Why Switch to Period Underwear
Designed to feel and look like regular underwear, period panties are a newer form of menstrual care that can both replace the need for disposable hygiene products and be a solution for preventing messy leaks. They’re an ecologically, smart alternative to single-use period products and a great long-term investment for those who want a more comfortable and easier menstrual solution.
Traditional tampons and pads are recommended by the FDA to only be worn for four to eight hours because of the risk of toxic shock syndrome or a yeast infection. When used correctly, period panties can be worn for up to 24 hours without leaks, odors or discomfort.
Not only do they have to be changed less often, but they also come in handy when you’re expecting your cycle to start and you want to be prepared. Instead of a late-night run to the drugstore especially with the lockdowns this pandemic, enjoy the convenience of staying home. You can count on having your washable, re-wearable panties ready to go when you need them most.
Besides the physical comfort and ease of period panties, this underwear is a great solution to the high number of menstrual products ending up in landfills. The average person who menstruates uses around 11,000 disposable period products in their lifetime. And it’s not just the products themselves — there’s usually an extra layer or two of plastic wrapped around the items for sanitation that gets discarded.
Although menstrual hygiene products are all but necessary, the waste that comes with them doesn’t have to be. Period panties can be reused for up to 2 years, making them a viable solution compared to traditional hygiene products.
Kiri is the newest sustainable fashion brand in Hong Kong that aims to provide options for a plastic-free period. While saving the planet is no easy feet, moving one small notch will help more than we know. Supporting women is their number one focus, maintaining the health of our planet is another priority. We want to be part of the solution, one-period panty at a time.
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