Lingerie with a conscience should be on all of our shopping lists
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As we all wake up to the dangers of fast fashion for the environment, you’ll probably already be familiar with shopping vintage, renting your outfits and seeking out sustainable brands. But have you ever thought about the eco-friendly credentials of your lingerie?
Your top drawer deserves the same treatment as the rest of your wardrobe when it comes to making ethical choices. Thankfully, there are plenty of options on the market these days, from organic cotton to biodegradable materials, limited-run sets and companies shunning toxic chemicals, that won’t harm the planet but still look and feel great.
Every choice matters, even when it comes to what’s under your clothes. Here’s our pick of the best lingerie brands for the sustainably minded consumer:
Champagne silk set
This sexy, up-and-coming Danish brand uses production leftovers, end-of-line fabrics, off-cuts and vintage trimmings, transforming them into gorgeous pieces.
Sexy bodysuit in black
This Danish make is all about non-toxic chemicals, dyes and comfort: you’ll find no chafing, or uncomfortable pieces of metal poking into your sides here.
Bread & Boxers
Via Bread & Boxers
Some days, you just want to wear something soft, comfortable and basic. Swedish underwear brand Bread & Boxers is a perfect choice for when you want to put comfort first, and uses organic GOTS-certified cotton and recycled packaging materials.
This superb Swedish brand has replaced polyamide in their garments with premium Econyl fibre, which turns plastic ocean waste like fishing nets and PET bottles into sustainable textiles.
Tencel Lite Bralette
Via Organic Basics
As the name suggests, this brand that specialises in simple underwear has been particularly careful in choosing fabrics and partners that care for the environment.