The Undies Project pilot has reached its target of 250 people with periods in the Hobart City Council area!
The feedback we had from people who participated has been AMAZING.
We think it’s important to keep this project going. If you agree, and can afford it, you can make a financial donation to The Undies Project through our donations page (please write “Undies” in the comments section so we know where you want the money to go).
If you are someone interested in participating in The Undies Project down the line, tell us you’re interested - https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/8BBPXXB
What is The Undies Project?
The Undies Project started off as a pilot project run by Women’s Health Tasmania in partnership with Australian underwear manufacturer Modibodi, supported by the City of Hobart through an Urban Sustainability Grant.
The Undies Project model is simple. We send women/people who:
- have a period AND
- Live on a low income
A bundle of 5 pairs of period friendly underwear in their size.
Most people who try using period undies love them!
There are lots of reasons why people love the undies, but here are two of the big ones:
- Pads and tampons have a lot of plastic in them. They end up on our tips and they contribute to landfill. Landfill contributes to global warning by causing greenhouse gas emissions. Period undies mean less plastic in landfill.
- Pads and tampons are single use. You can use period friendly underwear over and over. In the end, they’re cheaper.
So, this project helps you lower your costs, and help save the planet at the same time.
Do period friendly undies require special care?
Yes, a bit. You have to wash them out after about 8 hours use and you can’t tumble dry them. If you don’t have somewhere to wash your clothes, you are better off using single use pads and tampons.
Wowzers trousers – I want in! How do I join the project?
The Undies Project pilot is over, but we think we should try and keep the project going. You can help us by either:
- Fundraising – we can’t send undies magic across lutrawita/Tasmania without moneyyyy. If you can afford it, you can make a financial donation to The Undies Project through our donations page (please write “Undies” in the comments section so we know where you want the money to go).
- Do you want The Undies Project to come to your area? If the answer is a big yes, let us know - fill in the survey here
Ari and Ella talk about what’s good about period undies!
Modibodi Vlog: How to care for your Modibodi period undies