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ACA ‘look good feel good award’
The ‘look good feel good award’ presented by
June Rodgers (MBE) – continence specialist
In 2009 Shreddies were recognised for their innovative work and were awarded the ‘Look Good Feel Good award’ from the Association for Continence Advice (ACA).
The ACA are an organisation for health and social care professionals and the idea behind the ‘Look Good Feel Good award’ is to recognise products, which are comfortable, attractive and instil the user with confidence.
Shreddies were invited to the ACA awards presentation where the ‘look good feel good award’ was presented by June Rogers (MBE), a continence specialist with over twenty years’ experience. Katie Crease, one of our lingerie designers from De Montfort University’s leading lingerie design course was presented with the award and the panel of judges made the following comments:
"Fab idea, good quality product, great styling, could save many a marriage!!! Well needed product, fantastic innovation."
Shreddies offer a range of styles for Men and Ladies as well as offering a selection of gift products available in quirky gift boxes.
Shreddies flatulence-filtering underwear
Shreddies odour-controlling underwear is manufactured with love in the UK. Using the best materials to ensure the highest standards. Shreddies Flatulence filtering underwear are a proven medical solution to flatulence, whatever it’s causes. There are numerous causes and conditions associated with excessive flatulence, such as IBS and Crohn’s disease, but it can also be caused by eating some high fibre foods, swallowing too much air, drinking gassy drinks and smoking. Anybody that suffers from flatulence problems will know of the social issues that it can cause. Not only do Shreddies work by effectively removing flatulence odours, but they also help to give that added assurance and often much-needed confidence. The Shreddies motto is ‘Fart with confidence’ and our underwear ensures just that. Our patented filter underwear removes odours through the use of a thin and flexible carbon cloth.
Recommended by Doctor Hilary
For sufferers of functional bowel disorders, Shreddies can offer a medical solution to the relief of bad wind. By passing the odours through a filter, the bad gas is then odour free and allows the wearer freedom from the problems it can cause in social situations.
Dr Hilary Jones advises that flatulence is “better out than in” and states that Shreddies “are brilliantly effective”. Click here to watch the video.
We have also had cases where customers have been referred to us by Macmillan nurses. Sometimes cancer and its treatment can create excess gas in the digestive system making you pass wind more frequently than usual.
I adore my new white boxers. Your product is outstanding.
@LoadingDose - Toronto, Canada
As a lactose intolerant man of 26 years, the Shreddies underwear has revolutionized how I deal with my gas in public. I am very thankful for that.
William Schumacer - New Orleans, LA
I think your product is absolutely awesome!!!
Julie - Melbourne, Australia.
I've tried my Shreddies and I love them! Thank you so much! They're amazing! It's hard to believe that they actually work, but they really do. I've had stomach troubles for years, and the idea that there exists a pair of underwear which can take away the worry (not to mention the odor) of having a "flatulent belly" is such a relief.
All I know is that you guys probably saved my career. This underwear works!!!
Billy B, Arizona USA
I've been wearing your Shreddies since last Friday. I'm not taking them off! I truly love them. I can pass gas and nobody around me knows it!
This is truly amazing. Now I don't feel bloated any more and my job is easier because I don't have to worry about embarrassing moments because of my bowels.
My life has improved dramatically. I might even consider dating again.
Thank you for changing my life for the better. I'm going to order more!
Norbert Drust, USA
For many, many more testimonials click here
Paul O'Leary is the designer and innovator of Shreddies Underwear. In 1987 Paul graduated from Loughborough University with an industrial Design degree and set up his own design consultancy. Two years later Paul co-founded kitchen design company deVOL which allowed him to explore many of his design and production ideas.
Outside of kitchen design Paul had other innovative ideas one of which was to tackle a problem faced by millions of people every day, flatulence odours. This is the idea that led to the launch of Shreddies underwear.
To bring Shreddies to life Paul worked alongside a team of lingerie designers from De Montfort University’s leading lingerie design course. A leading designer in the fashion industry, Darren Cleary, who had previously worked with Paul Smith also helped to design the underwear.
It was decided that ‘Zorflex’ activated carbon cloth would be used as the flatulence filter since its use in chemical warfare suits is renowned. De Montfort University’s testing reinforced this decision when it was proven to be perfect for the task.
Shreddies flatulence filtering underwear was launched in 2008 and only a year later was recognised for it’s innovative work and awarded the ACA ‘Look Good Feel Good’ award. Since then, Shreddies has come a long way and now has a loyal customer base relying on Shreddies underwear every day. Our customer testimonials on our about page strongly reflect this.
Shreddies now receives orders from all over the world and in addition to our UK base we now have a dedicated distributor in Germany sending out Shreddies to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Many features and advertisements on television and in a wide range of magazines (found on the critical acclaim section of our website) are helping to spread the word and help more people to increase their quality of life for the better.
Who we are
Shreddies underwear filters flatulence odours through activated carbon cloth. Shreddies can be worn by anyone but they offer a perfect solution for sufferers of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), gastritis, Crohn’s disease, Dyspepsia and Colitis as well as food intolerances and many other bowel and digestive disorders. Anybody that suffers from excessive flatulence will know of the social issues that it can cause and Shreddies not only improves the physical symptoms but also helps reduce the anxiety associated with this condition.
In many cases, simply not having to worry about flatulence can help improve a persons condition. Anxiety can create chemical changes in your body which can affect your digestive system, exacerbating a person’s condition.
Here at Shreddies we firmly believe that everybody should own a pair of these amazing undies. The average person passes wind 14 times per day so whether you’re a sufferer of a digestive disorder or just have flatulence, Shreddies can help.
The science behind shreddies
Shreddies flatulence filtering underwear features a ‘Zorflex’ activated carbon back panel that absorbs all flatulence odours. Due to its highly porous nature, the odour vapours become trapped and neutralised by the cloth, which is then reactivated by simply washing the garment.
Shreddies “flatulence filtering underwear” have activated carbon cloth (called Zorflex) sandwiched between layers of regular fabric. The specialty layer absorbs and traps the odor before it can make its way out into the open. “Previous research published in The American Journal of Gastroenterology found activated carbon underwear to be the most effective method of removing flatulence odors,” the company says. The underwear has gone through rigorous testing, and findings from research by De Montfort University were presented at the 86th Textile Institute World Conference; the fabric “was found to remove sulphide and ethyl mercaptan so effectively that it can filter odors 200 times the strength of the average flatus emission. The fabric remains effective for the life of the garment (2-3 years) providing the care instructions are followed correctly.
The Shreddies Secret
Shreddies look just like regular underwear, with the only major difference being a thin carbon back panel. Our underwear is discreet, offering the wearer added assurance that nobody will be able to tell you are wearing anything other than regular underwear.
Sizing & How to get the best out of your Shreddies
It is very important that the underwear fits correctly. There should be no gaping around the waistband or the leg openings, the material should be taught against the skin preventing odours from escaping. The carbon back panel should be held snugly to the body over the buttocks and under the gusset, allowing flatulence to pass through the panel and be completely filtered.
To avoid flatulence escaping around the filter we recommend that you stand with your legs together and try to let your wind out slowly. When sitting, keep your knees together and sit upright so that flatulence cannot escape forward. If your shreddies fit correctly and you ensure that your flatulence passes through the rear panel all odour will be removed.
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Frequently asked questions
Do you ship worldwide?
Yes, we ship worldwide.
Payments can be in US Dollars, Euros or Pounds Sterling using our online checkout; simply choose a style and size and proceed to the checkout.
- Select a healthcare underwear category.
- Select a product
- Choose a size, colour and quantity
- Add further items as desired
- Select delivery location and proceed to our secure checkout.
Who are Shreddies for?
Shreddies flatulence filtering underwear filters flatulence odours through ‘Zorflex’ activated carbon cloth. It is a proven, medical solution for the relief of excessive flatulence. Shreddies can be worn by anyone but they offer a perfect solution for sufferers of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), gastritis, Crohn’s disease, Dyspepsia and Colitis as well as food intolerance’s and many other bowel and digestive disorders. Anybody that suffers from excessive flatulence will know of the social issues that it can cause and Shreddies not only improves the physical symptoms but also helps reduce the anxiety associated with this condition.
How do I wash Shreddies?
To ensure your Shreddies remain effective at filtering flatulence odours, we recommend that you wash them with Soda Crystals (available at most UK supermarkets) or Arm & Hammer baking soda (available at Walmart in the US); at 40° C (104°F) without conditioner or bleach and dry them in a medium heat tumble dryer. You can also dry them over a radiator, but to ensure that all moisture is removed from the carbon cloth, we recommended tumble drying them.
How long will delivery take?
EXTENDED DISPATCH TIMES:
Due to recent worldwide press coverage we are experiencing a very high volume of sales, therefore dispatch times are considerably delayed. From the moment you place your order dispatch will take up to 3 weeks. Please bear with us we are doing all we can to get your orders out as soon as possible. Many thanks.
Our usual delivery and dispatch times are listed below, however these are considerably longer now due to the above. For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
UK : 2-4 days
EU : 3-5 days
International : 5-7 days
As soon as your order is received, we send out your garments on the same day (if before 1pm on a working day) by 2nd class royal mail post in the UK. International orders are sent via airmail. Expect a longer delivery time over the Christmas period. If you would like to arrange a faster delivery, you can call or email us. Sometimes there are delays as parcels clear customs, in which case your order can take up to 14 working days.
How much is delivery?
United Kingdom: £3.00 (plus £1.00 per additional item)
Worldwide: £5.00 (plus £3.00 per additional item)
Europe: £4.00 (plus £2.00 per additional item)
Exact delivery costs will be calculated at the checkout.
How do I know what size to buy?
It is very important that Shreddies fit correctly. As long as the carbon back panel is held snugly to the body over the buttocks and under the gusset, flatulence will pass through the panel and be completely filtered. If the underwear is too large they are less effective as flatulence can escape in certain body positions. For more information, see our sizing guide further up this page.
What is your Returns Policy?
We are happy for you to return your Shreddies providing they haven’t been worn or washed and are still in their original packaging. Please ensure that you try your Shreddies on for size over a clean pair of your own underwear, so that you can return them for an exchange if necessary. All exchanges are made at the cost of the customer and postage will also be charged to send out your replacement item/s. Please return items to:
My Shreddies, Cotes Mill, Nottingham Road, Loughborough, LE12 5TL.
If you are making an international return please state on the customs declaration that you are making a return.
The returns policy for incontinence underwear is different, so please see the FAQ section on the incontinence about page for more information.
How long will Shreddies remain effective?
The fabric remains effective for the life of the garment (2 to 3 years) providing our wash care instructions are followed correctly.
Can Shreddies stop the noise?
Shreddies are designed to absorb odours, not to muffle the sound. Most flatulence sufferers are able to control the noise by altering their body position.
Why are they called Shreddies?
Shreddies is a colloquial term for underwear originating in the British Forces and is well known throughout the Commonwealth.
We’re hiring! Seamstresses/machinists urgently required.
We are looking for temporary or permanent staff with flexible hours. Experience using industrial overlock and cover stitch machines is desirable but not essential as training will be provided.
We are located on the outskirts of Loughborough, Leics in the village of Cotes.
Salary is negotiable depending on experience.
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