About Palesa Pads

We, at Palesa Pads, are committed to providing a sustainable solution to help #KeepAGirlChildInSchool.
We manufacture high quality reusable sanitary pads made from cloth that are washable and therefore reusable for up to 5 years.
Around the world more and more ladies are realising that cloth pads are the better choice not only for the environment but also for their own personal health.

Why Palesa Pads

• The design of Palesa Reusable Sanitary Pads provides maximum protection against leakage.

• The shape provides a much larger surface area to absorb blood and protect a girl from having an embarrassing accident.

• One pad can be worn for up to 8 hours depending on flow. The pad can be folded neatly and discreetly and taken home to wash with no smell in a girl’s school bag.

• Each pad also has a satin care label with washing and drying instructions.

• Packaging includes detailed graphical and written care instructions as well.


We have four sizes available to suit each girl’s individual flow and time of the month.
The pads have a full absorbent and waterproof layer.
All that differs is the length and the thickness of the core material.
MINI Reusable Sanitary Pads with Wings
MIDI Reusable Sanitary Pads with Wings
MAXI Reusable Sanitary Pads with Wings
MEGA Reusable Sanitary Pads with Wings
Palesa Pads Essential Flo Kit
(4 pads and cleaning kit)
Palesa Pads Kickstart Flo Kit
(6 pads with cleaning kit)
Palesa Pads Awesome Flo Kit
(9 pads and cleaning kit)
Palesa Pads Ultimate Flo Kit
(12 pads with cleaning kit)

Flo Kits

We also sell Flo Kits which contain everything a girl needs to start her journey through menstruation.
The kit contains 4, 6, 9 or 12 pads plus a bucket and cleaning materials to wash the pads.
In our experience of rural African life there is usually not a spare “anything” available, much less a bucket, which is a valuable item is communities where girls are required to fetch water for the household from a communal tap.

A dedicated bucket would be the ideal solution to keeping pads clean and hygienic.
Each pack of pads contains instructions on how to wear the pads and how to wash them.
The pad is completely waterproof and folds into its own bag so there is no need for extra wet bags or plastic packets which pollute the environment.
Instructional videos are also available and are the files are small enough to send over WhatsApp and upload onto a website or social media platform.

All educational material is currently in English but can be translated into a language of your choice for a minimum order of 5,000 packs.
To wash her pads using the Palesa Pads Flo Kit, a girl will only use between 15 and 20 litres of water per month.
This is only a fraction of water used to wash clothing, so it won’t add too much to the burden of fetching water in rural communities. It is really manageable, even for a young girl.
Our factory is based in Unit 31A Pilkington’s Industrial Park, Cnr Johan Le Roux Street and Morris Road, Meyerton Park (Farms), Meyerton, Gauteng but we are available to deliver pads throughout Africa. We are committed to bringing you the best quality cloth pads because we believe that Every Girl deserves to be treated like a Princess

The pads are made by African women, helping to create employment in South Africa.

We are based in Meyerton but are available to distribute Palesa Reusable Pads throughout Africa.

Tel: 066 006 6359
+27 011 902 0359

Address: Unit 31A Pilkington’s Industrial Park, Cnr Johan Le Roux Street and Morris Road, Meyerton Park (Farms), Meyerton, Gauteng

Office hours:
Monday to Friday: 08:00 to 17:00
Saturdays: 08:30 to 14:30