Period Underwear Materials: Black

This materials tester is a great opportunity to try this unique and high quality fabric: absorbent, waterproof, wicking and antimicrobial all in one! It’s a black fabric made of three layers, which would be amazing for period underwear. And – but please try this for yourself – you may need no other fabric layers than only this one due to its unique properties. Your order will contain a piece of fabric big enough to make several pads.


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  • 50 cm x 25 cm Organic cotton dimple fabric in the colour black. Contains a unique combination of three materials (Zorb, PUL and wicking fabric), plus Silvadur technology. Made in the US.

This fabric is super absorbent, waterproof and leak proof! This unique material is made of Bamboo Viscose, Cotton, Organic Cotton, Polyester, Polyurethane. On one side this fabric has the dimpled organic cotton which is uniquely absorbent, in the core there is a waterproof layer of PUL, and on the other side is a thin, cool layer of wicking fabric that has been designed to protect against leaks. The dimpled fabric is the absorbent layer, so that should face up if you are making period underwear. 

The unique dimple pattern creates greater and faster absorption and reduces the risk of compression leaks (i.e. when you put weight on it, like sitting down). A single layer of Zorb material will replace 3 layers of microfibre terry or 6 layers of french terry! These materials dry super quickly, which makes them very practical. It absorbs 10 times its weight in under 2 seconds and soaks up 20 times faster than other materials (when compared to bamboo, cotton and hemp knits).

Zorb fabrics are super absorbent, hypo-allergenic and baby safe, and the manufacturer leads the market when it comes to absorbency and quality control. Zorb fabrics are CPSIA compliant, which is an American set of safety standards specifically for children’s products and materials. BPA-free, hypo-allergenic, breathable, child safe.

Silvadur technology controls the bacteria that cause unpleasant odours, decay and discolouration. The technology uses antimicrobial silver ions that prevent bacteria growth without toxic chemicals, and is proven safe for use against the skin.

Pre-washing: please pre-wash these fabrics on 30-40 degrees to eliminate initial shrinkage.  

Washing instructions: washable up to 60 degrees, tumble dry low heat only. Please don’t use fabric softener as this reduces the absorbency. 

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