More and more, climate conscious students in the UK are ditching disposables and opting for reusable period underwear options. But as the UK’s leading absorbent apparel brand, we knew we could be doing more to help offset the rising cost of living, and make period underwear more accessible to all.
That’s why we’re excited to announce that through our Shared Value program we have been selected as the UK Government’s partner to provide period underwear to all state funded schools – all 22,000 of them - and 16 educational organisations across England.
The scheme ensures that students with periods are never hindered in their education, and puts product choice in their hands . Thanks to the program, students can take control of their menstrual management and their desire for a sustainable choice that reduces waste and carbon emissions.
Modibodi Head of Sustainability and Public Affairs, Sarah Forde, says the program will help to ensure all students can manage their period in a confident, healthy and sustainable manner.
“Time and time again we hear from learners who menstruate, including students with disabilities, those with Menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) and other gynaecological conditions, that they prefer reusable absorbent underwear, and feedback demonstrates that reusable absorbent underwear increases young girls and young people with periods participation in vital activities like sport. We hear from our young people that sustainability is important to them, and they are worried about the damage of disposable products on the environment.”
You may have heard us mention it once or twice, but the sustainable benefits of period underwear are great. They produce up to 60% fewer carbon emissions than equivalent pads and tampons, and reduce waste. * Modibodi as a reusable product replaces approximately 432 disposable products each year per person, and 15,000 disposables in a lifetime.
With costs of living rising in the UK and increased product requests to charities, this program is more important than ever. . That’s why we want to ensure period products are getting into the hands of students that need them most. We know there are still schools not yet taking advantage of the free period program for their students. Further information on how to connect into the program is available at PHS https://www.phs.co.uk/period-equality/pe-in-education/ or via email