FAQ: Blooms Privé: The World's First Period-Friendly Travel Panty
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How does Blooms Privé work?

Blooms Privé is a patent-pending underwear that has detachable sides and can fold into its own self-enclosed hidden pocket for ease of transport and discreet use. It is available with two different lining options -- regular and a period-friendly absorbency.

Last updated: June 27, 2017 19:52

What makes it revolutionary?

No other panty on the market addresses the three things Blooms Privé is known for -- having detachable sides, two types of lining absorption, and being able to fold into its own pocket. This is why we feel Blooms are the next evolution of women’s underwear.

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What’s the pocket for and how do I use it?

The pocket allows Blooms to be rolled up and tucked into a ball and transported discreetly in your purse. Ladies, we heard you about using the pocket for other things...what you put in the pocket is entirely up to your discretion! =)

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What is the composition of the metal clasps?

Our clasps are made of 100% hypoallergenic zinc alloy with an electroplated surface coating that is eco-friendly and free of lead and nickel. The clasps are rust-resistant and machine washable.

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What is the composition of the panties?

Our Blooms are made of double-brushed, super-soft jersey material with MaxDri technology. It is 88% polyester with 12% spandex. It is finished with antimicrobial technology. The regular lining is 95% nylon and 5% spandex. The 4-layer period-friendly lining is made of polyester microfiber and spandex-woven 4-way stretch fabric.

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Will the metal clasps cause discomfort while I’m wearing Blooms?

The metal clasps on Blooms Privé are designed to sit on your hips in a place that doesn’t cause discomfort. We’ve tested them during yoga sessions, throughout busy days and activities, and have not been distracted or made uncomfortable by their placement. If it does cause you discomfort, please let us know!

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How do I care for Blooms?

Blooms are best washed by hand with a mild detergent. But we know you’re busy, so the next best thing is in a mesh garment bag on the delicate wash cycle (cool water), and hung to dry. Make sure the clasps are connected before washing! If Blooms are put in the dryer, please use the medium to cool air setting. The only noticeable wear and tear with washing we’ve seen (and can’t prevent), is that the clasps tend to lose their brilliant shine after many washes through tumbling in the washer and dryer.

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How long does Blooms last?

Blooms should last as long as any other pair of your regular underwear. Blooms are made of high quality fabrics, the clasps are made for active use, and they will be sewn at a quality facility that produces athletic and swim wear.

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Are Blooms disposable?

Blooms may be disposed of, but are intended to be worn and used just like your regular underwear. We’ve designed and produced Blooms to be as durable and long-lasting as any standard underwear, using clasps that are made for active use, and sewn at a quality production facility. Just wash, wear, and repeat!

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Do you offer sizes above 4XL?

We are currently producing sizes from XS to 4XL. We hope to offer larger sizes if the demand calls for it -- we want to support women of as many sizes as possible!

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Are Blooms available in sizes for juniors?

Our sizes may fit some juniors -- please refer to the size chart to see if the measurements match that of the young lady.

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What do you mean by “period friendly"?

Period-friendly means that the panties can absorb moisture from vaginal discharge, sweat, and light periods without soaking through. Our period-friendly lining has 4 layers of protection. The top mesh layer helps keep you dry as it wicks away moisture, the second layer absorbs fluid keeping you from feeling wetness, the third layer is an impermeable fabric that protects the fluids from showing through, and the fourth layer is the outside fabric of the Blooms underwear. You’ll know when it’s time to change your Blooms, but it should not be visible to anyone else!

Last updated: July 20, 2017 13:04

Can Blooms replace panty liners?

Yes! Similar to a tampon or panty liner, the period-friendly Blooms are just as absorbent (up to 1 teaspoon of liquid or 5 mL), allowing you to wear them comfortably and with confidence, without having to worry about leaks. Keep a spare pair of Blooms in your purse to change your underwear when the underwear has maxed out its absorbency.

Last updated: August 11, 2017 22:47

Can Blooms replace maxipads?

No, Blooms are not meant to replace maxipads. Our period-friendly lining has an absorbency similar to pantiliners (1 teaspoon of liquid or 5 mL), but is not intended to replace maxipads.

Last updated: August 10, 2017 14:04

Can Blooms be used for bladder incontinence?

Yes, our period-friendly Blooms can absorb up to a teaspoon (5 mL) of liquid, making it ideal for light bladder incontinence. No need to worry about sneezing or laughing and the unexpected result!

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How absorbent is the period-friendly lining?

Our period-friendly Blooms can absorb up to a teaspoon (5 mL) of liquid, which is comparable to a panty liner or single tampon.

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How absorbent is your everyday lining?

Our everyday lining is like a regular pair of underwear. There is an outside layer of fabric of the panty, and an interior mesh fabric lining in the crotch that is moisture-wicking, providing minor absorption.

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What is the cut of the lining?

The lining gusset is 5” in length and is cut to a standard fit like regular underwear.

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What color is the lining?

The linings for both everyday and period-friendly Blooms are black.

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Can I order internationally?

Yes! We can ship internationally. However, the recipient of an international shipment may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches your country. Additional charges for customs clearance is the recipient’s responsibility; we have no control over these charges and cannot predict what they may be. Customs policies vary widely from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information. When customs clearance procedures are required, it can cause delays beyond our original delivery estimates.

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What if I am not interested in receiving a reward and ONLY want to back the project monetarily?

We would love to have your support! To support us without receiving a reward, please choose the “EVERY BIT HELPS!” selection on the right of the page. You can then pledge as much as you’d like and will not be receiving a physical reward except hugs from us when we see you!

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When will my credit card be charged? What name will be on my credit card statement?

Your credit card will be charged at the end of the Kickstarter campaign (on or around August 27, 2017). Your credit card statement will show the name "KICKSTARTER.COM" on the charge.

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May I order multiple sizes per reward?

Yes! We are pleased to announce that we're integrating a survey system that allows each backer to select different underwear sizes per reward.

Last updated: July 20, 2017 13:04

May I back multiple Kickstarter reward levels?

Kickstarter doesn’t allow purchasers to select multiple reward levels unless he/she has multiple Kickstarter account logins. However, please contact us via email during the campaign with special requests; we may be able to add new reward types if there is enough demand.

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What is the Blooms return and exchange policy?

If you have Blooms in it's original sealed packaging and unopened, then you can exchange or return in within 30 days. Otherwise, we cannot return or exchange Blooms because of the nature of the purchase. For the cleanliness and safety of our ladies, we want to assure them that every purchase has not ever been worn or tried on by someone else. If the Blooms aren’t to your liking, we encourage you to please wash them and donate to a friend, family member, or local clothing closet that supports women in need.

Last updated: August 11, 2017 22:30

Who do I contact for more questions?

You may contact us at support@bloomsprive.com. We will respond to you as soon as possible! Or better yet, connect with us in our private Facebook group here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/bloomsprive/

Last updated: August 01, 2017 16:12

When do I confirm order details (size, lining, etc)?

You will receive an email in September from Blooms Privé with a survey to confirm your order details. At that point, you will need to confirm your shipping address to receive the Blooms in December 2017, so please make sure to update your address if you’re moving or on vacation!

Last updated: September 19, 2017 10:54

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