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These rigorously tested NZ designed period underwear feature:
- innovative super slim fabric - no bulky layers here!
- a super-absorbent layer to hold and absorb your flow
- anti-microbial and moisture wicking technology to keep you dry and feeling fresh
- a soft organic cotton layer closest to your skin, designed to draw moisture away fast
- a leak-resistant barrier to prevent any leakage
- flattering cuts that fit comfortably but firmly to help prevent spills, and feel stylish and sleek
- They’re safe and easy to use, with no risk of toxic shock
Depending on your flow, you choose to wear AWWA period underwear as an alternative to pads, tampons or cups, or in conjunction with other menstrual products. Whatever works for you is great with us!
- 1 x All Day classic brief
- Comfortable and sleek
- No worries throughout the day with leak resistant layers
- Easy to wash and care for
- Environmentally sustainable
To ensure the leak proof technology does its job our underwear fits slight more snug than your regular underwear.
Everything you ever wanted to know about AWWA period-proof underwear
How much liquid do they hold?
AWWA underwear has been rigorously tested. Depending on the style you purchase they can hold between 1 -5 regular pads/tampons worth of menstrual blood.
Can they replace all other menstrual products?
This depends on you and your flow — you know your body best. AWWA underwear can be used instead of other menstrual products, or for those with a heavy flow you may choose to wear them as a backup to your tampon or cup. We suggest you test your own limits.
So no odour? No dampness?
We have used the latest innovations in fabrics to prevent odour and dampness. The anti-microbial layer fights bacteria and odours, and the moisture wicking cotton quickly draws moisture away from your skin, keeping you dry.
How do I wash them?
We recommend rinsing by hand first, then pop in a cold wash with your other clothes and line dry. DO NOT use fabric softener as it prevents the moisture wicking and anti-microbial technologies from working.
Are they eco-friendly?
Hell yes! By replacing single use pads and tampons, AWWA underwear helps prevent millions of pads and tampons ending up in our waterways and landfill every year.
As a business we lead by example when it comes to environmental sustainability. AWWA is a carbon positive business. This means that we have offset all our business operation emissions to 120%. Check out our sustainability page for more info.
Can my teenager wear them?
Absolutely! Our underwear can be worn by all wahine. We have made them available in a full range of sizes including a specific teen period underwear range.
Can I use AWWA period-proof underwear for things other than my period?
Of course! AWWA underwear is also suitable for spotting and minor bladder weakness (pregnant and older women rejoice). You might even love them so much that you decide to wear them every day. You do you.
What are they made of? Will they irritate my sensitive skin?
The layer closest to your skin is 95% organic cotton, 5% spandex. Other fabrics used on our Eva Brief, Frankie Brief and Skye High are are nylon and spandex. They shouldn’t irritate even sensitive skin.
Are they comfortable though?
They look and feel just like your normal underwear. We’re not kidding! In fact some would say they’re even more comfortable than your normal underwear.
Are they ethically made?
AWWA underwear is manufactured by a company who provides ethical work conditions and takes environmental sustainability seriously. We spent a lot of time researching how and where our underwear is made. AWWA underwear is made in two factories in Sri Lanka and China. Both our partner factories pay a fair wage and have processes and practices in place to reduce their waste output, and source sustainable fabrics.
How can I smash the patriarchy?
We’re working on it. But here’s a start:
- buy your underwear from a female-run business
- manage your period in comfort
- get out there and change the world.
- Nylon and spandex outer layer
- Organic cotton inner layers
- Organic cotton that has moisture wicking and anti-microbial application - Gusset
- PUL as a leak resistant barrier
- Simply rinse in cold water, then wash on a cold cycle with your normal clothes
- Machine wash in a delicates bag if you have one
- Don't use fabric softener as it prevents the moisture-wicking and anti-microbial technologies from working
- Line dry
Fast Shipping - In stock, ready to ship!
We offer fast, economical shipping to Australia, dispatched every week day from our Auckland, New Zealand warehouse. All items on our website are in stock, ready to dispatch (excludes pre-order or custom size items). Please allow 3-5 working days for main centres, 5 working days for outside of main centres and up to 10 working days for heavy or bulky orders.
Shipping starts from $8 for small items. Just add your items to your cart and use the Shipping Estimator in the Mini Cart or Cart with your post code. Please double check your shipping in the checkout, particularly for large items which the estimator doesn’t accurately calculate.
The majority of packages are shipped with Toll Priority. Bulky or heavy items will generally be shipped with Omni/Australia Post.
Packages are labelled with an Authority to Leave if they are less than $300 value so delivery doesn’t require you to be home. Please let us know if you need Signature Required for security concerns. PO Box or Parcel Locker orders are sent with Omni/Aus Post.
Free Shipping for orders over $150* (excludes large items)
Free shipping is available when you spend over $150! Please note bulky or heavy items are excluded from this offer and you can confirm the correct shipping at the checkout. Unfortunately our Cart Shipping Estimator does not accurately exclude large items from free shipping calculations. We apologise for any inconvenience with this technical limitation.Go to Shipping & Delivery Page
Hassle-free Returns for 365 Days!
We have expert staff available to help you choose the perfect item – how can we help before you purchase? However, when you do purchase something that doesn’t fit or isn’t quite right, we offer an excellent returns policy and the best possible customer service.
We also know life with babies and children is busy, so you have up to 365 days for your returns and exchanges to come back to us:
- Up to 90 days from purchase - You can return for an Exchange, Store Credit or Refund
- Up to 365 days from purchase – You can return for an Exchange or Store Credit
Returned items must be received back in perfect condition, unused and unwashed condition including the instructions and packaging. Please ensure you carefully package items so they are received back in perfect condition.
Our Returns and Exchanges page has full details, including product specific returns information and our Returns Form.Go to Returns Page