Frequently Asked Questions

What are menstrual or period pants?

Menstrual or period pants are specially designed underwear that provides built-in absorbent layers to absorb menstrual fluid. Reusable period pants are a sustainable alternative to traditional disposable pads or tampons and offer an eco-friendly option for managing your period.

What makes Femme Tasse pants better than regular underwear?

Femme Tasse pants are specifically designed with high-quality materials and an innovative leakproof technology, offering superior protection and comfort during your period. 

We develop our products to provide a secure fit and stylish design, making them an excellent choice for modern women seeking pants that are good for the planet. 

How do I care for my period pants?

Caring for your Femme Tasse period pants is easy. After each use, rinse them in cold water to remove excess blood. Once rinsed, machine wash on a 30 degree cycle and hang to dry! Avoid using fabric conditioner or bleach as this dulls our leakproof technology. 

Following these care instructions will help maintain the quality and longevity of your period pants. 

What is the right absorbency for me?

Choosing the right absorbency depends on your individual flow. Femme Tasse offers different absorbency levels to accommodate various needs, such as light, medium, and heavy flow. 

Each absorbency level is equivalent to the following number of tampons used per day:

Low: 1-2 tampons 
Medium: 2-3 tampons 
Heavy: 3-4 tampons 

We've prepared a range of options for you so you can select a product that matches your flow intensity to ensure maximum comfort and protection throughout your period. We are working on expanding our product portfolio to meet your flow needs.

What is the product lifespan of Femme Tasse pants?

The product lifespan of Femme Tasse pants depends on several factors, including frequency of use and care. 

With proper care and maintenance, they are designed to last for an extended period, typically around 2 years. However, it's important to note that the effectiveness of the absorbency may gradually decrease over time. 

Can this replace my usual routine or protection?

Femme Tasse period pants can be an excellent alternative to your usual routine or protection, such as disposable pads or tampons. 

However, the decision to fully replace your current method depends on your personal preference and comfort level. 

Many women find period pants to be highly reliable and comfortable, allowing them to reduce or eliminate their reliance on traditional menstrual products, while making conscious decisions for the environment.

Can I swim in my Femme Tasse period pants?

We don't recommend swimming in your pants for hygienic purposes, but we're working behind the scenes to create a swim line especially for you! Keep an eye out 

Why choose reusable period products?

Environmental Impact

Did you know that on average, those that menstruate throw away more than 11,000 disposable period products in their lifetime?!
Per year, disposal of single use period products generates 200,000 tonnes of waste in the UK. Of this waste, 90% of it is made up of plastic that takes up to 1000 years to decompose in landfill or the ocean.

Our reusable period pants and pads are designed to last for 2 years, preventing the disposal of around 450 single use disposables.
In the UK, 4.3 billion period products are used every year. Between 1.5-2 billion are disposed of by flushing down the toilet.

Cost Benefit
Did you know that reusable period products cost 88% less than disposable period products over their lifetime.

Although up front costs are steeper, reusable period products are cheaper in the long run! Period pants are a great investment for long-term use.