7 Sustainable Underwear Brands For Organic Lingerie (2023)
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Few things are as personal as what we’re wearing under our everyday wardrobe. Our underwear starts our day with us; it should be comfortable, make us feel confident and effortlessly sexy, and—ideally—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 lingerie and sustainable underwear brands—especially ones that make us look and feel fantastic—are fewer and farther between.
If you’re ready to update your everyday essentials to underwear that is responsibly made, sustainable, and even organic, check out our favorite sustainable lingerie brands below. Then step up your next layer of comfies with our guides to sustainable athletic wear and pajamas.
Best For | Everyday cotton underwear
Size Range | XS–XXL
Prices Start At | $30 for bras, $14 for underwear
Pact’s cotton basics help make the world a better place. This ethical brand goes to great lengths to make sure its entire supply chain—from the planting of the organic cotton to the final sewing and everything in between—is as clean and responsible as possible. This super-soft underwear is made using certified organic cotton (with a small blend of elastane for longevity and fit), and finished in certified Fair Trade factories. Don’t sleep on the multi-packs and fun patterns!
Best For | Maternity underwear
Size Range | 2XS–3XL
Prices Start At | $48 for bras, $18 for underwear
Subset (formerly Knickey) is known for making underwear that puts health first, knowing that millions of us suffer from infections due to toxins found in and on our undies. Instead, the team uses certified organic cotton that’s free from toxic chemicals and carcinogens for its range of thongs, bikinis, briefs, and bralettes. Our editor swears by the supportive keyhole bra (no underwires, and still all the oomph!). And don’t even get us started on the high-rise brief—we wear it straight out of the clean laundry basket, it’s that comfy. Subset will take old undies once they’re ready to be retired and recycle them into new materials like insulation, gifting you 15% off your order as a thank you!
Best For | Luxury lingerie
Size Range | 30A–40DD, 0–24
Prices Start At | $28 for bras, $20 for underwear
Cosabella has been making its luxury lingerie in Italy since its launch in 1983. Handmade in family-run workshops by local artisans using Renaissance-era techniques, Cosabella’s bralettes, boyshorts, babydolls, and more are made from lace, mesh, and satin-like fabrics. With the brand’s main color lab located in Camo, Italy, the team delivers nearly 2,000 styles in 100+ colors using natural dyes. This expansive collection includes tween, men, and maternity wear, too, with a helpful sizing guide.
Best For | Comfy, breathable underwear & loungewear
Size Range | XS–XXXL
Prices Start At | $40 for tanks, $22 for underwear
The founders of Oddobody created their brand on the single enduring rule their mothers taught them growing up: that underwear should be cotton. The breathable, compostable fabric is ideal for healthy vulvas, so every pair is made from the highest quality, 100% GOTS certified organic cotton. With soft fabrics and comfortable fits (no riding!), Oddobody is one of our favorite underwear brands for lounging and sleeping. As a PBC, the brand is committed to opening up dialogues about our bodies, so each purchase comes with an artfully made body manual that offers body-related educational content (think: an intro to the pelvic floor, vulva care, and female sexual pleasure) through collaborations with experts. So cool!
5. Organic Basics
Best For | Affordable underwear
Size Range | 28A–40C, XXS–XXL
Prices Start At | $10 for underwear, $26 for bras
Organic Basics lives up to the motto of “Basically Better Made” with its incredible everyday essentials. The team first and foremost focuses on sustainable materials—like regenerative organic cotton and TENCEL—as well as ethical production. From bras to briefs, the brand also offers multi-packs of its most-loved sets and pieces, so that you can easily make the switch to a more sustainable underwear drawer!
Best For | Bamboo underwear
Size Range | XS–4XL
Prices Start At | $20 for bras, $14 for underwear
Boody keeps things ultra-simple with its cozy underwear collection. Made with viscose from organic bamboo, these sustainable undergarments are comfortable enough to 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’s thermo-regulating qualities. We’ve tried Boody’s racerback sports bra and it’s the one we reach for from our drawer again and again. We recommend it for larger cup sizes for softness and support. In addition to Boody’s underwear, the brand also offers socks, activewear, and children’s clothing; shop bamboo basics for the whole family!
Best For | Gender-inclusive undergarments
Size Range | 3XS–6X
Prices Start At | $24 for bras, $16 for underwear
TGT team favorite TomboyX, a TGT team favorite, makes size- and gender-inclusive undergarments so comfy you’ll want to replace your whole underwear drawer. This B-Corp works with WRAP and Fair Labor Association certified manufacturers, and uses materials like Tencel, OEKO-Tex certified cotton, and recycled polyester blends (we especially love the Tencel line, it’s so soft!) Whether you’re looking for cute racerback sports bras for working out, boxer briefs for lounging around, or even period and tucking underwear, TomboyX has you covered.
Featured image is from Cosabella