20 April, 2022
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sustainable reusableperiod products in hong kong tampons pads menstrual cups underwear lifestyle
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Sustainable Period Products: Reusable Pads, Organic Tampons, Menstrual Cups & More

20 April, 2022
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Looking for sustainable period products in Hong Kong? We’ve got you covered with reusable pads, organic cotton tampons, menstrual cups, leak-proof underwear and more…

Most people with a vagina are going through some sort of period product every single month. It’s estimated that over the course of a lifetime, a single menstruator will use somewhere between five and 15 thousand pads and tampons, with the vast majority filling up landfills as both plastic and medical waste. But it’s 2022, so your only sustainable period product option is not just one scary looking “cup” (though we do love a menstrual cup!).

For those looking to make a switch from your not-so-eco-friendly disposable tampons and pads, we’ve rounded up the best sustainable period products in Hong Kong, giving you plenty of options so you can find something that’s comfortable for you and better for the environment. It’s a small change that could have a massive impact!

Read more: Your Guide To Zero Waste & Bulk Food Stores In Hong Kong

Jump to:
Featured Sustainable Period Products
Organic Cotton Tampons, Pads And Liners
Reusable Pads
Menstrual Cups
Period Underwear


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Kiri

Menstruation is a normal bodily function — but how many of us have experienced (and still experience!) periods marred with feelings of fear and shame. The idea behind Hong Kong-designed brand Kiri is to help you say goodbye to the stress and anxiety that comes with bleeding, stains and everything in between. Softer than a pad and far more reliable (thanks to its unique four-layer leak-proof technology), this high-quality, well-fitted period underwear will make your life easier. Plus, it’s reusable, replacing your disposable products with an eco-friendly buy.

Sassy Tip: From Tuesday, 19 April onwards, Kiri will be launching combo set discounts under its website’s “Mix and Match” section!

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Use promo code SASSY10 to enjoy 10% off your purchase. This code cannot be used in conjunction with any other promotional codes and ends on Saturday, 15 April, 2023.

Kiri, 5936 8419, hello@kirijourney.com, Facebook: Kiri Journey, Instagram: @kirijourney, www.kirijourney.com


Organic Cotton Tampons, Pads And Liners

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LUÜNA naturals

We love LUÜNA naturals’ tampons (regular and super, with and without applicator), pads (regular and super) and liners, all made with super soft, hypoallergenic organic cotton certified by the Global Organic Textile Standard (meaning the cotton is produced without the harmful chemicals used in conventional cotton farming). The brand promises to keep all production ethical, so your purchase hasn’t come at the cost of someone else’s health and happiness. All LUÜNA outer packaging is made from 1oo percent recyclable cardboard, while the organic cotton line‘s biodegradable and features a new water-soluble wrapper. And in response to the latest wave of COVID in Hong Kong, 20 percent of your order will be used to provide urgent period care for those in need, alongside its ongoing period poverty initiatives.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online or at one of the brand’s stockists, which include plenty of Watsons and select Wellcomes!

Sassy Tip: Get 20% off orders over $200 by entering the code SaveGive at the checkout, valid until Saturday, 30 April 2022.

Read more: Sassy Supports – LUÜNA naturals


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Pacha Care

New kid on the block Pacha Care burst onto the eco-friendly period product scene at the very end of last year, with bright orange and teal gradient packaging and gender-inclusive branding (it’s so refreshing to see “everyone with a vagina” right on the box!). Starting off with an organic cotton daytime pad (240mm), you can now also pick up nighttime pads (290mm) and liners — all made without unnecessary plastic, harsh chemicals, dyes or fragrances that could irritate your body and pollute the planet. Plus, the product packaging is recyclable and the pads are 90 percent biodegradable, with a very cool starch-based material backsheet and individual wrapping!

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online and also online and offline through select stockists, including HKTV Mall and Panda Mart!


Tsuno

Australian brand Tsuno sells organic cotton tampons and sustainable sanitary pads made from natural bamboo and corn fibre, making them naturally absorbent, breathable, soft and antibacterial. The pads are individually wrapped in biodegradable sleeves and are packaged in beautiful recyclable cardboard boxes. What’s more, as a social enterprise, 50 percent of Tsuno’s profits are donated to charities dedicated to empowering women, with a focus on providing education and menstrual hygiene support.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products in-person and online from Slowood.


Other Organic Cotton Tampons, Pads and Liners:

  • DAME tampons, which it sells alongside its reusable tampon applicator, are made from 100 percent GOTS certified organic cotton and are free from toxins and plastic.

Read more: How Hard Is It To Go Plastic-Free In Hong Kong?


Reusable Pads

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Aisle

Established in 1993, Canadian company Aisle (formerly Lunapads) touts itself as one of the very first companies in the world to make reusable period products! Nearly three decades later, the brand has been constantly evolving, with eco-friendly pads and period underwear that are washable and reusable, functional and fashionable, plus good for you and the planet. Take your time browsing — the brand stocks pads, liners, underwear, cups and extras, with its pads being eight times as absorbent as the average disposable pad.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online — the brand ships to Hong Kong.


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BamPads!

Originally a youth startup founded by City University student Sakshi Vasudev, BamPads! is a social enterprise designed to sell reusable cloth menstrual pads in Hong Kong, hold workshops to raise awareness on sustainable period care products, and donate sets of pads to women in need (in Hong Kong, India and Nepal!). The pads are made of layers of microfleece, super absorbent microfiber and waterproof PUL — to ensure a slim pad that’s comfortable and leak-proof.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online.


Charlie Banana

Founded in 2010 by Gaelle Wizenberg and sold to Procter & Gamble in 2020, Charlie Banana is better known for its cloth diapering — but that just means it knows how to make reusable sanitary products that are suitable for even the most sensitive of skin! The range of reusable pads here is just as absorbent and eco-friendly, being Climate Neutral Certified.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online and at select stockists


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DAME.

DAME. is best known for being the creator of the world’s first reusable tampon applicator, an award-winning hygienic tool that’s medical-grade, antimicrobial and lasts for over 3,000 uses. It promises to work like any applicator, and with any tampon. The brand just ventured into reusable pads last year continuing its mission of reducing plastic waste, this time by providing a drier, more comfortable alternative to traditional pads.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online — the brand ships to Hong Kong for free for orders above $500.


Dharti Mata Sustainable Workshop

A social enterprise based in Nepal with a team in Taiwan, Dharti Mata Sustainable Workshop’s studio is located in the HASERA Agriculture Research and Training Center, just outside of Kathmandu. Its eco-friendly pads are handmade by local Nepali women with natural materials — so with every pad you buy, you’re supporting the employment of rural women as well as helping to create a more sustainable future.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online— the brand ships to Hong Kong — or through Hong Kong stores Lively Life and Happeriod


Hold Me Pad

A Red Dot Design Award Winner (the German international design prize, not to be confused with the period poverty awareness project), Hold Me Pad was developed to help reduce waste and provide an affordable alternative to disposable pads. Designed in Taiwan, the sanitary pad is ultra-thin, breathable and completely antibacterial — and it’s made with recycled plastic bottles!

Where To Buy: You can purchase products in-person and online from Slowood, and through Happeriod.


Other Reusable Pads:

Read more: 7 Ways To Live A More Sustainable Lifestyle


Menstrual Cups

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FemmyCycle

There are so many good reasons to switch to a menstrual cup: you’re saving your wallet with a single buy that lasts you at least two years’ worth of periods (not to mention avoiding the “pink tax”), helping the environment, and being kinder to your body. FemmyCycle is a physician-designed menstrual cup that sits lower in the vaginal canal for improved comfort. Available in three sizes according to your cervix height (for your best fit!)it’s a next-generation product that promises a comfortable, leak-free period experience.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online and through HKTV Mall, Happeriod, MCup HK and NineLife.

Read more: How To Love Your Vulva


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INTIMINA Lily Cup

Promising to roll “as thin as a tampon”, the INTIMINA Lily Cup comes in two sizes — taking into account giving birth, giving birth by caesarean, your pelvic floor and your flow — and a “compact” collapsible version that folds flat, fitting right into a pocket. It’ll reduce both your carbon footprint and your contribution to landfills. The brand also stocks a menstrual disc, the Ziggy Cup.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online — the brand ships to Hong Kong — and through HKTV Mall, Happeriod and MCup HK. It’s currently sold out at LiveZero.


Lunette

Lunette was designed for a better fit and a better grip, and boasts a 100 percent clean record — that means no chemicals in your body as you do your part to save the environment. It has an easy-to-clean stem, ridges for grip and secure removal (very important!), and a smooth interior, all combining to make a user-favourite product.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online — the brand ships to Hong Kong — and through select retailers and platforms including HKTV Mall, Happeriod, iHerb, Lively Life, Live Zero and MCup HK.


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nixit

Disc-shaped menstrual cups are slowly making their way to the market, and we love the look of nixit — a completely suction-free (perfect if suction has been an issue for you, or has been putting you off!) and BPA-free menstrual cup that promises to fit you. It’s soft and flexible, holds up to four tampons worth (70ml) and won’t dry you out or disrupt your vagina.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online — the brand ships to Hong Kong.


Ruby Cup

Ruby Cup’s mission is to “enable all people to live their periods safely and with dignity”, which it does by providing a sustainable menstrual health solution (an easy-to-use reusable cup, of course!) and donating one cup for every Ruby Cup sold. To date, that’s over 110,000 menstrual cups donated to people in need!

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online — the brand ships to Hong Kong — and through Happeriod, HKTV Mall and LiveZero.


Saalt

Saalt offers menstrual discs and cups, in beautiful colours (just because it’s going inside of you, doesn’t mean it can’t look nice!) and sets. Designed with the “doer” in mind, if you’re someone who likes to swim, run, bike, hike and more on your period — this might be the cup for you! It’s comfortable, holds 3x as much as a tampon, and promises to last “as long as your passport”.

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online — the brand ships to Hong Kong — and through Revolve.


Other Menstrual Cups:

  • Aisle, available in two sizes, is made without BPA, latex, dyes and phthalates and provides up to 12 hours of leak-free wear.
  • The DivaCup, one of the first on the market to really become mainstream, is available to purchase through iHerb
  • Lena Cup, ideal for beginners, is available to purchase through its website and NineLife.
  • LUÜNA Period Cup, available in two sizes, is made with medical-grade silicone and designed with flexy-fit tech which moulds to your unique shape.

Period Underwear

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Knix

Not everyone wants to or can put a period product inside them, and it’s important to be comfortable! If you lean towards pads over tampons, you may want to consider period underwear. Knix designs beautiful wireless bras, ultra-soft underwear, maximum support activewear and more — including an incredible leakproof range that covers everything from period underwear to leggings, shorts and even swimwear. Honestly, it’s a little revolutionary…

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online — the brand ships to Hong Kong.


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Modibodi

Modibodi’s washable leak-proof underwear has a soft bamboo top layer that wicks away moisture while fighting odour and bacteria, making it ideal for your period as well as regular vaginal discharge and even light bladder leakage. Its breathable Modifier Technology™ allows the underwear to hold up to 20ml — and it’s only 3mm thick!

Where To Buy: You can purchase products online — the brand ships to Hong Kong — and in-person and online from Live Zero, and through Zalora.


Other Period Underwear:

  • Aisle, available in various styles including boxers, briefs, hipsters and more, made with a multi-layered leakproof lining featuring Truetex™ fabric technology — absorbing at least four tampons’ worth of menstrual fluid. You can also purchase the brand’s (formerly Lunapads) LunaUndies at Happiperiod, which is under the One4Her Programme and helps girls in East Africa receive pads and educational materials to support their reproductive health.
  • Saalt Wear, silky-soft leakproof underwear for your period — the brand ships to Hong Kong.
  • Thinx, one of the first period underwear brands on the market, stocks plenty of super absorbent machine-washable styles. It’s available through ASOS.

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And a few sites and stores we like to keep an eye on:


Editor’s Note: “Sustainable Period Products: Reusable Pads, Organic Tampons, Menstrual Cups & More” was originally published in February 2021 by Nicole Moraleda and was updated in April 2022 by Sakina Abidi.

 

Our “Featured” sticker indicates a paid partnership.

Hero image courtesy of Sora Shimazaki via Pexels, image 1 courtesy of Kiri, image 2 courtesy of LUÜNA naturals, image 3 courtesy of Pacha Care, image 4 courtesy of Aisle via Facebook, image 5 courtesy of BamPads! via Instagram, image 6 courtesy of DAME. via Instagram, image 7 courtesy of FemmyCycle via Facebook, image 8 courtesy of INTIMINA via Instagram, image 9 courtesy of nixit, image 10 courtesy of Knix via Instagram, image 11 courtesy of Modibodi via Instagram.

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