What is AWWA?
“AWWA embodies everything that we stand for and believe in for future generations of women. To us it means fluidity. AWWA is derived from the Maori word “awa” meaning river or flow. Maori referred to their period as te awa atua – the divine river, and we want every woman to feel divine and empowered during their period. AWWA is not just meant for those who menstruate, but gives amazing confidence to newly menstruating teens, and provides support and comfort during pregnancy, post-partum and for minor bladder leakage.”
How AWWA period undies work so well!
AWWA period and pee proof undies look and feel just like your normal underwear, but hold and absorb up to two regular tampons’ worth of blood.
The rigorously tested NZ designed period underwear features:
- innovative super slim fabric – no bulky layers here!
- a super-absorbent layer to hold and absorb 2 tampon’s worth of flow
- an anti-microbial layer that uses the latest fabric technology to prevent odours
- a soft layer closest to your skin to draw moisture away fast, ensuring you remain dry and feel fresh
- an outer layer to provide a leak-resistant barrier
- flattering cuts that fit comfortably but firmly to help prevent spills, and feel stylish and sleek
Depending on your flow, you can choose to wear AWWA period underwear as an alternative to pads, tampons or cups, or in conjunction with other menstrual products. Whatever works for you is great!
Absorbency: 2 tampons, 2 pads, 1/2 menstrual cup or 12 mls.
How to Manage your Period with AWWA
- Wear your AWWA underwear for as long as you would normally wear 2 regular tampons or 2 pads.
- Rinse your AWWA underwear and throw in the washing machine with your ordinary clothes or in an AWWA wet bag when you’re out and about
- Put on another pair of AWWA underwear and go smash your day!
AWWA Underwear Size Chart
AWWA underwear is made true to size so your best bet is to use the size chart below and consider the size of underwear you currently wear. To ensure the leak-proof technology does its job the underwear fits slight more snug than your regular underwear.
Also check out AWWA’s wet bags, designed to give you peace of mind when you’re out and about and need to switch up your AWWA underwear.
Packaging: AWWA’s underwear comes in recyclable cardboard packaging and does not have any plastic packaging.
Eva Brief Fabric Composition
Underwear outer: nylon 86%, 14% elastane
Inner: polycotton blend; breathable PUL
Layer closest to skin: 95% organic cotton, 5% elastane
Note: AWWA was formerly called I am Eva hence the reference to this name in one of the reviews.