It’s no secret we’ve all been spending a bit more time (ok, a lot more time), lounging around our homes in our comfiest threads. With our party dresses and mini bags on hold for the minute, it’s the perfect opportunity to dig a little deeper and give some much-needed attention to the most worn garments in our closets – lingerie.
While we’re becoming more aware of the environmental impacts fast fashion brands are having on our planet, we should be applying that same commitment to sustainability to our undergarments, too. Luckily, there’s no shortage of cute and ethical lingerie brands that know their stuff when it comes to keeping green – and looking chic – at the same time.
The added bonus? They’re Australian too.
With the economic effects of the current coronavirus pandemic combined with the devastating Australian bushfires earlier this year, there’s never been a more important time to shop local.
So, if you’re spending some time Marie Kondo-ing your wardrobe during self-isolation and are looking to make your lingerie selection a bit more eco-friendly, we’ve rounded up seven of our favourite sustainable Australian brands to fall in love with now.
Based in Brisbane, Nico Underwear produces socks, bras and underwear made from recycled and organic cotton and nylon, as well as Lenzing Model – a super high-quality, botanic fibre made from sustainably sourced beechwood trees. Their incredibly soft and comfortable pieces will have you dancing around your house Risky Business style all day!
Add a little splash of sustainable luxury to your underwear drawer with Eco Intimates. Every piece is ethically made by skilled garment makers in Australia and Bali, using the highest quality eco textiles in combination with offcuts of lace and fabric from other brands. Oh, and if you hadn’t already noticed, their subtle prints are so adorable.
Female founded lingerie company Lé Buns is the ultimate lesson in chic. Their classic, well-cut pieces are not only timeless, but the brand’s commitment to organic cotton and regenerated nylon is a win for the environment and a win for the wearer.
The Great Undressed
Ethically designed and made in Sydney, this look-good and feel even better lingerie is about to shake up your lingerie selection. The Great Undressed makes its no-frills undergarments from ethically sourced and certified organic Japanese cotton and features an impressive selection of styles and fits – so rest assured, there’ll be an option for every day of the week!
Jackfruit the Label
If you’re looking for comfort, you’ve definitely come to the right place. Using a blend of bamboo and organic cotton, Jackfruit the Label’s fabric is both breathable and incredibly soft. Their pieces are made in small batches in Australia and the company uses solar energy to construct and dye them.
Bimby + Roy
If a splash of colour and playful prints are what you’re after, the Melbourne pair behind lingerie label Bimby + Roy have got it down pat. Their range of silky-soft bralettes and bottoms can be worn around the clock and are ethically manufactured in the first solar-powered factory in Fiji.
Sydney-based brand Lela Lingerie is all about creating timeless, functional and flattering pieces for your underwear draw. The range features a combination of classic mid-rise and high waisted underwear made from 95% GOTS certified organic cotton.