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Using the latest innovations our underwear look and feel just like your normal underwear and hold up to 2 tampons worth of your flow
796 backers pledged NZ$ 73,407 to help bring this project to life.

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Are you happy with your current period management? Looking for an alternative to pads, tampons or cups that is easy to use, comfortable, discreet and zero waste?  

We have the solution! Be part of the I am Eva revolution!

After months of research, design and testing we have developed a pair of period proof underwear that we believe is going to change the way all teenagers and women manage their periods forever.

How do they work?

I am Eva period proof underwear look and feel just like your normal underwear.

The outer most layer provides a leak resistant barrier to prevent any messy and embarrassing situations. The super absorbent layer is made from sustainable bamboo fibres. Using the latest technology anti-microbial fabrics fight bacteria preventing unwanted odours and the layer closest to your skin draws moisture away fast, ensuring you remain dry all day

Our underwear has been rigorously tested and can hold up to two regular tampons worth of your flow. Not only are they designed for managing your period, they can also be used for managing minor bladder weakness. 

Depending on your flow you may be able to wear I am Eva instead of traditional period products, or for those with a heavy flow you may choose to wear I am Eva as a back-up to your tampon or cup.

Why you'll love I am Eva Period Proof Underwear:

Comfortable and feminine: they look and feel just like your normal underwear. Never again will you have to worry about bulky pads getting out of place or bunched up. 

They take the worry out of your day: There is nothing worse than worrying about leaking when you have your period. The super absorbent layer and leak proof barrier mean you can get on with your day with confidence. 

Sustainable and zero waste: Be part of the solution and help reduce the massive number of single use menstrual products ending up in landfills (over 350 million in New Zealand every year!)

Easy to wash: Simply rinse, then wash on a cold cycle with your normal clothes. Line dry.

Helping others in need: part of our ethos is to help eradicate period poverty in New Zealand. We will be exploring ways to help address this issue if we are lucky enough to reach our funding target and get this business over the start line. 

Giving you a choice: Until now there has been a limited number of reusable menstrual  products available to us wahine. I AM EVA offer you a modern, feminine option, fit for the 21st century, that allows you to shed your period naturally and not hold it inside.  

SIZE CHART

I am Eva underwear is made true to size so your best bet is to use our size chart below and consider the size of underwear you currently wear. To ensure the leak proof technology does its job our underwear fits slight more snug than your regular underwear. 

Feel free to get in touch by email if you have any queries on sizing. hello@iameva.co

Taking care of your period proof underwear could not be easier

Our vision: 

At I AM EVA our vision is to provide women of all shapes, sizes and cultures with an innovative, sustainable product to effectively manage their periods.  We want to empower women to feel feminine and confident 365 days of the year, by providing affordable, convenient, easy to use menstrual products, which require no extra effort to use.

Plastic waste and chemicals 

Pads and tampons contain non-biodegradable materials such as polyethylene, polyester and polypropylene and are one of the top 5 plastic pollutants in our oceans. On average a woman will use over 10,000 pads or tampons over the course of their menstruating life. In New Zealand 25 million+ single use sanitary products end up in landfill every month. This is a staggering 356 million+ per year! These products take hundreds of years to break down so the pile just keeps getting bigger. 

Many pads and tampons have been chlorine bleached and the cotton sprayed with a pesticide residue, some of which have been linked to cancer. Given that our vaginas are a mucus membrane, meaning they are super absorbent, it doesn't make sense to put our health and well-being at risk once a month, every month. 

Our reusable period proof underwear can help reduce these horrific statistics and provide you with a safe, sustainable alternative to managing your period. 

Period poverty in New Zealand 

We often hear about the struggles of women in developing countries unable to afford sanitary products, and who are faced with using rags or newspaper to control their flow each month. Did you know that this is happening in our own back yard? Every day thoughout New Zealand girls and women are forced to stay home from school and work because they too can not afford sanitary products. 

We believe that all girls and women have a RIGHT to participate in society everyday of the year. This is a basic human need and we want ALL girls and women to be able to get on with their day with dignity and confidence. If we successfully reach our funding target, and get our business up and running, we are going to explore ways we can help address this issue. 

We need YOUR help to get I am Eva to our shores!

BEHIND THE SCENES

Our samples have arrived and been tried, tested and photographed. We had so much fun doing the shoot for these. A room full of real women of all shapes, sizes and background, coming together and feeling feminine, confident and excited about our innovative underwear which is going to change the way wahine in NZ and around the world manage their periods. 

Purchase our underwear today and be one of the first women in NZ to experience a revolutionary way of managing your period.  

 We are offering a special introductory price just for you!    

**We will email you once our project is funded to gather your size and postal address so keep an eye on your inbox! ***

Risks and challenges

The design, innovation and technology is ready to go - we just need your support to fund this project to enable us to bring this revolutionary product to New Zealand wahine at an affordable price.

We have had the underwear independently tested so know the technology works, and our manufacturer is on standby to receive our order.

If you, our amazing backers, blow this out of the water then there might be a slight delay in production time. However we promise to keep you up to date with our progress every step of the way!

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    Pledge NZ$ 10 or more About $7

    THANK YOU!

    You have our everlasting gratitude! Your pledge will help us on our mission to eradicate period poverty in NZ. We will add you to our newsletter list so you can follow our journey

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    Pledge NZ$ 37 or more About $25

    ONE PAIR

    I am Eva underwear made with sustainable bamboo fibres. Show your support for our movement. (sizes XS-4XL)

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    Pledge NZ$ 105 or more About $72

    FLOW PACK

    3 pairs of I am Eva underwear so you can manage your monthly cycle with ease (sizes XS-4XL)
    *All 3 pairs must be the same size

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    Pledge NZ$ 175 or more About $120

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    5 pairs of I am Eva underwear so you can manage your monthly cycle with ease (sizes XS-2XL)
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    Pledge NZ$ 245 or more About $168

    7 PACK

    7 pairs of I am Eva underwear.
    Great for those wahine with a longer heavier flow. Manage your monthly cycle with ease (sizes XS-2XL)
    *All 7 pairs must be the same size

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    Pledge NZ$ 350 or more About $240

    BRONZE CORPORATE PACK

    10 pairs of I am Eva underwear in a range of sizes*

    Your company can make a public pledge to help fight Period Poverty, reduce waste and support a sustainable kiwi start up. We encourage you to share your pledge on facebook and instagram

    We will promote your support and pledge to our followers on facebook and Instagram

    Your logo will be displayed on the sponsors page of our website declaring your commitment to helping eradicate period poverty in NZ

    Further PR opportunity - donate the underwear to a not for profit of your choice, run a giveaway on social media or sell them at RRP

    *once we have met our target we will email you to gather your chosen sizes

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    Pledge NZ$ 700 or more About $481

    SILVER CORPORATE PACK

    20 pairs of I am Eva underwear in a range of sizes*

    Your company can make a public pledge to help fight Period Poverty, reduce waste and support a sustainable kiwi start up. We encourage you to share your pledge on facebook and instagram

    We will promote your support and pledge to our followers on facebook and Instagram

    Your logo will be displayed on the sponsors page of our website declaring your commitment to helping eradicate period poverty in NZ

    Further PR opportunity - donate the underwear to a not for profit of your choice, run a giveaway on social media or sell them at RRP

    *once we have met our target we will email you to gather your chosen sizes

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    Pledge NZ$ 1,700 or more About $1,167

    GOLD CORPORATE PACK

    50 pairs of I am Eva underwear in a range of sizes*

    Your company can make a public pledge to help fight Period Poverty, reduce waste and support a sustainable kiwi start up. We encourage you to share your pledge on facebook and instagram

    We will promote your support and pledge to our followers on facebook and Instagram

    Your logo will be displayed on the sponsors page of our website declaring your commitment to helping eradicate period poverty in NZ

    Further PR opportunity - donate the underwear to a not for profit of your choice, run a giveaway on social media or sell them at RRP

    *once we have met our target we will email you to gather your chosen sizes

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    Pledge NZ$ 3,400 or more About $2,334

    PLATINUM CORPORATE PACK

    100 pairs of I am Eva underwear in a range of sizes

    Your company can make a public pledge to help fight Period Poverty, reduce waste and support a sustainable kiwi start up. We encourage you to share your pledge on facebook and instagram

    We will promote your support and pledge to our followers on facebook and Instagram

    Your logo will be displayed on the sponsors page of our website declaring your commitment to helping eradicate period poverty in NZ

    Further PR opportunity - donate the underwear to a not for profit of your choice, run a giveaway on social media or sell them at RRP

    Blog post written about your company and how your purchase is helping eradicate period poverty in NZ. This will be promoted via social media channels and posted on our website

    *once we have met our target we will email you to gather your chosen sizes

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