We need to be informed consumers in this day and age. People are becoming increasingly aware that the products they buy have an impact on our planet before they are ever purchased. This is mainly happening with organic food, but underwear has its own niche of eco-friendly options for the green consumer. This is our list of the top 10 eco-friendly underwear brands. Their fabrics are made naturally, making their underwear looks are easy on the eyes and the environment.
aussieBum offers a brief and boxer short that are made from bananas. Yeah, for real. The looks are made from a woven fiber taken from banana plants that is completely natural and comfortable. The waistband is also a nod to the source material, reminiscent of banana trees with green elastic and yellow lettering.
Mosmann places on our eco-friendly list with their Eco Collection. These looks are made from viscose bamboo fibers that are naturally antibacterial. The bamboo is also hypoallergenic and, because of microscopic gaps in the material, great at regulating body temperature. The Mosmann Mode Collection of modal underwear is also eco-friendly.
Wood is another eco-friendly brand that uses natural fibers for all of its products. And wouldn’t you know it, their underwear is technically made from wood. Their looks utilize modal spun from beech tree cellulose for a comfort you can feel instantly. This is important because beech tree forests are self-sustaining, making them a smart resource for fabrics.
Obviously separates their underwear into two categories, the EveryMan Range made from bamboo rayon, and the Modal Range made from beech tree Lenzing modal. The bamboo and beech trees that produce these materials are naturally grown without the use of pesticides and require low amounts of water.
Pact is an underwear brand that is actually Fair Trade Certified. From the farmer’s field to the final stitch in the underwear, they guarantee an entirely clean and eco-friendly production process. The premiums paid on their organic cotton help sustain the farmers who grow the crop. Their socks are knitted in a wind-powered factory and they use non-toxic, water-based dyes. Their packaging is also eco-friendly by using vegetable-based inks and boxes made from recycled paper and FSC-controlled wood resources.
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Photo Credit: aussieBum, Mosmann, Obviously, Pact, Wood