The fabric is one of the most important features of darner design pads.
It is main reason that we make and sell them in the first place.
In order to make these pads, we needed a fabric that does it all:
- Wick away moisture and sweat yet be comfortable and soft on the skin
- Absorb a lot of liquid, while keeping the skin as dry as possible and reducing compression leaks – which means that it doesn’t absorb and then release the liquid when squished
- Contain the liquid (be waterproof on one side)
- Be safe to wear all day long, and not smell excessively
- Be durable enough for many washes and easy to wash and dry.
The fabric used in all darner design pads does all of the above.
In a single composite fabric, it combines:
- Next to the skin: dimpled 100% organic cotton which feels just like your favourite underwear and absorbs sweat and moisture in less than 2 seconds
- an antimicrobial treatment which makes the fabric safe to wear all day long and preventing bad smells
- Built into the fabric, not in contact with the skin: absorbency filler (of organic cotton, bamboo and poly-cellular fibers) that disperses the absorbed fluids throughout the pad fast and reduces compression leaks
- Fuzed to the underside of the same fabric: the waterproofing of a thin polyurethane layer +thin jersey organic cotton cover to sandwich the organic cotton (so the top and bottom are 100% organic cotton)
One Caveat about layers: The Night Pad pads is boosted with a top layer of bamboo-cotton absorbency dimpled fabric, making these ultra soft and (at least) 3x more absorbent than the XS-M pads by virtue of its length and extra layer of fabric. Night pads are super light and feel soft in your undies, and they are long enough to stop the leaks while sleeping.
This fabric makes it possible again to go “back to the old days” of washing our sanitary napkins, but with the advantages of today’s textile technology. The time is ripe for reusable pads, nappies and generally being more conscious of what kinds of products really need to be ‘single use’ and end up in the landfills. We can be smarter about our lifestyles. If we are thoughtful about the baby-steps we take towards sustainability, eventually, our habits become the norm. the norm becomes the culture. Read my post about how we can all shape our future with even the smallest of small habit changes.