Scarlet is Australia's new femtech startup putting periods at the centre of women's health and wellness. The brand was born out of the need to change the way we think about our cycle and the products we use from day one.
They're defining a new, full-cycle approach to periods that is better for your body and doesn't cost the earth.
The switch to sustainable period care seems so easy on paper! Until you start your deep-dive of research, and you don't even know where to begin buying because now you're in the middle of the ocean surrounded by hundreds of possibilities, riddled with contradictory information. It can be overwhelming and disheartening to start your sustainable switch to period underwear feeling so lost - so we've have put together this handy how-to on all the basics from the Scarlet collection so you can make the right choice for you!
How do they work, you ask?
Well, Scarlet's revolutionary construction means you feel fresher for longer, without having to work about any suspicious leaking. The moisture-wicking fabric draws the liquid in, while the super absorbent layers below soak up everything it can (which is a lot!). Their additional leak-proof layers prevent spoiling your favourite shades of white, and the final super soft layer of breathable cotton keeps airflow where it needs to be.
Meet the styles
The Everyday Brief is your go-to gal for day to day wear.
Scarlet makes two variations in their signature soft organic cotton:
● Light to Moderate for lighter days (approximately two tampons worth)
● Moderate - Heavy for heavier days (approx. three tampons)
Their Everyday Brief has a classic mid-rise bikini silhouette, with medium coverage through the hip and bum. The thin & absorbent 'pad' runs back to front to provide more coverage in the front and behind as you go about your day.
You can wear these any day of the week you'd wear your regular briefs, but if you're avoiding seams on your bum, we suggest checking out The G String.
Feeling a little flirty? Or maybe tonight's dress is an undie line no-go - regardless of why, The G String is about to become your new best friend. If you're scratching your head on how a G String pair of period underwear would ever work, much less how it would be comfortable to wear - scratch no longer because Scarlet have cracked the code.
Tired of having to endure full brief underwear 24/7 just because they were menstruating, so the team tried and tested (and again, and again) to create the perfect cotton g-string that didn't just look amazing on your bum, but functions as a high-quality period care solution.
The G String has a Light - Moderate fill (up to 2 tampons) and is made with their signature organic cotton.
"Not to brag, but we totally nailed it" - The smart and innovative team at Scarlet.
Prepare to wear these everywhere, maybe as backup protection if you're a bit sus on your cup placement or for day-to-day spotting and lighter flow days. The gym, brunch or a night out - you'll want to take her everywhere; she's a social butterfly!
Some days you just can't do seamlines, and that's fine when you can reach for Scarlet's go-to pair of slinky nudes on an average day. But what happens when you're on day three of your period, and you need to pull the perfect outfit together?
They know your life doesn't stop just because you're on your period, so Scarlet created The High Waisted Seamfree. Instead of their regular super soft organic cotton, The High Waisted Seamfree is made from a blend of Nylon and Spandex, so you know she's stretchy, flexible and buttery soft.
Made for Light to Moderate flows (approximately two tampons), The High Waisted Seamfree feels smooth on the skin while leaving no visible panty line. Wear them as backup protection or ride solo on lighter days; these undies are designed to flow with the contours of your body perfectly.
Note: It typically takes two wear & washes for The High Waisted Seamfree to relax and really work its magic.
Now that you know how to wear it, find your flow and shop the Scarlet Period Underwear range.