10 Eco & Ethical Underwear Brands

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Since my post about sustainable bras I’ve been getting questions about good places to get bottoms as well, so here’s my roundup of sustainable and consciously made underwear!

As with all the roundups I try to have a mix of North American, European and Australian brands.

(please note: some affiliate links are used in this roundup)

WAMA

Did you know hemp is one of the most sustainable fibres? It not only requires very little water but also doesn’t need harsh herbicides, grows very densely so takes up less land, and returns a lot of nutrients to the soil.

WAMA’s underwear is made from a blend of hemp, organic cotton, and a little spandex and comes in a couple classic cuts.

Eco & ethical underwear roundup - WAMA hemp briefs

Their underwear is super comfy and durable – WAMA’s boxer briefs are my husband’s favourite pair of underwear (and my go-to gift for him).

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Women’s and men’s briefs
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, consciously made in China, vegan brand
Size Range: XS – 2XL (women), S – 3XL (men)
Ordering: Based in USA, ships international


Knickey

Super comfy organic cotton undies. Knickey has 4 classic cuts in a nice palette of neutrals plus some limited edition colours. They also have the credentials to back up their conscious commitment, with GOTS, Oeko-Tex, and Fair Trade certifications.

Eco & ethical underwear roundup - Knickey organic cotton undies

-The Breakdown-
Great for: classic, comfy briefs and thong
Conscious Highlights: organic cotton, GOTS certified, Oeko-Tex certified, Fair Trade certified, use sustainable packaging, take-back recycling program
Size Range: XS – XL
Ordering: Based in USA, ships to America and Canada


Comazo | earth

My favourite brand to get underwear from while I was living in Germany – Comazo’s earth collection is made from organic cotton and is GOTS and Fair Trade certified. They have a good range of cuts in a variety of colours.

The also have an earth collection for men and organic products for children.

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Colourful styles for women and men
Conscious Highlights: organic cotton, GOTS certified, Fair Trade certified
Size Range: 36 – 48
Ordering: Based in Germany, ships to some EU countries


Woron

Soft, minimalist briefs made from Lenzing modal and organic cotton. Woron is a Danish brand that focuses on sustainable essentials.

Eco & ethical underwear roundup - Woron modal briefs

-The Breakdown-
Great for: soft, simple briefs
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, Oeko-Tex certified, consciously made in Hungary and India, vegan brand
Size Range: XS – XL
Ordering: Based in Denmark, ships to Europe, America, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand


Lara Intimates

I had to include Lara Intimates because they are my favourite bra brand, although I haven’t yet tried a pair of their undies. They make sexy mesh styles from surplus fabrics and notions from other lingerie brands and manufacture everything in-house in their London studio.

Eco & ethical underwear roundup - Lara Intimates mesh briefs

-The Breakdown-
Great for:
Sexy mesh briefs and thongs
Conscious Highlights: reclaimed materials, made in-house, made-to-order, zero fabric waste, body-inclusive models
Size range: XS – XL
Ordering: based in UK, ships international


Boody

A great accessible option with many retailers around the world. Boody’s underwear is made from certified bamboo that is sustainably farmed. Their products are produced in WRAP certified factories.

-The Breakdown-
Great for:
classic styles in neutral colours
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, Ecocert certified, Oeko-Tex certified, FSC certified, WRAP certified, vegan brand
Size range: XS – XL
Ordering: initially based in Australia but now with many branches internationally


Organic Basics

Also included in my bra round-up, Organic Basics has a great selection of bottom styles made from sustainable materials.

-The Breakdown-
Great for
: classic cut briefs and thongs
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, GOTS certified organic cotton, certified factories (check out the various certifications each factory has here)
Size range: XS – XL
Ordering: based in Denmark, ships international


HARA

Hara has a beautiful selection of colourful undies made from naturally-dyed bamboo. Their products are all made in Australia.

-The Breakdown-
Great for
: naturally dyed briefs and thongs
Conscious Highlights: sustainable materials, natural dyes, Oeko-Tex certified fabrics, consciously made in Australia
Size range: XS – XL
Ordering: based in Australia, ships international


Thunderpants

We have a lot of classic and neutral styles on this list so I wanted to include Thunderpants for those that love fun prints! Thunderpants started as a New Zealand based brand but now also has an off-shoot in America. They use organic cotton and they manufacture locally in both the US and NZ.

-The Breakdown-
Great for
: fun prints and full-coverage styles
Conscious Highlights: organic cotton, made locally
Size range: XS – L
Ordering: based in USA or New Zealand, ships international


Chakra Intimates

Underwear with energizing and balancing gemstones sewn at key chakra (energy) centers – pretty cool idea and very pretty pieces!

Chakra Intimates uses Lenzing modal as the primary fabric for their underwear and makes everything locally in LA.

-The Breakdown-
Great for: Lace styles with gemstones
Conscious Highlights: made from sustainable materials, locally sourced fabrics, made in LA
Size Range: S – L
Ordering: Based in USA, ships international


One-Stop Shop

Azura Bay has a great selection of various conscious underwear brands.

🍁 Shopping from Canada? You can order WAMA, Organic Basics, and more conscious brands from Azura Bay.

They also have a US store where you can get non-American brands like Organic Basics without having to pay duties.



Also check out my bra round-up! Many of the brands featured have bottoms as well. 🙂

Are there any eco undies I missed that you love?

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*Any photos not of me are from the brand’s website.

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