Get To Know: THINX
Meet the Founders
How do you describe THINX?
Miki: We say THINX is the smartest underwear in your drawer. It’s comfortable, beautiful, leak- and stain-resistant, anti-microbial and moisture-wicking. THINX is also the most thoughtful underwear because it thinks of women and girls around the world. For every pair of THINX you buy, you help one girl stay in school by providing her with seven washable, reusable cloth pads.
Radha: We created this underwear because we kept having “accidents” every month while running around, and we needed them. And we heard similar stories from other women. Innovation in women’s underwear needed to happen. This is also an environmentally friendly option that can help reduce waste.
Antonia: We also discovered the massive menstruation-management issue that girls and women face in the developing world. Millions of young women miss up to a week of school every month because they don’t have the right resources to manage their periods. We wanted to help be part of a solution to get girls back in school and women back to work.
Giving back also creates jobs.
Miki: We help create sewing jobs for local Ugandan women through our partnership with AFRIpads.