Say Pants to The Tax on Period Pants!

Period pants are comfortable, convenient and (in our eyes) the ultimate reusable period product.

You can wear a pair of period pants for up to 8 hours, or overnight, and you will not need any other form of protection. You simply bleed into the pants and enjoy a comfortable and dry feeling all day long! These are a really great solution if you suffer from PCOS, endometriosis or irregular bleeding as you can wear them every day without the worry of pant lines or visible pads. They are also super comfortable and stretchy which is perfect for bloated days or painful times.

You can read more about how to use and wash them here.

Why are we being taxed on them?

In 2021, the Goverment made the decision to axe the tax from menstrual products such as sanitary pads and tampons. However, period pants are still classified as an 'underwear garement', this means you are still paying 20% tax on every single pair of pants you buy!

So what can we do?

You can have your say! Marks & Spencers, and period pant brand WUKA, are currently leading a petition - 'Say Pants to The Tax'. This petition is calling for the Government to reclassify period pants as a menstrual product, which means you will no longer pay VAT on them. You can sign this petition here.

Removing the tax from period pants is so important, it will make them much more accessible to a wider group of people and help to enable younger people to be able to use them. It will also make it much easier for more people to be able to choose a more sustainble option for their period.

In the meantime, here at The Nappy Gurus, we have taken the decision to 'absorb the tax' on all period pants on our site. This means we will be paying your VAT! 

We believe period pants are a revolutionary product for a sustainable and comfortable period, so we want to encourage more people to try them. By paying your VAT for you on all the period pants on our site, we hope this will make the decision to try them a no brainer. We stock period pants from bestselling brands such as WUKA, and Nora, who use Organic Cotton. We also have a wide range of more afforable pants, and swim pants, from Love Luna. You can shop all our period pants here.

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