Organic cotton, ultra-absorbent, leak-proof, anti-odour
Healthy products, in accordance with health professionals
Low prices with our packs
The period pants made in France from organic cotton
Menstrual lingerie that replaces tampons, sanitary towels and panty liners for every day and night of the cycle.
Protects against periods light, periods heavy bleeding. For the first periods, white discharge, pregnancy, post-partum and bladder weakness.
Comfortable pants from periods , designed in collaboration with researchers, textile engineers and health professionals.
5 to 7 years
how to use our menstrual lingerie
to make your period pants
disposable sanitary pads saved
period pants Elia's technology is ultra-thin and invisible!
- Certified organic cotton in contact with the skin. Knitted in our workshops to be as draining and absorbent as possible
- An ultra-absorbent fabric made from eucalyptus fiber (Tencel), which quickly absorbs and dries the most abundant periods
- Leak-proof PUL fabric guarantees up to 12 hours of effectiveness.
- Certified organic cotton to encapsulate the absorbent zone!
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The complete guide to period pants Elia
- What are the advantages?
- The concept of period pants
- How to use our pants periods
- Our lingerie and the environment
for exceptional craftsmanship and quality. Our lingerie is certified " Origine France Garantie " and " France Textile", with weaving, cutting, sewing and recycling carried out in our 4 workshops in France, one of which is classified as an Entreprise du Patrimoine Vivant.
Healthy for the body
Ahealthy period pants for the body, free from nanoparticles, in certified organic cotton and Oekotex Standard. Menstrual lingerie and swimwear from periods co-designed with health professionals, researchers, textile engineers and our customers, for the most fragile vulvas.
For all flows
A range of menstrual lingerie for all flows (light, medium, heavy and hemorrhagic) and all morphologies in every size. One pair of panties can absorb and dry up to 100ml of blood, the equivalent of 8 tampons for the most absorbent.
Ultra-absorbent, no leaks or odors, up to 12 hours of protection
because part of our profits are donated to associations, notably in the fight againstendometriosis, breast cancer, Paris Hospitals and menstrual precariousness. Over €30,000 in donations in 3 years!
A brand committed to the environment
Elia is a member of the Convention des Entreprises pour le Climat. A reduced carbon footprint, offsetting CO2 emissions with reforestation projects, and washable products that last for 5 to 7 years.
A company on a human scale
A company on a human scale, committed to the health of menstruating people, with a highly responsive Customer Service team to answer all your questions.
What are the alternatives to conventional sanitary pads?
Several types of product or sanitary protection can complement or replace tampons or sanitary pads. Menstrual cups, washable pads and menstrual panties are examples of washable protection! Available in a range of sizes, from 10 years to 6XL, find what you're looking for in our collection.
What is period pants ?
A panty from periods or period pants is an undergarment which, thanks to an absorbent zone, acts as both lingerie and sanitary protection. With our innovative technology, you no longer need to use tampons, menstrual cups or sanitary towels - our menstrual panties are self-sufficient. You can choose our day or night pads in the size that suits you best. There are several levels of absorption, from light, medium, heavy to hemorrhagic flow. Black or colored, in polyamide lace or cotton, choose the cut or material you like!
Why switch to period pants ?
If you can't stand intra-vaginal devices (such as the cup and tampons) any longer, if you want to avoid Toxic Shock Syndrome, if you want to make lasting savings and avoid zero waste, if you want to control the products in contact with your body, when you've just had your period, to feel comfortable, to avoid the odor associated with plastic protection... There are so many reasons to take the plunge and try menstrual underwear! We offer them in all sizes.
How much does period pants cost?
Our menstrual panty collection starts at €35. Take advantage of our pack offers and our referral and loyalty program to win codes and let your friends and family benefit from their free discount. Still in doubt about your savings? Try our savings calculator and discover our low prices! As soon as you've paid, we'll prepare your order for delivery: the price of your order offsets your consumption of disposable pads in just a few cycles.
Are periods panties hygienic?
Our eucalyptus fiber absorbent zone has anti-bacterial and anti-humidity properties: you stay dry and bacteria don't have time to grow. And there's no risk of toxic shock syndrome with our organic cotton underwear. Elia washable panties are therefore not only hygienic, but also one of the best solutions for your body.
Is there a risk of leakage?
Our menstrual briefs are designed to be worn for up to 12 hours (different models depending on your flow: light, medium, heavy, hemorrhagic). If you choose the right model, there's no risk of leakage, thanks to our absorbent zone lined with a waterproof surface that keeps you safe and dry. If, however, your flow is very heavy or you're worried about leaks, you can also use conventional sanitary protection, but this is by no means compulsory. The best thing is to see for yourself, choose your size carefully and try out our comfortable menstrual lingerie at home on a heavy flow day periods . You can test our models in black, color or light background to monitor leakage and identify the right time to change. As for the material, opt for all-cotton lingerie in black or color, or pretty polyamide lace. Our customer reviews testify to the reliability of our lingerie! Any absorption problems with our products? Send us your feedback!
A period pants, is it thick?
Our panties are slightly thicker than conventional lingerie, so that we can insert the absorbent, waterproof zone between our two layers of cotton to prevent leakage! They are, however, thinner than conventional sanitary towels, making them a very comfortable and pleasant undergarment to wear. What's more, our seam design makes them invisible under jeans: you'll soon forget you're wearing panties from periods. See for yourself!
How to choose the best period pants ?
Each of our panties is adapted to a particular flow. We've created a quiz to help you choose your periods panties, as well as a menstrual comparator to compare all our models yourself. And don't hesitate to check out the reviews of each panty!
How long can I wear Elia menstrual panties?
All our models can be worn for up to 12 hours, depending on your flow (we advise against wearing your lingerie for more than 12 hours, for reasons of hygiene and comfort, as with classic lingerie). Our thongs are for light flows, our panties generally for medium flows, and our shorties and cyclist for heavy to hemorrhagic flows, such as post-partum or flows associated with the use of a copper IUD, for example. Our lingerie can also be worn in conjunction with conventional sanitary protection.
What is the absorption capacity of a period pants ?
All our undergarments can be worn for up to 12 hours, depending on your flow. They absorb up to the equivalent of 4 tampons for our most absorbent models (our shorties or our cyclist). The tanga is for light flows, with a capacity of around 15ml of absorption over 12 hours, the panties for medium flows, with 30ml of absorption over 12 hours, the menstrual shorty for heavy flows and/or at night, with a capacity of 50ml over 12 hours, while our Louison cyclist is a product specially designed for hemorrhagic flows, with 100ml of absorption over 12 hours.
How many menstrual pants do I need for one cycle?
For peace of mind, Elia recommends a minimum of 3 pairs of underwear from periods, including at least one for heavy to very heavy flow, specially designed to last through the night. So you wear one pair of panties, while the second is being washed/dried, and the third is ready to replace the one on you, day or night.
Is there a risk of unpleasant odors with period pants ?
With our eucalyptus fiber absorbent zone, there are no unpleasant odors: it has antibacterial properties and provides a sensation of freshness to neutralize odors. However, we recommend that you rinse it in cold water after wearing, and put it in the machine quickly: any garment that remains wet for too long can develop a damp smell.
How to wash your period pants ?
To keep your Elia lingerie as long-lasting and odor-free as possible, we recommend you follow our care instructions:
- Rinse your panties in cold water until the water runs clear, as soon as you've finished wearing them
- Wring them out gently, without wringing, before putting them in the washing machine as soon as possible
- Machine wash : at low temperature (40°C maximum), with a glycerine-free detergent (avoid fabric softeners, which are often very "greasy", and opt instead for white vinegar to soften your linen)
What detergent should you use to care for your period pants ?
We strongly advise you to use a hypoallergenic, glycerine-free detergent for Elia lingerie, and in general for all garments worn close to the body. We also offer a special menstrual laundry detergent and a vegan bloodstain remover for your menstrual lingerie.
Can I use periods panties during my pregnancy or after giving birth?
Elia menstrual briefs are perfectly suited to the challenges of your three trimesters and post-delivery. Our Louison cyclist is specifically designed for post-delivery. Find out more about using our products during pregnancy or maternity.
Is a pair of underpants from periods a saving?
Absolutely! If you use disposable sanitary protection, that's just as much money and waste going into the garbage can every cycle. In the long term, periods panties are more economical. But beyond the cost savings you make with menstrual lingerie, using pants from periods is above all a commitment to the planet (zero waste, fewer pollutants...) and to your body (100% organic cotton, no risk of toxic shock syndrome...). Take the test and find out how much you could save with our savings calculator.
Is Elia menstrual lingerie eco-responsible?
We try to choose our fabrics with respect for the environment. We use eucalyptus fiber in our absorbent tencel, because bamboo cultivation, often used in the period pants sector, is responsible for massive deforestation and excessive use of water resources. Our cotton is organically grown to limit the use of pesticides, and is recyclable! As far as possible, we offset the carbon emissions of all our printing by supporting reforestation projects, for climate-neutral printing. Finally, we fight against textile overproduction, by manufacturing only the right quantities in France: this sometimes explains our stock shortages!
Are Elia menstrual pants vegan?
At Elia, we don't use any materials derived from animal fibers such as wool: our absorbent zone is made from eucalyptus wood fiber textile, and the fabric of our panties is cotton. Our gall-free menstrual stain remover is also entirely vegan.
Is Elia menstrual lingerie organic?
Absolutely, all our knickers are made of organic cotton and Oeko-tex certified, to guarantee your well-being. We also hold numerous external certifications.
Where are periods Elia's panties made?
In order to promote short circuits and the local economy, Elia menstrual lingerie is manufactured exclusively in our French workshops, from design to cotton weaving and delivery. We strive to ensure that your products have traveled as few kilometers as possible by the time they reach your hands.
How long do Elia menstrual pants last?
If you take good care of it, our lingerie has the same lifespan as conventional underwear: 5 to 7 years! So it's a sustainable product, unlike disposable sanitary protection, which generates huge volumes of waste every year.
THE MENSTRUOSCOPEYOUR HOROSCOPE PERIODS
Elia launches the first menstrual and hormonal horoscope. Discover our menstruoscope, which gives you the keys to approaching your day according to your position in the cycle. Generate your menstra now!
HOW MUCH BLOOD IS LOST DURING PERIODSTAKE THE HIGHAM TEST
Calculate your Higham score and the volume of your flow during your periods : periods abundant, medium or light flow? How much do you lose during your period?
TALK TO OUR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ABOUT THE MENSTRUAL CYCLEACCESS THE HEALTH PLATFORM
Here you'll find all the workshops led by our speakers who are passionate about their subject: health, well-being, relaxation, the menstrual cycle...
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