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Modibodi's Comfy Undies Give You a Sustainable (and Wallet-Friendly) Choice When It Comes to Periods

So, while you're stuck at home, you can parade around in a pair of underwear.
By Cordelia Williamson
April 15, 2020
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Modibodi's Comfy Undies Give You a Sustainable (and Wallet-Friendly) Choice When It Comes to Periods

So, while you're stuck at home, you can parade around in a pair of underwear.
By Cordelia Williamson
April 15, 2020
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Just like toilet paper, pasta and cans of tuna, tampons and pads in the time of COVID-19 are becoming increasingly hard to find on supermarket shelves. Which is a less-than-ideal situation to be in when that time of the month rolls around. And, sure, you may have heard about period-proof undies — and maybe even thought about making the switch for sustainability and economical reasons — but have you actually used them? No? Well, perhaps now is the time to give them a go.

Since starting back in 2013, Australian label Modibodi has been shipping its colourful, comfy and functional undies to folk around the globe, with the aim of empowering them with a more eco-friendly option to tampons and pads — and, in the long run, it's lighter on the wallet. Plus, if you're self-isolating or trying to cut down your visits to the shop at the moment — kudos to you — then undies, which you can order online and delivered straight to your door, might be the way to go.

Modibodi's undies use fabrics such as bamboo, merino wool and microfibres and have built-in absorbent, breathable (and stain- and odour-resistant) liners. After two years of testing, trialling and fine-tuning the designs with textile engineers and companies in Australia and the US, Modibodi became one of the world's go-to period-proof undies. The liners are about three-millimetres thick and can absorb anywhere between five and 20 millilitres (about four tampons' worth). So, while you're stuck at home, you can parade around in a pair of underwear — and not worry about any discomfort or leaks when wearing them.

As these undies are designed to be thrown in your washing machine to be worn again and again, they're a far more sustainable solution than single-use items such as tampons, pads and liners, too. So, not only are they good for you, they're good for the planet. It doesn't hurt that it works out cheaper in the long run, too.

They're designed for people of all ages, shapes and sizes, too, with more than ten different styles — from a classic brief cut to bikini, seamless, boyleg, boy short, high-waisted, maternity, swim, activewear and even vegan ones — in a range of colours. Plus, there are four different absorbency levels available: superlight, light-moderate, moderate-heavy and heavy-overnight. There are designs for pee, sweat and pregnancy, too.

Prices start from $23.50 and there are packs of five, seven and ten, too, which will save you some pennies if you're looking to buy more than a couple of pairs.

Modibodi is currently offering contactless delivery across Australia and New Zealand, with free shipping on orders over $100 AUD and NZD. If this is your first time buying them, you can score ten percent off when you sign up here.

For more information on period-proof undies — and to buy yourself a pair (or few) — head to Modibodi's website

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Published on April 15, 2020 by Cordelia Williamson

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