Period Products with Wear ’em Out pads E20

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April 25, 2022

Before welcoming this week’s guest, Sareta and Chioma discussed ‘The Ultimatum; Marry or Move On’. The show’s a spin-off from the ladies’ favourite dating show, Love Is Blind, and encourages couples to put their love to the test. Hosts Nick & Vanessa Lachey introduce other potential matches.

Couples have an opportunity to date and marry instead of their current partners. Expect mess, tears, and tantrums; a Netflix dating show wouldn’t be a hit without the emotional recipe for disaster.

Earth Week was last week, so let’s get back to the topic; sustainability and environmental awareness are for life!

Sareta and Chioma continue the episode by chatting with Lauren Derrett, founder of Wear ’em Out, a reusable period pad brand that’s changing the way people period. As converts to reusable period products, the ladies are keen to understand why more of us should be using them and why it’s essential to recognise that not everyone can – and that’s ok.

They also have an interesting chat about some of the sacrifices we must make, even when we want to save the planet, because we do what we can. As Lauren says, “we’re here to respect the 50 shades of green”, so no judgement.

Lauren left school at 14 and describes herself as an introverted Jack of all trades. She started her first business aged 40 and credits her success to being open to the lessons that failure brings and can pivot at a moment’s notice. Lauren is a master of reinvention and has shamelessly reinvented herself many times over her 48 years. Now running the established brand, Wear ’em Out, which is stocked in Next online alongside many independent physical and online stores, she joins us to discuss her journey and the need to acknowledge the need to change or shopping habits. Let’s make ethical decisions by choosing sustainable products.

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Let’s Talk. Period.

Did you know that a single disposable pad or tampon takes longer to degrade than the lifespan of the person who wore it? In fact, it can take up to 800 years! Or that 4.3 billion disposable menstrual products are used in the UK every year, equating to 200,000 tonnes of menstrual waste hitting UK landfills per year? The good news is that switching to more eco-friendly periods is easy.

Reusable period pads are a great alternative to disposable options. They can be a great way to reduce your environmental footprint. They are more cost-effective in the long run and provide a comfortable and convenient way to manage your period. They come in various sizes, styles, and materials, so you can make the best choice. Plus, they’re usually much more absorbent than their disposable counterparts, so you can stay comfortable throughout your cycle.

Period products should include everyone who has a period, regardless of gender identity. Reusable cloth pads, disposable pads, tampons, menstrual cups, and period panties are all options that can provide comfort and protection for anyone who has a period.

By taking the time to research where your products come from and making sure they’re available to everyone, we can create an environment that is more welcoming and supportive for all genders and ensure that your purchases are helping to create a better world for everyone.

Choosing a suitable period product is an important part of managing your cycle. Consider your lifestyle, budget, and preferences when selecting a product. For instance, reusable cloth pads may be a good option if you want something discreet and comfortable. If you need something more absorbent or convenient, disposable pads or tampons may be your answer. However, you can still make ethical choices.

You can also look into menstrual cups or period panties for additional protection and comfort. Ultimately, it’s your choice. Find the right product that works best for you and your lifestyle so you can easily manage your period!

How to Make the Most of Reusable Period Pad

1. Choose the right size and material for your needs: Reusable period pads come in various sizes, shapes, and materials, so you can find the one that works best for you.

2. Change regularly: Make sure to change your pad every 4-6 hours to keep it clean and prevent leaks or accidents.

3. Wash properly: After use, rinse your pad with cold water before washing it with a mild detergent in warm water.

4. Store safely: After washing, hang your pad up or store it in a breathable container until you’re ready to use it again.

5. Be prepared: Have extra pads on hand, so you don’t have to worry about running out when you need them most!

Periods are not just a female thing; they affect us all, and we should all be talking about them.” – Jacob Tobia

If you want to be eco-conscious while taking care of your period, Wear ’em Out is here for you! Their reusable pads are reliable and efficient, so you can trust that you’ll get the best quality. By using them, you’ll be setting new trends and helping protect our planet.

Give them a try – Lauren promises you won’t look back once you do.

Wear 'em Out founder - Lauren Derrett


Lauren Derrett is the founder of Wear ’em Out pads, a revolutionary new menstrual product that promises to make periods more comfortable and convenient. 

If you are interested in learning more about Lauren and her work, visit her website or follow her on Instagram. Here you can find out more about her journey and brand and connect with Lauren directly.

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