Ethical underwear is not an area I have been comfortable dipping my toe yet. Luckily, I had collected a fine amount of underwear before going completely ethical at the start of 2011, but soon the time will come when I have to face the challenge of buying ethical underwear and I have to say I am really worried. I am worried about the bras, how supportive they are, prettiness and sizing. I am worried that their wont be a lot of pretty lace knickers, in a variety of colours for me to be able to buy. I basically, have no clue if ethical will be able to satisfy my underwear needs, so a bit of research is in order. (this research includes bra and pants, I don't include vests as underwear as I would wear it as clothing or sleepwear, there are loads of ethical vest tops on the market)
Greenfibres (left) is a brand I have heard of much before who make clothing, underwear and hosiery out of organic and sustainable fibres. They do a range of basic underwear, which looks quite practical. However, they don't help my ethical underwear phobia, as with the exception of the bra to the left, which I would stock as a basic/practical underwear, I personally don't find them attractive, and they don't stock this is a 32...
People Tree (right) are one of my go to ethical brands, I trust them to provide what I need. They do a jersey bra and matching knickers in 3 different colours. They aren't spectacular but they are good enough to be practical underwear. I still want something more beautiful, pretty, the sort of underwear that makes you feel good about yourself.
Ciel (left) are one brand who has me rather more excited. They don't have a huge range, but stock some pretty separates, including their Organic Cotton Cache Coeur Bra which comes in a range of colours. What has me most excited are their Liberty Print Pants, they are amazing, making a great gift or knickers for best.
Enamore (right) are a brand who do very sexy burlesque style underwear. They are so very beautiful and made from sustainable materials. They also do a great bridal underwear collection.
Sandmaiden (left) make gorgeous underwear with cute designs and sexy ones! They are handmade to order, so they are made for you and should be the perfect fit.
- Pants to Poverty make absolutely great pants/knickers!!
- Life's Not Fair... for knickers
- Patagonia also for knickers
- MajoRey for the cutest and sexiest panties
- Bliss Ecowear for practical bra's and pants
- Great knickers and men's boxers from Greenknickers
- Hopeless Lingerie does fantastic, sexy, bra and knickers
- On The Inside Lingerie stocks beautiful bras and knickers, made to your specific measurements
Although I am still a little worried, I think their are some great ethical underwear brands out there and when it comes to facing the challenge of underwear I feel more prepared. I would love to see more mainstream ethical bra brands in stores, so you could be fitted for the bra and more padded/formed cup styles. Do you know of any other ethical underwear brands? Or are there any brands here you think you'll try?