Minky vs Bamboo vs Cotton
So many choices, how do you choose?
So you are thinking of switching to cloth pads, that's great! Not only is that a big decision in itself but then you get to our website and see all of the different sizes and fabric options and have yet another decision to make. Let's see if we can help!
Tree Hugger Cloth Pads offers 3 main fabric choices when it comes to our top fabric options. All of our pads, no matter the top fabric, have the same middle and backing. Each top fabric has it's pros and cons and it all comes down to personal preference and what it is you are looking for in a pad. Now to break it down...
We will start with Minky, our #1 best selling top fabric.
Minky is 100% Polyester.
Super soft and cuddly (think baby blanket material)
Stays soft and looking like new after years of use
Comes in hundreds of fun colors and prints
Feels most dry while wearing
It is the warmest fabric option
Slowest to absorb compared to the other fabrics
Next up is Bamboo!
Our Bamboo Velour topped pads are 70% Bamboo Rayon, 25% Organic Cotton, 5% Polyester (then the colored ones are hand dyed with Procion dyes)
Very smooth and soft (feels like velour)
Absorbs really quickly
Adds an extra layer of absorbency to the pads without adding to the thickness
Comes in un-dyed organic
Fun Tie Dye colors are available
They may stain if not treated
The do not come in prints (only hand dyed and un-dyed)
They do lose softness over time
They need to be washed on their own the first couple of times to be sure the dye is set
Last we have Cotton.
Our cotton topped pads are topped with 100% Cotton
Thinnest fabric top which makes for the thinnest of our pads
Very cool fabric (temperature-wise)
Fun (but limited) prints
May stain if not treated
Not soft like the other fabrics
Less absorbent than bamboo
If you are unsure which fabric is going to be your favorite than we also have fabric sampler sets that include one of each!