You know what they say ladies, nothing gets the mood going like sustainable, ethical choices. If combating global warming gets you hot, I’ve found your next lingerie purchase.
Brands are fighting waste in innovative ways by introducing, for a lack of better words, period panties— reusable underwear that replaces wasteful feminine hygiene products like tampons and pads.
After all, studies show feminine hygiene products result in crazy amounts of waste in landfills. Over 100 million women use tampons worldwide, and the average woman uses 11,000 tampons in her lifetime. That’s not breaking down any time soon. By switching to period panties, you’re making sustainability sexy.
I’m sure you’ve heard of this phenomenon by now, but if you’re on the fence about buying these panties you’re not alone. It’s a big move.
With tons of people joining the bandwagon of purchasing trendy metal straws and keep cups, it’s obvious that limiting waste is the new black.
Modibodi, an Aussie brand, offers a range of super innovative underwear, swim, and athletic wear. Their sizes range from youth to maternity, and they use real women of all sizes in their ads. YES Modibodi!
Some of these knickers can absorb up to two tampons worth of liquid! One of their top products, The Classic Bikini, has 1558 reviews that exude positivity. And those are all well earned. According to their site, the company consulted at least 100 textile engineers and fibre companies, and conducted at least 1000 experiments before launching.
Their products are made with bamboo, merino wool, and microfibres. Talk about luxury. And hey, if you’re still on the fence about their products, they offer first time users a 30-day return period on one used garment.
Environmenstrual is a small Aussie brand sourced out of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland. They offer a whole range of zero waste feminine products, including of course period panties.
Because they use vegan and organic materials like cotton and bamboo, their stuff is super affordable. So even if cash is a bit tight, you can still get on the bandwagon of ethical periods!
Plus, with first time users getting a 40-day return period on one used garment, you really have nothing to lose.
Thinx is probably one of the most notable innovative underwear brands.
They may be based in The United States, but never fear, they offer global shipping. Their best-selling Hiphugger holds up to two tampons worth of flow, so you can rest easy and leak free all damn day!
Be on the look out for some sweet sales from Thinx as well. This past week they offered 30% off everything with few exclusions for Women’s Menstrual Hygiene Day.
Don’t know which one is right for you? Jump online and take the Thinx quiz to help you find your perfect match. And if that’s no bueno, never fear. With a 60-day return period on eligible items, even international shipping time won’t be an issue.
This is absolutely not your most sustainable or helpful option, but if you’d like to test period panties before you purchase one $26 thong from a brand listed above you could start here.
There are lots of period pantie brands on Amazon, but you’ll probably need a disposable feminine hygiene product to go with them. Consider these you cost effective gateway to more sustainable periods.
Image Source: Giphy.com, Modibodi Red’s Facebook