Go Green: Next Step, Menstrual Products
August 25, 2007
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As part of my quest to go green, I’ve decided it’s time to take the step I’ve been putting off for a while: menstrual products. I started my quest at my local health food/natural living center and found GladRags, made by the same company as Diva Cups. I also saw sponge inserts (looked like the stuff I’d rather get a big piece of to use in the bath, rather than put in my you know where), and various other types of inserts or pads. I liked the GladRags, so I picked one up. I purchased one, yes, you heard me, one “day pad” for $13.25. I felt really good about the purchase, since using washable cloth will save sending all that bloody synthetic stuff to the garbage heap, and it would save a bundle of money.
Enthusiastic about purchasing more, I went to their site. I found a three-pack of “day pads” for $40 and change and thought: wow! I probably spend that much in three months on disposable stuff. I’ll really save money and the environment!! I did more research and found even less expensive and nicer looking ones.
This got me thinking: I have a sewing machine and decent sewing skills. I bet I could make some! I did more research and came across a fantastic pattern that I plan on using for my first round. The pattern comes from Jan Andrea’s Baby Crafts. She states that she can make about 15 pads for about $7!! Amazing! And I thought $13.25 was reasonable for one!
Guess what I’ll be doing next weekend? Sewing!