A Guide To Buying Sustainable Underwear
Want some help finding flattering, comfortable and sustainable intimates? We’re here to help with the top five brands for men and women providing the goods for all things sustainable underwear.
Underprotection is one of our recommendations for sustainable loungewear, and it turns out its underwear range is fantastic too. The brand uses a high proportion of recycled materials and also uses certified organic cotton. Sustainable is just as important a mission as style and comfort when it comes to their products.
Underprotection has a range of women’s underwear, but it's particularly great for those who love bralettes and non-wired bras. There’s also a range of matching bottoms in different cuts, so whether you like briefs or hipsters, you can still get matching underwear.
Honest Basics does exactly what it says on the tin when it comes to its men’s underwear. Its capsule collection of men's clothing includes a multipack of men’s boxer briefs, at a very affordable price proving that sustainable clothing doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. Honest Basics uses a high proportion of recycled materials in production as well as sustainable materials like Tencel and organic cotton. The brand is also completely vegan and PETA-approved.
Vatter is a German underwear brand that brings style and design to sustainable underwear. With a range for men, women and children, Vatter creates great quality and lasting underwear for all. Find men’s boxer briefs and shorts in a range of patterns and colours as well as bright and fun bikini and boy slips for women. Also be sure to check out the women’s bustiers for relaxed, comfortable support that’s perfect under your favourite loungewear set. Vatter uses recycled packaging and delivery is 100% carbon neutral. It also uses certified organic cotton in production.
Boody is an Australian brand determined to bring sustainable everyday basics in the most comfortable and accessible way possible. Find streamlined and flattering undies and bras for women in a range of styles; special mention must go to the racerback sports bra, offering simple but effective support for gym workouts and yoga sessions. There are also a few simple men’s briefs in different styles and a handy 4 pack for everyday wear. Boody offers a positive environmental impact for each product; the sports bra, for example, 272.1 litres of water through recycled materials. Boody uses a closed-loop system in its supply system, significantly reducing its water and wastewater production It also uses organically grown bamboo to produce its products.
Lots of us have owned Marks and Spencer underwear in our lifetime. So, this is more of a recommendation to continue to buy from M&S; a member of the Better Cotton Initiative, it has focused efforts to produce sustainable clothing, using recycled materials and has set targets to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in its supply chain by 95% by 2030. M&S sells a wide range of men’s underwear, with classic styles in a range of colours, and the same goes for the women’s underwear, ranging from comfy basics and stylish lingerie sets. Marks and Spencer are also fantastic for women of all sizes to find the best fitting bras for them — it's truly a brand for everyone.
By Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.