布衛生巾《新手Q&A》

Frequently Asked Questions about washable cloth pads

我知道許多女生一聽到布衛生巾都未必那麼容易接受,畢竟從小大從青春期開始我們就被灌輸在月經期間應該使用即棄衛生巾,而不知道原來在月事期間我們可以有其他選擇,例如布衛生巾、棉條或月經杯。


但《意識生活》其中一個理念就是想大家認清生活上我們都有不同的選擇,而每一個選擇都是一份改變自己、改變其他人、改變地球的力量。


如果妳對布衛生巾有不同的疑問,希望這篇文章可以令妳了解更多布衛生布!


布衛生巾是什麼 What is washable cloth pads?

布衛生巾是即棄衛生巾的替代品,使用法式亦與即棄衛生巾無異。但布衛生巾可以於清洗之後不斷重用,減少製造塑膠垃圾。


Cloth pads are just like disposables menstrual pad, except you wash and reuse them, therefore saving money and creating less waste.



為何要使用布衛生巾?Why would anyone want to wash and reuse a menstrual pad?

或許妳會覺得使用布衛生是一件古老、奇怪的事。但不要忘記,在沒有發明即棄衛生巾之前,女性都是一直在經期期間使用布衛生巾來吸收經血。而使用布衛生巾亦不是一件什麼奇怪的事,因為它是一個更環保的選擇,同時布衛生巾選用更天然的物料做成,對身體亦有不同好處。而更重要的是在清洗和使用的過程中,妳可以更留意到自己月經的變化,妳會慢慢學會我們每一個女生都要更愛自己的道理!


Women have been doing it for thousands of years before you. Which doesn’t mean it is old fashioned or even outdated. In fact, it is all the opposite, absolutely up-to-date: eco-friendly, health benefits and cost convenient. You quickly incorporate the routine of changing, soaking, washing, drying and reusing. Many users have reported benefits of feeling emotionally more connected to themselves and their cycle.


布衛生巾以什麼物料做成?What is it made of?

布衛生巾的結構可以分為三層。第一層是接觸層,以100%印度天然棉絨布製成;第二層內層,由多層天然棉絨布製成,根據布衛生巾的長度配有3至7塊棉絨布,以用作吸收經血;而最的底層則是PUL防水層以防止經血外漏。


Our pads are made of cotton. The top of the pad is made of soft flannel cotton. The inside of the pad is made of ultra-absorbent cotton flannel (the number of layers differs according to the pad model). The back of the pad is made of a breathable PUL leakproof cover.

如何使用布衛生巾?如何固定在內褲上?How do I wear my pad? How do they stay in place?

將淨色面層接觸肌膚,花色面放置在內褲上,將布衛生巾兩邊的扣子部分往下折到內褲底下,折好後用布衛生巾上的扣扣好就完成了!


The plain uni-coloured fabric is worn facing your body and the patterned leakproof side faces your underwear. The buttons are fastened around your underwear. Each cloth pads have wings which fold around your underwear and are fast with a press button below. We recommend wearing well-fitting underwear whilst using our pads to ensure the pad fits snugly against your body.


布衛生巾會很容易外漏?Doesn’t cloth leak?

不會!首先,大家要先了解衛生巾外漏的原因,例如可以是因為經血量超過衛生巾的負荷或妳活動的姿勢(如睡覺、做運動),因此即使是傳統即棄衛生巾都有外漏的問題!而ecofemme的布衛生巾設有防漏層,可防止經血外漏。因此,只要因應經血的多少,選擇合適的布衛生巾以及定時更換,布衛生巾都會不出現外漏的問題!


The back of the pad is made of a leakproof and breathable PUL layer. Beyond that, using cloth pads is just like using disposables: Whether disposable or reusable, a pad needs to be changed in time before it leaks, according to your personal flow.


多久要更換布衛生巾一次?How often should I change my pad?

可以參考平日使用即棄衛生巾的更換次數,一般而言每2至3小時就應更換衛生巾一次。即使布衛生巾有防漏層,但也建議大家按時更換布衛生巾,以保持私密位置的衛生。


You should change your pad about as often as you would change a disposable pad, every 2 to 3 hours, as needed, depending on your flow.


外出時要怎樣攜帶布衛生巾? How can I manage using cloth pads when I am out at work/ school all day?

出門前,準備一個純棉透氣的雙層小袋,分別用作放置需要數量的乾淨布衛生巾和使用過的布衛生巾。把使用過的布衛生巾摺疊,將經血包住,再把布衛生巾放入透氣的袋中。經血會慢慢被棉布吸乾,因此不需要擔心用過的布衛生巾會弄污手袋。


同時,避免使用塑膠材質的袋子(例如密實袋),因為在潮濕、不透氣的環境中會更易令布衛生滋生細菌,從而產生異味!


To become confident using the pads, we suggest you to prepare a cotton bag to carry your used and unused cloth pads. For the used cloth pad, it can be stored by folding the two ends towards the middle, fastening the buttoned flaps and placing them in the carry pouch. This is a clean way to carry them home to be washed at your convenience.


如何清洗布衛生巾?How do I wash it?

布衛生可以手洗或放入洗衣機內清洗。但我們建議在清洗時,可以先將布衛生巾浸泡在冷水,並加入鹽及梳打粉浸泡(梳打粉可以除味;鹽可以加快經血溶出),之後以天然洗滌劑反覆清洗一兩次直至經血已經完全被洗乾淨就可以了。洗完之後把布衛生巾放在太陽下晾曬(太陽有殺菌功能),然後確定布衛生已完全吹乾才收納。



Cloth pads can be washed easily by hand or in the washing machine. The secret is first soaking the cloth pads in cold water​ with soda powder and salt before washing. Most of the blood comes out in the soaking process. After that, it’s just like washing your clothes. And then, put the cloth pads on the washing line under full sunlight to make it dry.



要準備多少塊布衛生巾才足夠? How many do I need?

建議可以參考平日即棄衛生巾的使用量以購買相應的布衛生。如根據每2至3小時更換衛生巾一次,一日就需要5至7塊布衛生巾作替換。而我們建議大家準備2至3天的數量(即約10至15塊)作清洗後的替換。同時,每位女生的生理週期都不一樣,所需要的布衛生巾數量亦會根據大家的經血量和清洗習慣而有所不同。


As most women used 5 to 7 pads a day during the period time, so we suggest a minimum of 10 to 15 pads to change, wash and dry. Also, there are a few factors that influence the number of pads that you need. Factor 1 is the intensity of your personal flow. Factor 2 is the frequency you wash your pads. Factor 3 is the time needed to dry. If the climate where you live allows fast drying you need fewer pads. You need enough dry pads readily available.



我們相信改變未來由此刻開始,

每一天做一些微小的生活改變都可以為未來帶來一個重要的影響


We believed that

The people who make the BIGGEST difference are the ones

who do the LITTLE things consistently



希望以上建議可以解答到妳對布衛生巾的疑問!

Hope the above suggestions are useful to you and can answer your questions about the washable cloth pads.


Have a nice day!