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Thinx was one of the early pioneers of period “panties”, an American company employing patented high-tech textiles to soak up flow, wick moisture and neutralise odour. 
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I’m a sustainable period convert. Here are the best products I’ve tried


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by Lucy White
19.03.21

Read time: 10 mins

Once upon a time it was a choice between tampons and pads, while mooncups were for hippies. Now, there’s a smorgasbord of eco-conscious period products. But are they any good?

The phrase spoiled for choice has negative connotations but when it comes to women’s reproductive health, we’ve bloody earned it. The first mass market sanitary towel was unveiled by Kotex in 1921 and the first applicator tampon in the early 1930s, and while we’ve thankfully seen cardboard applicators move to the eminently more comfortable plastics – and belted pads the size of mattresses transformed to winged wafers – menstrual products have barely changed in a...

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