Wash your ooia once before the first use.
After wearing your ooia, it is best to wash it by hand in cold water
Then you can put it into a laundry net and into the washing machine and wash it at 40 degrees ideally in the easy-care wash cycle - you can also do this along with other dark laundry.
Please do not wash your ooia with heavy-duty detergent, as it is too aggressive for the wool. Instead, ideally use wool detergent.
Please do not use bleach or fabric softener, as this limits the effectiveness of ooia.
Please also do not dry clean - but who takes their underpants to the dry cleaners?
Ironing is also a no-go, just hang your ooia on the clothesline and it will soon be ready to wear again.
If you treat your ooia well, it will retain its full bacteria-inhibiting effectiveness for about 2 years. After that, of course, you can still continue to use them as "normal" underpants.
If you want to know more about the washability of ooia,click here.
Because your health is our top priority, we've sought the opinion of gynecologists on the requirements for bacterial growth inhibition.
These gynecologists confirm that it is fundamentally important that period underwear inhibits bacteria growth - and that high-quality, tested fabrics are used for this purpose.
Our membrane system has bacteria-inhibiting properties at the crucial points -so that neither bacteria can multiply nor develop unpleasant odors. Our active ingredient silver chloride is tested under the strictest conditions and may be used in Germany according to Article 89 of the Biocide Ordinance in conjunction with § 28 paragraph 8 of the Chemicals Act. Of course, we do not use any nanoparticles that are controversial in terms of health.
The bacteria-inhibiting effect of the silver chloride takes place directly in the fiber.
We have had the Hohenstein Institute perform an elaborate test procedure on ooia to ensure the antibacterial activity of ooia.
The Hohenstein Institute is a very renowned German textile testing and research institute that awards various certificates.
ooia is the world's only period underwear whose function is certified - we are proud of that!