All you need to know about reusable cloth pad.

Designers and manufacturers often ask the question: what's the best combination of textiles to make cloth pad ? It can be difficult to find your way through all the options the Zorb® range has to offer!
In this article, we'll review the four best products we suggest for this project. One is a combined absorbent and waterproof fabric that simplifies the process of creating a cloth sanitary napkin to the max, using two layers. The other is more "traditional" in your manufacturing process, opting for three separate layers. 

What’s in a cloth pad ?

The basic construction of an optimal cloth pad breaks down into three layers:
  1. Top layer for moisture wicking
  2. Second layer as inner absorbent core
  3. The third, lower waterproof layer

How it works ?

The three-layer approach works as follows : the top layer is used to draw moisture away from contact with the skin, allowing it to pass simultaneously into the inner absorbent layer. This second layer draws in the liquid, and the structure allows the liquid to disperse and not accumulate.
Any liquid not absorbed by the absorbent core flows to the third and final layer, which features an impermeable film barrier that prevents liquid from escaping the pad and interacting with your garment. It acts like a shield.

What products use?

There are many products in our range that can be useful if you have a project to make a reusable cloth pad.
For the top moisture-wicking layer, we suggest our Supima TransWICK cotton jersey, wonderfully breathable and super soft. It's part of our ProCool® fabric range. ProCool® does exactly what its name suggests - it cools you by wicking moisture away from your skin in one direction towards the outer layer of fabric where it hits the air and evaporates quickly, leaving your skin dry and comfortable.
The internal absorbent core requires a heavy weight of absorption - Zorb® 3D Stay Dry Dimple is perfect ! This line of fabrics disperses liquid into its exclusive hills and valleys, preventing it from accumulating on the fabric surface. Our Zorb® fabrics soak up 20 times faster than other materials and absorb 10 times their weight in less than 2 seconds. 
Finally, the third waterproof layer. We suggest our Cotton Jersey Stretch-FIT Eco-PUL. This fabric features a soft, supple outer layer of stretch-FIT cotton jersey and an opposite side of waterproof polyurethane film. We use a process to bond the two layers that uses moisture from the air instead of heat. The result is a silent waterproof fabric. The two layers move together as one, avoiding the creaking, wrinkling and atypical noise normally associated with waterproof fabric. Our PUL fabric withstands over 300 washes, is CPSIA certified and 100% free of lead, phthalates, PFOS, PFOA and all other harmful chemicals and finishes.

Two-layer approach 

Don't feel like sewing three layers together? No problem. We've got a two-layer alternative for you. 
In this case, you'll still use the same Supima TransWICK cotton jersey for the top layer to wick away moisture. You can combine it with the 4D Zorb Stay Dry Dimple CORE Eco-PUL. This allows you to benefit from the incredible absorbency of our Zorb for the core layer and the soft, supple, waterproof PUL outer layer, all in one and the same fabric.
  • Company
  • Customer Service
  • Contact