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Punky's Pads (USA)

Post  indigohoney on Fri May 28, 2010 1:02 am

http://www.punkyspads.com
http://www.etsy.com/shop/punkyspads

Please rate how well you liked this product out of 5 (with 5 being the highest)

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vlk40 Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 8:39 pm
I have three Punky's circle pads in the seven inch size. The shape of the pads makes them very comfortable to wear and the construction of the pads is very well done, and she always has such cute prints available. I have experienced no bunching and they don't slide around at all. They wash up great- no pilling on the flannel. I wouldn't hesitate to order more pads from Punky's pads.
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daybreaksadness Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2007 11:37 pm
I LOVE Punky's Pads. She is the first pad maker I bought from, and although my stash is huge I still bought some from her just recently.
I recommend you give her a shot. She is a nice person to work with. Smile
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ehaye Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:13 am
Customer Service - Very nice seller. Communication was friendly. The last time I ordered from her was awhile ago, but she was swamped at the time and made sure to send emails out to everyone informing them about the delay. Very conscientious, which is something I appreciate in a seller.

Workmanship - Excellent! The pads are very well made. The fabric selection is great, the sewing is top-notch. I have been very impressed with the pads I have had. The snaps always match the fabric choices, as does the backing. Very nicely coordinated pads. Also is nice that she is good about positioning the fabrics in a way that shows off the graphics. I remember ordering a bunch of pads with a skull theme and each pad had a skull positioned in the center, same with some pinup themed pads... the pinups were positioned in the center. Might seem petty, but it bothers me when other sellers advertise a particular fabric and the main graphic on the fabric isn't even on the pad! So, needless to say, Punky's gets huge bonus points for such great fabric/graphic positioning!

Comfort & Fit - I have tried the regular size and the overnight size. Both were quite thin, which made for a very comfortable pad. None have ever leaked or anything like that, so the thinness wasn't an issue for me. When I wear Punky's Pads I feel as though I am not even wearing a pad... which is always a good thing.

Look - Great looking pads!!!

Durability - I wash all of my pads in HOT water each and every time, even before I even try them on they go in a hot water wash... I haven't had any problems with fraying, fading, etc. Very durable pads and I have not had a single problem with them yet.

Value for money - Great value for the money spent on them! I have certain pad makers that are my favorites, and Punky's are definitely a brand I can see myself purchasing from again. Great customer service, nice fabric selection, great design, excellent workmanship... they are fun to wear and they work well... all the while they aren't bulky... what more can you ask for??

5 out of 5. Highly recommended. My only complaint? They are so great and so cute it is hard to not buy them! Wink
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faerieme Posted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:35 pm
I bought 2 liners - one w/ and one w/o wings and a regular pad from Punky's just to try out, and they've quickly become my favorites! I definitely plan to get more!

They are very well-made. They look great and are very sturdy. I love how thin they are, and I've never had a leak with them! They arrived very quickly for being made to order, and communication was great.
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Obsidian Posted: Thu Nov 29, 2007 12:15 pm
I have 2 wingless liners, 2 of the overnight ones, and 2 of the postpartum kind.

Lovely choice of fabrics, it was very hard to choose! Excellent customer service, very friendly and helpful!

The workmanship is excellent - straight even stitching with a professional look. I love that they are so thin, the are very comfortable and light, and I don't have to worry about leaking. I like the shape. I'm very impressed with these pads, they are some of my favourites. I rated these a 5
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zmurfan Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2007 8:54 pm
I love these!
They make me feel secure through my whole period.

I wish I knew how to express myself in english better. Then I could let ya'll know how fantastic I think they are.

Edited Sat Dec 08, 2007 3:56 pm: I must mention that on two of the pads I bought from Jackie, the snaps some how ... I don't really know.. they couldn't close (?)
I had to remove the snaps and add new ones to them.
But they are still my favourite cloth pads and now they're the only ones in my stash!
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tiredofcollege Posted: Mon Dec 03, 2007 11:51 pm
I just got my order in and I love them. They are adorable and sewn really well! I will be buing more. I'll post another review after I get to use them.
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meredithalexandra Posted: Wed Dec 05, 2007 10:28 pm
BEAUTIFUL! Jackie's pads are amazing... she also has GREAT customer service! If you have a question, just ask. These pads are really great to get someone started using cloth pads because they are so cute!
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callola_cookie Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 5:31 am
These pads have a nice shape and snap on your underwear easily. I like the choices of fabric, there is a good selection.

I had issues with this pad staying in place. Maybe the crotch was a bit big for me as it's 3" wide when snapped. Every time I would pull my underpants down to use the restroom the pad would be shifted back or sideways, so it was frustrating. I've also noticed that the pads hold stains a bit. I don't know if maybe it's something with me but it seems the Punky's I have don't wash up as well as other pads I have do. And I keep them on and wash them the same way as I do any other pad.

I like the thickness of the pad, it isn't too bulky at all. Jackie seems to be a lovely lady and overall I liked the pads a lot. But because of the issues I've had with staining and the pads not staying in place I rated the pads a 4.
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goingdriftless Posted: Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:42 pm
These are some of my favorite pads. I have regulars, overnights, and wingless liners. They're nice and thin but can hold a lot! I've never really had any problems with them at all. Would definitely recommend.
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Nikita Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2008 6:16 pm
I've got 3 regulars with PUL. They are really nice and comfy. Great service, really quick sending to Holland. I saw that there was a bit of a stain after washing although it has been in a bucket of water
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ladybug Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 1:50 am
Fantastic price

Quality materials

Well sewn

Decent shipping

Excellent customer service
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Tahaacke Posted: Thu May 29, 2008 6:50 pm
I bought 6 simple liners. I have to say these are my favorite liners so far. I cannot usually feel them, they don't move on me, and the choice of prints are fantastic! They are also very well made and durable. I love their fit and cannot say enough good things about her liners!

I think they are a great deal for the price and I am def going to buy more.
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CoffeeBean Posted: Tue Jul 15, 2008 7:30 pm
Incredibly well made! I grabbed 2 regular pads with cotton prints! She offers an organic cotton core in her pads! And at affordable prices! What makes me adore them so much is that they are thin and not bulky. I am VERY pleased with my purchase! I am excited to have these! I highly recommend these pads <3!

My purchase:
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9260435
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=9267887

Punky also makes liners:
http://www.etsy.com/view_transaction.php?transaction_id=7069721

5-5!

Thank You Punky!
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Post  popples on Tue Aug 31, 2010 12:26 pm

Jackie makes wonderful pads! Fun prints and masterful craftsmanship!
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Uses batting :/

Post  hangingonthread on Sat Sep 18, 2010 12:23 pm

Punky's pads:
http://punkyspads.etsy.com / http://punkyspads.com

Rating: 3

I have 3 from this seller, but, I don't feel quite confident using them. 2 of them are very poorly serged that I had to zig-zag stitch some areas on them. They are very durable however. Even though they are thin and not bulky, I have never leaked through them.

However, this seller uses "batting". Batting is a material (not even a fabric) used in quilts for insulation and thickness. It's not an appropriate material for use in a reusable cloth menstrual pad. Batting is a material that you can tear apart with your fingers and it disintegrates in the washing machine if you pre-wash. And since you cannot pre-wash this material, it slightly shrinks when you put it into a cloth pad. So I know that slowly overtime this material will disintegrate in the pad and that it is not absorbent. It's like stuffing cotton balls into a pad.

In her listings she prides herself and says "100% Organic Cotton." Well...what type of organic cotton is it? A fleece, a flannel? What? No, it's batting. I feel like I was ripped off and misled. I am very angry and have no desire to use pads with batting in them.

While her design is beautiful, functional, and choice in fabrics is wonderful, I don't appreciate how she doesn't tell customers what is *exactly* in her cloth pads. Since these are "AIO" (All-In-One) pads and not pocket or insert pads, I cannot see what is inside of them obviously. And this is why sellers should specify exactly what is inside of their AIO pads.

I will not purchase from her again and will never recommend.


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Not a second time for me

Post  Whoopsy on Wed Jun 01, 2011 3:29 am

I rate her pads a 1

As a seller she is nice enough to work with and her fabrics are very, very cute.

However, the pads suck. Where is the PUL? Where is the absorbent core?
Wearing them (I ordered more then one, straight away) I leaked through the pads. Not even on a light day I can leave it in for an hour, as it right away leaks through at the spot.
The worst thing is that, as a gift I also ordered one for my eldest sister to try and she now has had a very bad first experience and is very hesistant to try another!!


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Re: Punky's Pads (USA)

Post  notamama on Fri Sep 02, 2011 11:19 am

I have a regular pad from PunkysPads. The pad itself is super cute and well constructed, but it does not work for me. It is supposed to be suitable for moderate to heavy flow days, but it not very absorbent. This is the only pad I own that has PUL, so it might be that my flow and PUL just do not play well together. Essentially my flow ends up running towards the edges of the pad rather than being absorbed into the pad, and I get very bad leaks at the edges and especially around the wings. I don't trust the pad at ALL for regular days. Unfortunately, it is also a fairly large, full coverage pad, so it's not very comfy for light flow days either.

It's a shame, really - these are the perfect shape and size for my regular flow days, and the fabric is really cute, but the pad just does not work. I might be willing to try one of the liners for everyday use, but given my experience, I would not pay full price for them.

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Cool fabrics, good sturdy pad

Post  Misfitintoyland on Tue Oct 04, 2011 8:23 am

I rated a 5

I only have one of these pads, in a super cool corset fabric with black fleece backing. It's a medium flow pad, which is perfect for me because even on my heaviest day I don't bleed much. It is comfortable to wear, good length and did not bleed through.

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Store closed

Post  morteamoureuse on Thu Mar 29, 2012 11:37 pm

My experience with Punky's Pads was always a positive one. Her pads worked fine for me, and I loved the prints. I was a little surprised when I read the review above commenting on the quality of the materials she used. Seems I won't have to worry about that now, though, since after several months without hearing nothing from her, I visited her shop again to find that it's closed. Perhaps my only complaint about the time I was a customer was that she was not very communicative, but I never gave it much thought since I am always busy and I figure a WAHM must be busy as well.

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