WUKA Period Underwear was created so anyone can have a luxurious, comfortable and eco-friendly period.
Quite simply WUKA is the best of the best, combining hi-tech absorbency and anti bacterial properties with eco friendly fabrics that are luxurious and comfortable to wear. It's no 'backup', you can wear it on your heavy days without a pad or tampon. As a guide, our size M holds up to 4 tampons worth of flow. You can get WUKA Period Wear in sizes XS to 2XL.
Fully funded, thankyou! Now for some exciting stretch goals!
Thankyou to everyone of our backers for getting us this far! We are excited to reveal a little project we have been working in Nepal, hand-made WUKA Wash bags!
Every WUKA bag is chosen by my sisters in Nepal and made from a traditional Nepalese textile ‘dhaka’. Taking up to one day to weave just one metre of fabric, the fabric combines a unique and intricate weaving technique with striking pattern and colour combinations, creating a distinctive and high quality textile. Every bag is lovingly made by hand, which means every one is unique and special.
Testimonials from WUKA testers
We made some early versions of our underwear and asked a range of people to test them during their flow and to tell us how they held up. We had a disabled girl, a cancer patient, a transgender activist, women and girls of all sizes. Here's what they said.
We listened to our testers and improved many aspects of the construction, fit and feel to perfect our period wear, from softer edging to flatter front and rear seams to make it as comfortable as possible.
Why invent better period underwear?
We surveyed 450 people and they told us about their experiences of using menstrual products.
66% say there are serious drawbacks with their current menstrual products, from leaks to messy disposal, from being uncomfortable to fiddly to use. We've all been there, there has to be a better way right?
77% of people think about the health risks of using a menstrual product when choosing one.
71% of people are concerned (a little and a lot) about their menstrual product failing.
Science Vs periods
Menstrual product problems had to be solved and we've solved them, with science.
Combining our skills of fashion and technology, we wanted to create the perfect period panty by combing the earth for the most high tech fabrics like anti bacterial treated fabric that fights bacteria and odours, and Micro-modal fabric that is gentle to the planet and as soft as nylon, making a luxurious feeling underwear.
Our secret absorbent lining is also one of the most absorbent materials on earth and is being used for the first time in a woman's menstrual product.
We can safely say WUKA Period Wear is the best thing you can wear during your period - on this planet, thanks to our early testers and material science.
♥️ Luxurious - WUKA Period Wear was designed to look great in the mirror, feel great on the body and made from high end fabrics used in famous brand underwear to pamper you.
♥️ Comfortable – Our micro-modal fabric is super soft and our design is body hugging with plenty of coverage for reassurance. The absorbent area is wide in the right places to make sure you're fully covered.
♥️ Eco friendly – One WUKA replaces around 100 tampons from going to the landfill!
♥️ Wear it loud - WUKA Period Wear was created to be worn loud and proud.
♥️ Leak free – even for even the heaviest period. We use a high tech absorbency layer that can absorb 200x its own weight in water and lock it in, it’s our secret sauce. There's a breathable but watertight membrane too.
♥️ Ultra Hygienic – anti-bacterial treated fabric fights bacteria and odours. Period underwear also allows a person to free-flow avoiding the internal drying and health risks of tampons.
♥️ Machine washable – most reusable products need to be hand washed but let’s face it, hand washing can be gross. 40° will do fine.
How long can I wear it for?
How absorbent is the underwear compared to my usual product?
How does it work?
The inner layers play a special role in keeping your flow in check!
How do you care for it?
About the founders
Ruby is the CEO and Co-Founder of WUKA Period Wear. She is a passionate environmental scientist who combines her scientific knowledge and passion for lean startup methodology to solve the problems that surround disposable menstrual products. You can read more about what inspired Ruby to create WUKA Period Wear here.
Dave is the CPO and Co-Founder of WUKA Wear. He has 20 years of experience in product development across hardware engineering and manufacturing to leading large software teams delivering customer experiences to millions of people.
Lastly ... Timings!
Back us today and help us bring our dream to reality and put a world-class period underwear in your hands.
December. Once our Kickstarter is finished in mid - December we will place our order for fabrics and tell our factory to start getting ready. We have already invested thousands of our own money to ensure that everything is in place with our factory and that they will be expecting our order. We will ask for your size when the campaign is complete.
January. Fabrics should have reached the factory and production started towards the end of the month. Orders for packaging and other smaller items will have been completed also.
February. Production should complete in this month, our order will be shipped to us for dispatching to you.
March. All shipments should be complete but we hope most will be sent out in February.
Thanks for reading!
Risks and challenges
With manufacturing, timelines get agreed but sometimes there are unforeseen delays. We are combining several fabrics together that are sourced from different countries, so if any one of those suppliers is delayed it will have an effect on timelines.
We hope to be posting out the first of the WUKA Wear in February if all goes to plan. We'll keep everyone in the loop with a regular WUKA team email.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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