Putting aside the M-word (microfibres – which sit in so much of the stretchy fabrics conventional lingerie is made of), lingerie was always going to be an obvious site for organic and sustainable alternatives. These, after all, are the pieces of clothing that sit closest to the skin. So, whether you’re gifting for Valentine’s Day or simply refreshing your smalls drawers, here are the 8 loveliest ethical lingerie kits we could find.

Brighton-based Luva Huva is a gorgeous sustainable lingerie label, inspired by the rustic Suffolk countryside. Based in the belief that eco-friendly and handcrafted clothing can make a difference, each order is made from scratch.
Pictured: Dove Babydoll and Short Set in soft bamboo jersey, £48. https://luvahuva.co.uk

Named for the largest organ in the human body, Skin makes gossamer-light lingerie with clean lines and solid colours. Pieces are made from certified organic pima cotton and treated with low-impact dyes in small factories in Peru.
Pictured: Kaia lace and stretch organic cotton-jersey soft-cup bra, £60. www.net-a-porter.com

The brains behind Danish brand Organic Basics is a team of talented creatives and fabric geeks. This selection of underwear staples are made to feel amazing, consciously created and built to last. Pictured: black triangle bra, £32. https://organicbasics.com

Baserange stands for Basic Aesthetic for Sustainable Easywear but that’s where ‘basic’ ends. This French brand specialises in smoky-black bras and bodysuits made from stretchy bamboo and sporty undyed organic cotton bras. Pictured: Set of two stretch-bamboo triangle bras, £80. www.net-a-porter.com

Inspired by Rita Hayworth’s character of the same name, Gilda & Pearl is ethically created with super luxurious materials. Avid supporters of British manufacturing, every piece is individually made in the UK by highly skilled craftspeople.
Pictured: Evelyn slip, £400. https://gildapearl.co.uk

Few lingerie brands, ethical or otherwise, come with with as much sophistication as US-based Mara Hoffman, which commits to waste reduction, ethical employment of – mainly – women, sustainable materials and partnerships with artisans. Pictured: Lorraine Ribbed Bodysuit, £140. https://reve-en-vert.com

Standards are high at Ama Ella, where partner factories are super ethical and fabrics are crafted from GOTS-certified organic cotton (which also means wildlife and water-friendly). Throw in a small selection of fresh, pretty designs and you’re onto a winner. Pictured: Wired duchess bra , £85, and thong, £29. https://www.amaella.com

WORON is a slow fashion, vegan lingerie brand based in Copenhagen, founded by sisters Arina and Anya Woron. Fabrics are make from Lenzing Modal, a fine, smooth fiber made from beech wood. Pictured: Sleek body in grey melange, £65. https://reve-en-vert.com

Imagine being too poor to buy underwear. This is the reality for thousands of women and children in Africa. It’s utterly ridiculous but Y.O.U (Your Own Underwear) is a genius idea. Buy one of its beautiful organic cotton basics and, with every purchase made, the company donates underwear to women and children in need across Africa. Pictured: bra and underwear, still underconstruction. www.youunderwear.com