Brook There’s Organic Cotton Undergarments Are Instilling Confidence Through Comfort
A Thoughtful, Everyday Lingerie Brand
For women who don’t want to reshape their body or cover it up with foam and wire structures.
What we choose to wear is a highly personal choice—and when it comes to undergarments the decision is even more intimate. We’re always on a mission to find underwear made from comfortable, breathable materials that functions well in our everyday lives while still remaining beautiful and empowering to wear.
Brook There delivers on both function and form and is a personal go-to for our team. We’ve tried A LOT of lingerie (🙈👯👙) and adore our Brook There pieces for their flattering designs and effortless fits.
Brook There’s organic cotton undergarments are designed to make you feel comfortable and confident, giving you the freedom of not having to worry about what you’re wearing. In addition to organic cotton, they use real silk trims and manufacture in the USA using low-impact production techniques. Read more about their fabrics, ethics, and production practices here.
// Made responsibly in USA //
// Organic cotton //
// Low-impact production //
Brook There believes
your clothing doesn’t need to reshape you into something you are not.
Behind The Scenes With Brook DeLorme, Founder Of Brook There
We love learning more about the people behind the pieces we wear, and we had the chance to chat with Brook DeLorme, the founder of Brook There, to learn more about her approach to designing this comfortable and versatile underwear. We learned about her decision to use organic materials, the muse she keeps in mind when designing new undergarments for the brand, and what role she believes lingerie plays in a woman’s life—it’s guaranteed to inspire you to see your underwear in a whole new light.
We adore Brook There’s minimalist aesthetic and commitment to sustainability—what inspired your decision to use organic materials and produce in the USA?
Choosing organic and sustainable is a value that has always been part of my life. I grew up around the concept long before it was mass market, and both of my parents have had organic farms at various times in our lives. We use organic cotton for Brook There because we believe it is a more environmentally sustainable choice.
Cut and sewn in the USA is our second core brand ethic: New England, like many regions, has seen local economies decimated by the off-shoring of manufacturing. We believe that a healthy and sustainable national economy includes trades and manufacturing. It takes concerted effort by many people at all ends of the supply chain to reverse the trend that we saw through the eighties and nineties, but it is happening.
Its a good day when people get up and go to work at something they believe in: that’s true for us personally, the folks at the mill, the stitchers and so on. We feel very fortunate to be a part of the expansion of manufacturing in our part of the country.
Your pieces are absolutely stunning, effortlessly balancing comfort and confidence. Can you tell us what inspires the brand’s creative direction?
Thank you, that’s very kind. Creative direction is always inspired by the natural environment: rocks, grasses, sunsets. We spend a fair bit of time outdoors and are always trying to find ways to spend more time in the woods or, on occasion, the desert. Most of the pieces we make are intended as everyday, wash and wear, go outside and play styles, with a little bit of dress up on the side.
Where is each piece of Brook There lingerie designed? Produced?
Everything is designed at my studio on the Maine coast, and is cut and sewn in Massachusetts.
Who is the ‘Brook There’ muse? What kind of woman do you design for in mind?
I think a lot about the woman as individualist. The bookish, quirky, smart, thoughtful girl; the woman at ease with herself.
The conventional ideas of lingerie seem to be very much about woman-as-object, a role that has never been appealing to me. I’m interested in designing for women who are comfortable enough with themselves that they don’t want to reshape their body, or cover it up with foam and wire structures. I prefer a natural silhouette aesthetically, and it’s a trend that comes and goes in fashion. Right now, thankfully, its more “in” as we see renewed interest in bralettes and soft structure garments.
What kind of role do you think lingerie plays in a woman’s everyday—and in how she thinks about herself?
Wearing anything is an intimate experience—especially undergarments. This is why comfort plays such an essential role in our designs. It is an unnecessary distraction for a woman to have to think twice about her clothing once she puts it on for the day, and so we aim to design pieces that you can forget about after getting dressed.
When I started making underwear and bras it was because I couldn’t find styles that I was looking for: I’m sensitive to anything pulling or tugging at my skin and always found wired bras way too uncomfortable to wear. However, most of the wireless bras on the market were either made of foam and synthetics or were extremely thin, lacey fabrics and provided no coverage. In our designs we mostly use double-layer organic jersey fabrics through the cups to provide more coverage and support.
Do you have a personal favorite Brook There set or piece? What couldn’t you live without?
Currently, I’m obsessed with the new Curve Convertible Bra in Buff, with the matching bikini bottoms. That’s the style I’ve been wearing the most for the past year, in all my various iterations of sampling—the product is launching this month.
I also really like to wear the boyshort for sleeping and our tank tops for climbing. My winter outfit this past season has been a base layer of one of our organic t-shirts, and then several layers of sweaters.