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2018/43/1 Menstrual underwear (3), bamboo, designed and made by Modibodi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2017. Click to enlarge.

Menstrual underwear by Modibodi

Made 2017

This underwear, designed by Sydney-based brand Modibodi, is an example of ‘menstrual underwear’ - undergarments intended to be used as an alternative to (or in conjunction with) tampons, pads, liners and other menstrual products. Modibodi claims to be the first company to manufacture and retail this type of underwear on a commercial scale.

Modibodi underwear uses absorbent, stain-resistant fabric in its design, allowing the wearer to bleed directly into the underwear. The Modibodi brand strives...


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Object Statement

Menstrual underwear (3), bamboo, designed and made by Modibodi, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 2017

Physical Description

These pairs of Modibodi underwear are designed to absorb sweat and menstrual blood and act as an alternative to disposable menstrual products such as sanitary pads and tampons. The underwear is made of bamboo fibres with a waterproof lining. The underwear consists of two black pairs and one pair in nude or tan.



Modibodi underwear was introduced to the Australian market in late 2013. Kristy Chong developed the idea following conversations with fellow mothers and women about periods and postpartum issues such as bladder weakness. Kristy found that she and her friends wanted an alternative to conventional menstrual products such as tampons and liners, and from this the idea for reusable menstrual underwear was born.


Credit Line

Gift of Modibodi, 2018

Acquisition Date

26 July 2018

Cite this Object


Menstrual underwear by Modibodi 2019, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 15 October 2019, <>


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