MyPads provide a sustainable solution for your menstrual and incontinence needs.
* Scroll to the bottom of the page to find retailers stocking our reusable cloth pads *
Our Australian-made washable, reusable cloth pads and silicone menstrual cups free you from the cycle of cost and waste around the use of disposable pads and tampons.
We enjoy providing personalised product advice and enjoy hearing from you so please feel free to email or phone us.
Our MyPads vision is to help people care for themselves and the planet by choosing reusable products that:
- reduce consumption of resources
- reduce waste and
- are kinder to our health and the health of the planet
A natural approach...
At MyPads we advocate a natural approach to personal care around menstruation and incontinence and avoid plastics and synthetics where possible. The binding on our pads is nylon to ensure the pads are durable over many years, but the main fabric worn against your body is soft and natural - cotton or hemp fleece. Our ManPads include a nylon taffeta layer for some extra water-proofing.
We use non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally-friendly materials, products and packaging as well as sustainable work practices wherever possible.
At MyPads we seek to support and conduct business with individuals, communities and organisations that actively seek to promote the principles of care for people and care for the earth.
Yumaro Industries - Our production partner
Our production partner, Yumaro Industries, is located on the NSW South Coast. Yumaro Industries is a social enterprise existing to provide employment and support for people living with disability. When you purchase MyPads you also support Yumaro.
A little bit of herstory: It all started with Rad-Pads, established in Victoria in 1993
Rad-Pads cloth menstrual pads was first established in 1993 out of a concern for women’s health and economy and the impact of disposable sanitary products on the environment.
It was through the great work of founding owner Rachael Gregg and innovative product development and promotion by Jane Bennett, then Wendy Dumaresq, that Rad-Pads developed a strong reputation for quality, comfort, reliability and economy. Have a look at what Jane and Wendy are up to these days by clicking on the links for their names.
Alison Worthington, the current owner since July 2016, brings to Rad-Pads a wealth of experience in sustainable living as well as a passion for womens health, environmental and social justice.
If you have any questions, please contact us to discuss your needs. We'll help you choose the pads to suit as closely as possible your individual needs.
Kellie Booth wrote of Rad-Pads (now MyPads):
For the past few years I have used only organic disposable pads, but went looking for an alternative when these also were causing me irritation. Admittedly, at first I was a bit sceptical but after using Rad-Pads for 4 of the last 5 months I am so surprised and relieved at how wonderful they are. Here are some of the benefits I have experienced:
- Easy to clean
- Very comfortable to wear
- Not bulky or crackly like plastic, they breathe and don't make you hot
- They are more absorbent than any disposable
- Virtually no leaking, the pad absorbs the fluid where it is rather than running or overflowing
- You can check how many layers fluid has gone through to judge if you need to change
- No irritated skin
- No smell.
It's great to see you here on our webstore but we are also happy for you to shop locally and see our pads before you buy.
This list is always being updated but if you can't find a store in your area, please contact us.
The retails stores and partners listed below may carry all or some of our range of products.
Please use the contact details provided to check if your local store has stock of the products you are looking for.
Green Goes the Grocer
29a Templeton St
Castlemaine VIC 3450
ph: 03) 5470 5511
Going Green Solutions
Shop 2, 929 Main Rd
Hurstbridge VIC 3099
ph: 03) 9718 0126
The Village Trader
53 Standish St
Myrtleford VIC 3737
ph: 03) 5752 1946
Canberra Food Co-op
3 Kingsley St
Canberra ACT 2601
ph: 02) 6230 7505
Go Vita Cairns City
ph: 07) 4031 0018
Maple Street Co-operative
37 Maple Street, Maleny 4552
Ph: (07) 5494 2088
Coastal Wellbeing Centre
The Zone 32 Wises Rd
ph: 07) 5479 0746
The Waste Not Want Not Eco Shop
Shop 2, 183 Main Road Blackwood SA, 5051
ph: 08) 8278 8690