Once you know about the charm of cloth napkins, you'll definitely want to use them.
Recently, we have come across a variety of sanitary products such as absorbent shorts and menstrual cups.
Paper napkins, which many people use, have the advantage of being disposable and easy to use.
However, now that the use of environmentally friendly resources is attracting attention, more and more people are choosing to take sustainable actions in their daily lives, and they are becoming interested in cloth napkins as an eco-friendly initiative that can be incorporated into their daily lives. The number of people who own one is increasing.
"I'm interested in cloth napkins, but I've never used them."
"I want to reduce discomfort during menstruation"
"Cloth napkins seem troublesome to wash."
In this article, we will introduce the differences and benefits of cloth napkins to make cloth napkins more familiar to you, and to make it easier for first-time users to start using them.
We will explain the appeal and usage of cloth napkins to give you some hints on how to feel lighter during this depressing period.
Discomfort in sensitive areas is not normal.
What kind of image do you have when you think of cloth napkins?
Is it a natural-oriented image such as "eco" or "organic"?
Many people may have avoided it from the beginning because they thought it would be a hassle to wash it or that it would be difficult to maintain.
When developing cloth napkins, Rinenna's top priority is to "close to the person's own body."
This time, we will focus on the menstrual period, which is a quarter of a woman's life.
Discomfort in sensitive areas is not normal.
I hope this gives you an opportunity to think about ways to make your uncomfortable menstrual period as comfortable as possible, depending on your body and lifestyle.
Difference between cloth napkins and disposable napkins
First, I will briefly explain the differences in the materials of cloth napkins and disposable napkins, as well as the differences in feel, texture, and water absorption.
Difference in material
Cloth napkins, as the name suggests, are napkins made from cloth such as cotton, flannel, linen, or gauze.
On the other hand, disposable napkins use cotton on the surface, but they also contain water-absorbing polymers and water-repellent non-woven fabrics to solidify menstrual blood. Disposable napkins are also called paper napkins, but the inside is not made of paper, but synthetic fibers.
Differences in feel and texture
Cloth napkins are fluffy and gentle to the touch. Because they are made of cotton, the feeling of wearing a napkin is significantly reduced, and we receive many feedback that they feel stress-free and feel just like underwear.
Disposable napkins absorb menstrual blood and have a smooth texture.
Difference in water absorption
The structure of cloth napkins is very simple. The layered fabric is used as an absorbent body, and utilizes the material's inherent absorbency to absorb menstrual blood.
Many cloth napkins on the market are waterproof and made to prevent leaks.
Disposable napkins use superabsorbent polymers as an absorbent material, which coagulates menstrual blood.
Advantages of cloth napkins
Gentle on the skin and does not cause rashes
Cloth napkins have the advantage of being breathable and less stuffy because the part that comes into contact with the skin is cotton.
We have received many feedback from our customers that it has reduced itching and rashes in their delicate areas.
It has a soft and warm texture that gently protects your skin and is almost as comfortable to wear as underwear, so you won't feel uncomfortable even when you move.
If you are worried about skin problems during menstruation, please try using cloth napkins.
Warms the body, helps keep you warm and improves menstrual pain
What is “onkatsu”?
"Onkatsu" means warming your body to raise your basal body temperature and improve symptoms such as getting cold and feeling unwell.
Warm-up activities are attracting attention because a cold body can cause various health problems.
Modern people tend to have a low basal body temperature, and it is said that the average body temperature of Japanese people is nearly 0.7 degrees lower than it was 50 years ago.
When your body temperature drops, blood flow slows, weakening your immune system, and causing sensitivity to cold and poor health, so cloth napkins are also recommended as a warming item to raise your basal body temperature to an appropriate level .
Particularly during menstruation, the body enters a ``low temperature period'' when its basal body temperature drops, causing the blood to become sticky.
Menstrual pain is the pain that occurs when the sticky blood tries to leave the body.
When your body gets cold and your body temperature drops, your blood tends to clot more easily, so people who are sensitive to cold tend to experience severe menstrual pain.
The secret to the warmth of cloth napkins
Cloth napkins have a simple structure made of layers of cloth and sewn together.
The surface that touches the skin is made of cotton, so it has heat retention and warmth in the winter , and has excellent breathability and water absorption in the summer, making it comfortable to wear.
Even in summer, your body can get cold in an air-conditioned room, but cloth napkins will give you a warm feeling from the moment you put them on.
Even when you're not on your period, adding a cloth napkin over your underwear can have the same effect as wearing underwear under clothes to keep your body warm .
If you are worried about sensitivity to cold or menstrual pain, please try warming your body with cloth napkins.
What is uterine warming?
If warming is an activity that raises the temperature of the body (especially the lower body) by 1 degree Celsius, then what is "uterine warming"? Activities that raise the temperature of the uterus by 1°C? No, it's not.
Since the uterus is internal, it cannot be heated.
``Uterine warming'' refers to activities that ensure smooth blood flow to the uterus and a comfortable daily life with well-balanced hormones.
The use of cloth napkins is very effective in warming a woman's crotch area for uterine warming.
Also reduces odor
The unique odor that occurs during menstruation is caused by menstrual blood being oxidized over time when it comes into contact with the air, and bacteria multiplying.
Rinenna's cloth napkins are made from cotton and have good breathability, so they don't get stuffy, and the interior of the cloth napkins is made of bioguard material that has been treated with antibacterial treatment , making it difficult for bacteria to grow. .
In fact, some customers have reported that the odor has become lighter after switching to cloth napkins.
You can choose your favorite pattern
This goes for everyday clothes and underwear, but wearing something you like gives you a positive feeling.
Cloth napkins are highly fashionable, and one of their appeals is that you can choose your favorite color and design.
sustainable and economical
An initial investment is required, but once you have it, there is no need to stock up on it, and if you take care of it properly, you can use it for several years.
Not only is it good for your wallet as it can be washed and used repeatedly, but it is also good for the environment as it does not generate any waste.
Paper napkins have the advantage of being disposable and easy to use.
There are many types, and some use cotton on the surface, but the interior uses water-absorbing polymers and water-repellent nonwoven fabric to solidify menstrual blood, and is made from petroleum-based polyethylene or polyester. .
More and more people are choosing cloth napkins as an action that takes SDGs into consideration.
A sustainable society is one that does not damage the earth's environment, does not overuse resources, and allows future generations to continue living peacefully and prosperously on a beautiful earth.
Rinenna's cloth napkins are not only ethical products that are considerate of the global environment, but they also have the appeal of being a helpful item that relieves discomfort during the menstrual period and makes the user's mind and body comfortable.
Why we recommend Rinenna cloth napkins
Rinenna's cloth napkins are a little more expensive than other companies' products.
This is because we are completely particular about quality and comfort.
This product is a must-try for those who have tried using cloth napkins but have been disappointed.
Made in Japan, top quality cloth napkins sewn by skilled craftsmen.
Rinenna's cloth napkins are carefully sewn one by one by skilled craftsmen at a sewing factory in Yoshinogawa City, Tokushima Prefecture.
We are very particular about the stitching, including a bag stitching process to prevent the seams from touching your skin.
Premium cotton, which is also used in cloth diapers, has a gentle feel.
It uses premium cotton fabric, which is also used for baby cloth diapers, without using chemical fibers, so it is safe for sensitive skin.
The surface fabric that comes in contact with the skin has a dobby weave, giving it a gentle touch that will keep you warm and protected from the moment you put it on.
Prevents unpleasant odors from leaking
Uses moisture-permeable waterproof fabric that has deodorizing and antibacterial properties.
The interior of the cloth napkin has a 4-layer structure .
The inside of the cloth napkin is made of bioguard material with deodorizing and antibacterial treatment . This suppresses the growth of bacteria and prevents unpleasant odors.
The absorbent band uses cotton blend pile. Since it is a moisture-absorbing and quick-drying material, it can prevent leakage to the surface and is characterized by its resistance to leakage.
Waterproof fabric to prevent side leakage
The wings are made of waterproof fabric to prevent side leakage.
The constriction at the transition line improves the fit of underwear.
Adopts high-standard snaps that are easy to put on and take off
The one-touch snap button is a safe quality snap that is certified by Oeko-Tex Standard 100 and SGS standards. Easy to install and does not slip off.
Easy to use, even for those using cloth napkins for the first time.
We created a stylish design that goes beyond conventional images, so you can wear it as if you were choosing underwear.
Rinenna #1, a soaking detergent that does not require massaging during laundry
When using cloth napkins, the most important thing to worry about is washing them.
Blood stains are stubborn and troublesome stains that are difficult to remove.
Even if you just wash it, stains may remain, or there may be slight brown pigmentation, which cannot be removed completely.
Rinenna #1, a soaking detergent , solves this problem of selection.
With its unique formulation, it is resistant to protein stains and is also resistant to blood stains!
Simply throw your menstrual blood-stained cloth napkins into a bucket of detergent.
Please place the dirty side down.
There is no need to wash it before putting it in.
If this is your first time using cloth napkins, a trial set that includes a bucket with a lid and Rinenna #1, which is convenient for soaking and washing, is convenient.
|Cloth napkin trial set|
Stay comfortable on blue days with cloth napkins
Rinenna recommends the cloth napkin lifestyle without overdoing it .
We recommend that you first try the nighttime version, which is easy to use at home.
If you have to go to school or work for a long time, use paper napkins, and switch to cloth napkins only at night.You can live a comfortable life using cloth napkins in a stress-free way.
Rinenna's cloth napkins were developed to make the uncomfortable time during menstruation a little more comfortable, and we hope that you can spend your blue days as comfortably as possible.