I’m not sure if I believe in fate or “signs” from the universe but there’s no doubt that things happen sometimes that make you ponder. Receiving an email from Fab Little Bag for me, was one of those things. There I was, PMS’ing like cray cray; my boobs felt like bags of sand, my skin resembled that of a 13 year old boy and I had heartburn galore when up pops an email from this company. On the cusp of my period, I received an email from a period-related-company who want to send me a period-related-product? If that’s not a sign, then I don’t know what is.
Fab Little Bag are keen to abolish unsanitary, unsafe and environmentally unfriendly sanitary disposal. With many women still flushing tampons and binning their tampons and pads, Fab Little Bag have come up with a – quite revolutionary – product to banish the risk of blocked sewers and polluted beaches from flushing and unsanitary ways of handling used tampons and pads – especially when out and about. These small, opaque, oxobiogradable (oxo plastics are designed so that they will not degrade deep in landfill and will not generate methane – a powerful greenhouse gas) bags are designed so that 1) you can open them with one freaking hand when your other hand is occupied with tampon related things and 2) they are discreet and seal shut after use.
Not you know a little bit of what they’re about, I want to get straight into the actual review and tell you what I thought about them. First of all, I think they are a fantastic idea. Is there anything worse than when you put a pad in toilet roll and it unrolls when it’s in the bin? I’m not a prude when it comes to periods; I think we should all be talking about them more (which is another reason I love this brand because they’re all for banishing the period taboos) but I do like to try and be as sanitary and tidy as possible and these make that a hella lot easier.
I use pads (please don’t bombard me with comments about how bad pads are for you – they’re what I find more comfortable) so the whole “unrolling in the bin” thing can be a real issue for me. Also… on a scale of one to a million, how annoying is it when you go into a public toilet and find there are no sanitary bins?! I know there should be but alas, some places are just clueless. So these would be a huge help when out and about for those just in case moments.
What I love most about these is that you can open them with one hand – they have these handy little loops that you can put your fingers through, so your other hand is free to do your business with your pad or tampon and they have a super sticky strip on the inside that you can seal afterwards, with no risk of anything falling out. So in the event of not having a sanitary disposable bin in sight, you can quite easily, safely and hygienically, pop your used tampons or pads into these bags, pop them in your own bag and then put them in the “normal” bin.
If you’re a busy woman on the go who regularly uses public places and public toilets, these would be amazing for you. They’re super small and can roll right up into the bottom of your bag, are discreet, light and environmentally friendly. Are super handy to keep on you, for those “just-in-case” moments that we’re never, ever prepared for!
This product was sent to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. As always, all content, thought and opinions are entirely my own and my opinion hasn't been swayed in any way.