Washable Pads

& panty liners for your period and everyday life


What is a cloth bandage?

Cloth bandages are hardly any different from normal bandages in terms of handling. They are inserted into the pants and fastened with a press-stud. Unlike regular disposable sanitary pads, cloth sanitary pads are not glued but fixed in the pants by means of a press-stud

Up to 25 ml liquid absorption

Depending on the size, a cloth sanitary pad can absorb up to 25 ml of period blood - ideal for light and medium days. Unlike disposable products, they do not end up in the rubbish after use, but are washed and reused for many years.

How cloth pads work

When using cloth panty liners, it's best to wear tight, well-fitting pants. The fabric should not be too slippery so that the cloth panty liner stays in place well. The fabric panty liner is attached to the underside of the stay of your panty with press studs. SELENACARE washable panty liners come in a universal size. The length is 16 cm, available in black and nude.

How our cloth pads work

Our washable cloth pads incorporate our specially developed and patented SELENAtec® multi-layer technology. This consists of several breathable layers that absorb moisture directly and trap it inside. This means that you always feel dry and, above all, fresh when wearing them. An antibacterial layer prevents the development of unpleasant odours and bacteria.

Our washable panty liners as well as our 2-in-1 briefs are OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 certified. OEKO-TEX guarantees that all components have been tested for harmful substances and that the article is harmless to health.

  • Layer 1: Moisture is transferred quickly and safely.
  • Layer 2: Moisture is safely absorbed so that there is no feeling of wetness. The antibacterial protection counteracts the proliferation of bacteria and unpleasant odours. 
  • Layer 3: Breathable and leak-proof protective membrane for extra protection and comfort. 
  • Layer 4: The skin-friendly fabric ensures comfortable wearing, as you already know from normal pants.

Despite the 4 layers, the fabric technology is very thin, less than 4 millimetres, which is why our panty liners are so comfortable to wear.

How many pads do I need?

How many pads you need each day depends on how heavy your period is. You can use your previous consumption of disposable pads as a guide.
Once you know your daily consumption, the only thing left to consider is how often you do your laundry to make sure you have fresh pads in time.

Different sizes - which is the right one?

On average, we lose 60 millilitres throughout our cycle. Most of it is lost in the first two days. A heavy period is when we lose more than 80 millilitres. And less than 25 millilitres is called a light period.

Our washable pads come in four different types: Normal, Long, Extra-Long and Extra-Long Night. The length of sizes 1, 2 and 3 is: 22 cm, 27 cm and 30 cm. In size 3+, the back part is 25 percent wider to ensure a secure feeling at night.

Washing sanitary towels

  • Wash used pads in cold water until the water remains clear (optional)
  • Wash sanitary towels in the washing machine at 30-60 degrees (without fabric softener/bleach/hygiene rinse)
  • Allow to air dry

SELENACARE washable sanitary pads are easy to wash at 30-60 degrees. You can simply wash the pads in the washing machine with the rest of your dark laundry after wearing them. If you have bled a lot and the pad is still damp or you don't want to wash it straight away, we recommend that you wash the pad in cold water and let it air dry before putting it in the laundry basket.

Similar to what you know from sportswear (similar technology or materials), you should not add fabric softener or bleach to the wash. This way, you can maintain the high absorbency and antibacterial protective function for as long as possible. With the right care, cloth sanitary towels can easily last up to 100 washes.

Cloth pads or period underwear?

You can simply insert cloth pads into your existing underwear. The price is a little cheaper than buying a complete pair of underwear. If you are comfortable with sanitary pads and they are big enough for you, cloth pads are the right choice for you.

If you want to change less often or want to make sure nothing slips, we recommend our period underwear.

Zero Waste Period

While we are increasingly trying to avoid plastic and disposables in our everyday lives, disposables are still one of the most commonly used items for periods. Unbelievable as we think - but it is so easy to avoid huge amounts of waste.

Period products are among the waste products most often found on beaches. Every year, 45 billion tampons and pads are used in the world. Zero Waste Europe estimates that disposable period products generate about 590,000 tonnes of waste in EU countries every year. Waste that doesn't have to be. Unlike 20 or 30 years ago, there are now enough alternatives. From today's perspective, the use of disposable period products is no longer in keeping with the times, nor is it compatible with a good conscience. By switching to sustainable hygiene products like cloth pads, period underwear or menstrual cups, you can save a lot of unnecessary disposable waste and money.