Where to Get The Best Green Undies
If you’ve spent any time on Instagram lately, you’ve probably noticed that eco-friendly underwear is all the rage. Or so we think it is, as most simple cotton underwear (even the nice kind) is produced in China using lots of chemicals, sweatshop labor, and other polluting mass manufacturing processes that are bad for the environment.
Below, we spotlight a new crop of super fashionable loungewear lines that are reimagining underwear through the lens of sustainability.
These eco-friendly brands make products that are comfy, durable, chic, and ethically made– they’re well made, but they also look and feel amazing. We promise that once you try on a pair, you’ll never go back.
Azura Bay is the premier sustainable loungewear brand of the moment, selling not only a wide variety of ethically made undies, but also a better body image. We love that AB shows off women of all shapes and sizes in their photography, and the undergarments are great, too!
We particularly love their fashion-forward lingerie and streetwear-inspired underwear, like these Floral Lana High-Waisted Hipsters (which are super soft and made from eco-friendly lyocell, aka wood pulp). Lately, we’ve been seeing a lot of ladies cop the trend of wearing high waisted hipsters under their jeans and letting them show by wearing a crop top. Issa lewk.
Those who love boutique fashion need look no further than Undone. Undone’s perfectly-curated designer collections feature some gorgeous favorites: Marieyat, Lonely, and The Nude Label, among others. We are forever indebted to them for exposing us to Baserange’s velours highwaisted bell pants and bras, which are sustainably made in Portugal and super comfy. I mean, who doesn’t want a velvet bra?
Came for the bralettes, stayed for the vibes. Botanica Workshop makes our favorite bralettes anywhere, crafted out of organic cotton and stretch silk that looks polished when worn but is comfy on the body. BW’s bralette’s come in an impressive variety of shapes and sizes (more of a cup, less of a cup depending on your boob size) so there is truly something here for everyone. They also make recycled nylon swimwear and super cute high-waisted briefs.
Pansy makes comfy organic cotton underwear that are dreamy, ethical, and made from cotton that is grown domestically and sewn locally. Founded by California girls Laura Schoorl and Rachel Corry, their products are made with organic Texas-grown cotton that is milled in North Carolina and “sewn in a factory in San Leandro, CA, a fifteen minute-drive from Laura’s apartment.”
We love this holistic, traceable model. Pansy undies are sturdy, minimal, and chic, and they’re dyed without toxins in Novato, California. Even the natural rubber/cotton elastic is made domestically in South Carolina. They also offer socks, leggings, and loungewear that you can coordinate with your underwear. What’s not to love?