Love your period

Switching to reusable period products is a great step to take, even if it’s just some of the time.

Are you interested in making small changes to become more sustainable? 

Here are some of the great reasons to try reusables:

  • they will save you money in the long run 
  • they are better for the environment 
  • they reduce your risk of Toxic Shock Syndrome (TSS) and thrush
  • they can be worn for longer than single use products


Reusable pants, pad and cup.

Reusable options

There are lots of options to choose from when it comes to reusable period products, click on the tiles below to find out more:

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How much could you save?

Not only are single use period products environmentally damaging but they can also be a financial burden. You can use this Periodic Calculator to work out how much you are likely to spend on period products throughout your life. 

Periodic calculator

Perimenopause, pregnancy and incontinence

Reusable products aren't just for periods. They are a great alternative for any leaks including, perimenopause, pregnancy and incontinence. 

Find out more

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Selection of reusable period pads surrounding a red menstrual cup.


Check our frequently asked questions to find out more about reusable period products and what options might work best for you. 

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Did you know?

Did you know most of the common single use period products are up to 90% plastic?

A lot of single use products aren’t disposed of correctly and end up being flushed down the toilet, which can pollute our waters and harm marine wildlife. These products are also made of a combination of chemicals, plastic, paper and wood pulp – not what you want in intimate areas! 

It's also a huge amount of plastic that can take up to a thousand years to break down. 

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