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16 Ethical Lingerie Brands That Aren’t Keeping Any Secrets

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Sleep well knowing your lingerie was made ethically and ecologically. These 16 brands use responsible manufacturing and sustainable materials for their bras, underwear and loungewear.

From lingerie labels with elegant lace bras to brands specializing in comfy GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) cotton undies, this guide covers it all.

 

1. AmaElla

AmaElla Organic Cotton Lingerie and Sleepwear

AmaElla uses only organic cotton and GOTS certified printing in their collections, so you can rest assured your intimates are free from harmful chemicals and harsh irritants.

And to ensure responsible production that they can stand behind, AmaElla works with a GOTS certified factory in Portugal and a UK-based social enterprise that teaches young women the skills necessary to work in the fashion industry.

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2. Anekdot

Anekdot Sustainable Ethical Lingerie
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Consciously handcrafted in Berlin by artisan sewers, Anekdot’s exquisite lingerie pieces and sets are soft, sophisticated, and come in confidence-boosting fits.

Anekdot uses upcycled materials for their gorgeous pieces. They source surplus luxury fabrics from from production leftovers, deadstock, off-cuts, and vintage materials.

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3. Aikyou

Fair Trade Organic Cotton Bras

Aikyou focuses on making feminine bras for small busts. The German brand sources Fair Trade and GOTS certified organic cotton that is spun, knitted and dyed all within Germany. Garments are designed and cut in house, and the final product is completed in a Fair Trade facility in Croatia.

Japanese for “love, charm, and respect”, Aikyou operates with these three words in mind, ensuring responsible and respectful production practices.

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4. Naja

Naja Ethical Fair Trade Lingerie

Naja has a wide variety of aesthetics and fits in their collections, from bold, bright prints to their Nude For All campaign, with bras and underwear in seven different shades of nude.

The growing company employs single mothers and women who are heads of their households, and pays them fair wages with health and childcare benefits. And as part of their Underwear for Hope program, Naja employs marginalized women in Columbia.

This ethical lingerie brand is also eco-minded: Naja uses digital printing to drastically minimize water usage, and utilizes materials from recycled water bottles wherever possible.

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5. Chakra Intimates

Chakra Intimates Eco Friendly Lingerie

The (aptly named) lingerie brand Chakra Intimates hand sews reiki-charged crystals into each piece at key chakras (centers of spiritual power of the body). The ethically-sourced gemstones are to help balance, empower, and energize the women wearing these pieces.

Chakra Intimates is also conscious of the earth and their community, using plant-based dyes, 100% biodegradable fabric, and creating their garments locally in Los Angeles.

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6. Underprotection

Ethical Sustainable Lingerie from Underprotection

This Danish brand has bras, bodysuits and briefs in a range of coverage levels, as well as swimwear and loungewear. Underprotection’s lingerie comes in nude shades, full-on lace, as well as fun patterns (from hot pink cheetah print to  pretty pastel florals).

The all-vegan brand uses eco fabrics in their collections including recycled polyester, lyocell, GOTS certified cotton, and recycled wool. To ensure transparent production, fair wages, and a good working environment, Underprotection works closely with a small factory in New Delhi that’s certified by Fair Wear Foundation.

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7. Brook There

Organic Cotton Bras Underwear and Basics

Brook There focuses on comfort and has an eye for simple, flattering designs. Their unpadded bras, undies, tees, and other basics are made responsibly in the USA.

The brand chooses low impact production by minimizing transportation throughout the stages of manufacturing. Their GOTS certified organic yarn is spun in South Carolina and California mills, and all garments are cut and sewn in New England. And not to forget a single step in the process, this eco-minded lingerie brand ships the final products to customers in recycled poly bags and recycled tissue paper.

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8. Between The Sheets

Organic Cotton Sustainable Ethical Lingerie

Between The Sheets has ultra-feminine lingerie (think pretty sheer panels and lots of delicate lace) made from eco-conscious materials. This New York brand has made a clear commitment to local manufacturing, keeping production within New York City’s Garment Center.

The lingerie and sleepwear company is B-Corp Certified, meaning they have met rigorous criteria for social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability.

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9. Clare Bare

Clare Bare Sustainable Lingerie

This Los Angeles-based designer uses green materials, including vintage fabrics and bamboo jersey, to handcraft stunning lingerie. The brand’s vintage-inspired collections include flirty ruffled bralettes, bold bodysuits, and strappy styles.

Clare Bare uses organic dyes and silkscreened artwork to minimize their environmental impact. They also keep a low carbon footprint (and ensure responsible production) by making each piece by hand right in their LA studio.

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10. Faelyn

Sustainable Soft Organic Lingerie from Faelyn

Faelyn is an eco-conscious lingerie brand with a dreamy, whimsical aesthetic. The label is consciously produced in Brooklyn with organic fabrics that are sourced in the USA whenever possible.

The flirty, feminine brand incorporate ruffles, pretty pastels, and super soft (organic) cotton in their designs.

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11. Eco Intimates

Eco Friendly Ethical Lingerie

The entire collection from Eco Intimates is carefully handmade in a small studio in Bali to ensure ethical production and the highest quality standards. This attention to detail is evident in their intricate designs and pretty lace trims.

The sustainably minded brand uses low impact dyes and surplus textiles of organic cotton in all of their pieces.

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12. Lé Buns

Organic cotton underwear and bras

This Australian label is aware of every step in the production process, sourcing Fair Trade organic cotton grown in India and producing ethically in small, family-owned facilities. These facilities utilize green manufacturing practices — they conserve energy and water wherever possible, and work to minimize waste.

Lé Buns’ collection of effortless, everyday bras and underwear come in black and white in a variety of flattering fits made to accentuate and enhance in all the right places.

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13. LARA

Sustainable Ethically Made Lingerie from LARA Intimiates

LARA is an eco-conscious brand based in London that uses reclaimed luxury lingerie fabrics that would have otherwise ended up in landfills. The team at LARA manufactures in-house right in their Soho studio to ensure minimal waste fabric and ethical production.

This eco label has lovely, feminine designs and also puts a focus on comfort, incorporating elastic in place of wire and soft mesh in many of their designs.

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14. Uye Surana

Uye Surana Ethical Organic Lingerie

Uye Surana is a mindful lingerie brand handcrafted in New York City. The conscious label’s production is completely in-house, which allows for constant innovation. One of the inventions of founder Monica Wesley was a completely new technique for designing bralettes. She re-engineered the standard comfy (yet size-restrictive) bralette to provide much more support. (Uye Surana’s Extra Support Bralettes come in cup sizes A – H.)

Uye Surana sources their materials from local suppliers and trusted overseas suppliers, as well as from reclaimed deadstock. This eco brand focuses just as much on comfort as aesthetics, creating wearable, beautiful lingerie.

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15. Do You Green

Sustainable Lingerie Do You Green Paris

Do You Green is an eco-chic lingerie brand based in Paris. The primary material in their collections is a super soft, non-allergenic fabric made with pinewood fibers sourced from sustainable pine tree forests in France.

The ecological label has a feminine aesthetic with a distinctly Parisian flair, incorporating French lace trims and unique, elegant cuts.

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16. Only Hearts

Ethical Sustainable Lingerie from Only Hearts

Only Hearts is a full range lingerie lifestyle label from and manufactured in New York. The company follows a sustainable ethos, using local, deadstock, and eco-certified textiles such as GOTS certified organic cotton.

The brand has been worn by the likes of Kate Moss and Scarlett Johansson, but truly focuses on the everyday woman with their gorgeous, yet wearable, designs in soft fabrics.

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