WINGED PADS

Except for Ultra Pads and Personal Pads (which have the wing tabs sewn to the back due to their unique design), wing tabs are sewn to the front of the pad so when wrapped around to the underside they form a gentle contoured shape.  Wings are made of double brushed flannel with white poly resin KAM snaps.  Winged pads are approximately 3/4" narrower at center with wing tabs snapped into place.  New Moon Pads conform naturally to your shape when worn, forming a gentle U-shape from front to back for a comfortable natural fit.


WINGLESS PADS

With wingless pads the fleece backing against snug fitting panties holds them in place.  When using wingless pads you have to remember to hold onto the pad through the front of your panties when pulling them down.  


WHY WING TABS VS FULL BODY WINGS?

Simply put . . . better comfort and fit.  Wing tabs are much trimmer than full body wings to help keep the pad in place without pulling it out of shape.  Full body wings tend to bunch and buckle the pad when snapped.  Unsnap winged pads prior to laundering.


ULTRA AND PERSONAL PADS

Wings on Ultra Pads and Personal Pads are sewn to the back of the pad due to their innovative design for maximum side leak protection, featuring leak resistant side gussets.  Ultra Pads are a bit bulkier than the regular pads as they have a ridged area of leak resistant fleece along the sides to prevent overflow, designed specifically for those women who tend to side leak.


FABRICS

Flannel = absorbent (all natural fibres)

Cotton = absorbent (all natural fibres)

Cotton Fleece = absorbent (all natural fibres)

Polartec Barrier Fleece = leak resistant (made from recycled soda bottles)


Leak resistant fleece backings are randomly selected from colours currently available.


Initial source manmade fibres such as Zorb or PUL are not used in New Moon Pads.  Instead, only 100% natural fibre fabrics are used for the pad tops and absorbency layering, and breathable polartec fleece is used for the leak resistant layering which is made from recycled soda bottles.  I have a true commitment to saving our environment and working with the best quality supplies I can source for my products.  


DESIGN BASICS

Pads are all-in-ones, nothing to stuff, add, or piece together, and are offered in both winged and wingless styles. Topped in your choice of high thread count soft cotton or cotton flannel, pads have double brushed flannel center core layering and are backed by Polartec barrier fleece for leakproofing (excluding panty liners) and have quilted channel stitching to direct the flow of moisture to the center of the pad.  Channel stitching only goes through the absorbent layers and not the fleece backing to prevent wicking.  Much time and effort is taken in selecting quality print cottons and cotton flannels for an appealing look as well as quality functionality.  The double brushed flannel (used in the core of the pads) is specifically designed for manufacturing high absorbency products.  Elemental and thong panty liners are made of all cotton flannel in your choice of flannel or cotton tops.  All-in-all New Moon Pads are very trim yet VERY absorbent.  


CUSTOM ORDERS WELCOME

Just let me know your custom request and I will be happy to accommodate you where possible.  Custom orders do not qualify for bundled discounts (only available at single pad pricing).


NOT ALL PADS ARE CREATED EQUAL...

NAVIGATING THE MINEFIELD OF CHOICES

When shopping around for cloth menstrual pads be sure to check sizing dimensions, absorbency capabilities, whether or not they have a leakproof layer and what material is used (i.e. PUL or fleece), and design benefits (i.e. trim absorbency vs bulky absorbency).  Different pad makers have different sizing scales.  One pad maker’s large may be the equivalent of another pad maker’s small so you need to look at the actual dimensions.  One thing to keep in mind, longer pads tend to feel more comfortable while offering better coverage.  Beware of exceptionally short pads unless you are a petite body style.


HAND CRAFTED AND CUSTOM MADE

Because of the combination options of sizes, styles and prints, resulting in over 2,000 potential unique pad possibilities, each pad is hand crafted and custom made when ordered.  Needless to say storage of pre-made pads would be a nightmare!  To ensure a quick turnaround time, everything is pre-cut so pads just need to be assembled and sewn as each order comes in.



Laundering Care


Launder pads before

initial use. Unsnap winged

pads prior to laundering.


FUSS FREE

New Moon Pads are easy to wash and they dry quickly, either in the dryer or on the line.  The easiest way to clean your pads is to just toss them in with your regular laundry and launder as usual in cold water (hot water sets blood stains).  If you prefer you can soak them in a lidded container in cold water, but let’s face it, who has the time for the fuss and bother?  They come out just as clean without soaking.  If you do pre-soak be sure to change the water daily and add a bit of baking soda to the water to increase alkalinity (which helps to remove stains and neutralize odours).  Pads can also be washed out easily by hand.


DO NOT USE BLEACH OR FABRIC SOFTENER

Bleach is a corrosive and can cause skin irritation and will significantly decrease the life of your pads.  Fabric softener decreases fabric absorbency and is not recommended.


LAUNDER WITHOUT DETERGENT

Ceramic laundry balls (understandably not for everyone but a great option for those who have detergent sensitivities) and wool dryer balls mean no more nasty laundry chemicals...and a HUGE savings with no longer having to buy laundry detergent, fabric softener, or dryer sheets!


TO SET COLORS

Soak vibrant coloured pads in a pail of water with 1 cup (250 ml) of vinegar added prior to initial laundering.  This “sets” their colors so they don’t bleed onto other items.  Always wash like colors together, never with pale or white items.


SHRINKAGE

Pads are made with all new fabrics so there will be some initial shrinkage with laundering, though it will not affect the absorption properties of each style as they’re designed to accommodate shrinkage.  With cottons, final shrinkage will be approximately 5%.


HOW TO REMOVE STAINS

In most cases, just regular laundering will keep pads stain free.  If you do find a pad or two with any staining you can pour hydrogen peroxide directly onto the stain and let it soak in, making sure to launder the pad before the hydrogen peroxide dries.  If it will be a little while before the pad goes into the laundry, keep it moist with water once the hydrogen peroxide has done it’s job.  Try not to get too hung up on stain removal.  Stains are rare.  If they do happen they don’t affect function, and nobody but you will know they’re there.


HOW TO PREVENT STAINS

If you absolutely must be absolutely sure that there are absolutely no stains, rinse affected area thoroughly with cold water, lather your hands with mild soap and work lather thoroughly into fabric with your fingers, then launder in cold.  Check after the wash cycle.  If there is residual staining repeat the soaping process and rewash in cold.


PAD POT OPTIONS

If you prefer to soak your pads after use until you’re ready to launder them there are lots of options for pad pots, some of them conventional, some of them not so  much.  Pad pot options are only limited by your imagination.  You can use everyday containers from around the house or go shopping for something fun and funky.  As long as it can hold water and has a lid (or is relatively spill proof) then you’re good to go.  The idea is to make your choice personal and individual and have fun with it!

Quilted channel stitching through absorbency layers wicks moisture down into the pad.


Print/quilted side

goes against skin.


Wing Tabs


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Laundering Care


TO WEAR


Against Skin

Flannel / Cotton Print Side

(absorbency layers with channel stitching)


Against Panty

Solid Colour Fleece Side

(leakproof layer)


Pads are all-in-ones . . . nothing to stuff, add, or piece together. Use regular snug fitting panties when using cloth pads for the best fit and coverage.  


Place pads with print side facing up (the side with channel stitching), wrap wings out, down, and around panty gusset and snap into place.  For wingless pads just lay in and go, the fleece backing against panties helps prevent slipping.


CARE WHILE TRAVELING

New Moon Pads are actually very easy to care for while traveling.  If you don’t have access to a laundry facility they can be washed out easily by hand and hung to dry from a shower curtain rod or a hanger using cloth pad drying straps.  Just rinse the pads until the water runs clear, wash by hand in the sink with mild soap making sure to rinse them well afterward, ring them out well and hang them to dry.  Another really easy way to clean them is put them on the floor of the shower while you take your shower and walk all over them (yup, they can take it), then just a quick hand scrub and rinse and that's it.  All you need to bring extra are a few drying straps and/or clothes pins to hang them with and you're good to go.  If you're camping, tent lines work great as a clothesline or hang them from small tree limbs using the

drying straps (if you're

not shy).  Most people

wouldn't even have a

clue anyway as to what

they are, just tell them

they're pot holders.  ;o)


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