one disposable pad. This averages about 112 plastic bags worth of plastic going to landfill per period. An average woman will be throwing away about 11,000 pads or tampons in her life as well as their plastic packaging. Since these products are non-recyclable they end up in landfill or in rivers and the ocean. Were they only become more problematic! Since plastic does not biodegrade, it breaks into smaller and smaller pieces and eventually becomes micro plastics, which reeks havoc on the oceans delicate ecosystem and enters the food chain. In 2016 the Marine Conservation Society found 20 tampons and sanitary items per 100 metres of shoreline. Plastic tampon applicators are washing up on beaches in their thousands!
Just one of our cloth pads is estimated to replace 500 disposable pads. By making the switch you could save a huge amount of unrecyclable single use plastic from ending up in landfill or our oceans!
Here at Eco dreams we believe that who makes our products and where they are made is important! This is why we stuck to our values when the industry shifted to unethical cheap China imported pads. We strongly believe that our products should not harm people or the planet! Our cloth pads are ethically manufactured right here in the UK. We are also suckers for quality, our modern cloth pads are made of high quality fabrics that are eco-friendly. This insures that our cloth pads are durable and have the longest lifespan possible, whilst also being kind to the planet. Our pads are also 100% recyclable at the end of their lifespan. And this doesn’t just apply to our pads but every single product sold on our site. We are the only company in the industry to apply a strict approval process, ensuring that every product meets with our high standards of quality, safety, sustainability and ethics. Insuring that our customers can purchase from us with confidence knowing that all the products on our site meet with the highest standards.
Social good business model
We have always operated under a social good business model, this means that our aim is to have a positive impact on all levels. We are rebelling against the capitalistic & materialistic business model that is decimating our planets resources. And an Industry that sells products by shaming the female body and is responsible for generating a huge amount of single use plastic and un-recyclable waste. In short; we aren’t business as usual! We want to empower consumers to become restorers. A key component in our business model is the work we do in the charity sector. We work extensively with organisations, large and small, to offer sustainable solutions. Through a holistic approach that is focused on empowering individuals and their communities to create long-lasting change. Every purchase directly contributes to supporting our projects. Whether that’s providing menstrual products and menstrual health education to disadvantage school girls around the world. Or fighting period poverty by supporting our local food bank through donating organic pads and tampons.
We also offer a free drop-in advice service at our local sling and nappy library, for those wanting to find out more about eco-friendly menstrual care products.
It might sound crazy but making the switch to cloth pads or a menstrual cup can actually change the way you feel about your period. Changing the products you use can change the way you relate to your body. Our modern cloth pads are designed for superior comfort, and unlike disposables they are incredibly breathable. Cloth pads are not associated with contact dermatitis (medical speak for pad rash) like disposables are, and do not contain any chemicals or perfume. Making them an excellent choice for those with delicate or sensitive skin.