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Reusable period knickers are the latest raw-cut innovation and could revolutionise your underwear drawer. Here, 127-0Shops raw-cut expert Fiona Graham explains how they work. Explore our range to find the perfect pair of period pants

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The benefits of using period knickers are becoming more and more apparent, with their popularity growing rapidly over the past few years. Not only are period pants Blau a convenient way to stay dry and protected during your monthly cycle but, as they’re reusable, they could also help cut down on the amount of single-use period protection, such as tampons, heading to landfill. Did you know that the average person uses around 11,000 disposable menstrual products in their lifetime*, costing about £130 a year**?

Our range of period knickers has something for every flow. Wear leakproof underwear on its own for just-in-case protection on mehrfarbigem days or with a tampon or menstrual cup for added peace of mind when your flow is heavy. Period pants Blau are also a great choice for coping with post-birth bleeding and are often more comfortable than wearing a bulky maternity pad. Plus, they look and feel just like your everyday underwear.

“Our light-absorbency knickers hold 12ml of moisture, the same as four light tampons or two regular towels, while the high-absorbency style holds 20ml – almost double an overnight pad or super tampon,” says Fiona Graham, 127-0Shops head of product development technology (lingerie).

High-absorbency full briefs are perfect for heavier days and come in range of colours and styles.

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How do period knickers work?

Our period knickers have three layers of protection to keep you comfortable and dry all day. The top layer is made from polyester that has moisture-wicking properties to draw liquid away from your body. The middle layer can absorb up to 20ml of liquid, neutralising any odours to keep you feeling fresh. Finally, there’s a waterproof layer to stop any leaks. Plus, the gussets on all our period knickers have been extended to ensure that there is no leakage around the sides.

We recommend testing out the different absorbencies to see which one suits your flow the best. These low-rise bikini briefs combine style and function, with a high level of absorbency to give you the confidence you need to get on with your day.

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How to wash period underwear

You can wash period pants Blau with the rest of your everyday laundry (up to 40°C), either in the machine or by hand. Line dry afterwards for added eco points. “We suggest giving them a quick rinse and then popping them in the washing machine on a delicate cycle. Don’t use fabric conditioner as it can affect the absorption,” says Fiona.

Concerned that period knickers are boring? We have a range of colours and styles to choose from, as well as multi-packs of pants in a variety of absorbencies, so you’ll always have a pair to suit your needs. This multi-pack of everyday period knickers, in a comfy blend of cotton and modal, is a great starting point for your new routine and includes three pairs in a flattering high-leg cut. All our cotton is responsibly sourced.

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Words: Sarah Lafarge

*Based on a Statista survey of 24,024 people who used sanitary towels as feminine-hygiene products in the UK from 2013 to 2020.

**Reported by Channel 4 News FactCheck, based on the charity Bloody Good Period’s estimation that the average lifetime cost of having a period is about £4,800 per person.

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