Thank You Nicole for sharing information about Chickfly Pants. Yes, we are launching on January 12th. I want to answer a few of your questions: Do you wear underwear with Chickfly?
That is up to you, but if you wear underwear, they need to be stretchy so you can pull them aside. If they are stretchy enough, any style will work for peeing. Some styles that work well are high hipped underwear or thongs. For mountain climbers and those in the arctic tundra who might use these pants for pooping, going without underwear is best.
However, I should mention that the way they cup the vulva feels like you are wearing underwear even when you aren't. You can also wear a menstrual pad or panty liner directly in the pants. If you prefer to wear them without underwear (as I do), but want something between you and the pants so that they stay clean, you can use a folded up piece of cotton, like from a recycled tee shirt.
With regard to the fabric, it is 92% bamboo (colored with organic dye), and 8% lycra. The Lycra is not biodegradable but is necessary for the function of the pants because they have to stretch and pop back into place. I have done a lot of research on biodegradable options and found that there is a new invention - supposedly biodegradable lycra. At this point they do not mix it with natural fibers, so I felt that this was the most sustainable option for today. I will be endlessly searching for sustainable fabrics, so if anyone finds other four-way stretch sustainable fabrics that they love, please let me know.
For more information, please visit the website at Chickfly.com