Australian brand Modibodi is known for celebrating – and catering for – diverse body types.
Created by Kristy Chong, a real mum with a ‘real, leaky body’ after the birth of her second child, Modibodi is continually expanding its game-changing range of reusable leak-proof underwear to tackle everything from sweat and discharge to periods and incontinence.
Specifically designed to help those with disabilities manage periods, discharge and incontinence more easily, Modibodi’s adaptive Detachable Bikini features a simple hook-and-eye closing mechanism on each side to make it possible to change discreetly, with minimum fuss, and without needing to get fully undressed – or to lift your feet off the ground.
Crafted from soft, luxe fabric in a style which sits on the hip, the Detachable Bikini comes in sizes 8 to 20 and features Modibodi’s scientifically proven patented Modifier Technology lining, which repels odour, fights bacteria and absorbs up to 15ml of fluid (the equivalent of 2 to 3 tampons’ worth), to keep you comfortable, confident, fresh and dry whether travelling in the car, on long-haul flights, or just during everyday activities.
Paralympian Monique Murphy is an avid fan who wears the Detachable Bikini to make getting changed easier.
“The detachable hook and eye clasp is similar to that of a bra clasp,” Monique explains, “and it makes me smile knowing there are brands out there widening their target audience to include as many people as possible. Innovations like Modibodi help make all days that bit easier and help normalise disability.”
Inclusivity has always been at the centre of Modibodi’s brand philosophy, which promotes the fact all bodies should be embraced and celebrated, no matter their shape, ethnicity, size or ability.
Reusable and washable, Modibodi underwear provides a sustainable, planet-friendly alternative to disposable pads, liners and tampons. With a single pad taking more than 500 years to break down in landfill, and the average person throwing away 11,000 menstrual products in a lifetime, finding new sustainable solutions to manage periods and incontinence has never been more important.
Founder Kristy Chong explains: “We’re breaking taboos, opening minds and offering a reusable, sustainable option for the benefit of all bodies on this planet – because we believe that making a positive impact should be as easy as changing your undies”.
Find out more at modibodi.com
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