The Period Incentive
Bells Bumz Eco Cloth Nappies and Accessories UK have launched Bells4 Change which includes our new Bells Bumz Eco Grants alongside our affordability strategy, Nationwide Cloth Nappy Incentive Scheme, other charitable donations (both in the UK and abroad), supporting Nappy Libraries and our warranty which includes an offer to repair and repurpose old cloth nappies, regardless of brand to give or raise funds for good causes.
Bells Bumz Eco launched the first Cloth Nappy Scheme is the first Nationwide scheme where you can apply regardless of where in the UK you reside. Now Bells Bumz Eco has launched the first UK Nationwide Cloth Period pad scheme! We wanted to launch this scheme as period poverty is an ongoing issue throughout the UK and we believe that through our Bells4Change grants and this scheme we can give a helping hand.
All you need to know about Eco Periods can be found on our Eco Periods Page: how many cloth period pads do you need? How much money can you save by switching to reusable period pads?
Here at Bells we know that not only women menstruate so we do not sell "women's products" or "feminine hygiene products" and we know that period products are not "hygiene products" so we do not sell "cloth sanitary pads" or "CSP" we call them "period pads" or "menstrual pads" and talk about people who menstruate.
The cost of living crisis, on top of the pandemic, means that even more people need help to access vital period products.
Period poverty is the lack of access to menstrual products due to financial constraints.
In 2017, a survey (Plan International UK) reported that 1 in 10 people had been unable to afford menstrual products; 1 in 7 had to ask to borrow period products from a friend due to affordability issues; and 1 in 10 had to improvise menstrual products. It is estimated that currently over 137,000 children across the UK have missed school days due to period poverty.
Around 22 items of period products are used per cycle and around 11,000 will be used in a lifetime.
4.3 billion menstrual products are used per year in the UK.
Cloth period pads and reusable menstrual products are often a more affordable option. Washable period pads can help minimise waste and save you money.
Bells Bumz wants to encourage more people to give cloth period pads a go and hope that through this scheme we help more people choose to reuse.
A maximum of one application per person will be accepted, this can be from a parent or legal guardian for children who are unable to purchase for themselves.
For you to qualify for the cloth nappy scheme you must:
Live in the UK (or be willing to pay additional postage costs – contact us for details)
Options Available under the period incentive:
A single use voucher code for 10% the cloth menstrual pad kit on the website (sent electronically)
Mini wet bag
2pc facial rounds
Incentive price £7.99 including p&p
RRP of individual items not including extras or postage is £12.44
Mini wet bag
2pc facial rounds
Incentive price £6.99 including p&p
RRP of individual items not including extras or postage is £11.44
Instructions for use
Pre wash to remove factory residue. As these are natural fibres these will get more absorbency the more they wash.
Do not use bleach or fabric softener.
Mini wet bag is perfect for carrying clean or dirty pads while out and about.
Facial rounds can be used for make up remover / facial cleansing and also breast pads if needed.
Larger ends of the cloth period pads at the front, although this is up to you.
Some people like to rinse the cloth pads with cold water prior to washing.
Wash at 40/ 60 with detergent, wash dark colours separately.
*extras subject to availability and may change currently includes 10% electronic discount code for cloth menstrual pad bundle on the bells bumz website and sample size of balmonds skin salvation which is a great all purpose skin balm / lip balm!
Please Note: Bundles are pre packed and as such preferences for prints cannot be accommodated. Please allow 7-14 working days for us to process your application and despatch your items. Full details for each option are found on the relevant listing.
Bells Bumz reserves the right to refuse eligibility for the scheme if it is felt that any of the conditions above have not been satisfied. Bells Bumz reserves the right to restrict the number of applications accepted per calendar month as required. Bells Bumz reserves the right to withdraw the scheme at any time. Bells Bumz cannot accept responsibility for the loss of any application and/or supporting documents howsoever caused. Items received under this scheme are non-refundable.