Lunapads International is a women-owned social mission driven business based in Vancouver, Canada. Our goal is to help individuals have more positive and informed experiences of their menstrual cycles, and by extension, their bodies overall.
We believe that using reusable menstrual products is a creative and empowering way to honor and care for ourselves and the planet.
Since 1993, Lunapads has been making their signature collection of menstrual products, Lunapads and Lunapanties. Lunapads were created by Madeleine Shaw, a fashion designer who realized she needed something to solve her own health concerns about using disposable pads and tampons.
Switching from tampons to cloth pads brought her the unexpected benefit of discovering a deeper connection with her body, and she set out to bring this gift to others in the form of starting a business. She wrote the first business plan for Lunapads in 1994, and in 1995 opened a store and small production facility. By 1998, Lunapads were available in health food stores across Canada.