8 Sustainable Period Underwear Brands
When Aunt Flo comes a knockin’, these eco-friendly undergarments will show her who’s boss!
It’s that time of the month again, huh? No matter how light or heavy your flow is or how intense your symptoms are, we can all agree that periods aren’t fun. Oh, and don’t even get us started on the pink tax. It’s frustrating to have to buy tampons, pads, and pantiliners—and even more frustrating when you think of the negative environmental impact these items have. That’s why we love all of the brands making sustainable period underwear! If you’re unfamiliar with these undergarments, they’re designed with absorbent, breathable, and antimicrobial layers. You can wear them solo or as extra protection with other feminine hygiene products to help you experience a more eco-conscious and comfortable period.
Modibodi has the perfect product to support your lifestyle when Auntie Flo is in town. The brand’s sustainable period underwear line ranges from super light to maxi absorbency levels in a variety of cuts—bikinis, thongs, boyshorts, and more. Modibodi also makes period swimwear, activewear, and sleepwear. So you can keep doing the things you enjoy without worrying about leakage! Their most sustainable products are the Biodegradable Full Brief and Bikini.
From hardcore workouts and long workdays to sleepovers and vacays, Thinx has a product for every activity! Made from sustainable materials with built-in protection for a range of flows, Thinx’s portfolio of period underwear and garments will keep you comfy all day long. Each pair of absorbent panties is made with moisture-wicking, odor-controlling, and leak-resistant technology that will save you several trips to the bathroom to check in on things down South.
What’s reusable, machine washable, and super absorbent? The sustainable period underwear from Pure Rosy! Designed with high-tech fabric that’s breathable and antimicrobial, these knickers can be worn solo on light days and as a backup on heavier days. Best of all? All of the designs are super cute! No more compromising fashion for comfort—you get both with Pure Rosy.
With a flexible, yet supportive piece of fabric along the center, Proof’s Leakproof Hipster Underwear has the absorbency level equivalent to five tampons! The panties are composed of antimicrobial fibers that reduce odor and prevent bacterial growth. Choose your leak type, flow level, and style of choice, and let Proof do the rest!
Gone are the days of embarrassing period stains and frequent tampon or pad changes! With Saalt’s sustainable period underwear, you’ll get protection from leakage without all of the bulky layers. These thin, soft, and comfortable garments look and feel like traditional panties—and they’re made from post-consumer recycled water bottles. It’s a win-win-win!
In addition to creating organic, eco-friendly tampons, pads, pantiliners, and menstrual cups, Cora offers reusable period underwear! The panties are made from sustainable materials, without any toxic chemicals, dyes, or PFAs. For each purchase made, Cora gives health education and sustainable pads to girls in need.
Want to give eco-friendly period products a try but don’t know where to start? Take Aisle’s Matchmaker Quiz to determine which product is best for you and your cycle. From boxers and briefs to bikinis and hipster bottoms, each style comes with a bonus absorbency booster for your heavier flow days. Aisle includes an impact report for their different undie styles so you can see the effects of your purchase.
For the largest variety in styles and prints, check out Joyja! The sustainable period underwear brand will keep you feeling confident and stylish, even when your flow is super heavy. Shop Joyja’s fun patterns, trims, and cuts to find your perfect pair. Or opt for their Period Packs to get more bang for your buck (and more styles to try, too).
When Allie responded to an Instagram post on @vegoutlosangeles a few years ago, she had no idea she’d join the coolest vegan team on the planet. An Austin native, actress, yogi, and part-time sword fighter (don’t ask!), Allie is on a mission to live her best life and inspire others to do the same. She graduated from Hussian College In Studio with a B.F.A. in Contemporary Musical Theatre + Film and currently acts, writes, and eats her way through Los Angeles.
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