Everything You Should Know About Sustainable Lingerie
Looking for a way to reduce your carbon footprint and help the environment? Why not start with your lingerie drawer!
By switching to eco-friendly, sustainable lingerie made from recycled materials, and natural fibres, you can make a real difference.
‘Sustainable’ has become something of a buzzword with brands throwing the word around without much meaning behind it.
But sustainable and ethical fashion is becoming a serious trend with consumers specifically searching out brands that are more eco-conscious and “sustainable”.
The trend has now well and truly reached the lingerie and undergarment world, with many brands bringing out a range of eco intimates.
So what does sustainable mean in terms of sustainable lingerie?
The definition of “sustainable fashion” is to design, manufacture, and consume clothing in a manner that is considerate of and easy on the planet and the people who make our clothes. The aim of the sustainable fashion movement is to be more respectful toward Mother Earth.
And what does this look like?
The production of eco-conscious or sustainable clothing can include using natural fibres like organic cotton or bamboo that are more biodegradable.
It can also mean buying clothing made out of recycled fibres, or clothing made with non-toxic materials. Buying clothing secondhand is a great, fun option for eco-friendly shopping, as well as choosing brands that use sustainable packaging and carbon-neutral shipping.
Why Sustainable & Eco-Conscious Brands are Important
It's no secret that the fashion industry has a huge impact on the environment. The way we produce, consume, and dispose of clothing has a major effect on our planet.
It's estimated that the fashion industry is responsible for 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions, and it takes up to 200 years for a piece of clothing to decompose in a landfill.
Sustainable fashion is one way we can help reduce our impact on the environment. Sustainable fashion is about making clothes using eco-friendly practices, from sourcing sustainable materials to using less water and energy in the manufacturing process.
It means choosing clothes that will stand the test of time, so you can wear them for years to come. It also means choosing clothing that has been made using ethical production methods that look after the people making the items.
Sustainability Delivers Big Benefits
There are many benefits to sustainable fashion. For one, it's better for the environment. Sustainable practices help reduce pollution, water consumption, and energy use. They also help us conserve precious resources like forests and waterways.
Another benefit of sustainable fashion is that it supports local economies. When you buy from sustainable brands like Lunalae, you're supporting businesses that are committed to eco-friendly practices. We utilise manufacturing teams that uphold these practices and other ethical practices like fair wages. This helps create jobs and boost the local economy.
Finally, sustainable fashion is simply better for you. Eco-friendly clothing is often made with higher-quality materials that are better for your skin and health.
Sustainable lingerie brands tend to make their pieces from materials like bamboo, recycled and organic cotton, or other recycled materials like recycled polyester that would have ended up in landfills.
And because sustainable fashion is built to last, you'll save money in the long run by investing in pieces you can wear for years.
What to Look for in Eco-Friendly & Ethical Lingerie Brands
Because your eco-intimates are just that, intimates, it is even more important to make sure you are choosing the right kind of material that is both gentle on the skin and the environment.
1. Natural Fibres
Natural and eco-friendly fabrics are a great part of the sustainable fashion movement. There have been innovative steps forward in the technology that helps us harvest and make these materials that mean they are more gentle on the Earth and also help to save resources.
Natural fibres like bamboo and hemp are a great choice for eco-friendly and sustainable lingerie.
Not only are they environmentally friendly, but they're also incredibly soft and comfortable to wear. Plus, they're absorbent, so they'll keep you feeling dry all day long.
Bamboo is also a natural antibacterial agent, so it's perfect for those with sensitive skin.
And hemp is one of the most durable fabrics, so your lingerie will last longer.
If you're looking for sustainable and eco-friendly lingerie, natural fibres are a great option to choose.
If you are looking for more luxurious sustainable underwear made from natural materials, choose garments made from peace silk. This is the same material as silk, but they have found a way to save the silkworms instead of killing them in the production process.
2. Recycled Materials
Recycled materials are environmentally friendly, as they help to reduce waste and pollution.
Plus, they're just as soft and comfortable as traditional fabrics, so you can feel good about wearing them.
Look for lingerie made from recycled nylon or polyester, which are both durable and long-lasting.
There are many benefits to using recycled materials to create eco-friendly lingerie. Recycled materials are often more durable than new materials, so your eco-friendly lingerie will last longer.
Additionally, recycled materials are often cheaper than new materials, so you can save money while being environmentally friendly.
Finally, by wearing eco-friendly lingerie made from recycled materials, you'll be setting a good example for others to follow.
Hopefully, you can show others that sustainability really is sexy and more people will start wearing sustainable clothing.
When it comes to eco-friendly lingerie, non-toxic materials like certified organic cotton, hemp, or bamboo are great choices.
Non-toxic materials are made from sustainable resources and are completely biodegradable.
This means that they won’t pollute the environment when they’re disposed of. They also tend to be extremely soft and comfortable, making them perfect for lingerie.
Non-toxic materials are a great choice for eco-friendly lingerie because they tend to be made from sustainable resources and are more biodegradable.
This means that they won’t pollute the environment when they’re disposed of.
Plus, non-toxic materials are hypoallergenic and breathable, so they won’t irritate your skin.
Sustainable underwear brands have started using materials like bamboo, certified organic cotton, and hemp. All of these materials make great choices for non-toxic eco-friendly lingerie.
Bamboo is especially good because it’s extremely soft and absorbent. Hemp is also a great choice because it’s durable and breathable. Certified Organic cotton is also a good option because it is breathable but it is great because organic cotton tends to be ethically grown and harvested.
If you want something a little more luxurious, silk made from peace silkworms is a beautiful and sustainable option.
4. Sustainable or Recycled Packaging
There are a few important reasons to buy from brands that use sustainable packaging. First, it's important to do our part to protect the environment.
Every year, billions of pounds of waste are generated from packaging materials - much of which ends up in landfills or polluting our oceans.
When we choose to buy from brands that use sustainable packaging, we are voting with our dollars to support companies that are doing their part to reduce this environmental impact.
Second, sustainable packaging is often made from recycled materials, which means it requires less energy and resources to produce.
This helps to lower your carbon footprint and support a more eco-friendly manufacturing process.
And lastly, sustainable packaging is often reusable or recyclable, meaning it has a much lower impact on the environment than traditional packaging materials.
So next time you're shopping, be sure to look for brands that use sustainable packaging. By doing so, you'll be doing your part to help protect the environment and support a more sustainable way of doing business.
5. Carbon Neutral Shipping
As more and more consumers become aware of the impact their purchases have on the environment, they are increasingly looking for brands that offer carbon-neutral shipping.
This means that the company takes responsibility for offsetting the emissions generated by its shipping operations.
There are a number of reasons why buying from brands that offer carbon-neutral shipping is important.
- It reduces your own carbon footprint.
- It sends a message to companies that their customers care about sustainability.
- It supports the growth of a low-carbon economy.
When you buy from brands that offer carbon-neutral shipping, you can be confident that you are doing your part to protect the environment.
So next time you are shopping online, look for the carbon-neutral shipping option and make a difference.
6. Ethical Production
Ethical production of sustainable underwear is another thing to be aware of.
Ethical lingerie brands are brands that ensure they use production methods that are respectful to the people making their products.
This includes things like making sure they are paying their skilled garment makers the fair wages they deserve.
Ethical production practices also help support businesses that are committed to social responsibility and sustainability.
Finally, buying from ethical brands helps to create a market for more sustainable and responsible fashion.
When we purchase from brands that use unethical production methods, we are contributing to an industry that relies on exploitation and pollution. We can do better than that. We can support businesses that are making a positive difference in the world.
Sustainability at Lunalae
At Lunalae, we recognised the importance of finding ways to become a more sustainable and ethical fashion brand. Or sustainable and ethical lingerie aims to fill the niche of being both sustainable and also sexy.
The unfortunate reality is that a lot of the sustainable lingerie brands on the market produce undergarments that are more practical than sexy.
At Lunalae, we have worked hard to produce sustainable and ethical lingerie that makes you feel beautiful, sexy, and like an eco-warrior queen while you wear it.
Our products feature high-stretch materials and have been specifically designed to suit anybody and any body type and we boast an incredibly inclusive size range.
Our pieces are made with the highest quality eco-textiles. We use recycled polyester fabrics to create these stunning garments.
We have a range of sexy lace panties, high-waisted underwear, and even strappy g-strings, that put those no-frills undergarments from other sustainable lingerie brands to shame.
Some of the benefits of using upcycled materials, as opposed to organic cotton or other natural materials, to produce our sustainable ethical lingerie is that it helps reduce the amount of waste going into landfill each year.
It also uses less energy and resources to produce because it has already been processed into fabric. Recycled polyester is also super soft so you will enjoy the same level of comfort and quality and if you were to buy non-recycled polyester.
And, of course, when you buy recycled polyester lingerie you are doing your part to help support a more sustainable future!
So why not make the switch to sustainable underwear from Lunalae? It's good for the environment, good for the economy, and good for you. Plus, it just looks really good. So go ahead and treat yourself to some sustainable Lingerie today. Your planet will thank you for it.
Expand your lingerie selection with ethical, sustainable, and super sexy sustainable lingerie from Lunalae.
Our eco-friendly bras are the most worn garments in our collection. They are not only a perfect addition to your lingerie collection, but they also make supportive and sexy pole dancing garments!
We have size charts that can help determine the correct size and we have an inclusive range of bra sizes available.
Sexy Sustainable Underwear
We have beautiful matching sets of lingerie in a range of different colours and sizes. We have lacy pieces, sculpting high-waisted pieces or strappy pieces to choose from. Feel good in your own skin and in the fact that you are doing your bit for the environment in recycled fabric lingerie from Lunalae.
Add a pair of suspenders to your lingerie set, they are a sure way to feel a little risqué and a lot sexy. Our suspenders made from recycled polyester are look and feel gorgeous. We have them to match all our lingerie pieces, which lace and in bold colours. Complete your lingerie set with suspenders from Lunalae.
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Wear Your Values
When you shop for sustainable fashion, you are voting with your dollars to support brands that are working hard to be more environmentally conscious.
By doing so, you are helping to create a demand for sustainable fashion and push the industry in a more sustainable direction. Plus, sustainable fashion is often better quality and made to last longer, so you can feel good about your purchase knowing that it was made with the planet in mind.