NOVEL RED WE OFFER A WIDE SELECTION OF TOP QUALITY REUSABLE CLOTH PADS AND LINERS.
We are proud to be a brand of premium reusable cloth pads and pantyliners. Cloth pads are better for you and the environment than disposable pads and tampons. Most women who use cloth pads find they don't dread their period anymore. In fact, the comfort and large selection of cloth pads and liners makes buying and using them fun. You might even find yourself becoming one of the many women who look forward to their period after making the switch!
Of course, the top reason to use cloth pads and liners is comfort! Disposable products just can't compare to the comfort of cloth.
Cloth pad users have reported many other benefits such as shorter, lighter periods, no more sweaty or itchy irritation (from the adhesives and non-breathable materials found in disposables), no period odor - thanks to the fact that cloth pads don't have all of the chemicals disposables do that can interact with your period...and the list goes on!
Using cloth pads and liners is eco friendly, doesn't contribute to unnecessary landfill waste and can save you money over time since you won't have to purchase disposable products every single month. Cloth pads and liners are reusable, easily washable and much more fun and comforting to use than sticky, icky disposables. With cloth, you'll never run out of supplies or have to make an emergency trip to the store!
Each Novel Red pad and liner is individually hand made in the USA. Read on for details on pad construction and materials.
We offer pads in a variety of fabrics all with their own unique qualities and colors/prints painstakingly hand curated so you are always sure find new favorites!
Please read each listing in its entirety for all relevant details pertaining to each item. *Unless expressly noted in the listing, pattern placement may vary from stock photo.
*Please note - due to monitor settings color may vary from display. Combining made to order items (when available) and ready to ship items into one order will hold your order until the made to order items are completed.
**Fleece varies depending on availability. We cannot accommodate fleece color requests at this time.
We use only premium Windpro and Microvelour fleeces on our products. Windpro (used in moderate-extra heavy pads) is ultra leak resistant, while microvelour (used mainly in our pantyliners) is very trim and ultra breathable. Both Windpro and microvelour fleece are super soft and stays nice looking wash after wash! (Our waterproof *NINJA Pads are topped and backed in suedecloth and do not have any fleece layer.)
Windpro fleeces with DWR (durable water repellent) treatment as used in some other cloth pad brands contain harmful chemicals such as PFOA. Our Windpro fleeces have been verified NOT to contain DWR so you can feel good about using them and avoiding those harmful chemicals. If you are not familiar with PFOA and its related health concerns you can find information on it with a simple google search.
*We do not apply any chemicals, treatments or sprays to any of our fabrics or products. Only pure water is used for steaming/ironing when needed. All pre-washed fabrics are laundered in only EWG rated "A" or "1" rated products (their highest rating for the safest and most eco friendly products available.
Liners and pads have different attributes and construction. Please read the following product descriptions of each item offered.
Novel Red pantyliners - These are suitable for a very light flow, everyday moisture or backup protection for your menstrual cup.
These liners are 7 or 9 inches long and come in regular width of 2.5 inches snapped or the narrow 7 Inch with a width of 2 inches snapped (narrow available in 7" only). All liners have an organic 100% bamboo absorbent core and are backed in soft and ultra thin microvelour fleece. This fleece is thinner and less dense than our Windpro fleece which allows for greater breathability and the thinnest liner possible.
Novel Red Pads - These range from light to extra heavy absorbency sizes from 7 to 13 Inches in varying shapes. Every woman's flow is different. We recommend changing your pad every 2-4 hours or as needed to accommodate your flow.
Light pads: Our light pads have the same absorbent core as our liners but are backed in premium quality Windpro fleece. These are perfect for times when you want a thin/light absorbency pad but want ultimate leak resistance - for example when you are expecting your period, if your flow can start unexpectedly/quickly, for more reassuring leak protection for cup backup or very light urinary incontinence. Many women also choose to stock up on light pads as they are versatile enough to be used for light flow or as everyday pantyliners due to the leak resistant Windpro backing and trimness the light pad offers.
Our moderate absorbency pads come in lengths from 7 inches to 11 inches (11 Inch available in straight or curved styles), have a core of highly absorbent organic bamboo/cotton and are backed in our premium Windpro fleece. Moderate pads are recommended for the average womans regular day flow.
NINJA absorbency pads: Not to be confused with the "NINJA Pad", but with the same core absorbency, the NINJA absorbency level is a moderate/heavy. This special absorbency maintains ultra thinness but can handle an average moderate-heavy flow. This absorbency level is backed in Windpro fleece for ultra leak resistance.
***"NINJA Pads" (described below) are a specific and unique Novel Red pad product with a moisture-wicking suedecloth top and back and a full layer of hidden PUL.***
With the NINJA absorbency level you can enjoy more protection than a moderate pad but without the extra thickness of a double layered core. *The only pads we currently carry that contain hidden PUL is the seudecloth topped Novel Red "NINJA Pad". NINJA absorbency level in other pads denotes absorbent core material and does NOT denote the addition of hidden PUL. Again, only the suedecloth topped NINJA Pads have the waterproof layer and the unique edge stitching.
Heavy absorbency pads are available in 9, 11 and 13 inch varieties. The core consists of organic bamboo/cotton. All heavy absorbency pads are backed in our premium Windpro fleece and are recommended for the average womans heavy day flow.
XHeavy absorbency pads, *comparable to post partum absorbency pads, are the ultimate in protection. Available in 13 inch curve style (and occasionally stocked in 11 inch curve style), these pads are made for the heaviest flow needs. All xheavy absorbency pads are backed in our premium Windpro fleece and have an organic bamboo/cotton core. **The XHeavy absorbency pads are slightly thicker due to maximum absorbency within the pad's absorbent core. These are not meant to be ultra thin pads so please keep this in mind when ordering.
"NINJA Pads" Have a full coverage, edge to edge, hidden waterproof layer of PUL and are ULTRA THIN! Many say they are the thinnest cloth pads they have ever used! Suede cloth topped and backed, they wick moisture away into the special absorbent core made of organic 100% bamboo - which makes these pads NINJA absorbent while keeping them NINJA thin! NINJA Pads have a special edge stitch rather than being turned and topstitched which also gives them their trimness!
Straight style pads - 7N, 7", 9" and 11" straight are Novel Red's "straight" style. This style of pad has no front or back flares and is extremely comfortable for daytime use. You might even forget you are wearing a pad!
**7N is the narrow 7" pad which snaps to a 2" width. Available in liner and light absorbency, this size and width is perfect for everyday liner use, menstrual cup backup and teen girls or peitite women. The light pad in this style is a favorite and best selling pantyliner here at Novel Red!
11" Curve and 13" are Novel Red's "Curve and Cover" style. This style has a contoured flare at each end offering increased protection in the front and back of the pad.
*Approximate pad widths (at center of pad when snapped - fluffier fabrics may snap slightly wider due to fabric pile):
7N - 2"
7" straight style - 2.5"
9 - 11" straight style 2.75"
11" and 13" curve style - 3"
*Occasionally you may see limited edition prints or fabrics as well as listings in sizes, absorbencies, shapes and widths not normally offered. These are specialty items and are only available in the quantities and specifications listed. Please read each listing in its entirety for all applicable details. Not all listed fabrics and prints will be available in all sizes. Special requests cannot be accommodated at this time.
We love our customers and we know you will love your Novel Red! We have taken our time developing our pad styles and patterns as well as choosing the highest quality fabrics and unique prints. We think your Novel Reds will become your stash favorites!