Frequently Asked Questions
Why choose Knicked for your daughter?
As a mum with daughters, my mission was to make the transition from pre-puberty to periods easy, safe and stress free without the need for one use disposables. At the time there was no tween or teen options available in pre or period underwear so I set about doing lots of research into materials and technology and produced both a pre (light absorbency) and period (heavy absorbency) underwear that was designed especially for a girls body shape that was also super comfortable and looked just like regular underwear..
Knicked pre-period underwear prevents the worry of finding out menarche (a first period) has started by stains on clothing or worse and once regular trying to change pads in a busy school cubicle with very little privacy wouldn't be pleasant, especially for the many girls having to manage periods in their primary school years..
Knicked makes every day (period or not) just so normal and easy. Pop on a pair in the morning and you’re 100% protected and ready for the day.
Are they hygienic?
YES, yes, yes!! Knicked underwear contains unique antibacterial properties that prevents bacteria from building up and using our exclusive charcoal infused mesh layer eliminates any odour. Knicked, unlike some other period underwear on the market, does not use nano-silver or PUL so they are 100% safe.
Sanitary products sold in Australia do not have to disclose all the compounds used in their products, we do know that they contain plasticisers, pesticide residues, dioxins and fragrances, these together with other undisclosed toxins some believe may accumulate in the body over time.
Environmental Factor - Helping the Planet
In Australia around 20 billion sanitary products end up in landfill and our oceans each year. Did you know that just one packet of pads have the equivalent to 4 plastic shopping bags? 90% of every sanitary pad is plastic and it’s estimated that it takes between 500-800 years to biodegrade!! It’s documented that every female could in a lifetime purchase and use 10,000 disposable sanitary products, thats around 130kg of period waste per person which all ends up in landfill and oceans, that is until now – Knicked is the most effective underwear to eliminate period waste for girls who are beginning their journey though to womanhood.. We all wear underwear every day, so replacing it with Knicked will not only save money, embarrassing leaks but also protect our beautiful planet.
Will anyone know I’m wearing Period Underwear?
Absolutely NOT.. I worked hard to create styles that look and feel just like regular teen underwear rather than modifying an adult’s range, using only the highest quality fabrics.
How do they work and is it gross sitting in period blood all day?
Truly, nothing about puberty or periods should ever be called gross but Knicked underwear will stay amazingly dry due to its construction and advanced fabric selection, most girls say they feel drier than when using disposable pads. This is due to the different materials sourced which draws moisture and liquid from the top layer and then traps it in the middle absorbent layers between waterproof fabric underneath. Our underwear was specifically designed for girls with a higher arch at the front and complete protection up to the waistband at the back giving total coverage unlike other brands.
Can I wear Knicked all day or overnight even when my periods are heavy?
YES!! Thanks to our unique layers inbuilt in our Heavy absorbency underwear,
which can hold up to 40 mls so you are covered for a whole school day and onto a dance/sports class afterwards or for overnight regardless if you sleep like a starfish, log or curled up like a cat, you’ll never have to worry about bulky pads that scrunch, move and leak through the night.
Which Knicked product should my daughter use?
Ideally a mix of both for girls already experiencing their periods.
Our Pre-period/light absorbency are ideal to wear every day for girls who haven’t had a period yet but have started puberty. They will hold 5mls of liquid equivalent to 1 soaked pad/tampon making them perfect for that discharge (which thickens and is very noticeable 6-12mth prior to the arrival of a first period) or on those light days either side of a regular period.
Our Heavy Absorbency are a girl’s best friend on heavy days or overnight holding a staggering 40mls that’s equivalent to 6 regular soaked pads or tampons, giving you up to 10 hours of protection so you never need to hide the white sheets or spend your day worried about leaks or rushing to change a pad or tampon.
Knicked Eco-Modal Hipsters are a slim fit sitting low on the hips..
|10 - 12||60 - 65cm||
girls clothing 8/10 or womens xxxs
|12 - 14||65 - 70cm||
girls clothing 12/14 or womens 6/8
|14 -16||70 - 75cm||
girls clothing 14/16 or womens 10
Knicked MicroMesh Sports are more generous in size due to the stretch and higher waist..
Please order one size smaller if you currently wear our Eco-Modal Bikini knickers..
|10 - 12||65 - 70cm||girls clothing 10/12 or womens 6/8|
|12 - 14||70 - 75cm||
girls clothing 14/16 or womens 10
|75 - 80cm||
girls clothing 16+ or womens 12/14
A quick rinse after wearing will prevent staining, then toss in the washing machine with like coloured clothing but please NO fabric softeners as it harms the waterproof membrane and is also bad for the environment, then hang out to dry on the line. Due to the many layers of material they may take longer to dry than regular lingerie so give them a full spin cycle as this will decrease the drying time.
Cold or under 30o wash is preferable. Do not tumble dry or iron
How Long Will They Last?
You can wear, wash and reuse your Knicked underwear over and over again. Our Heavy Absorbency if cared for correctly will last up to at least 2 years but over time they will become less absorbent. If that happens you can still wear them on light days and just purchase new pairs to cover your heavy days. You are still WAY out in front cost wise compared to all the pads/tampons you would have purchased and put into landfill.
Knicked Pre-period/light absorbency can be used for more than 2 years.
Under Australian Health Guidelines, personal intimate hygiene products are unable to be returned but we are always here to help and want you to be happy with your purchase so please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include all your information, so we can quickly locate and reference your order.
Unlike other companies we do not use a sanitary label in the crotch, as it leaves a sticky residue from the glue, which may contain chemicals and goes against our environmental philosophy so if the underwear is worn (unless it’s a pair from a 30 day free trial) we are unable in most circumstances to return it back into stock.
30 Days Risk Free Trial
We know Knicked is superior to anything else in the Period Underwear Market but we want you to have the peace of mind that if for any reason you are not happy we will refund in full ONE pair of Knicked underwear (excluding postage to or from) to first time customers as a “try and see”. We are confident all girls will find Knicked as comfy and amazing at its job as we do.
Please note, if a bundle is purchased only ONE pair can be accepted for a refund at its reduced cost.