"Lukuma was created to offer you comfortable, safe and absorbent underwear that will protect you in every period of your life"
Menstrual products generate extraordinary amounts of waste. About 150kg of tampons, pads, and applicators are being disposed from an average woman in her lifetime.Disposal of single use menstrual products generates 200,000 tonnes of waste per year and they are the 5th most Common item you can Find on European sea shores
That’s why we created Lukuma.
Our goal is to reduce Plastic Waste from disposables.
-Around 22 items of sanitary protection are used per cycle and around 11,000 will be used in a lifetime.
-Disposal of single use menstrual products - tampons, pads and applicators generates
200,000 tonnes of waste per year.
-Menstrual Products are the 5th most Common item you can Find on European sea shores.
-Almost 5.500 Euros spent on hygienic products in a single lifetime.
Did you know that Every Woman bleeds after they give birth?
Lochia is the vaginal discharge you have after giving birth. It contains a mix of blood, mucus and uterine tissue. It seems like menstrual period discharge and can last several weeks.Lochia is a normal part of the postpartum healing process and doesn’t usually cause complications.
How to to treat lochia at home?
Take it easy and get as much rest as possible during this time. You can always use Lukuma’s Leakproof Lingerie to heal safely.
For a lot of women, period stigma is a reality they live with every month.At this very moment, 500 million women and girls don’t have the things they need to manage their periods safely, hygienically, and free from embarrassment, according to WASH United, an NGO that focuses on menstrual hygiene and human rights.
Period education for all genders
A core challenge in tackling period stigma is that menstrual health education is lacking in many regions of the world. Where it does exist, it often begins later in a young person’s life – sometimes even after girls have begun their first period. The result of not educating girls about menstruation before it starts means that their initial reaction is likely to involve fear, shame and embarrassment. Additionally, poor period education means a lack of knowledge around what menstrual hygiene products are out there. As a result, many women, girls, and people do not have real control over the products they use, and do not have the ability to dispose of or clean these products in an appropriate manner, in line with personal, environmental, cultural, and other considerations. Lukuma Lingerie goal is to educate and ensure women that they can experience periods without shame.
Our supplier due diligence process is rigorous and we conduct regular health and safety compliance checks, which involve spot testing for PFAS and any other hazardous chemicals, to ensure the safety of our supply chain.
According to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, our fabrics meet the human-ecological requirements. OEKO-TEX® STANDARD 100 is one of the world's best-known labels for textiles tested for harmful substances. It stands for customer confidence and high product safety.
Lukuma’s goal is create a lighter footprint on the planet and we recognise that packaging is another opportunity to do that.
To deliver our products to you dry and safe, we use compostable parcel bags, which are made from 100% corn.
TIP: Once you’ve opened it, cut off the postal stickers and pop it into your compost bin. Soon enough, it will disappear.
Auditing And Monitoring
As part of our dedication to environmental and social sustainability, we utilize a suite of auditing platforms and tools to carefully monitor and improve the impact of our supply chain.
In line with our commitment to ethical working conditions, our supplier is an active participant in the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI).
Our unwavering goal is to continuously assist and encourage our supplier in their pursuit of year-over-year improvements, with a strong emphasis on key areas such as working hours, living wages (above and beyond the minimum wage) and energy efficiency.
We understand that the textile supply chain has a significant environmental impact. That's why we prioritize nurturing our relationships with suppliers and partnering with ethical manufacturers. We collaborate with skilled sewers to ensure that our products meet our stringent quality standards and that they are produced in compliance with applicable laws and regulations for our customers in Europe. By maintaining high standards for quality and sustainability, we aim to minimize our ecological footprint while delivering products of exceptional quality to our valued customers.