Leading absorbent apparel brand, Modibodi has been selected as the UK government’s partner to provide reusable absorbent underpants to 22,000 state-maintained schools and 16 educational organisations in England who can order free period products from supplier PHS Group.

The discretionary period product scheme ensures that learners who menstruate with periods have a choice of product to allow them to participate in education and not be hindered due to their period.

“Modibodi is delighted to work with the PHS Group to be part of the UK government program, providing 22,000 schools with reusable menstrual products to help keep learners who menstruate in education. This program will help to ensure all students can manage their period in a confident, healthy and sustainable manner,” Modibodi head of sustainability and public affairs, Sarah Forde said.  

“Time and time again we hear from learners who menstruate, including students with disabilities, those with Menorrhagia (heavy bleeding) and other gynaecological conditions, that they prefer reusable absorbent underwear, and feedback demonstrates that reusable absorbent underwear increases young girls and young people with periods participation in vital activities like sport.

“We hear from our young people that sustainability is important to them, and they are worried about the damage of disposable products on the environment.”

There are multiple sustainable benefits of a reusable absorbent underpant, including up to 60% fewer carbon emissions than equivalent pads and tampons and reduce waste.