Customer Spotlight: Environment Day Cut

Customer Spotlight: Environment Day Cut

Every sustainable journey begins with easy-to-adopt switches. While several customers choose Nushu period underwear for comfort, rarely do we find customers who are passionate about making the switch to save the planet! 

So we reached out to Sonia, a Nushu customer, to understand her perspective and her inspirations in making the switch for sustainability reasons! 🌸

🌱Sustainability Advocate: Sonia Agarwal Bajaj, Agra

👉🏼Nushu: What inspired you to switch to period underwear from pads? 

Sonia: I was using regular pads before I started using period underwear. I’ve always been a sustainability advocate, and I’m constantly looking for sustainable alternatives to my everyday necessities. 

I’ve switched to laundry detergent pellets instead of liquid detergent that come in plastic bottles. We switched from regular diapers for my toddler, to bamboo-based ones. What inspired me was doing the math - 6 diapers/day for 2 years is a lot of plastic diapers disposed!

So when I would use pads, sure they were convenient since they’re disposable, but it would break my heart to see so many pads contributing to waste. We live in a world where landfills are so polluted and to contribute to that was disheartening. 

I believe sustainable practices need to be a priority. I don’t believe in making 1  grand contribution a year, I think what brings real change is making small, permanent tweaks in your lifestyle. 

👉🏼Nushu: How has your experience been with period underwear compared to pads?

Sonia: We use pads because we know it won’t leak; it's disposable so it feels convenient & hygienic, but pads are just plastic & chemicals. 

With period underwear, it solves all of those problems for me even though it's not disposable and it's so comfortable! I don’t have to differentiate between a day when I’m bleeding and when I'm not – I just wear my underwear. That’s so convenient!

👉🏼Nushu: Have you tried other sustainable menstrual products like menstrual cups, reusable pads, etc? How does period underwear compare?

Sonia: I haven’t tried other sustainable options yet, because period underwear was the first alternative I tried and I loved it. Had it not worked out, I would have probably gone back to pads or looked for other alternatives.


👉🏼Nushu: What upgrades would you like to see in the future regarding sustainable menstrual products?

Sonia: I think I’d like to see more acceptance of the product & affordability. I’m able to afford a reusable product like this, but I’m sure price is a deterrent for several women who might be open to trying it. 

Another thing would be - If it's somehow made easier to wash, that would be great. Currently, I soak it and squeeze it a few times to ensure all the blood is out. 

👉🏼Nushu: Do you have any closing thoughts for people who are considering making the switch?

Sonia: Just try it once! I was hesitant too at first, but I thought to myself, even if it doesn’t work for me, I can always just go back to pads. So what’s the harm in trying it. Once I did, I bought 6 more pieces because I was so happy with it!

Not to mention it saves almost 500 pads/year for me. So just try it!


A huge contributor to global warming is the strained waste management system. While we cannot dictate how waste is managed by several administrative bodies, what we can do is do the little things that make it a little easier to manage waste on a community level 👥👥

Every one of us holds the responsibility to make our environment a better place - Sonia and several customers who lead by example, inspire us to do better & provide better :) 

If you’re ready to take the leap in your sustainable menstrual care journey, here’s where you can start! 🫶🏽

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