A Thinx panty is the most thoughtful pair of underwear you could ever buy. Thinx is a company whose values align very closely with mine. It is the first pair of underwear that is designed to solve a problem that every girl faces: “accidents” around her time of the month. “Necessity is the mother of invention.” Cofounder, Miki, explains, “Women all around the world face this monthly anxiety, yet there was still no innovation in undergarments for women”. Thinx solved this problem by developing underwear that is leak and stain resistant, moisture wicking, and anti-microbial with absorbent layers. As quoted on their site, “all other underwear seem pretty dumb now, don’t they?” And don’t you fret, my fellow underwear-loving friends--- (I can personally attest that I most likely own 50 pairs of undies)----these are no granny panties! Each pair is specifically crafted in sexy black with accents in my personal favorite material, lace.
As if that was not enough, these revolutionary undies are doing their part to change the world. For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl in the developing world stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads from AFRIpads. This movement was ignited when the founders of Thinx took a trip to Africa and met a young girl, Amahle. It was a weekday, and they asked her why she was not in school. She responded, “It was [her] week of shame.” After doing more research they realized about 150 million girls all over were using sticks, leaves, mud, and rags to manage their monthly cycles. Not having the resources to manage their monthly cycles caused girls to get so far behind in school that they were forced to drop out.
Miki explains that you or I could have very well been Amahle growing up with this problem in a developing world, but because we were fortunate to have the opportunity, it is up to us to do something. Thinx is one of the most important purchases you could make this year, not only for yourself, but also for the millions of girls who are struggling to stay in school. For more on Thinx checkout their fabulous video below!