How to make your menstruation cheaper 

Tired of spending money on expensive menstrual products? A Croatian association is hosting a workshop on how to make your own washable and reusable cloth pads.

Lidija Pisker
Lidija Pisker NewsMavens, Balkans
How to make your menstruation cheaper  - NewsMavens
Women, PixaBay

Why this story matters:

Menstrual products such as disposable pads, tampons, discs and cups are all great but if you ever stop to count how much you spend on them -- you might get dizzy. 

Instead, washable and reusable pads (such as those our moms and grand-moms have used) can be made from reused materials, including old pillow-cases, pieces of clothes and towels. 

You can, of course, buy them, but why not do them yourselves? Workshops such as the one at Zagreb-based Vertigium Association are a great way to learn how to do it. 

In that way, besides saving some money -- you can also have an eco-friendly, zero waste period. 

Details from the story:

  • Vestigium Association in Zagreb hosted a practical workshop for women interested in making their own menstrual pads out of old clothes on January 12, 2019.
  • Workshop was led by Lumini creatives. 
  • Cloth pads are best made of natural materials. 


Project #Femfacts co-financed by European Commission Directorate-General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology as part of the Pilot Project – Media Literacy For All

The information and views set out on this website are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the official opinion of the European Union. Neither the European Union institutions and bodies nor any person acting on their behalf may be held responsible for the use which may be made of the information contained therein.

NewsMavens is a media start-up within Gazeta Wyborcza, Poland's largest liberal broadsheet published by Agora S.A. NewsMavens is currently financed by Gazeta Wyborcza and Google DNI Fund.
Is something happening in your country that Newsmavens should cover?
Zuzanna Ziomecka
Zuzanna Ziomecka EDITOR IN CHIEF
Lea Berriault-Jauvin
Lea Berriault Managing Editor
Jessica Sirotin
Jessica Sirotin EDITOR
Ada Petriczko
Ada Petriczko EDITOR
Gazeta Wyborcza, Agora SA Czerska 8/10 00-732, Warsaw Poland
The e-mail addresses provided above are not intended for recruitment purposes. Messages concerning recruitment will be deleted immediately. Your personal data provided as part of your correspondence with Zuzanna,Lea, Jessica and Ada will be processed for the purpose of resolving the issue you contacted us about. The data provided in your email is controlled by Agora S.A. with its registered office in Warsaw Czerska 8/10 Street (00-732). You can find more information about the processing and protection of your personal data at