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In recognition of Earth Day 2015, The Underwear Expert wants to remind you that your underwear choices can change the world. Maybe not overnight, but choosing environmentally-friendly brands and collections is a step in the right direction – just like that extra strep toward the recycling bin. Some eco-friendly pairs are manufactured using renewable energy resources. Other pairs are made from naturally sustainable resources such as bamboo rayon or even banana peels. We may be born naked, but this is the underwear nature intended.
Model Ben Bigler shows off eco-friendly pairs of underwear in Jerrad Matthew’s latest exclusive for The Underwear Expert, many of which are primarily made from bamboo. Bamboo rayon is a popular alternative to cotton, due to the bamboo plant’s need for little water, and a bounty of benefits most men never knew they needed. Bamboo rayon is naturally antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and anti-fungal. The material is even moisture wicking and pleasantly lightweight. Bia Boro uses a bamboo rayon-based blend when designing their funky/casual men’s trunks. Male Power and YOCISCO also use bamboo in certain collections for a new standard in soft underwear, making all these pairs of underwear very appropriate pieces to wear for Earth Day 2015.
The Icebreaker Anatomica Boxer is easy on the Earth by being made almost entirely from Merino wool. It’s a 150hm fabric, which means it’s lightweight while still having that luxurious wool feel. Even Tani, a luxury brand all about high-end materials, has eco-friendly options with their Micro Modal Air material, derived from Austrian beechwood. Earth Day 2015 is looking more and more luxurious by the second.
Up-and-coming brand, Bluebuck, designs underwear from organic Turkish cotton. But what really makes their grey Ben Cohen Boxers green is their manufacturing process. The yarn and fabric are made, dyed, and cut in Portugal with 40% renewable energy. The waistband holding this material together, though, is made in Austria with 70% renewable energy.
aussieBum’s Banana Brief is the pair you bring home to Mother Nature. A simple white brief is accented by a green and yellow waistband, which echoes the pair’s soft and surprising use of materials. It’s made from 64% cotton, 9% elastane, and 27% real banana fiber, taken straight from the banana plant. What could be more earth-friendly (and perfect for Earth Day 2015) than that?
Do you own any pairs of underwear Mother Nature would approve of? How will you commemorate Earth Day 2015? Let us know in the comments below, or by tweeting us @underwearexpert.
Photo Credit: Jerrad Matthew Exclusively for The Underwear Expert
Model: Ben Bigler
Products Supplied by aussieBum, Bia Boro, Bluebuck, Exofficio, Icebreaker, Male Power, Tani, YOCISCO