The Benefits of Cloth Pads

Why Choose Cloth Menstrual Pads

Deciding to buy cloth menstrual pads is a step towards embracing an eco-friendly and sustainable approach to menstruation. At Moody V, we’re passionate about providing products that not only support your menstrual health but also protect our planet. The journey towards sustainable period care can be daunting, but the benefits of switching to cloth menstrual pads are manifold.

Our reusable cloth pads offer comfort, reliability, and the peace of mind that comes with reducing your environmental footprint. Crafted from 100% cotton flannel and terry cloth, they’re designed to cater to different flows and preferences. Whether you’re experiencing a light, moderate, or heavy flow, there’s a Moody V pad for you.

The Benefits of Cloth Pads

When you decide to buy cloth menstrual pads, you’re investing in your health and the health of the environment. Made without harsh chemicals, dyes, or fragrances that are often found in disposable pads, our cloth pads are kind to your skin and free from irritants. This is particularly important for those of us with sensitive skin or allergies.

The absorbency level of our pads rivals that of disposables, with the added advantage of being washable and reusable for years to come. This not only saves you money in the long run but also means less waste ending up in landfills.

How to Care for Your Cloth Pads

Maintenance and Longevity

Caring for your cloth menstrual pads is easier than you might think. After use, simply rinse them in cold water to prevent staining and then toss them into the washing machine. We recommend a gentle, eco-friendly detergent and advise against the use of bleach or fabric softener, as these can decrease the absorbency and lifespan of your pads.

Drying your pads in the sunlight can help to naturally bleach away any remaining stains and give them a fresh feel. However, they can also be tumble dried on a low setting. Proper care ensures that your pads remain hygienic and effective for years, making the decision to buy cloth menstrual pads a smart, long-term investment.

Choosing the Right Pad for You

Understanding Your Flow

At Moody V, we understand that everyone’s flow is unique. That’s why we offer a range of absorbencies from light to heavy, including special options for overnight use. It’s important to consider the heaviness of your flow and your lifestyle when selecting your pads. For those with a heavier flow, our pads with a waterproof lining called polyurethane laminate (PUL) offer confidence-inspiring protection against leaks.

Comfort and Style

Our pads aren’t just functional; they’re also designed with comfort and style in mind. The 100% cotton construction ensures breathability, reducing the risk of irritation and discomfort. Plus, our range of colors and patterns means you can menstruate in style. Whether you prefer the sleek reliability of our overnight pads or the discreet protection of our liners, there’s a Moody V option for everyone.

Environmental Impact

One of the most compelling reasons to buy cloth menstrual pads is the positive impact on the environment. By switching to reusable pads, you’re contributing to a significant reduction in landfill waste. It’s estimated that the average person uses over 11,000 disposable pads or tampons in a lifetime, most of which end up in landfills. In contrast, a single cloth pad can be reused for up to five years or more.

As a queer-owned and operated company, Moody V is committed to not just the well-being of our customers but also to the health of our planet. By choosing our cloth menstrual pads, you’re joining a community dedicated to sustainable period care and a healthier ecosystem.

Testimonials and Reviews

Hearing from those who’ve made the switch to cloth menstrual pads can be incredibly reassuring. Our customers often share stories of improved comfort, reduced environmental guilt, and significant savings over time. Many were surprised by the ease of care and the reliability of our products during all stages of their cycle.

These personal accounts underscore the transformational experience of switching to reusable menstrual products. It’s not just about the pads themselves but about adopting a more mindful and eco-conscious approach to menstruation.

Accessories and Add-Ons

Enhancing Your Experience

In addition to our range of cloth menstrual pads, Moody V offers a variety of accessories to make your experience even smoother. Our Pad Bags provide a discreet and convenient way to store your pads, whether at home or on the go. For individuals with varying pad fit needs, we also offer Snap Extenders to ensure the perfect fit of your pads, enhancing comfort and protection.

Making the Switch

Making the decision to buy cloth menstrual pads is a step towards a more sustainable and comfortable period. At Moody V, we’re here to support you through this transition. Our wide range of pads and accessories ensures that there’s an option for everyone, regardless of your flow or lifestyle.

Embracing cloth menstrual pads means joining a movement towards eco-friendly period care. With Moody V, you’re not just purchasing a product; you’re investing in a healthier planet and a more comfortable period experience. Discover the range of cloth pads, liners, and accessories today and take the first step towards sustainable menstruation.

Environmental Impact

Why Switch to Cloth Menstrual Pads?

Switching to cloth menstrual pads is a game-changer for many reasons, and not just for their environmental benefits. At Moody V, we’ve seen firsthand that making the transition can significantly impact your comfort, health, and wallet. Cloth pads are free from the harsh chemicals and plastics found in disposables, reducing the risk of irritation and promoting healthier skin. Plus, the cost savings over time are considerable when you’re not buying disposables every month. Investing in a set of high-quality cloth pads like those from Moody V, crafted from 100% cotton and designed for different flow levels, means prioritizing your well-being and the planet’s health.

How to Effectively Care for Cloth Pads?

Taking care of your cloth pads is simpler than you might think. It’s all about establishing a routine. After use, rinse your pad in cold water to help prevent staining, then toss it in the wash with a gentle eco-friendly detergent. Avoiding bleach and fabric softener is key, as they can compromise the absorbency and longevity of your pad. Drying them in the sunlight not only works as a natural bleach but also keeps your pads feeling fresh. If you need to use a dryer, a low setting is best. Proper care like this will ensure your Moody V pads remain effective for many years, turning the initial investment into long-term savings and environmental benefits.

Choosing the Right Cloth Pad: What Should You Consider?

When selecting the right cloth pad, there are a couple of crucial factors to consider: your flow and your lifestyle. Our range caters to all types of flows with 100% cotton flannel and terry cloth for absorbency and comfort, along with options featuring a waterproof layer for those with heavier flows. But it’s also about what fits into your daily life. Are you always on the go, or do you have a desk job? Do you prefer pads for overnight protection? Think about what will make you feel most secure and comfortable. Remember, Moody V offers stylish and practical solutions, because who says period care can’t be fashionable?

What Are the Environmental Benefits of Using Cloth Pads?

The environmental impact of switching to cloth menstrual pads is profound. Considering the average person uses over 11,000 disposable menstrual products in a lifetime, which largely end up in landfills, opting for reusable cloth pads significantly reduces this waste. A single cloth pad from Moody V can last up to five years or more. This means less plastic waste and fewer chemicals released into the environment. By choosing sustainable period care, you’re part of a bigger movement that champions the well-being of our planet, aligning with Moody V’s commitment to eco-friendly menstrual solutions.

What Do Customers Say About Switching to Cloth Pads?

Our customers often share how switching to Moody V’s cloth menstrual pads has been a revelation, highlighting the comfort, savings, and environmental benefits they’ve experienced. They’re surprised by how easy the pads are to care for and how reliable they are throughout their cycle. Such feedback is invaluable, reinforcing our belief in the positive change that sustainable period solutions like cloth pads can bring. Hearing stories of improved menstrual experiences motivates us to continue innovating and supporting our community in making eco-conscious choices.

What Accessories Can Enhance Your Cloth Pad Experience?

At Moody V, we believe in making your period care as seamless and comfortable as possible, which is why we offer accessories like Pad Bags and Snap Extenders. Our Pad Bags provide a discreet and convenient way to carry your pads, ensuring you’re always prepared, no matter where you are. Snap Extenders are great for adjusting the fit of your pads for extra comfort and protection. These small additions can make a big difference in your overall experience, reflecting our commitment to providing comprehensive solutions for sustainable menstruation care.

Making the Transition to Cloth Pads: How to Start?

Embracing cloth menstrual pads is a significant, yet rewarding shift. Start by trying out different styles and absorbencies to see what works best for your body and flow. Consider incorporating a mix of regular, heavy, and overnight pads into your routine, and remember, it’s okay to gradually phase out disposables as you find your rhythm with reusables. Moody V is dedicated to supporting you through this journey, offering a diverse range of pads and accessories to ensure a comfortable, reliable, and stylish menstruation experience. Embracing this change means joining a vibrant community committed to eco-friendly period care.

Curious about making the switch or have more questions? Let us know in the comments below or reach out directly. We’re here to support you every step of the way towards sustainable menstruation care.


  • Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – The EPA website provides valuable information on environmental issues, including waste management and pollution prevention.
  • Greenpeace – Greenpeace is a global organization dedicated to environmental conservation and sustainable practices.
  • Office on Women’s Health – The Office on Women’s Health offers resources and information on women’s health topics, including menstrual care.
  • Planned Parenthood – Planned Parenthood provides reproductive health services and information, including guidance on menstrual products.

Moody Reviews

These pads feel *heavenly* to wear. Soft, barely noticeable but not too lightweight, and they stay in place all day!!! I love them, I can’t wait to get my next paycheck so I can order more. :) these were my first experience with the switch to reusables and I’m very impressed. If anyone else is on the edge of starting this route, GO FOR IT. Especially if you’ve ever suffered from itchiness from those plastic pad materials..this is so much better.


It's my first time buying reusable pads and I'm really happy with this pair. The print and design sold me, but the comfort and reliability have exceeded my expectations. They work for daytime and overnight use with no problems compared to disposable pads. Wish I bought these sooner. They're a total game changer for periods.


Beautiful pattern, expertly stitched, and lovely seller. Beyond happy. Very fast shipping too! Thank you so much!!! ❤️


High-quality, low maintenance reusable pads! Really nice, and they do stain but that can’t really be helped aside from doing a quick handwash before tossing it in the machine. Will definitely be purchasing more in the future!


These are the best!! They are not bulky and the fabric is so comfortable. I have tried shapes and patterns from several of the best selling shops and these are my favorite.


I like that they have metal snaps! The ones I have with plastic snaps do not last as long. I think these will hold up for a few years. Thank you!

Confusion Checkpoint

I know right!? Ok, so cloth menstrual pads are a washable, reusable alternative to disposable pads. Pretty sweet, right?

  • The regular absorbency pads are good for light to moderate flows. They are 100% cotton, with a layer of terry cloth (towel material) inside for absorbency. Cotton is a moisture wicking and breathable fabric, which allows menstrual fluid to dry rapidly, keeping you comfy and dry. This also means that these cloth pads can absorb a surprising amount of fluid!
  • The heavy absorbency pads are perfect for moderate to heavy flows. Heavy pads are longer than regular pads. These pads are primarily cotton, with cotton flannel and terry cloth for absorbency and breathability. Additionally, they have a layer of polyurethane laminate (PUL) inside. This is a waterproof, laminated fabric that protects you from leakage. In the heavy pads, the PUL lining is in the pad core (the part that’s shaped like a peanut)!
  • The overnight cloth pads are great for heavy flows, and for overnight use. Overnight pads are longer than heavy pads, and flare out at each end. These pads are made of cotton flannel, cotton terry cloth, and PUL lining. In the overnights, the PUL lining extends throughout the entire base of the pad, so even the wings are leakproof!

Cloth liners are lovely for really light days, and as a backup for a tampon or menstrual cup. They are made of five layers of cotton. They are soft, barely noticeable, and peace of mind for that bit of protection.

Moody V regular absorbency pads and cloth liners are made with 100% cotton, which makes your down-there oh-so happy. Cotton is a breathable, moisture wicking fabric that creates a difficult environment for yucky bacteria like yeast to grow. 

Disposable pads are mostly synthetic, which is fully not nice to your body. They’re made out of bleached wood pulp (what the?) and non-biodegradable materials.

Moody V’s heavy cloth pads and overnight cloth pads are also primarily cotton. They have a polyurethane lining inside, which keeps moisture from leaking through. This lining is non-biodegradable (I know, it sucks). But remember, you’re not just gonna throw it away, you’ll probably use it like, 100 times.

The regular absorbency pads are made with cotton flannel and cotton terry cloth (like a towel material). Liners are just cotton flannel. Ugh! So simple! Love that!

The heavy cloth menstrual pads and overnight cloth pads are made with cotton flannel, cotton terry cloth, and polyurethane laminate. Ugh! Slightly less simple but still wow amazing and great! Love that!

Look at the “Wh-. . . What? Who? Where? What?” question at the top of this FAQ page to learn out each variety of pads work!

Method 1: Rinse with cold water ASAP to reduce staining. Machine wash cold, then air dry thoroughly to maintain a nice shape.

Method 2: Machine wash cold, tumble dry.*

*Method 2 gets your pad clean and ready to use again real quick, but may result in light staining and scrunching-up in the dryer. (Stains fade over time and you can stretch the pad gently with your hands to un-scrunch it.)

Some folks like to keep a container of cool water in their bathroom so they can soak their pads until they’re ready to wash them. This helps remove stains without using chemicals or potentially fabric-damaging products.

It’s recommended to avoid using fabric softener, as it makes fabric less absorbent.

Another good rule of thumb is not to use anything on your pads you wouldn’t wash your underwear with. Your pads are gonna be up close and personal with a sensitive area, so avoid harsh or irritating chemicals when washing them.

Cloth pads contain several layers of fabric, which means it might need extra time drying. Make sure they’re super dry out of the dryer or dry them in the sun to prevent mildew. Do be aware that sun-drying can result in fabric discoloration.

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