Green Your Undies

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You're in your underwear almost all day, every day, and it's right up against your most delicate skin. Doesn't it make sense to be green there, where you don't want toxic pesticide residues, or anything less than the best? We get asked all the time about brands for green underwear, and we've answered. These all come from Certified Green Businesses on GreenPages.org

Eve Panties by Blue Canoe

Cotton bikini by Blue Canoe

 

Choose cotton over conventional with Blue Canoe. The San Francisco company offers women’s underwear in six different styles, ranging from bamboo-based thongs to aubergine hip huggers. One of the simplest styles, however, is the Cotton Bikini. Available in three colors, this pure panty is made in the USA of 100 percent organic cotton.

 

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Eve panties by Natural Clothing Company

From patterned boy shorts to lacy low-rises, Natural Clothing Company offers a sizable selection of undergarments. In a sea of underwear options, its Eve Panties, made from bamboo, are among the softest. The bamboo used to make the textile bears rapidly renewable qualities and delivers a smooth and silky texture. Processed in a Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production (WRAP) factory in China, the underwear is available in four colors.

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Ophelia undies in teal by Texture Clothing

Texture Clothing created its quintessential panty, Ophelia Undies, from upcycled fabric scraps. For its underwear undertaking, the company settled on a 52 percent hemp, 45 percent organic cotton, and 3 percent Lycra blend, producing the panties in ten different colors in Bellingham, WA.

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Boxer by Amren Tulano

Amren Tulano, a woman-owned, Los Angeles-based company, offers a medley of organic cotton-based black or white underwear. A sexy staple to its six-style selection is the lace that adorns the waistband of the women’s styles, including the Black Organic Cotton Hipster With White Lace. For men, the company offers a Black Organic Cotton Boxer. Its underwear is all fair trade and made in the USA.

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Boxer brief by WAMA Underwear

Given hemp’s natural anti-microbial, anti-odor, and anti-bacterial properties, WAMA Underwear opted to use textiles derived from the plant as its primary underwear ingredient. The company developed a hemp-cotton-spandex blend for all its undies that softens with every wash. WAMA only uses Global Organic Textiles Standard (GOTS) certified suppliers. In terms of style, the company offers two types: men’s boxer briefs and women’s hipsters.

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The Original Un-bra by Decent Exposures

In the market for an eco-friendly bra that’s super comfy? Try the Original Un-Bra in Organic Cotton from Decent Exposures. This oh-so-soft model pulls on like a sports bra, though you can customize it by adding a front closure, if you prefer. Its wide straps help ease shoulder pressure for curvier women. The Un-Bra comes in your choice of 22 colors with a racer back or scoop back, and breastfeeding moms can add nursing flaps as well.