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Brands that will and won't be sold in the USA in 2015

Recently many cloth pad makers became aware that legally they have to be compliant with the FDA if they are based in the US or sell to the US.  Compliance involves a fee of $3,646 for 2015 and it increases every year.  With this new knowledge many makers have decided to become compliant or close shop/stop selling to the US.
I want to compile a list of all the compliant brands of cloth menstrual pads companies so Americans know where to look in the future and list those that are unfortunately shutting down or ending sales to the US so people know what happened to certain brands (and maybe support them while they still can).  If you know of any others please add them here, the list is definitely incomplete.  Keep in mind things might change, there's the petition going around and a lot people want to change this.  Hopefully this list will soon become outdated in a good way.

*Updated 2/27*


Brands that are compliant for 2015

Here's the FDA's establishment listing that shows the compliant brands of reusable menstrual pads.  Apparently it's updated on Mondays and it doesn't include some brands that have been compliant for years meaning they were using a different code (e.g. GladRags)
http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfRL/rl.cfm?start_search=1&establishmentName=®Num=&StateName=&CountryName=&RegistrationNumber=&OwnerOperatorNumber=&OwnerOperatorName=&ProductCode=&DeviceName=Pad%2C%20Menstrual%2C%20Reusable&ProprietaryName=&establishmentType=&PAGENUM=100

GladRags
LunaPads
Domino Pads
Charlie Banana
Vintage Country Corner
Trojacek Farms
Party In My Pants
Tree Hugger Cloth Pads
Pink Daisy
Pink Lemonade Shop
Yurtcraft
Green 4 Less
MotherMoonPads
Annybell's Essentials
Cozy Folk
Handsewnbyme
Home Crafted Essentials
Talulah Bean


Brands that are working on becoming compliant
There are several brands that are trying to get the money to pay the fee, for example by increasing sales, using GoFundMe, or getting a business loan
Pampered Mama
Tags and Rags

Brands that are closing or stopping production of just menstrual pads (for at least 2015)

Amy's Rag Bag

Lily Pads
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=583723088425140&id=254158678048251

Dragon Cloth Covers
https://www.facebook.com/DragonClothCovers/posts/315564815305608

Sarah's Sassy Threads
https://www.facebook.com/SarahsSassyThreads/posts/890331557678659

Blue Moons Cloth
https://www.facebook.com/BlueMoonsCloth/photos/a.1391531727738485.1073741828.1391269161098075/1502925169932473/?type=1&theater

Pairie Valley Cloth
https://www.facebook.com/prairievalleycloth/posts/775186159228732

Maxille Love
https://www.facebook.com/maxillelove/posts/974607242568606

The Silver Liner
https://www.facebook.com/TheSilverLiner/posts/761407380579923

Shannon's Cloth and More
https://www.facebook.com/ShannonsClothandMore/posts/770699289677358

Tamarack Creations
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=913811668649969&id=131789943518816

Sweet Mama Sharon
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetMamaSharon

Naturals R Dino-mite
https://www.facebook.com/NaturalsRDinomite/posts/387918801368057

Little Bird's Little Quilts
https://www.facebook.com/LittleBirdsLittleQuilts/photos/a.408014165990704.1073741825.235634669895322/625563610902424/?type=1

Aunt Flow's Cloth Pads
https://www.facebook.com/AuntFlowClothPads/posts/799754093416045

Lilia Designs
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LiliaDesigns

Period Attire


Brands that are ending sales to the USA (for at least 2015)

Mama Kloth

Homestead Emporium

Sewn by Tash
https://www.facebook.com/SewnByTash/posts/399112900256166

Cotton Candy Eco Cloth
https://www.facebook.com/cottoncandyecocloth/posts/758412284236300

Naturally Hip
https://www.facebook.com/NaturallyHip/posts/926583437366458

Precious Stars Pad
https://www.facebook.com/preciousstarspads/posts/872418609489530


MyBearBottom
https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=736460069755454&id=676519895749472

Melissa's Makes
https://www.facebook.com/Melissasmakes/posts/968822966478537

Sweet Sparrow Design
https://www.etsy.com/shop/SweetSparrowDesign



Ugg, it feels weird to keep calling them br ands and depersonalizing it, a lot are single person operations or only a few people.  My heart goes out to all those affected by this and I hope you all are able to easily find the path that works best for you.
Tags: advocacy, buying pads, selling advice
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