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12 May
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More Sustainable Bras and Bralettes to Support You and the Planet

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Don’t let the garments that sit closest to your skin fall by the wayside on your sustainable fashion journey. In fact, the underwear drawer is a great place to start. Here’s the lowdown on brands making lower-impact bras and bralettes.

Responsibly-made bras and bralettes

Bras are an intimate and tricky purchase at the best of times. Ideally, you want to find bras that are comfortable, flattering, and good quality, since they are worn day in and day out. The hunt becomes even more challenging when you want to source more sustainable bras.

Don’t let your underwear be an afterthought on your ethical fashion journey. In fact, we advocate for starting simply. Think of bras as one of the basics to kickstart your conscious closet. With everything from super soft bamboo bras, to responsibly-made lacy lingerie, to inclusively sized and coloured nude bras, this list has you (partially) covered.

Read on to discover the best, more sustainable bras from Australia and New Zealand, the US and Canada, and Europe and the UK, that will see you supporting people, the planet, animals, and—you know—yourself.

Australia and New Zealand

Boody

Rated: Good
woman wearing grey boody bra

Padded Shaper Crop Bra – Ships internationally from Australia

Made from organically grown bamboo, Boody is a clothing brand that does good by people, planet and animals. Its range of more sustainable basics are super comfortable and care for you and the planet. The padded crop bra is perfect for everyday wear, with removable padding for gentle support.

Find the bras in sizes XS-3XL.

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NICO

Rated: Good
A light green wire free bralette by NICO.

Organic Full Cup Wirefree Bra – Ships internationally from Australia

Established in 2012 by Lis Harvey, NICO celebrates minimalism and understated luxury. The brand brings high quality basics and underwear to the Australian fashion landscape, featuring clean lines, luxe fabrics, and the styles and colours needed for everyday. NICO’s factories are signatories to The Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord and are compliant with BSCI and certified with WRAP. We can’t get enough of this wirefree bra range.

Find the bras in sizes 8A-16G.

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Shop NICO.

Shop NICO @ SlowCo.

Eco Intimates

Rated: Good
A white and light pink flower bralette by EcoIntimates.

Bella Bralette – Ships internationally from Australia

Eco Intimates is a basics brand that features organic cotton lingerie, intimates, and sleepwear for women who care about their bodies and the Earth. The wild rose print on this high-quality, long-lasting cotton bra is dreamy.

Find the bras in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Eco Intimates.

nat’v basics

Rated: Good
A blush pink supportive bralette by nat'v basics.

Classic Crop – Ships internationally from Australia

nat’v basics is an Australian more responsible underwear label designed for the everyday woman. Made from recycled and responsible materials, nat’v basics pieces are designed to be the most comfortable basics you’ll ever wear, like this crop bra. No frills or trims or awkward bits—so you can put them on and forget you’re wearing them.

Find the bras in sizes S-3XL.

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HARA

Rated: Good
woman wearing honey ethical bra by HARA

Honey Leo High Cut Bra – Ships internationally from Australia

HARA is a clothing label designed for you and our earth collectively. The brand specialises in organic bamboo cotton underwear and loungewear, with its vibrant colours achieved naturally with turmeric, indigo, and madder root plants. We’re obsessed with the bright honey colour.

Find the bra in sizes XS-4XL.

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Shop HARA The Label.

Nisa

Rated: Good
A V neck plunge bra by Nisa.

Plunge Bralette – Ships internationally from New Zealand

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People wearing bra and briefs from the limited edition Sunday Range by Nisa.

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People wearing bras and briefs from the Luxe collection by Nisa.

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Nisa creates lingerie that is uncompromising and ageless, made using organic cotton and ultra-fine stretch mesh, for everyday comfort. Exclusive 20% off Luxe with code NISAGOODMAY20 (Ends: 15 MAY)

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Nisa – Naturals

Nisa Naturals is a collection of organic cotton underwear essentials featuring refreshing colours and versatile cuts to complement your style. Exclusive 20% off Nisa Naturals with code NISAGOODMAY20. (Ends: 15 MAY)

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The more ethical option for your underwear drawer. Nisa is an underwear and loungewear label that employs women from refugee backgrounds in its Wellington studio. For the brand, success is not just providing a first job in New Zealand, but in providing a first step in a long career. Nisa is also better for the planet, using GOTS certified organic cotton for its briefs, bralettes, and pants.

Find the bras in sizes XS-4XL.

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Shop Nisa.

Vege Threads

Rated: Good
woman wearing light grey ethical bra by vege threads

Modal Crop Bra – Ships internationally from Australia

Vege Threads is ECA certified and makes all of its clothing in Australia. Its responsibly-made range includes menswear and womenswear basics, as well as activewear and swimwear. For a soft but supportive bra in a simple pullover design, the Modal Crop Bra is your gal.

Find the bras in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Vege Threads.

The Very Good Bra

Rated: Good

Liberty Paisley Bra – Ships internationally from Australia

The Very Good Bra is an Australian womenswear label that creates lingerie and other basics for the modern woman. How pretty is this organic cotton liberty bra?

Find the bras in cup sizes A-E.

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Shop The Very Good Bra.

The USA and Canada

tentree

Rated: Good
woman wearing sustainable bralette by tentree

The Everyday Bra – Ships internationally from Canada

tentree is a Canadian lifestyle brand that plants 10 trees for every item purchased. The certified B-Corp brand has already helped to remove tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere and reforested over 5,000 hectares of land (that’s equal to 12,000 football fields). But its commitment to sustainability extends way beyond trees. Using recycled, organic, and circular fabrics, tentree cuts down on huge amounts of waste and water usage with every piece. We love it for its super comfy fabrics and easy wardrobe staples like this sweet bralette.

Find the bras in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop tentree.

WAMA

Rated: Good
woman wearing black bra by wama underwear

Racerback Bralette – Ships internationally from the US

WAMA is pioneering the hemp clothing industry with premium hemp underwear. It uses a high proportion of preferred materials including organic cotton and hemp, and is a PETA approved vegan company. This racerback more sustainable bralette gives you the support you need no matter your size, without any wires.

Find the bras in sizes XS-4XL.

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Shop WAMA.

PACT

Rated: Good
woman wearing sustainable bralette by PACT

Smooth Cup Bralette – Ships internationally from the US

PACT is a brand that is passionate about being part of a movement transforming the way apparel is made. All of its clothing is sweatshop-free and child-labour-free, and its activewear range is almost entirely made from certified organic cotton, with more than 50% also certified as Fair Trade. For a sweet look with light support, this organic cotton bralette with a lace band detail is a winner.

Find the bras in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop PACT.

Proclaim

Rated: Good
woman wearing brown sustainable bra by proclaim

Everyday Bralette in Ella Nude – Ships internationally from the US

Los Angeles-based Proclaim makes beautiful bras from lower-impact materials like recycled plastic bottles and TENCEL™ Lyocell. Its wire-free, contoured Everyday Bralette comes in three shades of “nude”, building inclusivity into the brand. It also ensures the people in its California factory earn a living wage, and visits suppliers regularly.

Find the bras in sizes S-3XL.

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Shop Proclaim.

Naja

Rated: Good
A electric green lace bralette with bees by Naja.

Chloe Bra – Ships to Australia, the US, and Canada from the US

Naja makes beautifully designed lingerie and helps educate and employ women through its Underwear for Hope program. This lace bra is flattering for nearly every breast shape, providing just the right amount of coverage without adding volume.

Find the bras in cup sizes A-DDD.

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Shop Naja.

Thunderpants USA

Rated: Good

Bralette Hey Meow! – Ships internationally from the US

Thunderpants USA is a manufacturer of quirky, organic cotton underpants for the whole family. This adorable cat print bra is super comfy and made with organic cotton and spandex.

Find the bras in sizes S-2XL.

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Shop Thunderpants USA @ Made Trade.

Free Label

Rated: Good
A black bralette with thin straps from People Tree.

Carrie Bra – Ships internationally from Canada

Free Label brings basics back that don’t come at a cost to the environment or undermining of human rights. This Canadian-based label creates pieces locally in both Toronto and Vancouver to support the local economy and to ensure pieces are made more ethically. It creates comfortable clothing from plant-based fibres including organic cotton, linen, and bamboo. The Carie Bra is an essential.

Find the bras in sizes XS-5XL.

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Pansy

Rated: Good
woman wearing white full bra by pansy

Full Bra – Ships internationally from the US

Pansy is a California-based basics brand that offers organic cotton underwear for all beautiful sizes. The full bra is made from 90% organic cotton and 10% spandex from recycled PET. The higher cut makes it perfect for larger cup sizes.

Find the bras in sizes S-4XL.

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Shop Pansy.

Araks

Rated: Good
An electric blue wirefree silk bra by Araks.

Gita Underwire Bra Heavens – Ships internationally from the US

Araks is a lingerie, swimwear, and sleepwear brand that offers delicate pieces made from luxurious Italian fabrics. Find support that’s more sustainable with this underwire bra, made from silk.

Find the bras in cup sizes A-D.

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Shop Araks.

Shop Araks @ Rêve en Vert.

Subset (Knickey)

Rated: Great

The Keyhole – Ships internationally from the US

Made in a Fair Trade Certified factory, Knickey’s organic cotton underwear sets are some of the best in the market. Taking it a step further, the brand has also partnered with an NYC non-profit to recycle old undergarments, turning the fibres into insulation and rug pads. Sending in your old undies will not only help cut down on the amount of fibres that wind up in the landfill, but it’ll give you the freedom to buy new, responsibly-made sets.

Find the bras in sizes 2XS-3XL.

See the rating.

Shop Knickey.

Europe and the UK

Pantee

Rated: Good
two images of person in bralette and thong by Pantee

The Bralette – Ships internationally from the UK

Pantee is a women’s underwear brand based in the UK with a focus on comfort. The brand incorporates a high proportion of better materials including recycled materials, and its limited production run minimises textile waste. This basic, comfortable bralette is a best seller for a reason.

Find the bras in sizes XS-3XL.

See the rating.

Shop Pantee.

HERTH

Rated: Good
A dark blue silk bralette from HERTH.

Silk Bra – Ships internationally from Italy

HERTH is an Italian, slow fashion lifestyle brand creating contemporary pieces characterised by clean silhouettes with meticulous attention to detail. Crafted by local Italian artisans, the triangle bra is luxuriously soft, made with the purest organic silk and features a playful embellished hemline.

Find the bras in sizes XS-2XL.

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Shop HERTH.

A-dam

Rated: Good
woman wearing green sustainable bralette by a-dam

Bralettes – Ships within Europe from The Netherlands

A-dam is a fresh brand with character. It uses a high-proportion of better materials, like GOTS certified cotton, and limits the amount of chemicals, water, and wastewater used in production. A-dam’s bralettes come in a range of funky embroiders, patterns, and solid colours. We love the embroidered ones, made from GOTS organic cotton with removable padding.

Find the bras in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop A-dam.

Anekdot

Rated: Good
A light floral bralette by Anekdot.

Bralette – Ships internationally from Germany

Responsibly made in Berlin using preferred materials, Anekdot creates exquisite intimates made from upcycled materials and in the process creating limited edition products. Crafted from a feather light lace featuring juicy florals, the longline Bralette is designed for full-on sensual allure, with a panties to complete the set.

Find the bras in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Anekdot.

Woron

Rated: Good
Someone in white onyx bra by Woron.

Onyx Bra – Ships internationally from Denmark

Woron is a vegan underwear and fashion favourites brand that only uses GOTS certified fibres. The Onyx Bra is a perfect piece for everyday, giving you natural shape, great support with a feminine touch. It is made from a super soft modal fabric that’s better for the environment.

Find the bras in sizes XS-XL.

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Shop Woron.

Pico

Rated: Good
woman wearing black ethical bra by pico

Black Cotton Crop Top – Ships to Europe and the UK from the UK

Pico designs beautifully soft organic and fair trade cotton underwear for both men and women. The British brand is fully vegan and all its products are Fairtrade International – Small Producers Organisations certified. This super soft organic cotton crop top in a GOTS dyed black colour features a covered elastic band for extra comfort.

Find the bras in UK sizes 6-14.

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Shop Pico @ Reve en Vert.

Shop Pico.

TWOTHIRDS

Rated: Good
A dark teal organic bra by TWOTHIRDS.

Figueral – Ships internationally from Spain

TWOTHIRDS sees itself as a brand for people who are awake and aware of the immense value of our oceans, but also have a thirst for style and substance. It manufactures all its products locally to reduce its carbon footprint, as well as audits all of its final stage of production. The seamless underwear collection comes in a range of gorgeous tones like this dark green, and is all vegan, made from organic cotton and QNOVA® recycled polyamide.

Find the bras in sizes S-XL.

See the rating.

Shop TWOTHIRDS.

Underprotection

Rated: Good
A green lace bandeau bralette with thin straps from Underprotection.

Tora Bandeau – Ships internationally from Denmark

Underprotection is a Danish brand combining ethics and aesthetics, creating underwear, loungewear, and swimwear from preferred materials like organic cotton. All of its packaging, paper, and polybags are either recycled or biodegradable, and it only works with certified factories as it believes “fair working conditions and fair wages are human rights”. Underprotection exists to celebrate women of all kinds and sizes, and its goal is to make them feel as beautiful and comfortable as possible—like in this 100% recycled nylon and elastane fine Italian lace bandeau.

Find the bras in sizes XS-XL.

See the rating.

Shop Underprotection.

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