As supermarkets face unprecedented levels of demand from UK customers due to the coronavirus outbreak, there is some good news coming from Sainsbury's: the company will be stocking WUKA period pants in its stores in a bid to help reduce the plastic pollution that comes with regular sanitary products.
Tampons, sanitary towels and other period products are some of the worst-hit by increasing demand from consumers, meaning many women have been left worrying about how they'll cope during their period. Fortunately, reusable products have been increasing in popularity since it was found that we use 11,000 disposable products in our lifetimes - and being able to shop at your nearest supermarket is a huge step forward.
"We are absolutely thrilled to be in Sainsbury's to offer new choices for women to manage their period. WUKA period pants are comfortable, sustainable and can be worn up to 8 hours, holding the equivalent of around three tampons’ worth of flow," Ruby Raut, CEO of WUKA says.
The period pants will be launching at a retail price of £20 per pair and are exclusively available in Sainsbury's in store and online from March 2020. We're huge fans of period pants at Cosmopolitan - so much so that our Sex & Relationships editor says her "life was changed forever" when she discovered them.
Of course, they're not the only sustainable period option. Many supermarkets now also sell menstrual cups, because it's always nice to have options.
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