Once upon a time not so long ago, single-use, disposable products were invented for the convenience to the consumer. But only a few short decades later, these same items have wreaked havoc and created irreversible damage to our environment.
Products women use on a regular basis that contain plastics and other synthetic fibers are single-use tampons. These are incredibly unsustainable and detrimental to our environment. In one lifetime, we’ll use between 5,000 and 11,000 tampons.
Most tampon brands contain plastic. So when they are discarded, they often break down into microplastics. Microplastics are now everywhere; in landfills, in our oceans, and even in our seafood.
This was the catalyst behind the brand WearInTimes, sustainable period underwear. With climate change on our heels, many of us are scrambling to make changes in our daily lives that are more sustainable to slow the damage we’re doing.
The name "InTimes" comes from the German word ‘Intimes‘, which means “intimate, cherished” and also encompasses the world. WearInTimes is a POC women-owned brand, founded by two friends—Tuni and Rachel—who believe in removing the taboo, and shamelessly empowering those who experience periods every month, while reducing the amount of waste they contribute to landfills every month.
The brand focuses on the sustainability angle. One pair of period underwear can replace hundreds of tampons that would normally end up in landfill.
The founders wanted to create period underwear that was sustainable, effective, but also looked good. So they have five styles to choose from, depending on preference and flow:
- Daisy Hiphugger
- Ivy High Waist
- Peony Bikini
- Romee Brief
- Rose Thong
It’s not only our environment that suffers. There are possible health implications of using bleached, synthetic tampons in more delicate areas of our bodies. So why not try some game-changing period underwear, and be kind to your health, and the environment.