Wings

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ

Why should I use Wings instead of disposables?


Wings are a great alternative to disposable menstrual products!​ Disposable products contain a lot of chemicals, bleaches and plastics. They can cause skin irritation and don't allow your body to breathe. Every woman knows it, having your period can be accompanied by many inconveniences! If you experience strong menstrual cramps, heavy flow, itchiness or redness, you will be excited to hear that Wings can help ease your discomfort! Without the influence of toxic materials your body will be able to breathe and follow it's natural flow! Not only will using reusable cloth pads reduce your waste production, but you will also save a lot of money in the long run! Wings are:​ - Super soft and comfortable: Dry and non-plasticy feeling! - Environmentally friendly - Great for women with allergies to disposable products - Easy to care for - Long lasting: with good care your pads can last up to 10 years! - Much more cost effective than disposable products - Waste free




Who can use Wings?


Women of all ages can use Wings! From girls when they experience their first period to post menopausal women who need just a little bit of daily protection. Wings are especially great for women who:

  • Suffer from allergies to disposable products
  • Experience strong menstrual cramps
  • Are environmentally conscious and want to reduce their waste production
  • Want to save money in the long run
  • Prefer a natural alternative to disposable products




How do I know which size I need?


You can start by measuring the disposable pads and panty liners you are using. This can give you a great starting point! Simply choose Wings in the size that is closest to your measurement. If you are still not quite sure where to start, simply choose one of our variety packs or starter sets and you will get to try a variety of sizes!




How do I use Wings?


Simply snap your Wings around your underwear and replace every 2-6 hours or as needed. DailyWings are reversible and there is not right or wrong way of placing them! Simply snap them around your underwear and you're good to go! LightWings and RegularWings are worn with the exposed soaker towards your skin. Each order comes with care instructions showing you in detail how to take care of your Wings.




What is PUL?


PUL, or Polyurethane Laminate, is a fabric that has been laminated with Polyurethane. The layer of PUL is hidden inside the core of the pad and offers a leak proof, yet breathable layer for a worry free period.




What materials are Wings made of?


Only high quality materials were chosen to make Wings:

  • 100% Cotton Flannel
  • 100% Cotton Terry Cloth
  • PUL
  • Polyester thread
  • Plastic snaps




How do I take care of my Wings?


Each order comes with illustrated care instructions showing you in detail how to take care of your pads. You can also have a look at the care instructions HERE!




How many cloth pads do I need?


How many cloth pads you will need depends on several factors:

  • How heavy your flow is
  • How long your period lasts
  • How often you change your pads
A great starting point would be to have:
  • 2 to 4 DailyWings or LightWings for each light day of your period
  • 3 to 5 RegularWings for each medium/heavy day of your period
  • 2 to 3 bigger sized RegularWings for overnight use




Where and how are Wings made?


Wings are handmade in Washington State. Little variations in size and fabric are normal and show that each pad was handmade just for you! : )




What is your return policy?


Due to the nature of the items, we do not accept returns.




How fast will my order ship?


Your order will be prepared as soon as it is received and will go out within 2-5 business days. All orders are shipped with USPS first class mail and shipping takes 2 to 4 business days.