AUTHOR THE SUSTAINABLE UNDERWEAR EXPERT / CATEGORY TRENDS / PUBLISHED: JUNE 01-201
As eco friendly and ethical underwear women's designers ourselves we're keen to support other boutique women's eco friendly and ethical underwear designers from the UK and elsewhere so we've started this ethical underwear expert guide to showcase the best eco friendly undies a girl can have!
If you’re a visitor to Floripaunderwear or just come across this article there's a good chance are you’re aware and concerned about the harmful environmental effects of non-organic underwear. Instead, you’re looking for eco friendlier and ethical underwear made of organic fabrics that won’t so much the planet because none of us are perfect on this but if we all try a bit harder it's got to help.
So whether you’re in need of some sustainable underwear for yourself or a partner, we hope you find what you’re looking for in this list of (mostly) affordable organic eco friendly underwear brands from the UK, Europe and North America which we hope you will like.
Here are the organic underwear brands in no particular order:
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Azura Bay is a curated collection of cute, comfy and conscious lingerie, swim, and loungewear brands.
Azura Bay uses 100% recycled boxes, poly mailers, and white tissue paper as well as biodegradable shipping tape that are all made in the United States
Brook There make undies, unpadded and wireless bras, tanks, tees, shorts, and leggings using organic cotton and real silk and are proudly produced in the USA usinglow-impact ways of working whenever they can.
Mighty Good Undies uses GOTS-certified organic cotton and Fair Trade and women's sizes cover a whole tranche of body types making ethical and organic sustainable underwear more accessible to greater numbers of women
People Tree are without doubt a pioneer of ethical fashion, becoming the first ever sustainable fashion brand to receive official Fair Trade People Tree continues to be the recipient of many awards for its modern designs and use of eco-friendly fabrics including organic cotton and bamboo.
Yes us! In 2018 we started to design and make ethical underwear out of the Micro Modal fabric which has an excellent super comfy feel and is made out of sustainably harvested Beechwood and so is super sustainable. Our Batch 3 - our best yet - will be released in July 2019
In this section we'll look at the best ethical underwear textile fabrics eco aware fashion designers are using to produce more eco friendlier underwear that we are increasingly choosing to wear over conventional mass produced undies.
Modal is number one of our list (we use it ourselves at Floripaunderwear) as it is very luxurious and silky smooth fabric. There really is zero contest here in terms of the feel of Modal. You are not compromising comfort at all by switching to Modal from Cotton. Modal is also shrink resistant, and very unlikely to fade, so colours stay sharp and bright.
Micro Modal is known for itsamazing softnessas well as being sustainable fabric as even more incredibly it is derived from beech trees. Micro Modal is very silky to the touch and feels super light against your skin. The combination of itsunparalleled softness and super fit against your bodymake it a superb choice for men’s and women’s sustainable underwear MicroModal is quickly becoming the go to choose for sustainable underwear designers because it also doesn’t fade as easily as many other textiles andholds its shape well, especially when it’s blended with a small amount elastane which is usually the case forethical underwear.
When it comes to underwear we have all been brought up to value cotton largely because it is a breathable fabric and it sounds (and is...) natural. But cotton is a very high resource crop as it uses a lot of water, land and pesticides to produce. And this is where bamboo fabric beats cotton both from a comfort and a sustainability standpoint
Like cotton bamboo is naturally breathable and takes moisture away from your skin. But unlike cotton Bamboo releases the moisture a lot quicker so you'll have less of that sweaty feeling for a shorter period of time. On top of that Bamboo is super light and comfy. Just like Modal, Bamboo is a great ethical underwear choice.
PROPERTIES OF BAMBOO FABRICS
Mass market cotton is one of the water thirstiest and most chemical-intensive crops you can grow and it can often have devastating effects on the environment and the workers involved in its production. Thankfully the fashion industry has started to cotton on (sorry...) to the benefits of organic cotton which reduces the environmental impact by removing the use of pesticides and other chemicals in the production process, and puts the ethos of sustainability and worker protection first. Organic cotton being a natural fibre is better for your body and very breathable, so it is highly popular of course with sustainable fashion and ethical underwear designers and used from t-shirts to underwear.
NOTE:look for certified organic labelling at all times, and make sure it isn’t a blend fabric.
The Sustainable Underwear Expert
The ultimate ethical underwear guide 2019 covers the latest hot eco friendly sustainable fashion designers producing the world's best sustainable undies