We want to be
All of our underwear is safe.
Since day one, REVOL has always paid incredibly close attention to the quality of the fabrics we use. Every single one of our fabrics are tested and certified. We wouldn't even consider anything less for our customers - and our team! We pride ourselves in being handmade, which means all our fabrics are being handled by the team directly for 8 hours a day. It is incredibly important to us that we never use anything that has the potential to cause harm! Below is a breakdown of every one of our fabrics and their certifications.
1. Inner fabric (touches body) - Bamboo - OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified (pg 25). Milled overseas and certified by our Canadian supplier.
2. Heavy Absorption Pad fabric (underneath, not visible) - Bamboo and Organic Cotton - CPSIA certified, plus organic yarns used are GOTS certified, California Proposition 65 approved (this is required as the fabric is made in the US).
3. Leak Proof fabric (middle layer, not visible) - Laminated Organic Cotton with Silvadur™- same supplier as above so also CPSIA certified, plus organic yarns used are GOTS certified and California Proposition 65 approved. This fabric has been infused with SILVADUR™ antimicrobial silver ions to inhibit bacterial growth, control bad odours and create long lasting freshness without toxic chemicals. SILVADUR® is proven to be safe against the skin. Tests of bamboo, cotton and polyester treated with 10 times the amount of SILVADUR® [used in our fabric] found no skin irritation or sensitization after multiple exposures. Both these fabrics are milled in the USA and meet some of the highest standards in the world. They are specifically produced for infant reusable diapers, so they are highly scrutinized and tested.
This fabric uses a unique process that permanently melt-bonds a specially-treated TPU film (the leak-proof layer) to the fabric without the use of toxic solvents or glue. The process emits no toxic waste or VOCs that are harmful to the environment and/or the wearer.
4. Outer fabric - Nylon Spandex - OEKO-TEX STANDARD 100 certified. Milled in Italy, and complies with all applicable EU standards.
As we grow, our core value is to maintain quality and transparency, meaning we will never consider using toxic (or non-certified fabrics) as we eventually move our production into local manufacturing! Period proof underwear is such an amazing and necessary product for all menstruators, and it should never be something that causes harm.
If you have any other questions, please feel free to get in touch any time!