The word is sleek for this black organic cotton velour. It is so soft and shiny, you will want to stroke it all month! In more serious ways, this is a very comfortable pad for your light and medium flow days, with poppers which prevent any sideways slippage. These pads are not only slim fitting, but they are made to the shape of your body, so they are very comfortable to wear. They have two layers of organic cotton fleece inside and are backed with a choice of options: bright turquoise organic cotton fleece with a waterproof PUL layer, for a vegan zero waste pad; black organic wool for an all natural organic zero waste pad; or black polyester fleece with or without a layer of waterproof PUL. Machine wash any of these up to 60'.