Superstar: sanitary pads for day
Our standard pad has earned the name Superstar for helping you feel like on! The Superstar is a comfy, absorbent and discreet reusable pad. Its curved design fits your body, amazing absorption and thinness can help you have the best period you can.
When is it for? For a normal period day.
How much does it absorb? It absorbs 16 ml of fluid, the same as 2 disposable period pads or a menstrual cup.
What size is it? The pad is 21cm long, and 2mm thin.
Floco has designed a reusable period pad that WORKS for people who flow. Our team spent years listening and talking to people about their periods and their period products to help ensure our innovation was user focused.
The result? A range of comfy, discreet and ultra absorbent reusable period pads. Floco reusable sanitary pads are as soft as underwear, discreet and fitted to your body.
Using amazing technical materials are extremely effective at rapidly wicking moisture allowing us to reduce the thickness of all our pads while ensuring they are super absorbent.
Our pads are made of a moisture-wicking later keeping you dry, a super absorbent core and a leakproof bottom later. The soft wings lay flat next to your legs, preventing side leaks and ensuring comfort. The pads are kept in place using poppers that attach under your underwear.
Washing Floco reusable pads is super easy (trust us!).
1. If you fancy rinse or soak your pad in cold water before washing (this step is optional).
2. Next, shove them in the wash with you usual washing. Cold washes are better for the pad and for the planet so we suggest 30 degrees or less.
3. Air dry, dry on radiator or dry in the tumble drier on a low heat.
4. Rewear. Ta-dah! Fresh, clean pads ready to wear again.
Instructions for looking after your Floco pads will come with every pack.
Our pads are made from technical materials designed to ensure you have the best period you can. The pads comprise of a moisture-wicking later keeping you dry, a super absorbent core and a leak-proof bottom later. All the materials are polyester.
All the materials and the pads are made in the EU as we're committed to shortening our production line to reduce carbon emissions.
Superstar: sanitary pads for day
How many times have you seen someone check in the mirror if their pad is visible. Our pads are super thin so you never need to worry.
Build to stay put
If you've tried reusable pads you might have found they go roaming about your undies. Our latest version is build to stop this. We've used a special fabric which isn't slippery preventing the pad from moving about.
Free UK shipping
Your pads will arrive with 3-5 days of ordering from us.
We're still working on setting up EU shipping so please drop us a message if you're in the EU and we'll tell you whether or not we can help.
We started Floco after learning about the impact of period poverty. Determined to find another option we began brainstorming solutions. After landing on reusable pads we began working with women in Kenya to create a community led project that would ensure everyone in the community has access. We now work across 8 countries. When you buy from us you are directly supporting this work.
Reduce your waste
The average person who flows will use more than 11000 period products in their lifetime. Many of these are made of 90% plastic taking hundreds of years to degrade. Floco commissioned an environmental report that concluded by swapping to our product, a user could reduce the carbon emissions that would have been created by using disposable pads by up to 90% over Floco’s lifetime.
How long do Floco pads last?
Floco pads last between 2 and 5 years (or 100 washes). Saving you money and reducing your waste drastically. Think of all the time you will save not emptying the bathroom bin!
How often should you change your pads?
For most pads it is suggested you change your porduct every 4-6 hours or when you start to feel wet. This will depend on your own preferences and your own flow.
Do reusable period pads smell?
Smell is often a big concern when it comes to reusables. In short reusable period pads smell no more than disposable products. In reality when cared for correctly, reusable period pads will smell less than disposable products because they contain no nasty chemicals which often combine with the blood to create a stronger smell.
But how do reusable pads work?
Reusable period pads work the same way as disposable pads except they use adjustable wings that attach around your underwear. Instead of throwing your pad away after use, you wash your reusable pads. When you are out and about you can store your pads in our carry bags. These are sealed and waterproof and have 2 sides; 1 for your used pads and 1 for your fresh pads.
How many pads do I need?
How many pads you need depends on your flow, your preference for changing products, if you use other period products, how long your period lasts and how often you want to do washing. A Floco standard pad holds double the amount of a standard disposable.
Example: If you are using Floco pads alone and you use 6 disposable pads a day you would only need 3 Floco pads. If your period lasts for 3 days- we would estimate you need 9 pads if you don't want to do washing during your period.
However many of our customers start small or start using our pads in combination with another product or only on specific days of their cycle. Do what works for you- swapping to our pads even for 1 day a period reduces your menstrual waste massively so celebrate that win!
Are reusable pads safe to use?
The short answer is yes, absolutely.
There are several research studies which have proven that reusable period pads are hygienic and safe.
The main risk associated with any product is absorbency. If the product does not adequately absorb and remains wet and is worn for a long period of time, it can lead to irritation. But many users note that they find reusable period pads are more effective at absorbing than disposable pads!
Reusable pads also tend to be more breathable and natural than disposable pads. Disposable pads have been known to contain nasty chemicals which are harsh and irritable.
Which type of pad do I need?
You: Wear the lightest absorbency pad and change it because the packet says, rather than because you’re worried about leaking
For you: Our Little One is our pantiliner – it’s super thin and you’ll barely feel it
You: Change your pad every four hours roughly on a normal absorbency pad
For you: Our Superstar Pad will last you twice as long as a normal disposable or get our Full Range pack with day pads, night pads and pantiliners
You: Three hours between changing is as long as you can currently hope for on a heavy day
For you: Our superstar pad is able to absorb twice as much as a disposable, or you can use our Night Pad if you want even more security
Tampon or cup user
You: Love your tampon or cup but are worried about occasional leaks
For you: Our Back-up Pad is perfect to stop any worries about occasional leaks