Period panties are menstrual underwear integrated with technology that has the ability to absorb ten times more than tampons, pads, and other regular products. These also offer better leak-proofing in case of heavy flow, and can also prevent odor. Moreover, companies such as Relieved Gal offer panties with kangaroo pockets in the front where heating pads can be placed in order to get relief from cramps.
Based on style, the market is segmented into briefs, bikini, boy shorts, hipsters, and others. The briefs segment accounted for the largest revenue share in 2018 in the global period panties market. The segment growth is driven by advantages offered by these products such as good coverage, comfort, and optimal usage during heavy flows.
The demand for period panties is expected to witness significant growth owing to rising number of working women, increasing focus on convenience and comfort, and growing preference for eco-friendly products, coupled with rising health awareness among women.
The online channels segment is expected to witness rapid growth in the global period panties market, owing to rising number of mobile users and high internet penetration. According to a report published by the Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) in 2017, the total number of internet users was 481 million in India as of December 2017, and this number reached 500 million by the end of June 2018, which was a growth of 11.34%.
Among product type, reusable period panties contributed for the largest revenue share on account of better leakage protection and eco-friendly characteristics of reusable panties. Reusable panties mostly find application in sports and fitness purposes. Growing awareness regarding health and fitness across the globe is expected to favor growth of the reusable product segment in the future.
North America accounted for the largest revenue share in the global period panties market in 2018. Asia Pacific region is expected to witness the fastest growth owing to the increasing awareness about environment friendly products, as well as shifting consumer preference in countries such as China and India towards period panties from tampons and pads.
Major players operating in the global period panties market include Knixwear, Anigan, Clovia, Modibodi, PantyProp, Lunapads International, Dear Kate, Harebrained, Adira, Flux, THINX Inc., Fannypants, WUKA, and Period Panteez.
On the basis of product type, the global period panties market is segmented into:
On the basis of size, the global period panties market is segmented into:
On the basis of style, the global period panties market is segmented into:
- Boy Shorts
On the basis of distribution channel, the global period panties market is segmented into:
- Online Channels
- Convenience Stores
- Medical Stores/Pharmacies
On the basis of region, the global period panties market is segmented into:
- North America
- Latin America
- Rest of Latin America
- Rest of Europe
- Asia Pacific
- South Korea
- Rest of Asia Pacific
- Middle East
- Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)
- Rest of Middle East
- Northern Africa
- South Africa
- Central Africa