You’ve seen them. You’ve heard about them. You’ve been wanting to try them. We have compiled the most common questions surrounding our Apele panties (namely our original cut) and our answers.
How do you wash / store the panties in between washes?
Our Apele panties can be washed with regular laundry! We recommend using a low heat setting when drying to lengthen the life of your panties, however, they will keep up with common wash and dry cycles and settings.
Because of the lightweight and breathable fabric, you can also rinse them out in a sink and hang them to dry within 20 seconds for continued use. When experimenting with fabrics, we washed our prototypes 100x in the wash to make sure our underwear held up.
What do you do if you are out in public/at work when you have to change panties?
The premise behind Apele’s original cut is that it acts as a backup emergency option that would replace a panty liner. That said, it is intended to be there to catch that first gush of leaks or spotting, giving you enough time to stay stain-free while opting for your preferred period product, be it a cup, tampon or pad.
The original cut design has absorbency that holds up to 5ml, which is equivalent to a regular size tampon’s coverage.
Thanks to your feedback, our other version debuting soon will boast light, medium and heavy coverage (including 40-50mL of coverage that can even assist with incontinence concerns.
What different styles or cuts do you have?
We currently have 4 styles: traditional brief – our original cut, also known as, Anytime Now 365, which is our daily underwear where athletes find it most beneficial. We also have a thong, which is ideal for those who prefer that cut. Our high-cut brief is ideal for athletes who wear high-waisted leotards or those who have a longer leg and higher torso.
Our hot pant is another line we’ve created for those looking to
Should you also be using other thing such as tampons/pads WITH the panties?
For our original cuts listed above, it all depends on your unique volume and frequency of bleeding. You certainly can use any feminine care products you wish with the underwear but you definitely do not need a pantyliner as we have one built in. Our built-in liner holds more than a pantyliner would and definitely softer without issues of chafing.
Our panties are designed to be worn everyday as underwear that can handle all daily, bodily secretions like discharge, ovulation and spotting while also acting as an additional protective layer for heavier flows like bleeding and incontinence.
What are they made of?
They are made of Polyester and Lycra, with a powermesh layer closest to the skin and plastic layer that holds it in place.
What is the cost ?
Cost is $15.00 each and we are looking for ways to cut costs so we can provide it to everyone for a fraction of the price set in the industry.
Do you find there is ever leaking?
In the trials, of course. While there is always a chance you may leak when you are dealing with an untimely cycle or incontinence concerns, at least you have a layer of protection to tie you over for a couple of hours depending on your flow.
We have yet to heard about customers leaking through the initial layer, as it is meant to be an everyday liner intended to catch these hiccups!
Still got questions? Keep ‘em coming! Happy to answer in another edition of Behind the seams of Apele.