Choosing Your Perfect Red Rags Pad
When it comes to customising your Red Rags Pad it can all seem a little daunting. By following this guide customising your pads becomes a breeze.
Step 1: Fabric
This is the most popular topping fabric for CSP. Its thin, breathable and comes in so many beautiful designs. This fabric is made up of 95% cotton and 5% lycra.
If you're wanting a hard wearing CSP this is the fabric for you. It washes brilliantly and keeps the skin feeling cool in warmer months. It is however the slowest at absorbing moisture, making it best suited to light or regular pads.
French terry is very similar to cotton jersey, sharing all the same wonderful qualities. The main difference from cotton jersey being a looped back, making it a little thicker, hardly noticeable once sewn into a beautiful Red Rags Pad.
This is our fastest absorbing fabric. Not only is it great at keeping the skin dry it has a lovely silky texture, making perfect for use with heavier periods especially postpartum. Unlike our other fabrics our velour is hand dyed by fellow WAHM's. Making every pad unique!
Offers the same wonderful qualities as bamboo velour but not quite as silky.
Unlike our other toppers minky is a synthetic material. It has a raised texture making it perfect for catching gushy flows.
Double Brushed Polyester
Double brushed polyester is another synthetic fabric. It is soft and silky but can be a little warm in summer.
Step 2: Shape
We use a mixture of patterns by different designers, such as Versodile and Moonglow. This way we can offer something for everyone.
Available in 8-16 inches with a 2.5 inch snapped width. This is our original shape. It offers the largest flare. Perfect for those wanting all-over coverage with an average snapped width.
Available in 5-16 inches with a 2.5 inch snapped width. This shape offers a narrower flare. Often being compared in shape to your average disposable sanitary pad. This shape is the only one available in 5 inches.
Available in 6-18 inches with a 2.5 inch snapped width. This is our most recent release. It offers a lovely sized flare, bigger than Aura but smaller than Original. This is the perfect pad shape if you're new to cloth.
Available in 6-18 inches with a 3 inch snapped width. This pad offers maximum protection! The wider snapped width is perfect for those wanting full coverage. Ideal for heavy flows, use at night time or as a postpartum pad.
Measuring 7.5 inches in length this is the perfect pad to use when wearing a thong. If you prefer a little more protection simply choose a regular core. To keep the pad nice and slim we use 340gsm hemp/organic cotton fleece instead of zorb in all our regular thong pads.
Our breast pads offer fantastic protection for milk leaks. With a 340gsm hemp/organic cotton core they are wonderfully absorbent. With the choice of two sizes (medium and large) all shapes and sizes can experience maximum comfort.
Step 3: Absorbency
With 1 layer of cotton flannel this pad is perfect for everyday use as a panty liner. It is also great for spotting at the start and end of your cycle.
Consisting of 1 layer of cotton flannel and 1 layer of zorb or heavy bamboo fleece this pad is ideal for use with a moderate flow. It can also be used as a back up for small bladder leaks.
Made up of 1 layer of cotton flannel, zorb or heavy bamboo fleece and 340gsm hemp / organic cotton fleece. Heavy pads are great for those who need that little extra protection. They also make the perfect overnight pad.
Extra Heavy / Postpartum
This absorbency offers maximum protection, perfect for postpartum or those with a very heavy flow. Its core is made up of 1 layer cotton flannel and zorb or heavy bamboo fleece, plus 2 layers of 340gsm hemp / organic cotton fleece.
Step 4: Length
If you're new to CSP and currently using disposables the best place to start is by measuring your current pads.
If you don't use disposable pads or you're unable to measure them our starter bundles offer a great variety.
On average most panty liners are between 6-8 inches. Regular absorbency pads between 9-10 inches and night time / ultra pads 12 - 13 inches.