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.
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
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