So you've had the ultimate Big Green Wedding (and if you didn't, I hope you at least recycled all those booze bottles!) and you're going to be setting off to various exotic ports of call on your Honeymoon... so you need something beautiful to wear to bed! Or maybe you're going to be traveling in third-world countries, backpacking and doing some modern-day exploring with your new hubby and you need something tough but still tender to wear under your hiking shorts.
Perhaps post-nuptials you're just going to Niagara Falls and want some new undies to keep you cool and comfortable while you play love-struck tourist. Whatever your plans, there are some planet-friendly panties, bras and camisoles to layer up with. Follow Mom's advice and go with a fresh set of unmentionables!
Enamore Sensibella Cami
Enamore makes beautiful 100% organic silk knickers and bras trimmed in lace and ruffles. Organic silk, sometimes known as 'peace silk', is fabric created without killing the silk worms that produce the soft stuff. (Typically, the worms are either boiled or baked alive after spinning their silky cocoons so as not to disturb the silk thread).
Gaiam Nightie and Bra
G=9.8 Pine Fiber Bra and Panty
G=9.8 composes it's colorful pieces from fabric made of trimmed white pine tree branches, a sustainable and renewable resource. The name of the French company comes from the formula for gravitational acceleration, g=9.8 m/s (squared), so you know they're a little racy and tres, tres sexy.
Good Karma PJs
Why organic cotton? Good Karma Organics answers the question succinctly on their site, and with their too-cute pajama set. You will have to order directly from them here since they aren't sold in stores just yet.
Patagonia Hipster Shorts and Sports Bra
Want to look adorable while you're out in the great blue yonder? Look no further than Patagonia, purveyors of the cutest hiking/biking/camping/hanging out first layers I've seen around. Not only are their bottoms available in a variety of styles, (hipster, boy short, brief, and even thongs!), but they come in cute patterns and colors, AND most importantly, wick moisture away from your body during active pursuits. No more soggy-butt days out on the trail. All this, and they are made from part-recycled content and can be recycled when you've worn them out by sending them back to the company.
Butta Bamboo Cami Butta is a very cool urban line of bamboo underwear that's made in Africa. Reports the company, Butta is the first urban clothing line to partner with the vast African labor market to manufacture high quality garments. Countries like Ghana, Uganda, Ethiopia, Kenya, Cameroon, Nigeria, Gabon, Benin, Mali, Niger and Madagascar produce high quality finished garments in worker friendly environments." Camis, boy shorts and long tank tops are your best bets here. Bamboo is a fast-growing plant that needs no fertilizers, so it's easy on the Earth, and bamboo fabric is anti-microbial, so it won't hang onto odors.
Organic Cotton at Wal-mart Wal-Mart's organic cotton offerings continue to grow. Their cropped pink pajama pants go with a cute matching top that reminds us to 'Smell the Roses;' a steal! Both top and bottom for less than 20 bucks! And as for Victoria's Secret? Well, no soy or organic silk and cotton undies from them... yet. But at least they're now printing their ubiquitous catalogs on recycled paper (thanks to a huge campaign by Forest Ethics) instead of pages made from old-growth trees in the endangered Canadian boreal forest.
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