Underwear isn’t just the staple of our everyday outfits but also the easiest thing you can switch out for more of a sustainable wardrobe. While comfy cotton basic briefs and bras are always great, we also love a gorgeous set of sheer and colorful underwear that allows you to feel confident without compromising your ethics.
The sleepwear, swim, and lingerie brand uses the ethos of reduce, reuse, recycle throughout their business model. The collections are designed around core fabrics that are evergreen, which means that excess materials can be worked into future seasons instead of being discarded. The company is proud to announce that they work towards their own sustainability goals and by February 2020 this year, all of their products have been made from organic GOTS certified materials.
Mary Young’s eponymous label was created with the main mission of creating ethically made garments that are comfortable for you and only you. She designs with all different body shapes and curves in mind, creating garments mainly made with rayon from organic bamboo material and ethically made in Montreal, Canada. To reduce their carbon footprint, none of their fabrics include chlorine bleach or dyes that release carcinogenic amine compounds and the use of synthetic sizing agents is prohibited during the knitting and weaving process to avoid waste. We’re obsessed with her sheer styles like this Dia Bra below.
The Copenhagen-based loungewear and lingerie label creates every garment from innovative sustainable fabrics such as recycled polyester, recycled wool, Tencel lyocell, organic cotton, and milk fiber. For those that haven’t heard of milk fiber, the material is a byproduct and demands almost no chemicals during production as the protein is extracted from the sour milk from the dairy industry and made into a delicate and shiny fiber that is extremely soft and comparable to silk.
This affordable brand is all about self-expression and inclusivity in sizing. Their fabrics are Oeko-Tex certified, meaning they’re testing for harmful chemicals so it helps both your body and our waters breathe more easily. They are also committed to using recycled materials whenever possible and have a material, Re:Play, which is made of pre-consumer recycled nylon. Their factory in China is both Oeko-Tex certified and Sedex certified meaning that it contains no harmful chemicals and is produced at the highest ethical standards. Stock up on every color for the comfiest and cutest undies yet.
La FIlle d’o
La fille d’o is an avant-garde lingerie brand that supports your body, whilst empowering your frequency. The designer Murielle Victorine Scherrewant, wants every garment she makes to be guilt-free, supporting both maker and user. The brand produces locally with family-run businesses and uses only Oeko-Tex Standard 100 certified materials which means no toxic dyes or coatings near your products or your skin. While every garment is designed to last, the end use is also kept in mind and no bondings or coatings are used meaning every item is 100% recyclable or could also be sent back for mending and resurgence.
If you want to see more, you can discover additional sustainable and ethical lingerie brands that we've vetted here.