Lukuma does not use PFAS and our products do not contain PFAs. PFAS stands for per- and poly-fluoroalkyl substances and include (PFOS and PFOA). These manufactured chemicals are fluorinated compounds and used in a variety of products including stain resistant upholstery, non-stick cookware, paints, cosmetics, food packaging and more.
Lukuma does not design products that require the functionality of PFAs or any dangerous chemicals. 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. (https://www.oeko-tex.com/en/our- standards /oeko - tex -standard-100)
When choosing Lukuma underwear, we strongly recommend ordering your normal size. You can find our recommendations for every style in the details. In some styles you might have to size up or down.
There is no other plant used in clothing that is as well-suited and gentle on Planet Earth. The future is bright thanks to super-sustainable bamboo. Bamboo is 40% more absorbent than even the finest organic cotton. This means that it brilliantly wicks moisture away from the skin and is extremely comfortable
Rinse thoroughly with cold water. Put them in the washing machine at 30 degrees. DONT use bleach or fabric softener. You can Hand wash to preserve elasticity. Hang them in a non Humid Enviroment. No ironing please.
Every flow is different! You can wear period-absorbing lingerie for as long as your flow will allow. You can tell your lingerie is full if you start feeling wet. Maximum 24 hours.
You will need 7-9 Lukuma underwear per cycle. Don't forget that it always depends on your flow, the absorbency that you choose and the length of your period.
If you feel more safe of course you can! But our Lukuma lingerie can be a total replacement for disposable products.
Lukuma underwear lasts about 2 years if washed properly. You can find instructions in the details of each product.
Our underwear are made from 95% cotton, so they have a natural odour-resistant properties. Our main fabric used is bamboo fiber, which has a natural antibacterial effect. So it is natural and safe for the human body. As long as they are cared for correctly, your Lukuma will minimise odour.
As with all blood, there may be a metallic smell you notice when you go to the toilet but no different to a disposable pad or other period protection. They start to smell if you have worn them too long or not changed them frequently enough for your flow.