10 AFFORDABLE ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE UNDERWEAR BRANDS YOU’LL LOVE
We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again, but when it comes to sustainability and looking after the planet, you need to start with a solid base, and why should it be any different when it comes to what you are wearing?
Underwear is a key staple for us; it should be comfortable, it should make us feel confident; it should be good for us and for our planet. The best way to do this is to look for underwear which is made from organic materials like organic cotton, or sustainable fibres like bamboo or TENCEL™ . We also like to know where our underwear is made and that it’s made in a sustainable way, so safe and fair working rights in factories are a must. Next time you update your underwear collection, do it in a healthier and happier way with these ethical and sustainable underwear brands.
ETHICAL AND SUSTAINABLE UNDERWEAR BRANDS:
These undies are good for the planet and good for your skin!
Boody Eco Wear seamless and breathable underwear is uniquely crafted from sustainably grown bamboo viscose and is available in 4 skin tone colours and black and white.
Bamboo is proven to not only keep you cool and comfortable, but also provide a luxurious, silky smooth feel that is kind on sensitive skin. It also holds it’s shape better than cotton so won’t wear with washing. Could you ask for more?
Knickey is committed to the global effort to clean up the fashion industry.
They use delicate certified organic cotton that contains no pesticides, herbicides or chemical fertilizers, they reduce water usage in farm and factories and use only Oeko-Tex certified dyes in processing – which means zero toxic chemicals in production.
Mighty Good Basics exclusively use certified organic and Fairtrade cotton in every piece they make, and work to ensure gold standard production in the most transparent way possible.
The brand is also on a carbon neutral journey pairing 1kg of carbon offset with every pair of undies sold. That is mighty good!
Organic Basics underwear are all made from natural fibres like GOTS organic certified cotton or eco-friendly materials like TENCEL™ in ethical working conditions with living wages, no child labor, freely chosen employment and respect for the environment. The brand is also ‘vegan approved’ by PETA.
People Tree are the pioneers of sustainable Fair Trade fashion. Their underwear is made from organic fair trade certified cotton to the highest ethical and environmental standards from start to finish.
Their collections are Soil Association certified and awarded the World Fair Trade Organisation product label guaranteeing People Tree’s dedication and compliance to the principles of fair trade, covering fair wages, good working conditions, transparency, environmental best practice and gender equality.
Founded in 2016, US brand ARQ uses GOTS certified organic cotton in all of it pieces. The dye processes they use are also either GOTS or BlueSign certified with each item supplied and sown locally in the US to further reduce their environmental impact.
As a brand they are passionate creating a positive and sustainable environmental impact, company culture, involvement in the local community, or connection to the community that surround ARQ.
WAMA is the pioneer of the hemp underwear industry who have an aim to improve the fit, function and design of hemp underwear.
Hemp is the worlds most sustainable fabric as it’s plants grow super fast, use no pesticides, herbicides or fungicides and improve soil health.
WAMA underwear is available in 4 styles; Hipster, Thong, Bikini and Boyshort and is made from a hemp fabric unique to them. This is the perfect material for undies as it is naturally anti-bacterial, super soft and breathable.
Hara offers consciously creating pieces that are soft and beautiful using sustainable and ethical practices.
Hara’s underwear are made using our OEKO-TEX 100 approved organic bamboo fabric and natural plant dyes to ensure top quality and avoid any chemicals getting absorbed into your skin.
LÉ BUNS are on the slightly more pricey side of our spectrum but is all round a brand we think should be on your radar. The Aussie brand is a female founded company that is driving positive environmental impact, fair working environments and respect within the industry.
Each piece the brand produces is made using only natural, organic and regenerated materials in fair, safe and sustainable conditions. They are also committed to producing minimal waste to further reduce their impact. And that, we pay some R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
This is a brand that you perhaps might save for a special occasion, or perhaps leave this webpage open for a significant other to ‘happen upon’ next gifting season. Eco Intimates pieces are so beautiful and delicate that we couldn’t not share it with you!
Founded in Byron Bay in 2008, Eco Intimates are passionate about creating luxurious items in natural and eco materials like GOTS certified organic cotton that is dyed or printed with low impact dyes. These pieces are all lovingly hand-crafted and designed to last.
Looking for more ethical and sustainable basics? Well then, we think you’ll love our 5 ORGANIC COTTON BASICS ON A BUDGET article.