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A Party for Change

Feb 05, 2016 11:33AM

The average woman can throw away approximately 300 pounds of disposable menstrual products over a lifetime. However, a small Wisconsin company is working to counter that by making a product called Party In My Pants— high quality, reusable cloth pads, helping to keep thousands of disposables out of the landfill. This year, they will launch The Ladybug Project to help distribute pads to young people.

Creator Luci Daum added Party In My Pants pads to her line of handmade goods in the 1990s after learning from her grandmother that she used to make cloth pads for herself when she was younger. Today, Daum’s reusable pads can last up to five years when washed and cared for properly.

Daum says she thinks the stigma of menstrual cycles and lack of choice leads many women to use products that get tossed after one use. She believes her pads make for a more positive experience because they’re comfortable, cost a fraction of single-use disposables, are eco-savvy and come in over 60 different patterns including unicorns, dinosaurs and polka dots. For almost two decades, the company has gifted thousands of free sample pads to people around the world.

For more information about Party In My Pants, visit Mention you found us in Natural Awakening Magazine with gift code ATXNAM and receive 10% off of your order.

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