Eco-Underwear For Men and Women: It’s What’s on the Inside That Counts

By Charlotte Carson

Switching to eco-underwear alternatives is the easiest place you can start making safe, small changes by opting for brands that produce sustainably.  The shift can make a large impact over time as they are both affordable, safe for both you and the planet, and we need new ones frequently.

Currently we have seen a substantial, growing interest in sustainable fashion. A recent report showed that 75 percent of consumers view sustainability as either extremely or very important to them. But the difficulty predominately stated  are consumers say they don’t know where to find it, are worried it’s too expensive, and don’t really understand the difference.

So we are here to show you some mindful, stylish Eco underwear brands that are sustainable in a range of prices.


Hara or “green” in Hindi – consciously creates pieces that are soft and beautiful using organic bamboo as the primary material and minimize packaging and as well eliminate hazardous chemicals from their production process.

HARA  has teamed up with the EJFoundation to support their projects in remote areas of the globe under environmental stress. Profits from each purchase are donated to the EJFoundation.

Sanctuary Innerwear (Canada)

Made with Lenzing Tencel (eucalyptus) and using natural dyes. All intimates are handmade and sewn in Canada by the brands designer at her countryside retreat with a mind towards your health and the environment.


Munich-based VATTER creates sustainable men’s and women’s Eco underwear, using 100% vegan and eco-friendly materials, including GOTS certified cotton.

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Marc Skid

Marc Skid’s  mantra is to “Make your Marc on the World.” Their eco underwear are ethically made in WRAP-certified factories and created with high-quality  certified GOTS organic Pima cotton. Using recycled water bottles to make the waistbands, this ethically made underwear brand is serious about social stewardship, with $4 from every purchase going to charity. They even offer customers a choice of nine 4-star charities to donate these funds to.

Shipping: Ships only to continental USA and Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. Delivery costs are outlined here.


Scandinavia-based Woron creates long-lasting vegan underwear. The brand uses eco-friendly materials, like Modal and is Oeko-Tex certified, meaning the dying of their products is free from toxic chemicals.


Thunderpants USA creates high-quality, long-lasting products and repurposes off-cuts to produce one-off pieces out of repurposed and organic materials.

Products are mostly manufactured from eco-friendly SKAL certified organic cotton, a certification harmonized with the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified organic cotton. It creates high-quality, long-lasting products and repurposes off-cuts to produce one-off pieces. Their use of eco-friendly materials limits the amount of chemicals, water and wastewater used in production. There is no use of any animal products.

It traces suppliers in all of its supply chain and has publicly listed its suppliers based in New Zealand, with regular visits it’s manufacturing site.

Maripuri Tijeritas 

Made in Spain out of organic cotton and natural dyes. A quirky and safely produced brand.

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WAMA Underwear

WAMA underwear is the leading manufacturer of comfy hemp undies for men and women. The underwear is made from a blend of 53% hemp, 44% organic cotton and 3% spandex for stretch. The organic hemp fabrics are sourced from GOTS-certified suppliers in China who are leaders in hemp production who are audited annually to ensure they meet high labor and environmental standards. WAMA is also an official PETA-Vegan approved brand.


A popular American ethical fashion label known for its commitment to “radical transparency” in its supply chain, Everlane also manufactures an affordable range of comfy, minimalist underwear for women and men in high-quality ‘Supima’ cotton.



TomboyX’s ethically produces non-gender specific Eco underwear in factories that offer living wages and use eco-conscious manufacturing processes. The brand is available in cotton or eco-friendlier fabric micromodal. The ethical brand is one of the few  that cater to larger and plus-sizes going up to 4XL

The underwear styles can be worn by both females and males (whatever gender you choose to be).

 Swedish Eco

This Swedish brand focusses on ethically manufacturing organic underwear basics for men and women made from GOTS-certified organic cotton. The business only uses Oeko-Tex 100-certified dyes to ensure that no harmful toxic chemicals are in the processing. The brand believes in respecting all involved in their business, from the cotton farmers through to their seamstresses.

Shipping: Worldwide shipping. Extra costs apply. Calculate at checkout.

Brook There

This American-owned, American-made ethical label manufactures women’s undergarments only: underwear, unpadded and wireless bras, lingerie and other garment basics. All are sustainably manufactured from locally milled GOTS-certified organic cotton.

PACT Apparel

PACT Apparel is an American eco-friendly label that produces underwear for women, men, toddlers and babies. All underwear is made from GOTS-certified organic cotton and manufactured under Fair-Trade certified conditions.



















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