Time To Upgrade Your Undies? 3 Underwear Brands That Care About Your Comfort And The Environment
Author: RIISE Team
DOCUMENTED BY: Kye Intimates
Hipster, brief, boxer, G-string, boyleg, high waisted. Everyone has a preference when it comes to the kind of underwear they like to don. But what about the environmental impact of your favourite style?
Undies are an essential part of everyday life (well, for most people). They’re the first things we put on in the morning and the last things we take off at night. We spend most of our lives in them, yet in the context of buying clothes that are better for the environment these garments are quickly forgotten.
With that in mind, consider this a friendly reminder that sustainable and ethically made underwear does in fact exist...andit’s probably time to give your smalls an upgrade. Whether you’re dressing for comfort, practicality or to impress someone else (or even just yourself), these three brands have you covered from top to bottom.
Founded by Lis Harvey, NICO designs ethical, low-impact underwear and loungewear that elevate the everyday. Briefs and bras are made from GOTS-certified cotton, recycled cotton and TENCEL modal, and they are coloured with chemical-free, plant-based dyes. We’ve tried and tested just about every style so you can trust us when we say we love the subtle shaping of the Organic Mid Rise Brief and the superior comfort of the Organic Triangle Bra. The hardest part is choosing which colourway to add to cart.
KYE creates considered intimates that feel deeply personal…but we doubt you’ll want to keep these beautiful briefs and bras solely to yourself. The garments are made from dead stock and renewable materials, which once again proves that sustainable fashion can still look and feel luxurious. All of KYE’s pieces are designed and handmade in Los Angeles in a close partnership with a local, family-owned factory. The brand also supports a range of social and environmental organisations by donating samples and a portion of its proceeds. Even if the planet isn’t front of your mind, the stylish designs will more than speak for themselves.
Naturally, comfort comes first when choosing undies and if you're after a seriously soft and sculpting pair, put Videris on your list. You can trust that founder Chloé Julian knows what she's doing when it comes to designing bras and underwear: she's previously designed lingerie for Stella McCartney, Agent Provocateur and even Rihanna's Savage X Fenty line. When it came to launching her own brand, Chloé opted to craft Videris's garments exclusively from TENCEL lyocell, a natural, breathable fabric made from wood pulp. You'll like wearing Videris's TENCEL undies because the material has a lower environmental impact. But you'll love wearing them because they feel softer than silk against your skin.