Oko Creations Mama Cloth (And Giveaway!)

I have, as of late, been on a quest to have a greener period.  And a more comfortable period.  Sure, some of my attempts have been a momentous fail… but using Oko Creations mama cloth has been the closest I’ve ever been to having a happy period.

I’m going to blame Maman Loup for this one.  She’s been talking about how amazing Oko Creations is for a variety of reasons, and she convinced me to give them a try.  So Oko Creations sent me some samples to try them out so I could give you guys my complete, honest, and unbiased opinion.  Before I’d even received them, I was pretty darned stoked.

Oko Creations is Canadian

I have an infinite preference for products made in Canada and the US.  It guarantees that I will be spending my money on products that are ethically made in a country where workers are protected from unfair labor practices.  I know that the products will be well made in a safe environment. Oko Creations Mama Cloth Review (and a giveaway!)

Oko Creations Uses Natural Fibers

Lately, I’ve been all about the hemp in Eudora’s diapers.  I’ve been leaning towards the use of it for my mama cloth because I like that it’s natural and doesn’t require the type of treatments that bamboo rayon weaves require.  Oko Creations mama cloth is predominantly hemp/cotton blends.

And that’s just the stuff that I loved before I actually got them.

Once I had them?

Oko Creations Uses AMAZING Packaging!oko-package

I admit it.  I like pretty packaging.  I am an absolute sucker for things looking crisp and clean, especially when I’m going to be resting the item against someone’s nether regions for hours on end.  (So, yeah, that means for both myself and for my kids.)  But I don’t like pretty packaging that screams “A million trees and a quart of crude oil was required for this package.”  Oko Creations has done it perfectly.  It’s clean and it’s minimalist.  It’s beautifully designed.  Then there’s the bonus points for using 100% post consumer product recycled paper for the packaging.

Oko Creations are Beautifully Made

When I get a new product for review, I tend to look at it from every example.  I check the stitching or serging for cleanliness, tightness, evenness, etc.  Every Oko Creations mama cloth sample I received was perfectly made.  I seldom see that level of clean stitching.  And even though the fabric backings are randomly packaged in pairs, they were all gorgeous.  Beautiful florals and geometric patterns in fantastic colors.  Even colors that I don’t generally like are still done in a way that are just pretty.

Really, if you’ve got the great flood going on, isn’t it nice to have something pretty to use when you put away your pretty undies?

Then there was the use.

Oko Creations Mama Cloth Just Plain Works

I have had some, uh, gynecological issues lately, so that means that I’ve been putting menstrual collection systems through their paces.  The Oko Creations mama cloth is effective.  I could use a regular panty liner for a couple of hours on a bad day.  It’s also really trim and dry feeling.  The discomfort that I’d had with traditional disposable sanitary napkins was resolved.  They wash up clean.  The perfection of the serging is really important because, honestly, who wants to feel loose threads swinging around down there on a particularly rough day?  The snaps that Oko Creations uses are great: they’re the flat little round metal snaps like what’s on the inside legs of baby overalls.  That helps keep the pads even trimmer.  Plus, minimal issues with the pads sliding around!

The width?  The width is pretty darned perfect.  Sometimes reusable menstrual pads and panty liners try so hard to be trim that they are too narrow to actually cover the crotch of underwear without causing it to bunch underneath.  That bunching kills the trimness and doesn’t really do all that much to help keep the pad in place.  Oko Creations panty liners are actually wide enough to not have bunching and rolling.

Plus, they clean up extremely well.  I had no staining to speak of, and the bit that I do have is very light and looks like shadows on the hemp.  (I’m not going to take a pic of my used and laundered mama cloth to demonstrate, though, because that’s more overshare than I’m comfortable with.)

What Could Be Better?

Whenever I do a review, I don’t think it’s a fair and honest one unless I at least mention anything that the product could do better.  In this case, I was really racking my brains to think of one.  And then I got it.

Oko Creations makes a thong panty liner.  It’s functional, but it’s a bit more prone to sliding backwards than the regular liners, and they are less comfortable than their regular underwear counterparts.  It also made the thong feel a bit heavier, more like the beginnings of a wedgie.  To be fair, though, I’m also extremely picky about my thongs with a preference to the “butt floss” variety over the “one inch wide strip” variety.  Anything will turn “butt floss” into “feeling like a wedgie.”

However, even with that flaw, they’re still the best of what’s available for thongs at this time.

In a Nutshell?

Have you gone out and ordered some Oko Creations mama cloth yet?  If you haven’t, you should.  Say good-bye to chafing and other yucky things.  And along with mama cloth, you can get other awesome things from Oko Creations: breast pads, mini wet bags for your mama cloth, mama cloth for all stages of your cycle, cloth diaper boosters, change pads, cloth wipes and more!

My favorite dealer in the entire world (Cozy Bums Diapers) has just started carrying Oko Creations.  You can order from there if you’re in Canada… and if you’re in the States, Oko Creations will ship to the US.  Go order already!

Have you used Oko Creations?  How did it work for you?

About Suzi

Suzi is an American ex-pat living in British Columbia. She's a cloth diaper addict, wife, mom of three, and President of the Prince George chapter of Cloth for a Cause.

Comments

  1. Kara Worden says:

    I was also 90% convinced by Maman Loup about all of Oko’s products, but you have just made that into 100%.

  2. Jessica W says:

    Needing to check these out for my daughters!

  3. Awesome products!!! I would like to try for myself and my grand daughter!!!

  4. Rachel N says:

    I love cloth and could always use a freebie for my stash.

  5. delia jones says:

    I am moving towards a full switch to cloth. This is a company that I need to check out.

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