Nomad Eco Stitches // Cloth Pad Haul & First Impressions


So, recently the lovely Tracy over at Nomad Eco Stitches had a restock that featured some hand dyed OBV and I absolutely had to indulge in because I find ice dyed OBV so gorgeous.

I’ve been meaning to order up some pads from NES for {3} reasons:

  1. The price point is absolutely fantastic for the lengths and absorbency they carry.
    1. I chose to indulge in some longer pads because I’m lazy and I prefer to wash every four days but I just don’t have enough overnights in my stash for that. They were so so reasonable in price.
  2. The customization options on certain prints are great (but not RTS).
    1. The skull / calavera / calaca print is available in multiple lengths and absorbencies.
  3. I always love supporting military fams, as a former Army brat myself ^_^
    1. Tracy’s husband is a Marine. The nomad part of “Nomad Eco Stitches” makes my heartstrings twang a bit, even now. ❤

Alright, onto the pads!




This first pad I am so so excited about. I’ve been wanting a calacas / Dia de los Muertos pad forever, as I’ve been studying hispanohablante culture and the Spanish language for nearly 7 years now. It just makes me happy to see something so unique!

This pad is a 12.5″ heavy, ironically the shortest pad that I got on this order. The core stitching on this is a very pretty almost decorative zig zag that I quite like! The cotton top seems to be of a good quality, and soft for a cotton knit / flat faced cotton (can’t quite tell).

The pattern repetition and placement is quite good, no complaints about that. The hand drawn looking design is so different, and just plain gorgeous. The flowers, particularly the roses, put the perfect Mexican flair to this design. The colors are also incredibly vibrant. Love love love!

Here is a direct link to this pad, as it’s still available (and customizable) in Tracy’s shop as of 8 May 2016. X




The next pad I picked out is a gorgeous feather design. Teal is one of my most favorite colors and this mixture of colors is visually appealing to my eye.

This is also quite a long pad for me at 14″. This would be a great great overnight for almost anyone, in any situation. I would consider this a postpartum absorbency. The feathers on this look almost like hand painted design, and both the purple and the teal have a nice colour vibrancy in a vintage-y sort of way. Beautiful!~

Here is a direct link to this pad, as it’s still available in Tracy’s shop as of 8 May 2016.




(bonus backshot because it’s just so gorgeous)

The final pad I have here is the pad I discussed at the beginning of this post. Tracy did a limited run of some hand dyed OBV, and I simply had to get this one because it was calling to me so strongly. This pad is also a 14″ overnight / postpartum.

I just have to say, out right, this is probably the softest pad I have ever felt in my life. And it’s an organic fiber! Amazing! I’m sorry if it´s looking a bit rumpled, I couldn’t help but just feel it for a while after I got it. I’ll definitely be looking into some more organic bamboo velour in the future.

The colouring on this is utterly breathtaking, and one of a kind. I’m not the biggest fan of pink, but the depth of the colour is so gorgeous and the intermingling with the others it looks amazing. The unique part of this pad compared to the other two I bought is that it seems to be a true hidden core style pad. I don’t think I have any of this type, so I’m excited to see how it holds up.

Overall Impressions:DSCF0304x

These are so well put together! These are my first pads that are backed in Windpro, and I’m very impressed with the quality of that as well. Each of these are backed in black Windpro, if you were wondering.

The snaps seem like standard size 20 KAM, and they are placed pretty much perfectly. They seem quite durable and the colours are coordinated with the colours of the print. The double snap is definitely appreciated for the size of the width of these pads.

The construction is nearly perfect, and after a wash and a close inspection there seems to be no problems at all. The aesthetic of it all is quite nice, whether it’s of the stitched core or hidden core variety.

The gentle flair design seems to be perfect for me, as well as perfect for most people. I totally would suggest this style in a 10″ for anyone’s first cloth pad experience.

The overall feel of these pads is what surprised me: they are so incredibly thin for what they are (heavy and postpartum pads). The OBV topped is just a bit more cushion / squishy than the cotton toppeds. They will all be awesome for overnight, and I think I could pull off the twelve and a half inch with skulls for a day at home as well! I’m super excited to use them.

I totally recommend joining the Nomad Eco Stitches private Facebook group, it’s great if you want updates on stockings and other information.

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