Monday 15 November 2021

Trade To Aid reusable period pads review


Trade To Aid are proud to join the reusable pad movement - with their own special twist.

Join the reusable pad movement with Trade To Aid and do good with your period.

Trade To Aid makes reusable period pads that are comfortable, secure and save you money. Made of recycled and reusable materials, their pads are simple to wash and easy to reuse. Reusable pads reduce waste, keep plastic out of landfill and away from the oceans.

Do even more good with your period. For every pack of Trade To Aid pads you buy, they donate a pack to someone in need of a better period.

Helping to ensure better periods are coming for all, they are a non-profit social business who use every penny of their profits from selling periods to not only donate packs to people in need but to also fund menstrual education and hygiene programs. 

Their mission is to fight period poverty, tackling misconceptions and stigmas surrounding menstruation in the process.

Why is period poverty a problem?

Period poverty affects over 500 million women worldwide. This means that they do not have access to enough feminine hygiene products, or menstrual education.

Meanwhile, periods are a multi-billion dollar industry for large global corporations.

Period poverty keeps girls out of school, menstruating people out of the workplace, and leads many to use unsanitary items during their period which can endanger their health. Through providing Trade To Aid pads, we strive to provide a better period.

As many as 3 in 10 girls in the UK struggle to access sanitary products. In Sub-Saharan Africa, UNESCO have reported that as many as 1 in 10 girls miss school during their periods. Many leave school completely after they have started to menstruate. Should such a normal and natural thing as a period, prevent a person from gaining an education?

Trade To Aid pads help to fight period poverty by providing women and girls with a safe, sustainable option, which stops them from feeling shame or stigma during their period.

Trade To Aid does this by donating one pack of reusable pads for every single pack sold - each pack can have a massive impact on someone’s life.

Why are reusable pads better than disposable pads?

Disposable sanitary products contribute millions of tons of plastic to landfill every year. Each menstruating person can use between 5 and 15 thousand pads or tampons during their lifetime, the vast majority of which end up in landfill or polluting the oceans.

Most disposable pad brands are over 90% plastic and contain synthetic additives, many of which are damaging to both women’s health and the environment.

Instead of throwing away your pads and committing them to landfill, you can wash and reuse Trade to Aid pads for many years.

Reusable pads provide a simple and pragmatic solution to the environmental damage caused by disposable period products.

Why switch to reusable period pads?

Many switch to reusable pads because of their ethical benefits, but stick with them because they are comfy, secure and highly absorbent. Plus, they last for years.

Washing the pads is quick and easy. Wash by hand with soap and water, or pop them in the washing machine, and then hang them to dry. Sounds strange? We wash and reuse our socks, shirts and underwear- so why not sanitary pads?

Just one pack of reusable pads can get you started in your reusable pad journey.

Together, we can combat period poverty and reduce the catastrophic impact that sanitary products have on the environment.

Trade to Aid reusable pad pack

Each pack of Trade To Aid reusable pads contains 6 pads; 2 light flow, 2 medium flow and 2 heavy flow plus a storage bag and instructions on how to use and care for the pads. 

The pads are highly absorbent thanks to the bamboo charcoal fabric and super comfortable. I appreciate the fact that there are different pads in the pack suitable for different flows which is great for the duration of your period. 

They are easy to use, and are secured with a popper button. They are easy to wash and even after washing and drying they feel soft and comfortable. 

Not only are the pads great to use but they look good too, featuring a vibrant repeating triangle pattern on the recycled PUL fabric against the black bamboo charcoal material. 

Best of all I love the ethos of Trade To Aid and appreciate the fact that not only are they doing good for the environment with their reusable pads but they are striving to make periods better for all and end period poverty by donating reusable pads and improving menstrual education.

To buy a pack of Trade To Aid reusable pads to reduce single-use plastic, help the environment, save money, and help donate reusable pads to those suffering from period poverty visit the Trade To Aid website.

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