These ethical lingerie brands exploit no people, and harm no animals.
By Paige French
“You know what’s sexy?’ asked one of our celeb faves, Sean Penn. “Giving a sh*t.” It stands to reason then that by wearing eco-friendly lingerie, you’ve just made yourself ten times hotter. To Sean Penn, at least!
And wearing ethical lingerie means avoiding some of the biggest brands in the industry. Yeah, Victoria’s Secret – I’m talking to you! Not only does this brand make their bras and panties with unpaid prison labour; not only do they hold horrendously sexist catwalk shows (which are mainly attended by pervy males), but the owner of the brand, Leslie Wexner, has been deeply tied to the Epstein sex trafficking scandal. Ew!
Whilst some may still favour the likes of Victoria’s Secret because they associate ethical lingerie with drab designs and saggy natural fabrics, that’s actually very far from reality, as these 7 smoking hot sustainable lingerie brands are proving beyond a doubt.
Modern, ethical lingerie brands use slinky fabrics, gorgeous cuts and perfectly placed padding are sure to make you feel super seductive, and guaranteed to light any man’s fire this Valentine’s Day….or any day! And of course, they’re all made in local factories – or sometimes, in small workshops – where employees are given a fair wage, guaranteed. In short, these brands ‘give a s*it’!
7 Smoking Hot Ethical Lingerie Brands
Go sultry with Stella McCartney’s eco-friendly bras and panties. As you’d expect, McCartney uses recycled materials, organic cotton and new technology to ensure that all of her products are kind to the environment. This range offers support and weightless feel, looks sexy and can be mixed and matched. Wear a matching set for a classy Valentine’s look, or mix and match tops and bottoms the rest of the year round for endless style possibilities.
2. Clare Bare
Using mainly vintage fabrics, Clare Bare’s collection ranges from flirty frills to seductive body suits and bathing suits to garter belts and bras. This brand is 100% guilt free, with all products being hand made locally, using recycled materials. Clare Bare claims to “flatter your body in a natural way” and offers designs that are playful, bold and confident. I especially love her garter belts, which are ideal for Valentine’s Day, discreet and comfortable under a dress or skirt and provocative enough to reveal later.
Lilipiache makes the kind of lingerie you’d imagine a 1940’s pinup girl would wear: think silky knickers and cheeky push up bras bearing just the right amount of lace. The brand uses only natural, eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, silk and French lace to create designs that are fashion forward and comfortable, yet still flirtatious and feminine as heck!
Based in LA, Larkspur uses locally sourced, natural fabrics that are environmentally friendly and combine sex appeal with hipster style. Offering vibrantly coloured matching sets alongside black and neutrally-hued everyday basics means that this collection has something for everyone, whatever your style. The Fuchsia and Tangerine bandeau is perfect to wear under a dress on your Valentine’s date.
Encapsulating elegance and luxury, Lucille uses the finest, ethically sourced silks and laces to create pieces that are the epitome of sexy. This breathtakingly sexy brand combines sustainability and fashion in their eco-friendly approach to materials. Featuring electric blues, vibrant reds and flirty pinks, the collection is of a truly gasp-inducing beauty that will knock your Valentine’s jaw to the ground, guaranteed!
6. Ayten Gasson
The ‘Agent Provocateur‘ of eco-lingerie, this vegan-friendly brand only does the most smokingly sexy pieces. Seductive ruffles, frills, peek-a-boo features and sheer panels are all made from high-end sustainable materials including peace silk (which doesn’t kill the silkworm) and upcycled vintage lace. All made in the UK from British materials, they feel as smooth and sultry against the skin as they look!
7. Le Buns
Meet the range of intimates that prove that sometimes, in simplicity, there is sexiness. Not only is Le Buns certified organic cotton underwear incredibly soft and comfortable to wear, they’re also made to last, unlike those cheap, nasty panties we all have hidden in our knicker drawer. These ethically made, intimate undies have been created to both flatter and enhance natural curves, without painful elastics cutting into our skin.
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