The Technology Behind Nushu Period Underwear

The Technology Behind Nushu Period Underwear

In recent years, menstrual care saw the rise of some innovative & sustainable alternatives to plastic pads – and one of them was Reusable Period Underwear

Reusable period underwear is specially designed to offer a comfortable and absorbent alternative to traditional pads, tampons, and cups during menstruation. They are typically made with multiple layers of fabric, that ensure you get high-level absorbency, without the discomfort of rashes or prolonged wetness!
These period panties are no less than a revolution – combining comfort and efficiency in menstrual care products!
But what is the technology behind them?
Reusable period underwear works by leveraging a combination of absorbent layers and leak-proof barriers to capture menstrual flow and prevent leakage. The absorbent layers, often made of natural and synthetic fibres, soak up the menstrual fluid while the leak-proof barrier, usually made of waterproof or water-resistant material, prevents any leaks from staining your clothes.

Introducing The Nushu 4-Layer Absorbent Core:

1. Lenzing Modal: This innermost layer of our Nushu Period Underwear is known for its excellent moisture-wicking properties & soft touch. It is super breathable & dries quickly enough to prevent any discomfort from wetness.
2. Microfiber: This towel-like layer is where all the fluid is absorbed. Microfiber is super absorbent, easy to clean, reusable, and durable, which makes it a practical and sustainable choice.
3. TPU-Coated Waterproof Layer: This layer is a protective barrier to prevent leaks and stains, all while remaining flexible, breathable, and comfortable to wear. Period panties with a TPU-coated waterproof layer can withstand multiple washings without losing their flexibility or effectiveness.
4. Bamboo Fabric: Bamboo fabric provides superior softness, moisture-wicking capabilities, breathability, and antibacterial properties. The shell fabric hugs your body offering a comfortable natural fit.
We spent 2 years researching and developing the perfect combination of layers - a technology that absorbs heavy flows for long hours, with no leakage, and no compromise on comfort! At Nushu, our aim is to give women the ultimate upgrade in their menstrual care. 
We bring you 5 styles, that vary in 3 levels of absorbency, to help you manage your flow no matter how heavy or light. Several styles also incorporate lace into their design to remind you that your period is not something to be disposed of & erased, but to be cherished with love.
Not only are they good for you, but also far less harmful to the planet than pads or tampons.
Roughly 12 Billion pads end up in landfills every year. Moreover, every pad takes ~500 years to decompose! Nushu’s Reusable Period Underwear can be washed and reused for 2 years, reducing waste & conserving resources, making it one of the most sustainable alternatives out there!
But how do you take care of your Reusable Period Underwear?

We’ve chalked out an easy 3-step process:

1. Rinse the underwear under running water to wash off all fluids. Squeeze it to ensure the underwear is completely free of any blood, until you see clear water
2. Depending on your preference, you can now either pop it into the machine or hand wash it with your regular detergent.
3. You can then hang dry the underwear and let it dry for up to 8-12 hours! Avoid throwing it into a dryer, though.
Here’s a quick tutorial on how to wash your Nushu Reusable Period Underwear.


Reusable period underwear offers a convenient, comfortable, and eco-friendly solution for managing menstruation. With their innovative design and effective functionality, they provide reliable protection against leaks and stains while reducing waste and environmental impact. By making the switch to reusable period underwear, you can prioritise both your comfort and the health of the planet. Make the sustainable choice today and experience the difference for yourself!

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