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Sexy Sustainable Lingerie Lust – The Fierce Edit

Scratchy hemp undies? Basic organic cotton bras? Nope! There’s more sexy sustainable lingerie available than you’d think!

By Chantal Brocca

Think sustainable lingerie means an organic cotton bra and panties that sag on your butt after one wash? Think again. Ethical lingerie is getting sexier – far, far sexier! Vintage lace, peace silk, recycled elastics and a whole lot of sass are the main ingredients, while styles involve keyhole cuts, ‘undo me NOW’ ribbons, cheeky pussy prints and even some couture-worthy embroidery.

And the craftsmanship? We’re talking ultra-luxury here. Peace silks cut into vintage knickers. Recycled fibres and handmade lace delicately revealing sensual details. Basically, these are fabrics you’ll want to smush against your skin. And his!

Forget those sweet ‘n’ innocent bralets and eco-friendly organic cotton pants you wouldn’t even want to be seen wearing in the gym locker room – these sexy sustainable lingerie labels are super-fitting, super-luscious and super-fierce.

Sustainable Lingerie Label Lust – The Fierce Edit

1. Lovehoney

The world’s favourite adult shop now has sexy sustainable lingerie, too!

Lovehoney has long been famous for selling naughty sex toys, lubes and bondage gear. But now, the brand is using recycled seamfree fabrics, renewed lace and regenerated nylon to design their super saucy bras and panties. This means they’re using materials that would otherwise end up in landfill or the oceans. From their elastics to their compostable packaging, Lovehoney is really making an effort to be more sustainable than ever!

But that’s not all: no matter what your shape or size, you’re sure to find lingerie at Lovehoney that will transform you into the sex goddess you are. After all, they carry UK sizes 8-26!

Sustainability: The brand uses renewed lace and regenerated nylon to design lingerie using materials that would otherwise end up in landfill or our oceans.

Price Range: Low

Sizes: S-XXXL

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2. Dora Larsen

After spending years as a lingerie buyer, Georgia Larsen noticed a lack of comfortable, everyday options and too many boring, neutral shades. Today, her namesake line, Dora Larsen provides sexy sustainable lingerie in unexpected styles and hues. In fact, the brand is defined by soft, supportive styles in vibrant, unusual colours. This ethical intimates brand also has a sustainable focus by acknowledging its environmental impact and acting on it.

For example, they use recycled materials, and the cotton in their knicker gussets are 100% organic and GOTS certified. They even donate £1 to social and eco charities for every item sold.

Sustainability: A small family-run business donating to charities that support environmental and social change.

Price Range: Medium

Sizes: 32 A – 38E/F

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3. Love Stories

Dutch brand Love Stories is another of our favourite sexy sustainable lingerie brands. It was founded by stylist Marloes Hoedeman, who creates lingerie that’s as comfortable to wear as it is elegant. The result is a line of beautifully made intimates in an array of colours, textures and prints that can be mixed and matched to suit your personal style.

Recycled fabrics are the main materials used to make these delicate bralettes, panties, bodysuits and more.

Sustainability: Comfortable yet slinky underwear made from mainly recycled fabrics, thus keeping them out of landfill.

Price Range: Low

Sizes: 32 A – 38C

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4. Studio Pia

This emerging luxurious sexy sustainable lingerie brand will literally make you lust after art and nature. Inspired by artist Henri Rousseau, Studio Pia’s first collection features embroidered florals, gold and silky greens. These are incorporated into sheer panels, ultra cool cuts and adjustable sections, ensuring easily adapt to flatter different body types. Nothing was left as an afterthought. Even the little hardware adorning designs is made of pure, ethically sourced, 24k gold. Oh my!

And the thing we love most about Studio Pia lingerie? For every product sold, they plant one tree in the Indonesian rainforests with One Tree Planted, in an effort to help combat deforestation caused by forest fires, the palm oil industry and illegal mining.

Sustainability: A boutique business that makes each piece from peace silk or deadstock fabrics. Studio Pia also donates to charities that support environmental causes.

Price Range: High

Sizes: XS-L

5. Hanky Panky

Founded in 1977 by Manhattan-based design duo Gale Epstein and Lida Orzeck, Hanky Panky is famed for its ingenious fusion of comfort and style. The extensive contemporary collection offers something for every occasion, with fabulous lingerie in a fun, flattering array of colours and shapes.

Sustainability: This brand uses mainly upcycled deadstock fabrics to create its bras and panties.

Price Range: Medium

Sizes: S-L

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6. Heist

You may already know ethical brand Heist for their signature sustainable tights. But now, they’re also offering sexy, sustainable lingerie!

For example? Their eco lace collection, composed of bras, bralettes, and matching pants, are crafted from recycled and recyclable fabrics. We also love that the brand works only with factories that support their employees with fair wages and safe, supportive working conditions.

Sustainability: The brand is proud to use recycled fabrics in each piece.

Size: XS-XL

Price: $30-$80

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7. Lilipiache

Ever had that moment when you realise fumbling with your suspender belt hooks perhaps isn’t so sexy? When lingerie gets too complicated, we welcome brands like Lilipiache. Here, cute meets comfortable, ensuring the Valentine’s tease is tangle free.

These pretty little things are made from bamboo viscose, organic cotton and low impact, certified organic dyes. Simple, ethical, perfectly sexy sustainable lingerie.

Sustainability: The brand uses a careful selection of sustainable fabrics to make their breathable, yet beautiful, lingerie.

Price Range: High

Sizes: S-L

8. Lucile and Co

Handmade, couture lingerie with a heritage dating back to 1890? Why, yes, madam! Sexy sustainable lingerie doesn’t get prettier than the offerings of Lucile and Co.

The brand harkens back to fashion industry pioneer Lady Duff Gordon and remains quintessentially on the track of slow fashion, ensuring each highly luxuriously silky piece is made with the same care and quality afforded to the private clientele of master couturiers at the turn of the 20th Century, and often from exactly the same types of olde worlde, all natural materials. Each piece is handmade in small batches in the UK.  

Sustainability: A couture-like, boutique brand using handmade laces, artisanal silks and heritage satins. Each item is ethically made in the UK.

Price Range: High

Sizes: 30DD – 36D

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9. Olly Lingerie

There are two ways to do transparency. And while we’re pretty acquainted with one, the other always seems to come as a happy surprise. Pesticide free organic cottons, Oeko-Tex certified dyes, and extra care to stay away from nasty hormone upsetting textiles that somehow still find their way into our clothes are only some of the key features that make Olly Lingerie great.

This is sexy sustainable lingerie at its best. Classic and comfortable enough to wear every day, but with gorgeous tiny details. Think: delicate lace under here, an unusual pattern there. They all make an ultra feminine statement.

Sustainability: A GOTS Certified brand that’s also proud to use upcycled lace, TENCEL and recycled thread.

Price Range: Medium

Sizes: XS to XL

Olly Lingerie

10. Naja Lingerie

Hands up if you’re a fan of Gina Rodriguez, star of Jane the Virgin? Personally, I love that show, and even more so now that I know Gina is one of the co-founders of this brand.

Naja produces sexy sustainable lingerie inspired by a deep need to make the world a better place – and spread that desire through cheeky design. Collections offer fun and vibrant digitally printed underwear teamed with lacy bralettes, whilst paying careful attention to bring water pollution almost down to zero.

Need more? Naja employs women of underdeveloped countries, paying them above market wages, providing health care, and providing school supplies, meals, uniforms and books to their children. And we love their Oriental and…’feline’ pussy prints! Meow!

Sustainability: Naja boasts an ethical supply chain and supports single mothers with fair wages and flexible working hours. They use recycled fabrics.

Price Range: Medium

Sizes: XS-XL

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11. Ayten Gasson

Lingerie classics like handmade silk pieces never go out of style. And Ayten Gasson has firmly established a reputation for supporting its local UK industry since its inception in 2005. Usually made from upcycled vintage lace, bamboo fibre and organic peace silk, Gasson’s designs feature beautiful oriental motifs, acute attention to detail, and feel oh-so-good against your skin – and his!

Sustainability: A small business that uses organic and upcycled fabrics.

Price Range: Medium

Sizes: S,M,L

Sexy sustainable lingerie

12. Daniela Paradeis

Bondage harnesses, vegan leather finishings, bullet bras and slits that leave little to the imagination. This ethical, vegan lingerie label gets straight to the point! And that point is to awaken the senses with bespoke luxury lingerie, while remaining absolutely sweatshop and animal free. I’d say this is sexy sustainable lingerie at its sauciest!

Plus, we love that with every purchase, the brand will plant one tree to One Tree Planted in the Amazon rainforest.

Sustainability: The brand is vegan friendly, and donates to environmental causes. Daniela Paradeis also uses organic cotton gussets.

Price Range: High

Sizes: S-XL

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Follow Chantal on Instagram here. Main image: Naja Lingerie. Second image: Studio Asanawa

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