Although historians discuss the past as much as they want, there is a historical, biological, physiological and fantastic fact that no one questions: We have been bleeding for hundreds of thousands of years. Our survival depends on our bleeding.
DRAMATIC DRUM SOUND
Throughout history, we see that different solutions have been developed for menstruation depending on the conditions of the time and the materials available. Unfortunately, there are almost no "menstrual products" remaining from the past to the present; because no one even thought that these products and materials had cultural significance and that their samples should be preserved. On the contrary, we seem to be sure that they are hiding in secret corners as much as possible. For centuries, menstrual blood was considered unclean, and menstruation was defined as cleansing the body of poisons and toxins. Dark times, full of superstitions about menstruating women, where not showing one's face in the community they lived in was a "solution" when they were bleeding from the embarrassment of menstruation...
The first menstrual products came from Ancient Egypt
According to historians, traces of menstrual products are found for the first time in the medical records of ancient Egyptians. A product made of papyrus is mentioned. Hippocrates reports that in Greece, a tampon consisting of mohair wrapped around wood was used. Elsewhere in the world, paper, moss, sea sponge and even buffalo hide appear to be used to manage blood.
With the 20th century, progressive solutions began to be considered to manage menstrual bleeding. Between 1854 and 1915, twenty patents were issued for menstrual products, including the first menstrual cups (they were usually made of aluminum or hard rubber), rubber long johns (underwear lined with rubber), and Lister's Towels (the forerunner of maxi pads). Lister's Towels were the first commercial disposable pads introduced to the North American market in 1896. Due to strict advertising restrictions preventing the pads from being marketed (hello menstrual taboo!), the venture failed to turn a profit and was eventually discontinued.
The climate crisis requires us to rethink everything.
When we fast forward to today's world, which is scorched (or frozen) by the climate crisis, we see an increased interest and demand for reusable alternatives due to resource scarcity, cost problems and health concerns. Fortunately, our technology is advanced enough to enable us to produce better, more comfortable and more effective menstrual products.
On Stage: Menstrual Panties
Menstrual panties are actually primitive pieces of cloth and cloth that our great-great-grandmothers used to manage their menstrual bleeding, washed, boiled and reused before (and even after) commercial disposable “hygiene” (in quotes because menstrual bleeding is not dirty) products that emerged in the 20th century. is a reinterpretation.
Kiklou menstrual panties are developed using advanced technical textile technology. It is an innovative, environmentally friendly, comfortable menstrual product that has a liquid-proof layer, is absorbent, can be washed in the washing machine, and can be used over and over again. Thanks to its smart fabric layers, it quickly absorbs and traps liquid. It is a liberating solution that does not interfere with your daily life and flow, and allows you to enjoy the comfort and peace of mind of other days even on the days when you are bleeding.