Mynickerbot was born out of a desire to rid the world of unnecessary sanitary waste that I knew was happening around the world in the tonnes of thousands.
There is always a better alternative and after spending years working in the women's health care industry in the workplace I also knew how many women were suffering in silence and pure embarrassment at work with little to no facilities to change sanitary items in etc. Many women also share toilet cubicles with men and disposing of pads and tampons can cause anxiety.
So off to the CSIRO I went to meet the head scientists of the fabric division at Geelong Uni to discuss the technology that was now available in fabrics and what a smart fabric can do. With 2 tween daughters on my mind I was convinced there was a better alternative than tampons and pads for them. Going to school with such items was nothing short of mortifying when it came time to change and don't get me started on school camps or trips to the local water park! Something had to be better and there it was - period proof underwear and swimwear that will hold and absorb your period so you can go about your day without the worry of a leak or having to change them every hour and the fear of not packing enough to last the day.
It took me years to come up with the right combination of fabrics - I even went to a sail boat yard to ask them what they used to keep things waterproof! In the beginning I was hand sewing the different layers myself and putting them into any pair of undies I had at home. I have come quite far since then! From various trade shows to monsoons in Bangladesh I have finally found some trusted suppliers.
I then wanted to include in the range a solution for new mums with toddlers in tow as I remembered the horrors of toilet training my own toddlers. Leak proof potty training pants were so hard to come by then so I did a lot of investigating and found the perfect solution!
We have always had a motto that we have your back. And we do and we also have your front. No leaks, no smells, no worries.
Nicolette - Founder xx