Tasmanian menstruators, you’ve done it again!
We've had an overwhelming response to the news that we had Undies available.
Thank you everyone who registered! Frances, the volunteer muscle for the project, is working her way through all the applications and your undies should be on their way to you soon.
We currently only have sizes 10, 18, 20, 22, 24 and 26 available. The registration survey is still open, but please choose your size carefully.
You can sign up here.
We've also had enough donations to send off another order for more undies - so keep an eye on our social media for news about Undies availability.
Wowzers trousers – I want to support the project!
Wowee! A Patron of the Pant! Thank you! You can DONATE HERE
Follow the prompts on our donation page to choose whether to donate to the Undies Project in general, or to buy a gift card for a friend or family member that represents a donation to Women’s Health Tasmania on your behalf. It’s sort of like Oxfam’s Christmas cards that ‘buy a goat’ or ‘buy a cow’ for someone in need.
Your donation means that someone in lutruwita/Tasmania receives period undies for free. Pretty cool, huh?
What is The Undies Project?
The Undies Project model is simple. We send a bundle of 5 pairs of period-friendly underwear to women/people who:
- have a period AND
- have a Health Care Card/Pension Concession Card AND
- want to save the planet
Most people who try period undies love them!
There are lots of reasons why people love the undies, but here are two of the main 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 to lower your costs, and to help save the planet at the same time.
Who are the undies for?
Not everyone who has a period is a woman. Some non-binary people and some trans men have periods. Undies Warriors have told us that they like the fact that this project is inclusive.
No matter your gender, if you have a period and you have a Health Care Card/Pension Concession Card, you are warmly, loudly and happily invited to sign up to the project!
Do period friendly undies require special care?
Yes, they do. You have to rinse them in cold water after about 8 hours of use; then you can wash them in your machine, but you can’t tumble dry them. (There's a video below explaining how to look after them.) If you don’t have somewhere to wash your clothes, this project is not for you; if you are experiencing trouble affording period products give us a call and we can help you get an emergency supply of single use pads and tampons.
Ari and Ella talk about what’s good about period undies!
Modibodi Vlog: How to care for your Modibodi period undies