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Research UX/UI Service Design


Country: Chile

Role / Services

How might we make periods sustainable?

The environmental impact of traditional menstrual products is staggering, with a single individual using around 15,000 pads and tampons in a lifetime, most of which contribute to plastic waste in landfills. The majority of these products, made from non-biodegradable plastics, pose severe environmental threats, taking up to 800 years to decompose. Beyond the ecological impact, the financial and health implications for women are significant.

Alternative, more sustainable solutions may not be financially accessible to everyone, and in some cases, they may not deliver on their sustainability promises. Research has revealed that numerous leading international brands offering period underwear lack transparency regarding their materials and manufacturing practices, with some products even found to contain heavy metals like lead. Additionally, the carbon footprint generated by shipping these products from distant locations diminishes the environmental benefits of their reusability.

The challenge

Proudly 100% designed and manufactured in Chile, Aluna period underwear not only champions sustainability but also supports local women by creating employment opportunities. Our ethos is that every woman deserves to experience menstruation safely, freely, and without contributing to environmental degradation. To further this cause, for every five-pack purchased, Aluna donates a period-proof panty to women in need.

Aluna stands unique in its approach, combining local craftsmanship with materials that are kind to both the planet and our customers' health. Our mission goes beyond menstrual care, aiming to foster a world where menstruation is no longer a barrier to women's potential.

The solution

Today, Aluna has a vibrant community of over 20,000 customers across Chile, alongside partnerships with leading retailers. Additionally, our collaboration with the public sector on menstrual education campaigns underscores our commitment to not just changing how periods are managed, but also how they are understood.

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