Eco Period Australia underwear is as beautiful and comfortable as your favourite undergarment, but it can do much more: it has an integrated membrane system in the crotch that pulls the fluid away from you, soaks it up and prevents it from leaking. We are pleased to introduce the EcoTech 4 Layer Technology system to you :
- The body-hugging layer is made of super-soft fabrics, which are characterised by their ability to quickly wick moisture away from the body. So you feel dry in no time at all.
- The middle layer is made up of specialized organic cotton or polyester fibres that absorb moisture away like a sponge.
- The outermost layer is a liquid-impermeable membrane that will not leak fluid, to protect you from leaking and unpleasant stains. In addition, this layer - like all other layers - is breathable and ensures that you do not sweat and prevents odours.
- The final layer is your base underwear of breathable fabrics, which holds it all together.
Different bodies flow differently and your period is unique to you. Knowing your flow will help you to figure out how Eco Period Australia Orgaknix or Luxe Lace underwear will fit into your regular period routine, as a replacement or as a backup.
Ask yourself the following questions to calculate the number of pads or underwear you will need to replace your disposable period products.
- How many days does your average period last?
- What is your flow like on each day of your period? (i.e. light, mod, heavy)
- How many pads or tampons do you use per day on your light, medium and heavy flow days?
- How many pads or tampons do you use throughout your period?
You can calculate the number of Eco briefs you will need, using the following guide:
- Heavy flow days - 2-3 changes per 24 hours (change at the end of the day and potentially at midday if your flow is very heavy).
- Moderate flow days - 1-2 pairs per 24 hours - change at the end of the day.
- Light flow days - 1-2 pairs per 24 hours - change at the end of the day.
Choose Super absorbency or Heavy absorbency if you have a heavy flow or for your heavy flow days or for moderate incontinence. The lining is thicker in Super absorbency and extends from the front to the back waist seams, so it covers you for overnights and is also suitable for tummy sleeping.
Choose Heavy absorbency if you have a heavy flow or for your heavy flow days or for moderate incontinence.. The lining extends to the back waist seams, so it covers you for overnights or when laying down on your side and back.
Choose Moderate to Heavy absorbency for medium flow days and nights, generally the 3rd or 4th day of your period, or for light to moderate incontenence. The lining is thicker where it is needed most, but includes a thin leakproof lining up the back to catch overnight leaks and protect your pjs and your sheets!
Choose Moderate absorbency for day time wear, active wear and for when you just don't need that extra panel of protection up the back. Suitable for flows from 15-25 ml. The lining is generally a little thinner too, so does not feel bulky at all.
The exception is the Orgaknix High Waist brief, which has been designed to hold heavy flows, but the extra absorbency is provided for where it is needed most, at the bottom of the underwear, making them also suitable for heavy flow days.
Choose Light absorbency if you have a light flow or for your light flow days or for light leaks. Generally a Gstring underwear. The lining extends half way up the front and back of the gstring.
Treat them with respect and love and they will be good to you! With some simple TLC, your garments will have a long and happy life. We recommend cold machine washing them with gentle, natural detergents in a garment bag on the delicate cycle. We also recommend never using fabric softeners or harsh detergents because these clog the arteries of the fabric, so to speak, and prevent proper wicking and drying. While you can pop them in the dryer on a low setting, line drying is the kinder thing to do. So be kind, line dry.
Eco Period underwear should NEVER:
Be cleansed with harsh detergents (these abrade and break down clothes which shortens their effectiveness and lifespan)
Be cleansed with fabric softeners (it's like fabric cholesterol and blocks the pathways in the fabric through which the liquid travels)
Be bleached (bleach kills everything, need we say more)
Be dry cleaned (putting the products into such a harsh environment with or without the added chemicals is bad)
Be washed in very hot water (heat breaks down the fibres and natural compounds that make these products so effective.