Organic underwear is often seen as plain, earthy and unattractive. Nothing could be further from the truth. Many labels use eco textiles such as organic cotton, bamboo and recycled wood fabric to create sexy underwear that make you look and feel good.
With organic underwear and bamboo underwear, it has never been easier to wear you eco credentials close to your skin as eco textiles provide so much benefits to both humans and the environment.
Organic Cotton Underwear is manufactured without the use of pesticides and insecticides that plague conventional cotton industry.
According to EJF “Cotton is considered the world’s ‘dirtiest’ crop due to its heavy use of insecticides, the most hazardous pesticide to human and animal health. Cotton covers 2.5% of the world’s cultivated land yet uses 16% of the world’s insecticides, more than any other single major crop”.
This intense use of chemicals impacts the health of cotton farmers (with a high rate of cancer), pollutes underground water and rivers but also contaminates our food as cotton seed oil is used in many processed food.
Organic Cotton Underwear is often softer than conventional cotton underwear. Because they contain no chemicals they are great for people with sensitive skins or allergies.
Bamboo fabric is derived from Bamboo which is one of the fastest growing plants on earth. Bamboo grows without the use of pesticides and insecticides in many areas of the world. Bamboo fabric is very softness and very absorbent which makes it perfect for underwear. Brands such as Bam Bamboo offer a wide range of bamboo underwear for both mens and womens.
A lesser known fabric used for organic underwear is Lenpur made of recycled pine tree clippings processed with enzymes into fibre. The wood is transformed into a fabric that is as soft as soft as silk with the feel of cashmere and the coolness of linen. Because it is recycled from natural tree pruning there is no issue with deforestation. French label g=9.8 has been working with such fabric for quite a while. The fibre has amazing properties as it regulates temperature so that you are never too hot or too cold and it won’t lose its shape. It is also biodegradable and anti-bacterial. It washes well and dries very quickly. g=9.8 range includes underwear, loungewear as well as bikinis.