29 Tantalizing Ethical Innerwear Brands That You’ll Love

Pansy

When Marilyn Monroe said, “What do I wear in bed? Why, Chanel No. 5, of course,” maybe she was on to something. The best outfit to wear while sleeping is nothing. (Not even Chanel No. 5, which is neither vegan nor cruelty-free.) But, of course, not everyone can sleep naked. Which is why we look for organic clothing – whether for sleep or for the day. And in this quest, the most important clothing items, which touch our body for the longest periods, are innerwear. They also are completely intimate with our most private (and vulnerable) parts.

Dangerous Chemicals in our Innerwear

As organic innerwear brand Thundress states, “The Swedish Chemical Agency found approximately 240 textile-related chemicals which pose a serious potential risk to human life. And about 120 which pose a serious risk to the environment. Most of the substances with hazardous properties were found to be carcinogenic, mutagenic and/or toxic for reproduction.” [PDF] The chemicals then enter your skin.

Our innerwear, or underwear, is the closest to our skin and makes intimate contact with our reproductive areas for long hours every day. The toxins trace a pathway through your skin and into your lymphatic system, then into the blood stream and then into the liver. Toxins, particularly petrochemical fibers, also inhibit normal skin responses, such as the release of toxins (very meta-terrifying) and triggering the onset of disease.

So here’s a simple question: Shouldn’t our innerwear be absolutely safe for us? 

That was rhetorical; they should be safe, of course, for our bodies, which is why more and more enlightened consumers are asking for organic innerwear made of cotton or hemp or bamboo, and more and more enlightened entrepreneurs are providing exactly that.

So without further ado, here are some very interesting ethical innerwear brands that are shaking up the fashion industry (in alphabetical order, guys). (Also, if you’ll notice the photographs on their websites, they feature an array of diverse models – and not just in terms of gender or ethnicity or size. Which is excellent! Here’s to more representation and diversity in the world!)

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The Ultimate List of Ethical Innerwear Brands

Aikyou

Aikyou

Known For | Bras for small busts

Country | Germany

Sustainability | Notes

They use vegan, skin-friendly, fair-trade organic cotton for their elegant designs.

 

Anekdot 

Known For | Upcycled innerwear

Country | Germany

Sustainability | Notes

They source their materials from “production leftovers, end of lines, off-cuts, headstock and vintage trimmings,” and transform them into gorgeous intimates, swimsuits, accessories, and more.

 

Base Range

Known For | Clean lines and easy silhouettes

Country | France

Sustainability | Notes

This brand has a line of beautiful basics “with an emphasis on clean lines and easy silhouettes.” Their textiles are sourced from both natural fibers and recycled content.

Base Range

 

Between The Sheets

Known For | Designer lingerie

Country | USA

Sustainability | Notes (B-Corp certified)

Not only do the items look good, but they use eco-friendly packaging and work to ensure there is minimal waste from their design and manufacturing process.

 

Boody Eco Wear 

Known For | Seam-free innerwear made with bamboo fabric

Country | Australia

Sustainability | Notes

Sleek, well-fitting designs, all slated to be the most comfortable for your body – since they’re made with bamboo.

 



 

Brooke There

Known For | Minimalist lingerie

Country | USA

Sustainability | Notes

They have lovely designs, but some of their items are made with silk. You can select products on their site by clicking the vegan option in their filter.

 

Chakra Intimates

Chakra Intimates

Known For | Luxury lingerie

Country | USA

Sustainability | Notes

So these innerwear items have Reiki crystals hand-sewn into each piece. If that floats your boat, it’s definitely a plus.

Clare Bare

Known For | Sustainable lingerie

Country | USA

Sustainability | Notes

The colors are very striking. The founder uses organic dyes and printing techniques for this brand that was conceptualized at the Parsons School of Design in NY. 

 

Faelyn

Known For | Dreamy feminine aesthetic 

Country | USA

Sustainability | Notes

The designs are ethereal and graceful, with pastel shades everywhere. This is wispy, dreamy glamor straight from Brooklyn.

Clare Bare

Hanky Panky

Known For | Figure-flattering silhouettes 

Country | USA

Sustainability | Notes

Thongs, panties, bras and fancy lingerie – they have it all, and in all sizes, as well. They have also partnered with NYC-based FabScrap to recycle and repurpose their textile waste.

 

Pact

Hara The Label

* Hesta Organic

La Fille D’o

Land of Women

Majamas Earth Clothing

* Mighty Good Undies

NALU

Nukleus

Only Hearts

Organic Basics

Orgotton

Pact

Pansy

The Nude Label

Thundress

Uye Surana 

Vatter

WAMA Hemp

Woron

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Hara

Also, a monthly subscription for undies? That’s what MeUndies offers. I’m not sure about how that might fit in with wanting to own fewer items (if you do want that, like I do), but check it out to see what you feel about it.

 



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Disclaimer: I have tried to make a list of organic innerwear brands for women. If any of these do not use organic textile, I will remove them from the list. Also, since this post was about non-toxic clothing, I have not defined vegan brands separately (especially since cotton, hemp and bamboo are vegan, and their organic varieties are eco-friendly). These brands do categorically claim to be ethical, so that’s been a plus point in their selection to this list:)

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What do you think of this list? Any more brands that you’d like to add to it? Please share this post if you found it useful. Thank you!

Our innerwear, or underwear, is the closest to our skin and makes intimate contact with our reproductive areas for long hours every day. Here are 29 ethical innerwear brands for women that will help you stay toxin-free.

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THIS POST MAY CONTAIN AFFILIATE LINKS. PLEASE READ MY DISCLOSURE FOR MORE DETAILS.

Please note: All brand photographs belong to the respective brands.

 

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