Single-use plastics are rife in period products; on average women will use around 11,000 disposable menstrual products in their lifetime and around 200,000 tonnes of disposable pads and tampons are sent to landfill every year in the UK. Ruby Raut is doing her bit to make periods more eco-friendly and taboo-free with WUKA. One pair of WUKA period pants can save 200 single-use plastic-filled disposable products from ending up polluting the environment or hitting landfill.
WUKA pants have been designed to be comfortable and leakproof as well as being as eco-friendly as possible. They’re made with GOTS organic cotton, Econyl (which is made from ocean plastic waste), and Tencel Modal (made from wood pulp from sustainable beech trees), with the Seamless pants made from recycled nylon – WUKA also donate a portion of the profits from these pants to Surfers Against Sewage. WUKA also only makes pants in black to keep the amount of dye used to a minimum; they are certified vegan and cruelty-free; and they are shipped in plastic-free packaging.
WUKA stands for ‘Wake Up Kick Ass’ to prove that periods don’t need to hold you back, so you’re well covered in terms of style of bottoms and levels of flow. Their Super Heavy Flow range can be worn for over ten hours and can hold up to 60ml of blood, and the Perform range has been designed to sit comfortably under gym gear or swimwear so you can exercise with confidence.
Each pair of pants lasts for at least two years before the absorbency begins to decrease – longer if they’re taken good care of – so not only are you saving the environment from plastic pollution, you’re saving yourself some cash with these pants too.