BB Pads is on a mission to play a part in revolutionising periods.
We’re all about:
♥ Eliminating plastic waste ♥
♥ Transparent, quality, sustainable design and manufacturing ♥
♥ Feeding into a transition towards a circular economy ♥
♥ Fair and ethical textile and garment production ♥
♥ Helping to tackle period poverty ♥
♥ Breaking down stigma and taboos surrounding menstruation ♥
♥ Advocating for women’s and human rights ♥
Every menstruator’s needs and cycles vary quite a bit, but based on an average of 38 years of menstruation, 13 cycles per year, people with periods will use somewhere around 11,000-16,000 disposable pads, pantyliners or tampons over their lifetime.
That’s half the human population using that many disposable, plastic-infused products. The average single-use, disposable, conventional period pad contains up to 90% plastic and all of these products largely end up getting flushed down the toilet or sent to the landfill and many unfortunately wash into the ocean.
Plastics can take 500 years or more to breakdown; and when they do, they break down into microplastics (particles that are smaller than 5mm) which contaminate soil, air and water supplies and accumulate in food systems.
All of our bloody brilliant reusable pads are completely plastic-free. We use organic and waste plant fibre fabrics and natural, plant-based dyes. They are highly absorbent (more so than disposables), anti-bacterial and super soft.
Sustainability is a journey. We’re not going to claim that we are perfectly 100% sustainable (yet) but what we can tell you is that we are 100% committed to trying our very best and that we will continue to keep you updated as we learn and improve!
All of our packaging and paper is also either compostable or recyclable and the ink we use is non-toxic, acid-free and vegan.
Our shipping emissions are offset by Carbon Jacked through a renewable wind power project in Taiwan which has been certified by the Gold Standard for the Global Goals, the leading international standard for carbon-offsetting projects.
AND, if you live in London, your delivery will be carbon neutral brought to you by HIVED on a bicycle!
How bloody brilliant.
After years of peeling back plastic pads and disposing of them in their plastic covers, dipping my toes into the world of sustainability seemed like a daunting but necessary step. BB Pads has exceeded my expectations of what a reusable pad could do for me.
Not only were the pads themselves so soft to the touch but there was no doubt that whatever my body decided to unleash I was safe and secure. What is more, they were super easy to clean. Even the odd tough stain required only a few minutes of soaking and a bit of patience.
Thank you BB Pads for changing the way I interact with my body and it’s natural process.