The Confitex story

The Confitex story

At Confitex, our goal is a world where nobody needs to live in fear of life’s little leaks.

We’re driven by a desire to transform lives and help protect the planet by creating the best looking and best performing reusable absorbent and leakproof consumer products on the market.

We want to restore dignity and confidence to those living with everyday incontinence, and help women manage menstruation and breastfeeding without resorting to environmentally unfriendly single-use products.

By marrying our high-performance absorbent textile technology with stylish, discreet design, we’re changing the way

bladder leakage, menstruation and breastfeeding

are managed – and smashing stigmas along the way.

The Confitex story starts back in 2013, when designer and endurance ski racer Frantisek Riha-Scott began exploring the potential of high-performance absorbent sports underwear to provide a competitive edge when he didn’t have time to take a toilet break during downhill races.

But having perfected his prototype absorbent underwear, conversations with friends and relatives drew his attention to a far wider market than a small group of top-level athletes. He quickly realised his invention would be life-changing for the one in three women and one in five men who live with light to medium urinary incontinence.

The Confitex story starts back in 2013 on the pure alpine snow slopes of New Zealand, when two young endurance ski racers came up with the ingenious idea of creating high-performance absorbent sports underwear to give them a competitive edge during downhill races. But they quickly realised that leakproof underwear would also be life-changing for the one in three women and one in five men who live with light to medium urinary incontinence.

And so, in 2015, Confitex was launched at New Zealand Fashion Week and made international headlines as the world’s first fashion-forward incontinence underwear range.

Fast forward to 2020 and, with the development of its superior second-generation absorbent and waterproof textile, Confitex has launched its Just’nCase range of

absorbent period-proof and pee-proof underwear and nursing pads

for women, as well as a new range of trunks under the Confitex for Men label.

Read some of Confitex’s media coverage here:

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