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2018/42/1 Reusable menstrual pads (6), packaging and ephemera, cotton / cardboard / TPU, designed and made by hannahpad, South Korea, 2017. Click to enlarge.

‘hannahpad’ reusable menstrual pads

Made in South Korea, Asia, 2017.

The hannahpad is a washable, reusable menstrual pad intended to be used as an alternative to disposable products. The hannahpad comprises a washable cotton inner lining and a waterproof outer lining. It is designed to clip around the crotch of the wearer’s underwear using recyclable snap fasteners and absorb menstrual blood. After use, the pad can be removed, machine washed and reused. The pad’s reusable nature makes it an economical and environmentally sustainable product.

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Object Statement

Reusable menstrual pads (6), packaging and ephemera, cotton / cardboard / TPU, designed and made by hannahpad, South Korea, 2017

Physical Description

'hannahpad' reusable menstrual pads are designed to clip on to the wearer's underwear using press studs, acting as an alternative to disposable menstrual pads. They are made from washable organic cotton with a waterproof outer lining. The pads come in six sizes: pantyliner, small, medium, overnight, ultra and super ultra.

'hannahpad' menstrual pads retail in recyclable cardboard packaging with paper ephemera indicating how to wash and care for the product.



hannahpad menstrual pads are designed and made in South Korea.The pads are individually hand sewn from unbleached cotton.


South Korea, Asia 2017



'hannahpad' creator Mr. Youngmin Jang was inspired by his female friends to create a natural alternative to disposable menstrual products. Mr. Jang believes that natural menstrual products minimise the risk of harm to a woman's reproductive organs. This is of particular concern to women in South Korea, where the declining birth rate is a significant issue.

BBC News Asia, 'South Korea birthrate plunges to record low',, 30 July 2017. Accessed 2 March 2018.


Credit Line

Gift of hannahpad, 2017

Acquisition Date

26 July 2018

Cite this Object


'hannahpad' reusable menstrual pads 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 October 2019, <>


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