How to have a sustainable period

Periods are the most natural thing in the world, however the waste that comes from a modern-day menstruation isn't. Ensuring your time of the month is healthy for the environment is not on the top of a menstruating woman's list of things to do. However, disposable tampons and pantyliners are clogging landfill and taking centuries to decompose. The average woman will use 11,000 tampons in her lifetime, and this isn't just costly on the world - it is on your purse too. 

So sartorial snob have compiled a list of ways to make your period better for the environment, so that you can carry on focussing on minimising your cramps, eating everything coated in chocolate and just generally being a wonderful woman. 

1. Re-usable pads

Pantyliners and pads that are single-use aren't the best option, but that doesn't mean you have to give up lining your knickers. Invest in Earthwise's organic cotton washable pads. They come in an array of colours and patterns so that you don't have to see the nitty gritty details.

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2. Menstrual sponges 

Picked from the Mediterranean, leaving enough time for the natural sponges to restock themselves, these sponges are a great alternative to a tampon. They decompose and absorb blood easily.  

3. Menstrual cup

Moon, Diva, we've all heard of the menstruation cups that have gained massive popularity as of late. Pop it up there, leave it for 4-8 hours, empty, rinse, reinsert. Ethical, vegan and eco-friendly, these little cups are an excellent way of minimising your impact whilst the painters are in.

4. Invest in a pair of Thinx

Thinx are the absorbent knickers for a woman who wants no worries. Nothing to remember, change or keep a tab on even during your period. Just wear the knickers and wash as normal. They come in an array of shapes and cuts, so that you can cater to exactly what you're wearing.