Basics : 6 ethical & sustainable underwear brands
Clothes are important as their initial aim (in spite of the aesthetic one) is to cover and protect your body. But there are even more important things : underwear. And those are not to be messed with as they are in direct contact with your intimacy. Unfortunately for the planet, underwear are not to be shopped second hand (would be a bit dirty..). But they are ethical and sustainable alternatives for them as well, and here is our selection.
We’ll focus on women’s underwear but the brand also covers men’s. The pieces are ethically made of 100% GOTS certified cotton. So no chemicals for your knicker area. The colors are basics : white, black, light pink and red.
TOPS (33-59€) - In terms of bras, they sell both triangle shaped and sports bras. All of them are wireless.
BOTTOMS (33-51€) - There are options for everyone : regular panties, thongs , cheeky thongs.
- based in Copenhagen -
Beautiful brand with a beautiful and inclusive message : fashion should represent every woman and each color type has its own nude, so there should be different nude colored underwear. There is just one design (a bra) made of recycled plastic bottles, declined in three colors. Each bra is made of 83% Recycled Polyester, 17% Spandex. All made in L.A (59$ each)
- based in Los Angeles -
THE NUDE LABEL
We’ll focus on women’s underwear but the brand also covers men’s. Their underwear are made of organic cotton with a great offer of colors and shapes . They are all ethically made in Spain ( Valencia)
TOPS (42-45€) - There are for models of bras although they all are tringle shaped. What changes is the width of the strap .
BOTTOMS (14-23 €) - Four types of panties : some high waisted and other cheekier than the others.
BODY SUITS (50€) - One model available in various colors.
- based in Valencia -
HARA THE LABEL
This Australian brand is particularly careful when it comes to production. All their pieces are naturally dyed, made of OEKO-TEX certified organic bamboo fabric and all made in Australia. The OEKO-TEX 100 certification gives you the assurance of a chemical free, non toxic and non harmful fabric. An average of six colors are available for each design.
TOPS (45-55 $AUS ) - Three designs of bras : low cut (triangle shaped), high cut and a bandeau one.
BOTTOMS (45 $AUS ) - Three designs as well : high waisted, thong and low wasted.
- based in Melbourne -
The French brand creates small quantity collections of bras made of recycled fibers. The style reflects the Parisian origin of the brand : sexy yet chic. The pieces are only available for pre-order for now and are worth between 65 and 70 €.
- based in Paris -
Another American brand using organic, pesticides free material to produce their undies, focusing on bottoms only. There are four different shapes available, from thong to high waisted knickers. Every design is available in four different colors and worth 12$ each.
- based in New York -
by SLAE Mag