With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, some of us are feeling the urge to buy ourselves lingerie that makes us feel both sexy and confident. Therefore, We’ve selected the best brands to align with your ethical and sustainable values, but also to bring awareness to keep your intimate parts healthy.
In fact, what we wear underneath our clothes is as important – if not more – as the fashionable apparel we put on. It isn’t just pesticides on textile crops that makes clothes toxic. They’re often coated with a whole host of chemicals. Underwear get’s in touch with our most intimate parts of the skin and feels like seeking organic cotton or other eco & skin-friendly materials to avoid the cocktail of chemicals is the minimum we should do.
So without further ado, we let you enjoy the discovery of your new collection and to allow your skin to breathe and still look great!
Lorette Lingerie offers a variety of incredibly high-end and long-lasting stylish bras, underwear, and — of course — sets. The fabrics are made from organic overstock materials from Canadian and Parisian couture houses, enabling them to get high-end materials that would have otherwise been tossed. Each collection is incredibly limited, to avoid waste or overstock, and the brand sources its labor locally, and pays workers fairly. The packaging is also minimal and made of 100 percent recycled materials (ranges from $45 to $285).Article continues below advertisement
Naja is committed to make the world a better place in every way. To avoid wasting water in the dying process, the manufacturers use digital and sublimation printing technology for the brand’s eco-friendly line, and Naja is always on the hunt for new recycled or earth-friendly materials for a number of sexy yet simple pieces. The lingerie company hires single mothers to produce each product, and women from impoverished Columbian communities to make the bags that come with each pair
Organic Basics’ line of conscious lingerie is designed with your comfort in mind. Their collection of better made basics is crafted from sustainably sourced materials including GOTS certified organic cotton. Their invisible line is created from recycled materials for a seamless look and feel underneath whatever you want to wear. Premium Italian recycled nylon requires 80% less water to make and creates 90% fewer CO2 emissions in comparison to the virgin fabric. This means minimal visibility and minimal environmental impact!
Commando is a female-owned company that sources its materials mindfully — most of the the intimate apparel line, from the bralettes, to the sexy slips, are OEKO-TEX and REACH Certified, and are produced using energy-efficient machinery. The labor is also locally-sourced to cut down on transportation emissions, and each employee is compensated fairly and given comfortable working conditions (ranges from $22 to $118).Article continues below
Beaumont Organic’s collection of sustainable lingerie is crafted from 85% organic cotton and ethically made in Portugal. The fabric is made with delicate ribbing and a seamless finish, making them extra comfortable and perfect for everyday wear. The range is available in a variety of gorgeous earthy colours.
Uye Surana is a New York-based brand that’s partnered with a family-owned factory in Colombia that follows ethical manufacturing guidelines, paying workers fairly and giving them hospitable working conditions. To avoid polluting waterways, the brand practices water-free printing instead of using dyes. Each collection is made in small batches to avoid overstock, and the packaging is 100 percent recyclable. The brand is also super body positive, offering a wide range of bras, undies, garters, stockings, and more
Liass strive to leave as little impact on nature as possible and encourage customers to do the same. They use thoughtfully sourced fabrics from US-based suppliers that are recycled and organic, and produce locally in New York. We love their lingerie especially for their super comfortable bras which come in three different styles to suit a range of cup sizes.
Harper Wilde offers a wide range of colors, fits, and styles for every body type out there. The brand donates 1 percent of proceeds to Girls Inc. which supports women in education, and they offer a program called “Recycle, Bra,” which encourages customers to donate gently worn bras so the materials can be properly repurposed for rugs, clothes, and other manufactured items, as opposed to being sent to a landfill
Regardless of what your plans are on Feb. 14, each of these brands are bound to make you feel good about yourself, and your environmental impact. Cheers to that.Advertisement