Why the colour mustard and not black?
First because we really want you to get in contact with your blood. The colour can tell you so much about your body, so it shouldn't be hidden in black fabric.
Mustard you can wear under light and dark clothes; that's why we find it pretty convenient.
Last but not least: Due to the light colour you can really see if your pad got clean.
How do nookees work?
nookees are made out of two clicking awesome components: THE PAD and THE PANTY. You click the reusable PADS with the button system into the PANTIES and use them. When it’s time for a change, just remove them with the (un)click of a button, put everything into the laundry (up to 60°C) and use it again. No moving, no leaking, just comfortable safety during your period.
Are nookees hygienic?
The organic cotton we use for nookees PADS is naturally breathable, which means that there is no space for any bacterias, fungals or bad odor at all. Also the fact that you can wash them clicking hot (60°C), makes nookees PADS absolutely hygienic.
How much liquid do they hold?
We find it a bit weird to make promises like „can hold up to xy tampons…“. Because even with tampons usually you change once ONE is full, right? So what’s the point of leaving the liquid of xy of them inside your PAD? The absorbency level depends on the style of nookees PADS you choose and the style of period you bleed.
How many pairs do I need?
The KIT comes with one pair of nookees PANTIES and three PADS in different absorbency levels. Refill packages contain either one PANTY or three PADS of your choice. Usually you should be fine with one KIT and one PANTY/ PADS refill.
When do I have to change nookees?
Depending on your flow you should change your PADS whenever you feel that they already absorbed quite an amount of blood. For some that means sooner, for some later.
Do I sweat with nookees? Do they feel "wet" while I'm using them?
As we just use special woven organic cotton for the different layers of nookees PADS, you will not sweat at all. That’s the difference to most of the other period products on the market: with nookees your skin can breathe properly and they feel more comfortable, even if they are already full of blood. The „wet“ feeling of course depends on how often you change them. The PUL we use in our SPLASH version is highly breathable and washable hot. Means: no need for any chemicals at all.
Can I use nookees also for bladder leaks?
nookees are designed as a period product, and that’s where they perform the best. But of course you can try and probably use them for light bladder leaks too.
What kind of materials are nookees made of?
For THE PANTY we use lyocell; a sustainable fiber that is made out of cellulose, a natural component of wood. It’s biodegradable and at the end of its life cycle, the fibers can re-enter the eco-system.
nookees THE PADS are made out of specially woven cotton to provide a maximum of suction power. They are organic, IVN Best (Liz.-Nr. 151701 | via Ecocert Greenlife) and Fair for Life certified; furthermore the cotton plants for the production grow in rainy areas like parts of Uganda and Kirgisistan.
The click buttons we use for nookees are nickel free and OEKO-Tex 100 certified; same as the waistband which is produced under STeP by OEKO-Tex standards.
Why are nookees clicking better than any other period product?
Thanks to our unique nookees click-in system THE PADS stays safe and can’t move at all, still you can change nookees with just three little clicks. Our fabrics are organic and highly certified and we use plastic just if you want so. Let your yoni breathe! That’s the basic formula. Our organic materials make you feel more comfortable but still safe.
Why do you use click buttons?
Because they hold nookees PADS right and tight on the spot where they belong. Believe us, we tried so many different versions on how to stick THE PADS into THE PANTY. And the click buttons we chose are definitely the safest ones to use.
Do nookees work like regular pads from the supermarket?
Not at all. The regular pads that you might know usually contain a lot of chemicals and toxins, that’s why they are able to soak up the blood in less than one heartbeat. The disposable plastic inside makes them pretty leak proof, but due to that not compostable for a long long time. nookees PADS are made out of special woven organic cotton, that is absolutely non toxic and plastic free (if you want). And it still absorbs…
What size do I need?
Just choose the regular size of underwear you normally use. If you’re in doubt you can measure your hips and follow our measurements: XS (hip: 89-94cm), S (hip: 95-97 cm), M (hip: 98-104 cm), L (hip: 105-108 cm), XL (hip: 109-118 cm), XXL (hip: 119-124 cm).
What's the difference between the sizes of THE PADS?
Depending the layers inside of nookees PADS they come in three different absorbency levels: light, medium & heavy flow. 2023 we add a clicking new version to our collection: the SPLASH! With one extra thin layer of PUL you’re even safe if you can’t change THE PAD at the right moment. As all our fabrics of THE PADS are organic, it’s still washable 60°C, and we don’t need to add any biozides, silver or anything similiar.
Where and how are nookees produced?
Holy guacamole, we’ve come a long way, but now we are proud to work with an amazing company in Lithuania, who is an expert in ecological production and prioritizes ethical, sustainable product development. Our first nookees batch was produced in Indonesia (where our founder Janina used to live). Then we tried to set up productions in Portugal, Brasil and Czech Republik - but it never felt 100% right. Lithuania now does!
Why are nookees sustainable?
We only use natural fabrics. Two of them. Cotton meets lyocel fiber and it just clicks. No need for bleacher. No need for chemicals. No need for irritants. No need for anything that can be bad for you or our environment. And of course, no need to throw them away. Just use them again. And again… Zero waste here we come!
Where can I put my used PADS when I’m not at home but have to change them?
With every nookees THE KIT we provide two special pouches in different sizes that are designed to be used with your (used) PADS. The inside material is waterproof and you can click them to close. There is even one more clicking smart invention, a small hangar on them, so you can click your washed nookees PADS together (they look like a Christmas decoration) and hang them to dry.
What does “PADS for you - PADS for her” mean?
From the first second nookees was founded, one thing was clear: we want to support all menstruationg people all around the world. In the past, whenever you bought nookees THE KIT, we donated PADS to people all over the world, that need our support. In the meantime we even go further: proud to say 2023 we started the nookees foundation and partnered up with the Toni Garrn Foundation, Girls on a mission and Viva con Agua to even make a bigger impact. They already built up an amazing health centre in Uganda with a little tailoring. nookees provides the fabrics and pays the workers a loan to produce their version of nookees PADS and distribute them to everybody who needs support.
What is your goal with nookees?
Doing a lot of research about menstruation and all the problems around it, we found out that there is so much more than creating a sustainable and reliable period product. For a lot of women being on their period can imply way bigger problems than not finding the right period product. Since we realized how many menstruating people are discriminated during their period, we see the big change we can do with nookees. Our goal is to make (not just) you click with yourself, your cycle and your period.
How do you ship and how much is it?
We ship with DHL green/ climate neutral shipping and the costs depend on where you want to ship your nookees:
Shipping costs within EU: 5,90 €
Shipping costs worldwide (Australia, UK, Indonesia, Switzerland, USA): 12,90 €
What is the nookees story?
„I was so tired of using tampons full of chemicals, pads full of plastic or anything weird to stick inside of me. So I wanted to create a product, that would make me and other women feel safe and comfortable during our period without damaging the environment every month.“ With this idea Janina started to talk to friends and family about her idea, and everybody was amazed by her concept. She started from scratch, not knowing anything about fabrics (Janina used to be a journalist before becoming a founder), inventing a product or building a company. For about two years she created and tried, succeeded and failed again and again. First success came through an amazing kickstarter campaign; with the vision to grow she built up a team and 2023 nookees is ready to be relaunched. Totally improved, better than ever, our clicking awesome period panties are finally ready for the world market.
How about the nookees packaging?
nookees packaging is clicking sustainable and clicking smart. By minimizing material but still creating an unique experience for you to last. We use:
- FSC certified, acid-, lignin- and sulfur free papersoy based inkcompostable mailer and bags made up of plant materials as cassava, corn and wheat.
Instead of regular hangtags, that usually land in the trash within a couple of minutes, you get a nookees menstruation calendar that helps you to track your period for at least one year. Beside that you have everything you need to know about nookees summarized. Washing instruction and material information are printed directly into the products.
As proud part of the Eco Packaging Alliance, our supplier contributes to global reforestation. We order our packaging materials, they plant trees in areas of need. Well done!
How can I wash nookees?
As we are only using amazing robust and of course sustainable materials (most of them are even organic, IVN Best), there is no special (laundry) treatment needed. Wash them hot (60°C), or cold, short, or long, by hand or machine. You can even put them into the dryer or under the iron. But if you ask us: better skip that last part to avoid inefficient use of electricity… We personally prefer to rinse THE PADS in cold water after use. On laundry day nookees wander into the machine and get tumbled with the rest of any clothes. Hang them dry (with the hanger of the pouch) and use them again. And again. And again…