I reviewed my first set of period pants this time last year and 12 time-of-the-months later, I wanted to share my honest thoughts and a few of my favourite brands of sustainable underwear I’ve tried since.
I have been officially converted to period pants. Previously my go-to period product of choice was always tampons but I’ve only had to revert to that once in the last year, more on that later.
What I love most is the comfort and hassle free nature of period underwear.
The pro’s and con’s of period pants
- Super comfortable
- No leaks (must emphasise my periods are light to medium so can only speak from my experience)
- Very hygenic
- The pants come in so many varieties brand dependent (a black lacey absorbent bikini brief is the closest I will come to feeling “sexy” that time of the month)
- Good for the environment
- Not practical for travelling – they require rinsing after use. Which isn’t great when you are sharing facilities. I have had to revert back to tampons if I’m not going to be in my own home and readily near washing facilities
- Like with anything you want better quality, you will have to spend the ££. But they are extremely durable
- Not a huge con but you have to ensure you maintain them well by washing correctly, not using fabric conditioners etc.
My favourite sustainable period underwear brands
Since I tried sustainable underwear a year ago, so many other brands have emerged. I initially trialled Modibodi, which I still adore, but have also since tried Ohne* and Love Luna*.
The most expensive of the three (from £27) but their organic fabric is really worth the price if you have the option to splurge. It’s made from plant based and eco-friendly material. Plus they have a buy one, give one policy, where they donate a pair of pants to someone in need for every purchase made. You can also currently get 20% off with discount code: BF2021
Reasonably price (from £14), with good quality fabrics. Have found their sizing can run a little small, so would advise sizing up. They also offer the most variety of styles that I have seen. Hello thongs.
The most accessible of all the brands, because they stock them in places like Asda and Sainsbury’s. The pricing is also the cheapest (from £9) however the fabric feels a little cheaper than the others. A good starting place if you aren’t so sure they are for you and budget friendly.
Have you tried period underwear yet?
*previously gifted, no obligation to post and all opinions are my own