Recently, I stumbled across Lunapads. This website offers supplies for “eco positive” periods. They sell reusable pads, pantiliners, and the DivaCup.
The product that caught my eye, however, was the hipster panties featured in this post.
These panties are not like the underwear from Victoria’s Secret. They have a waterproof PUL lining and microfiber padding, which makes them ideal for both heavy flow and light incontinence. You can add absorbent inserts as needed and change them throughout the day.
The hipster style provides more coverage than a bikini, but is more modern looking than a brief.
Lunapads’ limited edition hipster panties are available in sizes small through 3XL, so they are designed to fit a wide range of body types. They are made from 90% cotton and 10% spandex. They can be hand washed or machine washed with regular detergent.
I’ve never tried reusable menstrual products, but I’m tempted after seeing how much these panties look like regular everyday underwear. I appreciate how reusable products are better for the environment and I can see that there is a cost savings once you get over the expense of the initial purchase.
Another thing I thought was interesting about the Lunapads website was that the company supports One4Her.
This is an organization that provides menstrual supplies to young girls in developing countries.
Even though it’s hard to believe, many girls in developing countries are forced to stay home from school each month just because they lack across to proper menstrual care products. Over time, these absences have a devastating impact on their education.
If you’ve tried this product or any of the other offerings from Lunapads, I’d love to hear what you think! Are they something you’d recommend to other women?
Photo credit: Lunapads