Flirtatious printed mesh and intricate floral lace meet accentuating, timeless cuts — meet fabrics made from recycled polyester or wool, natural fibres and organic cotton. “Ten years ago, we had a vision that sustainable underwear should be just as desirable and glamorous as that of conventional fashion.” Well, Underprotection, mission accomplished!
Candy colours! Mesh! Accent piping! Layers upon layers of lace! Dora Larsen’s collection would put Marie Antoinette’s to shame — especially in the sustainability department. The British label shows that self-indulgence doesn’t have to come at the planet’s expense: They create wearable masterpieces made from OEKO-TEX certified fabrics free of toxins and harmful chemicals.
Closely is the first fashion company to publish the CO2 emissions for every single piece they produce. Curious how much one of their undies accounts for? 1.5 kg! But before you feel bad: Closely also offsets all emissions via climate compensation projects and uses recycled materials for their entire lingerie line. Phew.
Anekdot is about all the little anecdotes their lingerie could share if it could speak. Cos upcycled from production leftovers, deadstock fabrics and vintage trimmings (as well as recycled materials), you know they’d have some saucy tales! “Anekdot refers to those stories and the stories continuing, knowing that the people who wear and appreciate our products are part of it.” Aw!
Araks is goals. Not just their aesthetics — silk in bold colours and soft cotton offset with a picot trim — but also in their approach to sustainability. “It is our goal to move our cotton fabrics towards GOTS organic cotton, our regular nylon towards recycled nylon, and to use the highest environmental standards for dyeing and finishing for all of our fabrics.” Like we said: goals.
We’ve had a crush on Monki’s authentic campaigns featuring real girls and women for a while. This cuffing season, aka this autumn, that crush turned into straight-up infatuation — cos all of the lace on their underwear is now made with recycled polyamide! (Heart eyes)!
Here’s a love story for you: You meet the lingerie of your dreams. On top of being absolutely adorable (Lace! Frills! Transparency! Bows!), they also have a great character (Harm-free! Non-toxic! OEKO-TEX certified!). It’s a match made in heaven and you live happily ever after. The end.