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31 Oct

The Top 15 More Sustainable and Ethical Boxers and Briefs

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Looking to update your underwear drawer? Discover our selection of more ethical and sustainable boxers and briefs from “Good” and “Great” brands around the world.

Give your boxers a responsible revamp

If you’re an ethically minded kinda person, chances are you’re trying to be more conscious with your closet. Maybe you’re putting off buying too many new things to save the planet and all that, but you noticed a hole or some unflattering sagging appearing in your underwear drawer recently. Holey or baggy underwear is something you can get away with since barely anyone sees them, right? I mean, each to their own, but as with many basics—especially those close to your skin—it’s important to be comfy. And holes especially are risky at best, disastrous at worst. So, you look in your underwear drawer, what do you see? Wait—don’t tell me. In any case, maybe it’s time for a bit of a revamp. Level up your jock game with these boxers and briefs from “Good” and “Great” rated brands.

Our favourite boxers and briefs from better brands


Rated: Good
black plus size man wearing sustainable brief by tentree

The 5″ Boxer Brief – Ships internationally from Canada

Canadian brand tentree believes big change starts small. Small as in bringing your reusable bag to the grocery store, making fewer, more thoughtful purchases, and choosing to purchase sustainably when you do. The brand plants ten trees for every item purchased to help regenerate ecosystems and provide planting jobs in communities around the world, and has already planted over 65 million trees.

All tentree’s products are created with an Earth-First approach, meaning they’re made in fair, safe working conditions, and constructed using more sustainably sourced and recycled materials. We love it for its super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples like these classic boxer briefs.

Find them in sizes S-2XL.

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Rated: Good
Burnt orange boxers with black elastic waist band from Toad and Co.

Men’s Boxer Brief – Ships to the US and Canada from the US

Toad&Co is a US brand that creates socially and environmentally committed womenswear and menswear that is equally suited for the rigours of the trail or the tavern. These boxers are made from comfy and breathable “anti-stink” TENCEL™ Lyocell.

Most items are available in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Toad&Co.

Honest Basics

Rated: Good
A pack of 3 black boxer briefs from Honest Basics.

Boxershorts 3-Pack – Ships within Europe from Germany

Honest Basics is a GOTS-certified basics brand based in Germany. It’s on a mission to make sustainable fashion accessible to everyone, by keeping prices low, making quality basics that everyone has in their wardrobe, and constantly improving the sustainability of its products and supply chain. If you’re in Europe, look no further for a 3-pack of basic black or white ethical boxers with zero branding to maintain that element of mystery.

They are available in sizes S-2XL.

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Shop Honest Basics @ Urbankissed.


Rated: Great
Black vegetable print boxers by Dedicated.

Boxer Briefs Kalix Vegetables Black – Ships internationally from Sweden

If you love a great graphic print, Swedish label Dedicated has you covered. Dedicated is a streetwear brand for men, women, and children. All cotton used in its pieces are 100% organic and most are Fairtrade-certified, which means that you don’t have to sacrifice your ethics to dress in style. Speaking of style, these vegetable print briefs tick all our boxes.

Find them in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop Dedicated @ Earthkind.


Rated: Great

Boxer Short “Loose Larry” – Ships internationally from Germany

Munich-based VATTER creates more sustainable and long-lasting underwear, using 100% vegan and preferred materials, including GOTS certified cotton, without sacrificing design and aesthetics. For a casual pair of black and white check organic boxer shorts, VATTER is here for you with the “Loose Larry”. There are also “Tight Tims” if that’s more your style.

They are available in sizes S-2XL.

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Rated: Great

Trunks, Black, Organic & Fairtrade – Ships internationally from Australia

Etiko is a designer of organic fair trade clothing and shoes. These classic black trunks tick all the more ethical and sustainable boxes, and are comfy and affordable to boot.

Find them in sizes S-2XL.

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Rated: Good
White organic cotton compostable men's briefs made by KENT.

Men’s Organic Cotton “Breather” Brief – Ships internationally from the US

KENT is a US-based brand that creates timeless organic underwear, ensuring a quality fit and feel no matter what. It produces the first verified compostable underwear, made from organic cotton and designed to return to nature in 90 days when composted or planted, feeding the soil and growing new plants (or future pants). It recently branched out its business to include men’s compostable briefs.

Find these pants in sizes XS-3XL.

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Shop KENT.

Colorful Standard

Rated: Good
Dark blue boxer briefs by Colourful Standard.

Classic Organic Boxer Briefs – Ships internationally from Denmark

Colorful Standard is a Danish clothing brand that makes organic fashion essentials for men and women. The brand doesn’t care much for seasons or trends, instead, it creates timeless and long-lasting products to avoid the downward spiral that is over-consumption, like the classic boxers.

Find most items in sizes XS-2XL.

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Rated: Good

The Boxer Brief 3-Pack – Ships internationally from Sweden

ASKET has been creating timeless wardrobe essentials since 2015 with revolutionary sizing and fair pricing. The brand disregards seasonal collections, cuts out all the middlemen, and only sells directly to you—putting its entire focus on building a single permanent collection. It believes comfortable underwear is a non-negotiable essential. Made to last, these flattering boxer briefs are spun and woven from Egyptian cotton, with a touch of stretch that feels soft against the skin.

Find the range in sizes XS-XL.

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Rated: Good

Men’s Everyday Boxers – Ships internationally from Australia

Made from organically grown bamboo, Boody is an Australian clothing brand that supports the movement for all things green and ethical. Super soft and comfy while still looking sleek, these black or gray bamboo boxers are “man’s new best friend.” You can also find briefs and trunks, each style available single, or in a pack of 3 or 7 for your convenience.

Find them in sizes S-XL, and other pieces in the range up to 3XL.

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Shop Boody.

KnowledgeCotton Apparel

Rated: Good
Three pairs of more ethically made boxers in black, grey, and white, designed by KnowledgeCotton Apparel.

Maple Boxers 3-Pack – Ships internationally from the UK

Believing in more sustainable menswear that makes a difference, KnowledgeCotton Apparel creates long-lasting and high-quality products, using a high proportion of eco-friendly materials, including GOTS certified organic cotton. Keep your wardrobe essentials premium with these more affordable and high-quality boxers that are “ideal for any brother”.

Find sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop KnowledgeCotton Apparel @ Brothers We Stand.

Shop KnowledgeCotton Apparel.

Mighty Good Basics

Rated: Great

White Briefs – Ships internationally from Australia

Mighty Good Basics aims to provide quality, affordable, organic, and Fairtrade underwear and basics, for both men and women. The brand uses GOTS certified cotton and renewable energy throughout its supply chain. These classic white briefs have been cut for a close fit that won’t bunch up.

They are available in sizes XS-2XL.

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Rated: Good

Men’s Boxers – Ships internationally from the US

WAMA is pioneering the hemp clothing industry with premium hemp underwear. It uses a high proportion of lower-impact materials, including organic cotton and hemp, and is a PETA-approved vegan company. For a classic loose boxer in black or green that is good for your bits and the planet, WAMA is the way.

Inclusively sized at S-4XL.

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Rated: Good
White spotted pink boxer briefs more sustainably made by A-dam.

Joop Boxer Briefs – Ships within Europe from the Netherlands

A-dam is a fresh brand with character. It uses a high-proportion of more responsible materials, like GOTS certified cotton, and limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production. We’re high-key obsessed with the range of adorable prints on these briefs—that you can match with your partner, FYI.

The responsibly-made spotted pink boxer briefs take the cake, and are available in sizes S-2XL. If you’re feeling lucky, you can buy a 3 or 6 pack of briefs with surprise prints, which we love.

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Thunderpants NZ

Rated: Great
Black night blossom print Fairtrade boxers by Thunderpants NZ.

Pouch Boxer Night Blossom – Ships internationally from New Zealand

Thunderpants is a New Zealand brand that makes clothing for the whole family, designed to fit and built to last. We love the range of quirky and fun prints Thunderpants has on offer, and the fact that you can match with your loved ones. These Night Blossom print pouch-front boxers are the epitome of cool.

They are available in sizes S-2XL.

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Shop Thunderpants NZ.

Editor's note

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