After a pregnancy and nursing my baby, my underwear was spent.
It’s hard to understand what a beating your knickers and bras will take when you are pregnant before you actually experience it. And you can’t go out and buy a full wardrobe of pregnancy wear for only such a short time. So you make do with a lot of things you already own.
In the beginning, it was ok, but as the belly and boobs grew, my poor little beautiful bras and knickers got more and more stretched. When I got rid of them in my big Marie Kondo clear out, 90% had to go straight in the bin. Knickers looking more like something Tupac might have worn. Bras stained with milk and straps holding on by a thread.
So when I actually had a chance of re-setting my entire underwear wardrobe. I decided it needed to be sustainable and organic.
I’m still very much of a “mom”. Ie, sexy silks are nice. But realistically I need my underwear to be comfortable, hardwearing and seamless. I don’t want to have to think about VPL, wedgies or boobs falling out when I’m on the floor playing with Ace and Olive.
The challenge was to find basic underwear that is also sustainable and organic. So I decided to try out a company that does exactly what it says on their recycled box – Organic Basics.
It’s easy, everyday basic underwear and sleepwear. Great colors, no underwire, seamless, comfortable and good both for my skin and nature.
Organic Basics weave silver into their “SilverTech” items, and it makes them antibacterial and heat regulating. It’s brilliant since it means more wear and fewer washes. Their organic cotton is GOTS certified and you can even buy packs of the most popular combinations at a discounted cost.
I got a few bits in the rose color to sleep in and some nude underwear for everyday comfort. Now when I know how comfy they are I will probably order some more in black too.
You can find Organic Basics here. I highly recommend having a look at the different packs available. They are a great money-saving option.
I would like to have a couple of pieces of slightly fancier silky underwear too. But I do want them to be sustainable. Maybe you have some suggestions of brands I should try?
You can from today find a collection of curated edits of all the sustainable brands I have reviewed under “My sustainable edit” here on the blog (just below the header). Every time I come across a great sustainable brand I will make an edit and post it on that page.
I’m hoping this will remove some of the efforts of sourcing and of putting together a sustainable capsule wardrobe for you.
*This post contains gifts by Organic basics.