Fialuna founder, Dominique Gaspar has long been an advocate of organic period products. Knowing that conventional disposables contained harsh chemicals and fragrances, Dominique used organic disposables for many years. She’d heard of cloth menstrual pads and had been meaning to try them for a long time, but had never quite got around to it. In 2016, Dominique discovered “period pants” and in 2018 finally got around to trying cloth menstrual pads and menstrual cups. Dominique tried many brands and styles of pads, but felt the industry was a little behind the times. Many styles and patterns were a bit “out there” which felt a bit like saying cloth pads are for people that are a bit “out there”. Menstrual cups seem to be gaining popularity more quickly which is fantastic. The reality is: cloth pads and menstrual cups are for everyone (although of course, you may find you have a preference). They are comfortable, easy to use and work well. They do not contain the harsh chemicals found in conventional disposables and they do not need to be thrown away after one use.

Dominique is passionate about spreading the word on reusable menstrual products. Its unbelievable to her that in 2019 we are still exposing our vulva to all these chemicals and in many cases putting them into our vaginas. We have better options that are healthier for our bodies and healthier for the environment.