I get so many questions about this topic, so I hope you find this video helpful!
There are some great conscious brands (and more are starting up!) but finding eco-friendly and ethically made lingerie can be a challenge, especially if you're looking for specific styles or non-standard sizes. If you can't find what you're looking for, don't forget about longevity and care with any garment (eco brand or not) as a way to have a greener wardrobe!
Blue Canoe https://www.bluecanoe.com/collections/organic-womens-lingerie (US)
Luva Huva https://luvahuva.co.uk/ * (UK)
Comazo | earth https://www.comazo.de/damen/comazo-earth (GER)
Woron https://www.woronstore.com/ * (DM)
Aikyou https://aikyou.de/ (GER)
Brook There http://www.brookthere.com/ (US)
Anek. http://www.anekdotboutique.com/ (GER, SWE)
Naja http://www.naja.co/ (US)
Nico https://nicounderwear.com/ (AUS)
Other brands not mentioned:
Ayten Gasson https://www.aytengasson.com/ (UK)
Baserange http://www.baserange.net/ (FR)
Do You Green https://www.doyougreen.com/en/ (FR)
Hessnatur http://www.hessnatur.com/de/waesche (GER)
LaGirafeBleue https://www.etsy.com/shop/lagirafebleue (CAN)
Only Hearts http://www.onlyhearts.com/organic-cotton/ (US)
Pansy http://www.pansy.co/ (US)
Style Saint http://www.stylesaint.com/ (US)
Svala http://svala.co/ (US)
Uye Surana https://www.uyesurana.com/ (US) - also offers custom sizes
Swedish Stockings also has eco-friendly pantyhose https://en.swedishstockings.com/
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I never thought about the undies! I usually buy at Ross which is an american discount/overstock store. It seems you are keeping them from the landfill, as this was what was left over from the previous seasons. I find my hard to fit sizes and found Calvin Klein fits me the best so I dig through. But glad to have the resources for quality sustainable underwear. I wash in cold and line dry on a hanger over my shower bar, like all of my other clothes these days. I use a compact/travel type washer. My clothes and undies lasts a long time this way.
PACT has really great basics, I haven't gotten any of their bralettes, but their underwear is 95% GOTS certified organic cotton and 5% elastane. Everything is manufactured in safe factories that are child labor free--and it's all pretty cheap given that the company isn't satanic.
I purchased a Naja bra and I’m sad to report that the fit was bad for me and I’m going to have to pay $8 in return shipping that will not be refunded. I was so hopeful and feel so disappointed with them.
hi, I have been looking into some organic brands, but the problem is that I don't really like ordering these things online because I prefere to try them on first. How can you be sure that it's the right size? I have been looking on the sizecharts on the websites, but I don't know.. normally I have a 75C and now all at ones a 75A..? Any ideas or tips?
Love your channel by the way ;)
Re Do You Green:
For over a month now I have been trying to reach this company - my package has been trapped in US customs due to missing paperwork (to be provided by the company). I have repeatedly tried email, facebook, and leaving a review through their main website and have received no response (minus an auto response via FB messenger). I was excited about the product and company ethos, but at this point can only STRONGLY encourage individuals to steer clear unless you want to simply give them your money. I simply want the product I ordered or a refund (Do You Green team PLEASE attend to your consumer contacts!!).
Thanks so much for this video! I saw it months ago and now that I'm in need of new undies - I'm re-watching. I am a 100% molded bra woman, that being said: I'm not entirely ready to not have a molded bra but I'd like to try one... could anyone speak to this "transition" process? I feel I'll be very self conscious, I wear a 32D, so they aren't that big but I'm concerned about nipples, and maybe less shape in t-shirts. Thanks for your help!
I really like AIKYOU and have two of their bra(lette)s. The only thing to know is that the colours don't show up to their true colour on their photos imho but are a bit darker. And I've been eyeing one bra from Anek for a long time now... ^^
I've read a lot of conflicting information on the use of silver in clothing, it seems like there might be some healthy and environmental issues with it so I wouldn't feel comfortable sharing products with silver.
Thanks for your recommendations! Just a note on the padding of bras going lumpy though - I've never had that happen! And some of my bras are nearly 10 years old, from Main Street brands like la senza and triumph. Mostly I handwash or throw them in a lingerie net before machine washing. no issues with bras going out of shape or disintegrating even with $10 cotton bras (bought 5 years ago) So perhaps the cleaning methods matter more than any real differences in durability of sustainable materials?
This is a cool new technology that is redefining Women's Underwear - wash less & stay clean :)
Check it out, it's really interesting!
This was SO helpful! Thank you!! I just ordered stuff from Luva Huva and Pact- can't wait to update my wardrobe!
PS I'm supposed to add that Manuela (the Girl Gone Green) sent me to your channel and I'm so glad she did!
This is great, thank you. I really need to start caring for my bras more. I think its easier to do now because I'm buying less clothes but better quality. I've found it quite difficult to find sustainable underwear here in Europe, it always seems to be in the US or Australia. I have a bra from Woron which is lovely. You are right though, its very different from wearing the usual foam cups! I'm away to check out some of your links now, thanks again! :)
I know you recommend washing your clothes in cold water to help them last longer... Do you also recommend this for socks and underwear? I'm used to always washing these items in hot water to get them nice and clean. Just wanted to hear your opinion on the matter. 😊
BRAS! What a nightmare for us gals that are well endowed. I decided to find a bra that let your breast hang in a natural way. I have fibromyalgia so bras are painful. I found a small company that makes a cami bra called Breastnest. It's lovely Check it out.
I have no sustainably made underwear in my closet at this point, but what I do to shop less is that I sort through my closet and pick 5 Bras and matching undies and I put the others in a box (with my out-of-season-clothes). So when I am changing my seasonal clothes I suddenly see underwear that I have not worn in 6 months so I get excited all over again to have them back ;) This prevents me from boredom and therefore from the urge to buy more :)
Hey, have you heard of https://www.meundies.com/ ?
It's super hard to find any eco-friendly underwear in Canada and they offer free shipping here.
The FAQ page says they are eco-friendly but it's not really advertised anywhere else, curious as to what you think. Thanks!
btw. love your channel :)
You encouraged me to do a thing I really should have done before: go out to a high end dept store and find out the right size. After trying on more than 10 bra's I know not only my right size, but also ideal model Like the hight of the connection between the cups. I never realized it's importance. After that, I tried the same size on in cheaper shops, but either the underwire wasn't comfortable, or the material wasn't supportive. I turns out I also have a not so standard size, so now I can go and research more sustainable options. But I'm afraid cotton and other soft fabrics are not an option, so we'll see. But thanks, anyway. 😀
My Green Closet yea I loved the grey and white one, but my husband looked at brook there and said they were cute also(I'm going to get the black one to start with) trying to clear my bras and underwear and buy new it takes forever though so pricy:) thank you so much
I unfortunately haven't tried their bras, only their underwear and the body suit. I was worried the bras might be a little small for me cup-wise as I generally need a larger/fuller coverage cup. They look really cute though!
Model shouldn't shrink at all if you're flat drying it... which given how eco conscious you seem to be I'm a little surpassed you use a dryer at all... (no hate, just surprised. I basically only dry my towels, cotton undies, boxers, and men's jeans. basically over half my wardrobe can't go in the dryer anyway either to prevent shrink or preserve fibers.)
I'm gonna have to look into new places to get my undies though because hanse has gone and ruined their waist bands, so I'll be looking at these companies for more sustainable and hopefully more comfy options.
Thank you so much for this video it was very helpful. The biggest problem with buying underwear online is fitting. Prior to becoming aware of fast fashion and the related environmental impacts, I would usually buy my under garments at Victoria Secret. I have bras and underwear from there that has lasted me 7 years. It is coming to the point where I need to consider purchasing new underwear again. It is tempting to go to Victoria Secret again because I know there stuff fits me and lasts me a very long time. I am skeptical of purchasing underwear online because of fitting and my carbon footprint with shipping and returns if it doesn't fit. I have not found any sustainable or ethically sourced under garment stores in my local area that would fit my budget. Do you have any recommendations for me? Thank you!!
Thanks for this video! Now I have some better options for my next panty purchase.
Unfortunately, I am probable still out of luck when it comes to bras. I wear a 34F, and that is hard to find!
I do sometimes wear a bralette for sleep, or instead of a bra around the house, so one or two of those may eventually get added. (Well, wear around the house assuming I'm not doing anything energetic. Ow!)
Love that there is an eco-conscious company focused on smaller sizes. That is awesome! Those of us outside the "standard" or "normal" sizes so often get ignored.
Thank you so much for sharing! I have been researching this topic a lot lately, and am considering experimenting with sewing my own undergarments because it is so difficult to find my size made ethically and in a sustainable way. I'm hoping more options become available all the time! Also can't believe I'm just now finding your channel-- thank you for all you share!
This video was what I was waiting for. Since I'm working with a smaller budget I'm buying almost everything second hand but that's not a great option for undergarments. I'm actually planning to sew some simpler items. Your points about not being able to find perfect companies are good and getting the most out of good quality items were great.
It's good to see this topic covered and also that you highlight the limitations in sourcing 'sustainable' bras. I have to admit one of the biggest limitation fitness for purpose over a certain size. For those of us who need a little more uplift and are not gamin-esque, it really is slim pickings when it comes to sustainable clothes and under garments in particular. (I love Luva Huva's knickers but even with custom sizing, there designs alas do not work for ample ladies.) I am therefore increasingly reaching for my sewing machine and making my own garments, including bras. Understanding the engineering of bras is enlightening - it not only reveals where more sustainable materials are possible but also how to achieve greater longevity where sustainable materials are not an feasible.
I like this al lot. These brands look great, the only downside is that they don't have stockists in Belgium. Buying bras online is a big no go for me. So I buy the best quality that I can find. I buy bras from Marie Jo, they do non standard sizes and still produce a bit in Europe. I know they are not the best but at least the bras last a very long time. I was planning to buy the sloggi evernew underwear next, again made to last. But now I might try some off these brands.
Ah, finally! I have been waiting for that video for so long! :D You did so much research, I'm really impressed. Unfortunately I wear a quite unusual size (EU 70F), so I have a really hard time finding bras. I still have some fitted ones, actually I gave one away because I disliked the padding. I have left a balconette bra from Cleo by Panache, they are not eco or anything like that, but I almost only wear that one bra (shame on me) and it doesn't look old at all and supports in a way the bras before never did. I recommend that brand if someone has an unusual size and needs good quality.
Because of my size I don't feel comfortable with only wearing a bralette, but I'm working on that. I just love underwear, it can be so comfy and pretty or sexy.
Have a nice Christmas! :)
soooo helpful. I cannot express my gratitude enough - the thought of researching sustainable underwear has felt so daunting that I've avoided it altogether so far; THANK YOU for sharing so many options. :) And P.S. I hear you on trying to check all the boxes ;)
i don't own any pansy underwear or bras but I want to buy from them! i purchased two bras from the sustainable brand Base Range and they both got a hole in them VERY soon after I got them :( my friends in Detroit have a small company called 'object apparel' and they make organic cotton underwear which i *love* http://www.objectapparel.com/. also- modal is the brand name so all modal is from lenzing, the generic term i believe is lyocell
Thank you so much for bringing this topic! For quiet some time I was thinking where to start my transition to sustainable clothes shopping. And first I wanted to find some European brands (I live in Denmark) for underwear and sleepwear. You helped a lot, I'll give two brands a try! Thank you again and I wish more cool ideas come to your head :P
I highly recommend another Australian brand, Hopeless Lingerie. They have incredible designs, are really size inclusive, do incredible custom orders for hard to fit sizes, use bamboo cotton and are meticulously handmade. The underwear I've gotten from them is incredible quality and so comfortable!
This is definitely helpful, but unfortunately I still don't have a lot of sustainable options for my bra size.
I'm definitely in the "buy 2-3 great quality bras and baby them so they last as long as possible" camp; unfortunately I need a lot of support, so even my best quality bras tend to wear out in a year or less.
If an ethical, sustainable company made flattering, supportive, size 30FF bras, they would get ALL my money.
I really appreciate this thank you :) When it comes to trying to avoid fast fashion I found that buying bras underwear and socks it's much harder to find. And with bras if you need a specific size it makes buying online that much more difficult :) <3
Hi! I love your eco tips. I have some underwear from NAJA. I switched from VS and never regreted it :) It is way nicer and better. I am looking for eco watches, that doesnt look like kids watch can you help me? :)
I think this is a great great video :) Thank you for making it :) However there are fewer options for bigger bra sizes... so investing in quality bra (even if not as sustainable) i think for now is a good option for me.... so that can last years ;)
I bought a cute pdf pattern on etsy and for 2+years now have sewn my own bras and undies using some new cottons with vintage linen inserts as features. they're surprising easily and incredibly long lasting
So glad you included NICO! I interned there and the owner Lis is the loveliest person and the garments are beautiful, and so soft. I'm actually wearing one of the triangle bras right now haha. I'm so interested to check out more of these brands too!
Thank you for another great video!
Expect Luva Huva they were totally new brands to me. Looking forward to explore them further.
I also really recommend Danish brand Under Protection. I really hope you can find them in Germany otherwise you can if you go to Copenhagen or Malmö in the near future (and if you do I am more than happy to recommend places).
As a material it has some good properties and can work for underwear but does require special care. If people avoid silk underwear (or any silk garments) it's generally for ethical reasons or because they don't want to care for it.
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