by Ashley Probst.
Lace is iconic in the lingerie world, but almost always it’s synthetic. Thankfully, eco-friendly underwear brands are using recycled materials to create pieces that are both sexy and sustainable. Our absolute favorite collection of such intimates comes from Underprotection, which offers triangle bralettes and dainty panties that will surely have you feeling confident.
Underprotection utilizes a few types of recycled materials: polyester, wool, nylon and elastane.
Recycled polyester uses about 33% to 53% less energy to be made compared to what’s needed to produce virgin polyester. Besides that, it helps keeping bottles and other plastics out of the landfills and oceans. The Recycled polyester Underprotection uses is both GRS and Oeko-Tex certified.
It’s recyled nylon fabric is called Q-NOVA, a non-toxic regenerated nylon fabric made from at least 99% regenerated textile waste. Elastane is what allows these pieces to stretch, and this brand utilizes a recycled version called ROICA. It is made through a recycling technology using more than 50 percent pre-consumer industrial waste in textile manufacturing. Both of these fabrics are also GRS certified.
Finally, let’s look at its recycled wool. Underprotection’s recycled wool is Oeko-Tex certified and made from fabric that has been torn, re-spun and woven or knitted into new fabric. The process demands less energy and less land required for grazing sheep.
Here are a few of our top picks from Underprotection that incorporate these amazing recycled fabrics.
Their recycled lace and other fabrics isn’t the only thing we love about Underprotection either. Underprotection is also a Certified B Corporation, which means they’re legally required to consider the impact they have on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.
To ensure their suppliers are passionate about social responsibility and sustainability, that work with one that have WRAP (Worldwide Responsible Accredited Production), Sedex, GOTS and BSCI (Business Social Compliance Initiative) certifications, all of which help to guarantee proper working conditions and a fair wage.
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