Over the past several years, the organic movement has begun to gain steam in the United States. More and more people are buying into the idea that pesticides and good health don’t mix. If you are feeling good about the organic choices you’re making with your food, consider this: what we put on our bodies is just as important as what we put in them.
At the end of the day, our skin is still our biggest organ, and when we wear chemical-laden, synthetic fabrics, our skin can’t breathe properly and ends up absorbing the dangerous poisons that are used to produce what we are wearing.
If you’re going to go organic in just one area, doesn’t it make sense to start with the garments that are closest to your body? Fortunately, taking this step no longer involves settling for those often unattractive camping undies that are made for wearing days at at time. (Ew.) Check out these green and stylish organic finds.
Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Thong
Hanky Panky is a brand that has long been loved by women looking for an ultra-comfortable, ultra-cute seamless panty. Now that the beloved brand has started making the Hanky Panky Organic Cotton Thong, fashion-minded women can go green without losing style (or having visible panty lines.)
This Hanky Panky is available at Amazon.
Hanky Panky Maternity Organic Cotton Thong
As if gaining 40-pounds isn’t enough, those huge, incredibly unattractive maternity panties are like adding insult to injury. Fortunately, Hanky Panky thought of the expecting gals too, making their classic thongs appropriate for that ever-expanding baby bump. They are make of organic cotton and come packaged in a BPA-free baby bottle, to boot.
Maternity Hanky Panky Thongs are available at Amazon, three pairs for $50.00
Ecoland Women’s Organic Cotton Hipster Underwear
If you’re more of a brief kind of girl, the Ecoland Organic Cotton Hipster Underwear gets rave reviews from Amazon raters for its incredible comfort and suitability for sensitive skin. The only complaint? It seems that these undies run a little small, so if you decide to buy, order a size up. On the bright side, they’re constructed of 95% organic cotton, 5% spandex and are made in a sweatshop-free factory. It’s a win-win!
These Hipsters are available from Amazon for $19.95 for a two-pack.
Blue Canoe Lace Cross-Over Bra
Although it’s probably best for women who don’t need as much support, the Blue Canoe Lace Cross-Over Bra is made of comfy 90% organic cotton and 10% lycra and features a pull-on style. With lace trim and satin-finish elastic straps, it’s as pretty as it is eco-friendly.
This bra is available from Sierra Trading Post for $18.66.
Ecoland Organic Cotton Underwire Soft-Cup Bra
For the ladies who are well-endowed and need a bit more of a “real” bra, the Ecoland Organic Cotton Underwire Soft-Cup Bra might be just the ticket. Made from 95% organic cotton, 5% spandex, a non-metal wire and produced in a sweatshop-free factory, this bra hits all the high notes in terms of being eco-friendly and fair trade. The box is even made from 100% recycled materials.
Amazon raters gave this bra mixed reviews, loving its soft, smooth comfort but saying that (for the larger ladies) it was not quite supportive enough.
This Ecoland Soft-Cup Bra is available at Amazon for $24.95.
Majamas Organic Easy Bra
While this bra was designed to be an easy-access nursing bra, the Majamas Organic Easy Bra seems to be a hit with even non-nursing women. One Amazon reviewer calls it her “weekend bra.” It is praised for its smooth, soft comfort, 91% organic cotton and 9% lycra construction and pullover style.
This bra isn’t treated with chemicals, which is a relief if you are nursing. No more worrying about chemicals leaching into baby’s milk.
The Majamas Bra can be purchased on Amazon for $27.00 and is available in a variety of colors.