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5 Places to Find Ethical Underwear (That's Not Lingerie)

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If you're looking for frilly, lacy, and seductive, the ethical fashion market has got you covered.

But what if you just want some everyday underwear without the fuss? 

It took me years to find the brands that offer what I'm looking for: neutral colors, no bows, nature-derived fabrics. I look for styles that don't show under clothing and work with any silhouette or style, so thongs and full coverage are preferred over "cheeky" styles that can ride up.

I also look for fair price points because I've found that many fair trade underwear brands charge more for a single pair of underwear than you would pay for an artisan made dress (I think this is because, historically, organic underwear has appealed primarily to a higher end customer). You'll still pay about double Victoria's Secret prices with the brands below, but that's pretty decent considering the quality is better.

MY TOP PICKS FOR ETHICAL EVERYDAY UNDERWEAR

1. Majamas

Made with organic cotton at an ethical factory in the USA, Majamas offers classic thongs, cheeky bikinis, hipsters, and comfort bras in solids and patterns in addition to loungewear and casual clothing.

My Picks (shown in image):

Comfort Thong

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Padded Daily Bra

2. Organic Basics

Danish brand Organic Basics makes underwear and tshirts in both organic and technical fabrics

My Pick:

Rose Nude Thong 2-Pack

3. PACT

A favorite among ethical bloggers and conscious consumers, PACT sells socks, undies, loungewear, and dresses in organic cotton.

My Picks:

Lace Waist Thong

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Lace Waist Brief

4. Orgotton

Made from an organic/bamboo blend, Orgotton creates thong and hipster panties out of off-cuts from their clothing line.

My Pick:

Thong

5. Boodywear

Boodywear makes panties, leggings, and bras with seamless, chemical free bamboo viscose. I find their options particularly useful under fabrics that cling.

My Picks

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Boyleg Brief

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Classic Bikini

{Bonus} Everlane

Everlane's supima cotton underwear come in bikini, hipster, and thong cut, and they also sell bodysuits and bralettes. They've become my very favorite for comfort and minimal seam lines.

My Pick:

Thong

Other Recommended Brands:

WAMA Hemp

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Hesta Organic

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Pansy

If you know of others, let me know in the comments!

See my picks for BRAS here.

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Fair trade sometimes gets a bad rap stylistically because designs tend to pull from indigenous craft traditions that, when separated from their context, come off as a bit hippie. I've come to appreciate the stories and people behind fair trade products. And, since they have given me permission to enjoy their products, I don't have to feel ill at ease about dressing in or embracing traditions that don't come from my own heritage (cultural appropriation is a tricky subject here, so I'd appreciate your input, too).

But sometimes I just want a simple tee to wear with my batik print skirt. And where do I even start looking for fair trade socks?


PACT Apparel believes in organic, sweatshop free, small scale production. They specialize in simple basics, from underwear to hoodies, that manage to be both contemporary and timeless. What's more: they're offering 40% off the entire site until December 1. They also sell these at my local Whole Foods, so if you prefer to see them in person, see if your local Whole Foods stocks them!

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If your family gives each other socks for Christmas, it might be a good time to shop. 

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