What are they made of???


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 this post- the take-home message is that textile technology has come a long way.


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.

Guess what!? IT EXISTS!

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 Nisha pads is boosted with a top layer of bamboo-cotton absorbency dimpled fabric, making these ultra soft and 3x more absorbent than the Original Ola or Light Laney by virtue of its length and extra layer of fabric. Night nisha’s still super light and feel super soft in your undies.


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.