FROM DISPOSABLES TO REUSABLES
200,000 tonnes of disposable pads and tampons are sent to landfill every single year in the UK, each containing vast amounts of polluting, single-use plastic. According to WEN, menstrual pads contain up to 90% plastic and 2 billion menstrual items are flushed down Britain’s toilets every single year! Did you know that one pair of WUKA Period Pants can save 200 single-use plastic-riddled disposables from polluting our ocean or going to landfill? Making the switch from disposable period products to reusables is an easy, convenient and super comfy way to be more environmentally-friendly in our everyday lives.
PLANET FRIENDLY MATERIALS
We use the highest quality materials in all of our underwear, from GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) organic cotton, to Tencel Modal made from sustainable beech trees, to Econyl made from plastic waste from our oceans. Tencel Modal fibers are biodegradable and compostable under industrial, home, soil and marine conditions to ensure that they can return back to nature after use.
We care about our entire planet, everyone and everything on it. We’re proud to be registered by The Vegan Society and approved by PETA - each and every pair of WUKA Period Pants is certified vegan and cruelty free. No animal, big or small, is harmed in the entire WUKA lifecycle. In fact, by choosing WUKA Period Pants instead of flushing tampons, we’re also protecting water-based animals which can be harmed by plastic pollution on our ocean and rivers.
NO ADDED CHEMICALS
We refuse to add any silver treatments or anti bacterials treatments to our products, and we regularly test for additional chemicals including PFAS. PFSAs, short for perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, are a group of over 4,700 synthetic chemicals that have been used since the 1990s to make surfaces resistant to stains, water and grease. Unfortunately, they do not break down and accumulate over time in humans, animals and our environment. They have been found in the Arctic and in open ocean waters.
We like to keep packaging to a minimum, which is why we use FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified card for our in-store cartons. When it comes to our online orders, we hand wrap each pair of Period Pants individual bags for hygiene. Whilst these may look like plastic, don’t be fooled - they’re actually made from compostable corn starch. At last, a comfortable and truly sustainable period.
WUKA Ultimate Midi Brief, Ultimate Boxer Shorts, Bralette, Everyday Midi Brief and Bikini, and Ultimate High Waist are made from Tencel.
Tencel is an eco-friendly fabric made from responsibly sourced wood pulp from carefully managed beech tree forests. Tencel is FSC certified, which ensures that the trees are sustainably managed and environmental and social standards are met.
Tencel is produced in an entirely ‘closed-loop’ process, which means that its solvents are contained and reused, ensuring that no contaminants are released into the environment. The fibres are compostable and biodegradable, which means they can fully revert back to nature.
Tencel boasts many sustainable certifications. It has earned USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) BioPreferred designation, certified biodegradable and compostable by the Belgian certification Vinçotte, recognised by EU Ecolabel for its low environmental impact and a European Award for the Environment from the European Commission.
We have chosen Tencel as it is a super sustainable material that is also exquisitely soft on the skin and very flexible.