Menarche is the name for a girl’s first period – her first step into womanhood.
Find special Menarche and other gift packs here:
“Scarlet Eve’s new Menarche Packs are coming to Cloth Pad Shop! The perfect way to spoil your new little Woman, these gift sets contain lots of specially selected treats to nurture her and make her feel special at this very important time. Each set includes 6 New Woman pads, designed with the smaller framed woman in mind – slim yet absorbent; 2 Regular pads; a Wetbag for discrete carriage of pads; a journal with coloured pen; a handmade one of a kind pendant with leather strap, and a wonderful book full of stories of menstruation, called “Sweet Secrets”. Each set is priced at $150 and is available now :)”
“Having your first period can be a little overwhelming. By starting her off with a special pack, you can help her greet this time with a positive outlook, as well as giving her cloth pads to start her stash.
The Obsidian Star Menarche kits contain cloth pads in the smaller sizes, with information booklets (answering some FAQs, giving suggestions for how to celebrate this milestone and tips for dealing with periods). You have the option of adding special jewellery or other items in the kits as well.”
We are proud to announce our sponsorship of the twelfth semi-annual Cloth Nappy Hunt! How does the CNH work? It’s simple! You register, for FREE, at www.clothnappyhunt.com anytime between now and the end of September, 2012. You visit all the participating sponsor sites and hunt for the nappy picture (icon), to earn entries to win some of the $8500 in prizes, including Four Grand Prizes worth approx $300 and an Ultimate Grand Prize valued at $500!
For more details about this great event, please visit the FAQ page at http://www.clothnappyhunt.com/and the Rules page.
Registering to hunt also gives you access to the exclusive Discount Code allowing you to take advantage of all the specials listed Here
Discounts offered by our stores this month:
A Little Monkey Business – 15% off storewide
Clothcycle – Free pantyliner (orders over $50) + a 5% discount voucher included in the order.
Green Chickadee – 10% off using the Hunt Discount Code
Happy Pads – 15% off storewide
Mandy Jane Creations – 15% off storewide + free shipping
Noonee Wilga – Free liner (orders over $50) & free shipping to Aus and NZ
Obsidian Star – 10% off using the Hunt Discount Code + various special offers
Picanini – 20% off using the Hunt Discount Code + various special offers
Scarlet Eve – Free Shipping during September
Edibles by Noonee Wilga
Noonee Wilga will be launching a themed stocking on 5th September. Order your custom made pads with bamboo velour tops and backed with cotton prints featuring fruit, vegetables and other edible delights. As with all Noonee Wilga pads, you can select your preferred pad style, length, absorbency and waterproofing.
Obsidian Star Restocked
Obsidian Star has added some new stock, including gorgeous minky pads, terry topped night pads and more. As well as the 10% discount for hunters, get a free pantyliner with all orders over $30 until Midnight Saturday 8th Sept
Has several discounts available (valid on any listings)
OVER3SALE = 10% off total purchase of 3 or more listings | OVER6SALE = 15% off total purchase of 6 or more listings
OVER9SALE = 20% of the total purchase of 9 or more listings | OVER12SALE = 25% off the total purchase of any 12 or more listings
OVER18SALE = 30% off the total purchase of any 18 or more listings | OVER24SALE = 35% off the total purchase of any 24 or more listings
ZORB will also now be an option for the cores of the custom pads.
Picanini Introduces Fold Up Pads
Fold up pads are a great solution for those that wish to have excellent absorbency, with a shorter drying time. Fold the trifold up when using the pad, unfold it when washing for quicker drying. The pad provides 4 layers of heavy-weight bamboo fleece when folded up. Also, an extra special – check the Picanini facebook page for a special offer
Introducing Hand Printed Fabrics
Kelly Casanova introduces her hand printed fabrics and explains a bit about the process.
“I often find it amusing that the commercial pad and tampon companies are constantly bringing out newer, more colourful and attractive packaging. They even try to entice with little facts or jokes printed on the disposable paper strips for pads.
The disappointing part is when you open the product and find the same old off white, commercially and chemically produced product!
The beauty of cloth pads is not only their great functionality and extreme comfort but the fact that they can be fun and personalised! Why have a boring looking pad when you have so many options? I think this is an important step to attract teenagers and younger woman to give cloth a try too.
I’ve been experimenting with altered cloth for many years and have a few favourite ways to customise. Obviously, one technique I use frequently is hand dyeing but another is hand printing with various techniques. It is the latter I’d like to talk about today and share a little of my process for lino printing.
My husband is a talented artist and lino cutter which benefits me, as I get to use his lino blocks to alter my cloth! If you’re thinking “what on earth is lino?!” it is good old linoleum traditionally used for flooring (albeit new and improved artist versions) that can be carved with lino tools and then used for printing.
For pads, I start out with a white piece of 100% cotton (usually quilter’s muslin or homespun). I normally either hand paint or dye this piece. Using a foam roller and eco friendly water based screen printing ink, I roll the previously cut lino piece with a foam roller and ink. This is pressed very firmly onto the fabric, either in a repeat design or random pattern. Once the ink is completely dry it is heat set with an iron for 3 minutes at least to ensure washability.
I love creating new fabrics in this way – it means I can completely customise my project and have a piece of cloth that is unlike any other (and for the most part is one of a kind and not repeatable).
I hope you enjoyed hearing about my work, I’d love to share more with you all in future :)”