Australian fashion brand Modibodi has launched a new product – Recycled Running Shorts – to help people stay active when on their period, or with bladder leaks.
The shorts feature side pockets, a back zip pocket and a hidden floating leak-proof gusset. According to Modibodi, the shorts are moister-wicking, environmentally friendly and sourced from recycled nylon from pre-consumer waste.
Aiming to help people feel secure and active during a period, Modibodi also said that the shorts are anti-microbial, anti-odour and contain natural, breathable merino wool liner.
The shorts are available in black from size 8 to 18 with an RRP of $59.
Meanwhile, Modibodi has called on Aussies who really want to make a difference to the planet to make the switch to reusable health apparel as a sustainable alternative to single-use disposables.
In Australia alone, an estimated 500 million pads are used each year and the average tampon user goes through about 11,000 in their menstruating lifetime.
A single pack of pads contains the same amount of plastic as five plastic bags, meaning a single disposable pad will take between 500 and 800 years to biodegrade.
One person’s yearly use of disposable tampons produces 8.2kg of CO2 emissions or for a pad user, 16.8kg of CO2 emissions.
Modibodi’s original leak-proof range is designed to replace the need for single-use plastics, with its styles ranging up to an absorbency level of 50mls of liquid.