Ethical Lingerie Brands

There may be nothing as personal as what we’re wearing underneath our everyday wardrobe. Our lingerie starts our day with us and should be comfortable, make us feel confident and effortlessly sexy, and—ideally—should reflect our values for ethics and sustainability.

There are a growing number of ethical and sustainable clothing brands that respect both people and the planet, but ethical swimwear and ethical lingerie lines—especially ones that make us look and feel amazing—are fewer and farther between. If you’re ready to update the everyday essentials to brands that are ethical, sustainable, and conscious check out our favorite eco-friendly lingerie lines below.

Ethical & Sustainable | Ethical production process, radical transparency
Lingerie Products | Cotton underwear, unlined bras, bodysuits
Organic | No
Price Range | $12–$35

Everlane has done it again—their underwear collection is an instant wardrobe staple. Their super-soft Supima cotton and elegant, minimalist designs come in at an affordable price point (a pair of panties costs $12 while their tank bra is $22). Everlane is known industry-wide as a leader in transparent production, and we love their dedication to keeping their manufacturers safe, well-paid, and happy.

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2. Pact

Ethical & Sustainable | B Corp, responsible production
Lingerie Products | Bras, bralettes, tees, cotton underwear, socks
Organic | Yes
Price Range | $12–$50

Pact apparel is pretty obsessed with making cotton basics that help make the world a better place. The certified B Corp goes to great lengths to make sure their entire supply chain, from the growing and harvesting of the organic cotton to the final sewing and all the processes in between, are as clean and responsible as possible. Their super soft underwear are 100% cotton and range from XS-XL.

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Ethical & Sustainable | Made from organic bamboo, low-waste production, recycled packaging
Lingerie Products | Bras, underwear, socks, bodysuits
Organic | Yes
Price Range | $10–$40

Boody keeps things ultra-simple with their basics made with viscose from organic bamboo. These affordable and sustainable undergarments are comfortable enough for everyday wear, and they'll soon become a staple in your wardrobe. You'll love the breathability of this fabric—it keeps you cool in the summertime and warm in the winter thanks to bamboo fiber's thermo-regulating qualities. Boody also offers activewear and men's and children's clothing, so you can shop bamboo basics for the whole family!

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Ethical & Sustainable | Sustainable & ethical production with GOTS-certified cotton, recycled packaging
Lingerie Products | Underwear & non-wired bras in basic colors, socks, tees
Organic | Yes
Price Range | $39–$163

Organic Basics makes super comfortable everyday undergarments from high quality organic materials, living up to their motto of “Basically Better Made.” By weaving silver into their organic cotton, their SilverTech pieces are antibacterial and heat regulating (meaning fewer washes necessary). They even offer packs of their most-loved sets and pieces so that you can easily make the switch to a more sustainable underwear drawer!

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Ethical & Sustainable | Eco-friendly products and practices, tencel, uses deadstock fabrics, women management team
Lingerie Products | Bralettes, thongs, briefs, slips, bodysuits, pajamas
Organic | No
Price Range | $12–$98

Slip into something sexy and sustainable with Reformation’s lingerie collection. Like the brand’s apparel, Reformation’s intimates have a bohemian flair and effortless elegance. We love the sheer lace bralettes made from recycled nylon, the TENCEL® lyocell thongs, and the lacy bodysuits. Reformation’s lingerie is also produced with sustainable practices and the brand is deeply committed to ethical production, as well as transparency. Learn more about the brand’s sustainability model here.

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6. Naja

Ethical & Sustainable | Job creation, fair wages, eco-friendly materials & processes
Lingerie Products | Underwear & bras
Organic | No
Price Range | $10–$65

Naja is serious about empowering women—and not just the the women who wear their lingerie. Through Naja's Underwear for Hope program, Naja trains and employs single mothers in Colombia to sew their handmade pieces. They use digital printing, reducing water waste, and strive to include fabrics made from recycled plastic bottles in each of their collections. We love their Nude For All collection, with seven shades of nude basics.  

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Ethical & Sustainable | Carries eco-friendly & ethically-made brands, size inclusive options, uses GOTS-certified cotton/tencel, recycled fabrics, recycled packaging, gives back
Lingerie Products | Bras, underwear, camisoles, pajamas, leggings
Organic | Most lines
Price Range | $17–$149

Azura Bay carries a curated collection of ethical, eco, organic, and fair trade lingerie brands—including some of our favorites like Sokoloff, Organic Basics, and Wama Hemp Underwear. Plus, many of the brands they carry are female-owned. Azura Bay is committed to choosing green practices as much as possible through their packaging (compostable launching this summer!) and when you make a purchase, the company donates a portion of the proceeds from your order to one of three charitable organizations of your choice (learn more on their Giving Back page).

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Ethical & Sustainable | Fair trade practices, majority Oeko-tex 100 certified, sustainable practices, gender & size inclusive
Lingerie Products | Underwear, trunks, soft bras, sleep and swimwear
Organic | No
Price Range | $18–$108

Tomboyx is an underwear brand with an agenda: an agenda that promotes respect as our common language, and encourages everyone to be unapologetically themselves. Not only does this translate to gender and size-inclusive underwear, but also the brand’s commitment to fair and eco-friendly production. Tomboyx uses Oeko-tex 100 certified cotton as much as possible, works with fair wage women-owned facilities, and visits their factories regularly to ensure happy and healthy working conditions.

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Ethical & Sustainable | Made from organic cotton, responsibly-made, gives back, women’s empowerment, recycles fabric
Lingerie Products | Period-proof underwear, unitards, leotards, training shorts
Organic | Some lines
Price Range | $24–$89

THINX is making periods more comfortable for women (and trans men) everywhere by creating period-proof undies that offer leak-free support on even the heaviest days of your flow. They are also committed to menstrual education and empowerment around the world by investing in women’s empowerment initiatives and sharing their period-positive message on the THINX blog. Made by women in fair-wage, healthy, safe, and empowering workplaces in Sri Lanka, THINX is a female-forward brand we love supporting.


Ethical & Sustainable | Organic cotton, made in the USA
Lingerie Products | Bras, underwear, slips, camisoles
Organic | Yes
Price Range | $28–$148

Brook There makes elegant and sustainable lingerie from organic cotton and silk that is durable, soft, and natural. Their designs focus on beautiful and long-lasting construction, and soft and comfortable fits. The lingerie garments are designed, cut, and sewn in Greater Portland, on the beautiful coast of Maine. If you're looking for lingerie that goes back to the basics, this is it!

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11. CUUP

Ethical & Sustainable | Ethical workplace and health & safety standards, size inclusive
Lingerie Products | Supportive underwire bras, underwear
Organic | No
Price Range | $18–$68

What sets CUUP apart is their dedication to creating supportive bras for women of all sizes. With sizes going up to 38G, their minimalist designs come in four flattering colors: white, black, blush, and clay. CUUP’s producers are required to meet a 12-point system that prohibits the use of forced, trafficked, or child labor; abuse, discrimination, and harassment; or unfair compensation. They also monitor their environmental impact and work to use recycled materials and less plastic in their packaging.


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