These cloth sanitary pads by OHC Maker Happy Earth Essentials measure 9" and benefit from a hidden waterproof outer layer of waterproof PUL, which stands for Polyurethane Laminate- a laminated fabric that prevents leaking, but is fully breathable.
The pads are made with a variety of core fabrics, but this particular pad consists of a bamboo core. Bamboo is a thin fabric, making an extremely compact, discreet and comfortable pad, with a high absorbency rate. This pad has two layers of bamboo fleece underneath the black cotton upper. The cotton and bamboo layers will absorb 17ml of fluid. The absorbency of disposable pads ranges from 2.4-16.9ml (www.researchgate.net).
The environmental benefits of reusable pads is obvious- less waste, less landfill, happier earth. Another bonus is that the cloth sanitary pads are chemical free and kind against your skin.
They are machine washable at 30 degrees (please do not tumble dry them) and they can be washed again and again.
Images by Happy Earth Essentials/OHC.