Design student Sian Hickey has created a line of “period proof” lingerie that looks nothing like regular time of the month attire. The 21-year-old undergraduate from Leicester de Montfort University, made the underwear as an alternative to traditional period products. And she claims you can wear all of the pieces in her final project without worrying about putting on a sanitary towel or inserting a tampon. If you weren’t already sold on the garments, you can also wash them and re-wear them for up to 18 months, completely free from fear of leakage. She set out to make a collection of items that she and her young friends would be proud to wear while menstruating. She explained: “Period poverty is something I’m really passionate about, and I was researching ideas for my final project but I realized that all the period proof pants that had been done before weren’t that attractive, they looked like Bridget Jones pants. I wanted to try and make period proof lingerie that I’d be proud to wear, something that makes people feel sexy despite the fact they’re on their period.” Sian showed off her lingerie at her university’s Contour Fashion Show in London last week. She is now using her final project to raise money for Freedom4Girls, a charity which aims to make period poverty a thing of the past.
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