The panty is made of 100% cotton knit, (130 – 140g) which allows the skin to breath. The elastic is a standard non-woven rubber base, and wont stretch out of shape. The pad has 6 layers, the outer being the 100% cotton knit, water proofing, 3 layers of hydrophilic fabric and then the inner is a hydrophobic fabric. It is fully washable and therefore reusable and will last a minimum of 5 years.
The sizes available are from age 10 years through to XS, S, M, L, XL, XXL, XXXL The size XS will fit a 12 / 13 year old girl. The packs are labeled with the size. The pad is available in one size.
The pack contains 3 panties and 9 pads . There are 9 zip lock packets in the pack and these are for the girls to put the used sanitary towels in. The pack label has full washing instructions, in both Zulu and English.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE AND WASHING INSTRUCTION THAT APPEAR ON THE PACK LABEL IN BOTH ENGLISH AND ZULU The pad is to be attached to the panty with the poppers . After use when the pad is full, 3-6 hours depending on the flow, detach from the panty. Do not throw the pad away. Wash it using the washing instructions provided. Reattach a clean pad to the panty. Continue using the panty and new clean pad. Wash panties every day with soapy water. Rinse well in clean water. Leave to Dry. Rinse the soiled pad thoroughly in cold water. Then wash the pad properly in soapy water. Rinse thoroughly again. Leave the pad to dry. Pad must be dry before reuse.
The panty is 100% cotton therefore allowing the skin to breathe. The elastic is non-woven, rubber based and therefore will not stretch out of shape. The sanitary towel is absorbent and will hold up to 25 – 30mls of discharge. The sanitary towel is fully washable therefore reusable. The panty and sanitary towel are made of 100% cotton fabrics therefore will last a minimum of 5 years. The pad contains no gels or absorbent chemicals and is totally biodegradable. It is a “green peace” product, and being biodegradable will not clog landfills.