Refreshing your wardrobe, whether it be out with the old or in with the new, is like a breath of fresh air; liberating, cleansing even… but what about that underwear you’ve had for longer than you would care to admit? Those undershirts starting to yellow in the armpits? Those favorite pairs of socks thinning in the heel? Must I say that nagging bra with an exposed underwire that should probably be replaced?
Per the industry, the standard rule of thumb is to refresh undergarments every 6 months to one year, depending on the wear they receive. That being said, it might be time to restock those neglected underwear and sock drawers.
Eco-Stylist believes in rejuvenating your drawers with undergarments that not only look and feel great on, but are manufactured and distributed both ethically and sustainably. Our certified brands put an emphasis on how their clothing is made, as well as how the people making them are treated.
From the following list of brands, shoppers can purchase undergarments designed to make them (both him and her) look and feel great as a conscious consumer.
Eco-Stylist’s Certified Undergarment Brands for Him & Her
Organic Basics makes sure their partners share their sustainable vision. Working with who they call “the good guys,” they ensure living wages, factories free of child labor and forced labor, workspaces that are safe, and employee perks like free lunch and childcare.
Organic Basics is a one stop shop for all of your undergarment needs: active boxers, boxers, long johns, socks, tanks, and tees for men, with bras, bralettes, socks, tees, tanks, tights, underwear, and socks for women. Organic Basics has great neutrals for everyone, made sustainably and ethically.
Pact goes above and beyond by caring about the fabric they use and the means in which their products are manufactured. By saving water using organic cotton, avoiding the use of toxic chemicals that harm the environment, and offering features such as carbon offset shipping, give back box, and thoughtful packaging, Pact cares.
Shop men’s boxers, briefs, undershirts and socks, or women’s bras, underwear, and socks featuring holiday prints to neutrals at Pact.
Arvin Goods is a certified brand that emphasizes the materials they create their socks with. Complete with unisex styles, colors, and patterns, Arvin’s naturally dyed, recycled organic cotton socks are the most responsibly made socks in the history of socks; made for everyone.
Conscious Step is a unique sock brand. Not only do they sell socks made of organic materials and certified Fair Trade, but they ensure every sock purchase supports a partnering organization and the communities they serve.
The cherry on top? They come in fun patterns that give a face to the cause each purchase supports, ranging from safe water usage, tree planting for cleaner air, and book donations as well as meals provided for children.
Patagonia has undergarments for everyone to enjoy: from basics to florals, designed for your bed or the water. Patagonia shares their amassed wealth and gives 1% of their profits back in effort to preserve and restore the environment.
Patagonia ensures products are produced in safe, legal, fair, and humane conditions — striving to be transparent with where and whom they are doing business with.
ARMEDANGELS sets high standards for the quality of their products, the treatment of their workers, and their impact on the environment. The ARMEDANGELS underwear collection is made from sustainably sourced wood, creating a barely-there base layer that is great for movement.
The collection offers both boxer briefs and shorts for men in classic neutrals, black, and white, as well as bras and underwear of varying styles in neutral tones for women.
Rozenbroek ensures the best of the basics. Offering multiple bra styles for women and multiple underwear styles for men, Rozenbroek uses only organic fabrics in neutral colors.
Created in a sustainable and ethical manner, Rozenbroek’s products are designed and handmade in small made-to-order batches to avoid unnecessary use of materials and overproduction, all in their very own solar-powered factory in Yorkshire.
Refreshing your undergarments is all too often forgotten. With the above Eco-Stylist certified brands, shoppers get all the rewarding benefits of sustainability meets comfort.
To shop Eco-Stylist for more wardrobe refreshening pieces that match your values, use our new Sustainable Brands Directory.
*Featured image by Organic Basics.
Emma is a writer at Eco-Stylist. She studies journalism and mass communications at the University of Iowa. Emma’s love for sustainable fashion was sparked by thrifting with her mom throughout her childhood.