There are only a few items in our wardrobe we wear every day – one of them include intimates. Unlike our coats or even pants, our intimates are the very first thing we put on and thus how we start our day. Because of this, lingerie should be comfortable, make us feel effortlessly sexy, and align with our values. If you’re like us and want your underwear to reflect your outer values, consider trying these ethical and sustainable lingerie brands that are not only conscious, comfortable, and cheeky, but also size-inclusive.
Underprotection: For over a decade, Underprotection has been making beautiful and ethical lingerie. Running on the motto of being “almost as sustainable as being naked,” the company offers bras, bodysuits and slip dresses in a variety of patterns and prints. All their products are made from GOTS-certified organic cotton and come in fun colors.
Organic Basics: Organic Basics is a Certified B Corp company that creates comfortable everyday essentials made from sustainable materials like regenerative organic cotton and Tencel (fiber from Aspen and Birch trees). The company offers a variety of different styles: triangle bras, scoop bras, tank bras and bralettes, so you're sure to find something to suit your taste.
CUUP: A brand you might have seen on your Instagram feed is CUUP, a sustainable lingerie brand that is known for its custom sizing. CUUP has bras in forty sizes ranging from A to H ensuring you get the perfect fit every time. In addition to its emphasis on size inclusivity, the brand is also eco-conscious: its bras are made from OEKO-TEX 100 certified fabric, fabric that doesn’t contain any chemicals that might harm your body. The brand also donates their extra bras to the I Support the Girls charity.
Knickey: Like CUUP, Knickey makes their bras and underwear with OEKO-TEX certified fabric that’s free from toxic chemicals and carcinogens. From thongs and briefs to bralettes, the brand offers sizes ranging from XXS to 3XL. Not to mention, once you’re done with your undergarments, you can return them to who will take them back and recycle them safely so nothing ends up in landfills.
NK Imode: On the slightly more expensive end is NK Imode, a brand that produces only two limited-run collections every year. Their bralettes, slips and robes are made from rescued stock materials or 100 percent biodegradable fabric. Additionally, their garments are made in a WRAP Certified factory, which means its sleepwear is produced in an ethical and safe environment.
Fruity Booty: Fruity Booty is a female-led company that designs intimates (as well as swimwear) entirely from deadstock and sustainably sourced material. The result is beautiful, one-of-a-kind pieces. The brand also has a zero-single-use-plastic policy, meaning all its products are delivered in recycled mailers and packaging.
Brook There: Brook There offers a modern take on vintage-inspired lingerie silhouettes. The female-founded company offers everything from high-waisted briefs and elastic-waist boy shorts to full-coverage triangle bralettes in a variety of pastel and neutral colors.