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How We Care for Ourselves and the Planet with Reusable Period Protection

How We Care for Ourselves and the Planet with Reusable Period Protection

“One of the easiest and most impactful changes I can make as a woman”

Hi, I’m Laura and this is my daughter Arwen. We are excited to talk to you about reusable period protection because we think many women and young girls are unaware of how completely brilliant and effective they are!

Born in Northern Spain and now living in London I run Fluence Translations, a language consultancy with a green, ethical ethos.

My company is dedicated to helping eco-friendly businesses thrive internationally and these values are reflected in my home life.

Living responsibly and sustainably is important to me and my family. My daughter Arwen is 10½, in Year 5 at school and very aware of environmental issues – I wonder why! Here’s our story.

Challenge: to be kind to the environment and our bodies

Like many of us, I am aware of our impact on the environment and motivated to make changes. I look for ways to reduce my plastic consumption and plastic waste to care for our planet.

I think when you have children you want to do everything you can to protect their future. Arwen is enthusiastic, she is learning it is important to live responsibly. We now love our reusable water bottles, shampoo bars, eco-friendly laundry pods and my thoughts turned to the plastic waste created by sanitary pads and tampons.

“I was horrified when I thought about how much plastic my daughter and I would use in our lifetimes with vital period products. I felt sure there was a better way”

This coincided with a time when my flow became heavier and I needed reliable protection with no leaks. I looked online to see what was available.

Solution: Cheeky Wipes Period Pants

The Cheeky Wipes website was informative with a great range of attractive styles of pants and gorgeous colours to choose from, and I loved the beautiful rainbow designs on the day pads. The instructions were clear and the whole process easy and I haven’t looked back.

I have been using them for over a year now and when my daughter began her period I had no hesitation in asking if she would like to try them too. When it came to buying for Arwen I wasn’t quite so sure what to choose, she is young and I wanted her to be comfortable and find the right product for her, so I used the online chat option.

“The woman I spoke to was extremely helpful and knowledgeable, she went through all the options and asked me questions, recommending pants that were the perfect size for my daughter– I really appreciated this.”

Result: no more worries – comfortable, secure, convenient

I have been more than happy with my period pants finding them comfortable to wear, plus they are absolutely snug, secure and reliable. They are high quality, a great fit and absorb well with no embarrassing leaks. Washing is no problem. They come with a handy wash bag which I pop into the washing machine after a quick rinse in cold water and are soon ready to go again. No more worries about running out which is such a relief.

“So in looking for something friendly to the environment I found a solution that is better for me and my daughter too – win-win!”

The school was good and spoke to the girls about the products they would need. But reusable period protection wasn’t really mentioned. I think if they were given information about reusable options more girls would prefer period pants as the obvious choice.

“I felt as a mum maybe it was not fair to put pressure on Arwen to try reusable products, but now that she has tried the period pants she loves them, and it is absolutely her choice to continue to use them.”

A real plus is that as a young girl her periods can be a bit irregular. Period pants solve that worry of not knowing which day her period will start and give her confidence all the time. She can pack them for school trips and is always prepared, no stress about running out of protection. These are her words:

“I got really excited when I heard about the reusable period pants as they deal with everything for you. I would recommend them to any girl, like me, who has just started her period, they have really helped me with this experience and are so comfortable to wear. My favourite bit about them is that I know I am secure and won’t leak into my clothes”

We won’t be going back to traditional period protection, our period pants have so many plus points:

  • Easy to wear, comfortable, convenient and secure – we feel good
  • Friendly to the environment – we feel good about that too!
  • No leaks no worries – reassuring and confidence-boosting
  • We never run out – no stress or awkward situations, we’re always prepared
  • No need to remember to buy every month – saving money and time
  • Quick and easy to wash - no messy plastic waste in the bin
  • Helpful customer service -we found the perfect products

“We are happy to be making a difference by choosing a product that makes our life easier!”

Explore the cheeky range of reusable period protection and be kind to yourself and the planet Or if you need a bit more information on the perfect product for you, try our tailored reusable period protection questionnaire!

If you're a teacher and would like to be able to discuss reusable period protection, showing your class the alternatives, please contact us for details of our FREE schools demo kit.