Conventional cotton wool and cotton rounds are made of a natural resource but are not as environmentally friendly as you might think. They take around 20,000 litres of water to produce 1kg of cotton and they are treated with bleach, making them so they aren't as biodegradable as they appear.
These reusable cleanings pads are made from 100% cotton fabric and 100% cotton terry cloth. They are perfect for cleanings, toning, and removing makeup. They are handmade by me, a trained seamstress who loves to sew!
And the best part is that they are reusable, so throw them in the washing machine with the rest of your laundry and use them over and over!
USING RESPONSIBLY SOURCED FABRIC
Many of you have been asking for reusable pads and I have been on the hunt for makers to support and supply. Those I found all use virgin fabrics, which are very beautiful and well made, but my concern with this is that we really don't know the processes to make these fabrics. I have asked the question to many stockists of products and fabric suppliers and they just don't have the answer.
Because of this, I have made the choice to make them myself and to use offcuts and deadstock fabric where ever possible. Offcuts are the end of the piece that isn't big enough for large items with such as clothing and cushions. Deadstock is from manufacturers who buy more fabric than what they need and sell off the remaining to ensure it doesn't go to landfill.
WHY SQUARE AND NOT ROUND?
Creating round pads means waste has to be cut off to create the ideal shape. Keeping the pads square uses as much fabric as possible. I also find the corners very useful when taking off eye make up and getting a close edge to your eye.
Choose your design and get a pack of 7.
Surprise Me Pack - These will be random designs made of small pieces of fabric that won't quite make a full pack.
Surprise Me Single - You will receive a random design. Select as many as you like. You can choose just one pad to try before buying a full pack.
ALL THE BEST BITS
- Made from 100% cotton materials
- Pack of 7 (one for each day of the week)
- Size: Approx 9cm x 9cm.
- Larger than cotton rounds.
- Machine Washable
LOVE AND CARE
When it's time to give them a wash, throw them in the machine and washed at 30c.
PLEASE NOTE: These are made from cotton and the thread is polycotton. I am in the process of sourcing reliable cotton thread that doesn't break easily in my machine. Until I find the right thread, I'll be using the polycotton thread I already have in stock. It's all about using what you have. These bags are home compostable at the end of their lives (which will be a long time from now!). Just remove the thread first, cut up and chuck them in!