AD| With the environment being at the heart of everything we do and consume these days, products like reusable sanitary pads and period pants are becoming more and more popular. And for good reason – the average woman uses more than 11,000 disposable menstrual products in their lifetime. Single-use menstrual products generate 200,000 tonnes of waste per year.
WUKA Period Pants have been on my radar for the past few months, so I was keen to try them out for myself when they got in touch. I’ve been trying my best to make positive changes to do my part in helping the environment and in reducing waste. So this seemed like a logical next step for me.
The WUKA Flex range is the world’s first multi-sized period pant. They fit 4 sizes which is great for those of us whose weight fluctuates often or if you’re prone to a bit of bloat. Even better, they would be BRILLIANT to use postnatally instead of maternity pads – as women bleed some weeks after birth and their bodies can change rapidly, it’s so useful to have something adjustable. They would also make a great period pant for a growing teen. I would have loved to have these when I was just starting my period as wearing pads always made me so paranoid!
The WUKA Flex detachable bikini pant is a high-waisted pant that fits 4 sizes. The side attachments come with hooks similar to those on a strapless bra so you can unfasten and take them off, then replace them with a new pair without having to take your shoes and bottoms off. This makes it a great period pant for travelling or going anywhere you may need to change your period pants in a public toilet. A massive bonus of these detachable pants is that they are ideal for those with disabilities or mobility issues that may make it difficult to take pants on and off.
It’s made from ethical BCI Cotton and is a carbon-neutral product as well as being vegan friendly.
The WUKA flex logo bikini pant is another high-rise pant, though this one is not detachable, it is adjustable. It’s made from Premium Organic Cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard and is also vegan friendly and carbon neutral.
Both of these pants are for medium flow and will hold up to 15ml of liquid. This is 3 times as much as a tampon and they can be worn for up to 8 hours.
Taking care of your WUKA pants is easy. You just rinse with cold water and then pop in the wash with similar coloured items on a 30-40 wash, then hang them out to dry.
I must say that I’m usually a tampon wearer, as I hate that feeling of having a pad on, but these have given me a change of heart. They don’t feel bulky or bulgy at all, they are comfortable to wear and really do feel like normal pants.
So as the name suggests, WUKA really does give me that Wake-Up and Kick-Ass feeling.
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Have you ever tried WUKA period pants? What are your thoughts?