We founded Sphinx to provide menstruating people of all shapes and sizes with a safe, convenient and affordable alternative to single-use products.
Your safety and the sustainable, fair manufacture of our products is our top priority.
That's why we are as transparent as possible with the information about the production of our underwear and are always ready to answer your questions honestly and openly.
We made a conscious decision to currently produce in China. Because even if it says "Made in Europe" or "Made in Germany", period underwear in the EU or Germany is only put together.
The materials (raw materials, semi-finished products) still come from Egypt, Bangladesh or China.
We have found a family business in China that produces according to ethical standards and does all the steps in their company.
Thus, the production is more ecological and sustainable and cheaper than if we rely on "Made in Germany".
That's the impact producing one of our Sphinxes has on the planet compared to a 'Made un Eu - underwear'. Of course we do everything we can to minimize this impact. But like that, you know.
All Sphinx underwear is rigorously tested for harmful chemicals and certified to STANDARD 100 by OEKO-TEX®, which includes REACH requirements [BEMO 062506 TESTEX].
What lies behind these numbers and letters is the guarantee that every component of the product, from the fabric to the trimmings, has been thoroughly tested and certified for ecological harmlessness.
If you want to check our certification, you can easily do itvia OEKO-TEX Label-Check .
In addition, Sphinx products have been certified by Control Union Certifications according to the Global Recycle Standard (GRS) and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS).
Because we know that the choice of our fabrics has an impact on the environment. That's why we use high-quality, biodegradable and recycled materials as often as possible. These can consist of pre-consumer goods (unused textiles or yarn) or post-consumer goods (used fishing nets and water bottles).
- SilverClear® technology effectively destroys bacteria, mold and fungi that cause odor, discoloration and deterioration of your textiles for up to 100 industrial washes, thus extending their lifespan.
- SilverClear® uses pure, filtered water as a solvent. The effective and environmentally friendly formulation has been duly registered with the US EPA.
They look like your favorite underwear, but have an integrated membrane system that protects you from leaks and odors.