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Our Reusable Sanitary Pad Products

We have five sizes available to suit each girl’s individual flow and time of the month. All that differs is the length and the thickness of the core material.
Packaged MINI Pad - Single Reusable Sanitary Pad - Palesa Pads
Palesa MINI Pad

Ideal for lighter to medium flow and to use as a panty liner.
Packaged MIDI Pad - Single Reusable Sanitary Pad - Palesa Pads
Palesa MIDI Pad

Designed to handle your
medium flow days.
Packaged MAXI Pad - Single Reusable Sanitary Pad - Palesa Pads
Palesa MAXI Pad

The perfect pad for your
heavier flow days.
Packaged MEGA Pad - Single Reusable Sanitary Pad - Palesa Pads
Palesa MEGA Pad

This pad can capably handle your very heavy flow days.
Packaged MAMA Pad - Single Reusable Sanitary Pad - Palesa Pads
Palesa MAMA Pad

This pad was designed especially for ladies with an extremely heavy flow and is also ideal for maternity use.

How do our pads work?

We have carefully developed Palesa Pads to ensure absolute reliability, whether you have a light flow or an extremely heavy flow.
The top layer of a Palesa Pad is made from a soft, high-quality dry wicking sports fabric that wicks away moisture from your skin, to ensure that you feel comfortable and dry all day long.

In the middle of the pad we’ve carefully layered multiple ultra-absorbent layers, designed to soak up your blood as you menstruate.

For the bottom layer of the pad, we have used a specially designed TPU waterproof fabric – which is the same fabric used for reusable nappies – to ensure that our pads can hold your flow and give you complete, and absolute protection at all times.

We take great pride in the quality of our pads.

We use a press stud to easily clip your pads around your panties. This does the same job as the sticky layer on a disposable pad – it holds your pad securely in place when wearing it, so that it doesn’t move around.
Once used, should you not be at home, you can fold your pad into a neat envelope shape and clip it closed with the soiled area inside the pad. It’s discreet and easy to store.
The material we use to create Palesa Pads is soft and extremely comfortable to wear.

We sell our pads as:

• Single pads – available in 5 variants
• Combo kits – 3 of the same variant in one pack
• Combo kits – 3, 4 or 6 pads (a mix of our 5 variants)
• Bulk bags - 20 pads of the same variant or a mix of 4 of each type of Palesa Pad (totaling 20 pads)
• Flo Kits – a mix of 3, 4, 6, 9 or 12 variants (see below)

What does our Flo Kit contain?

Our Flo Kit contains everything a girl needs to start her journey through menstruation.

The kit contains 3, 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 in communities where girls are required to fetch water for the household from a communal tap.

A dedicated bucket is the ideal solution for keeping pads clean and hygienic. It can be dedicated to washing a girl’s pads.

Each pack of Palesa Reusable 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.

We have instructional videos available in English, Zulu, Setswana and Afrikaans, and the files are small enough to send over WhatsApp and upload onto a website or social media platform.

All of our educational brochures are currently in English but can be translated into any language for a minimum order of 5 000 packs.

How much water does a girl need to wash her pads?

We have tested what is required and are comfortable that a girl will be able to keep her pads clean by washing them with 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.

Do you have any other questions? You can find the answers to many of our other Frequently Asked Questions here. (link to FAQ page please)