EIGHT ETHICAL UNDERWEAR COMPANIES FOR PLUS SIZE BODIES
The search for ethically made underwear isn’t a hard one – but the search for ethical underwear in plus sizes was.
I see underwear as an important part of a persons journey into self love and body acceptance. Underwear is usually the first item of clothing we put on when we get ready. It’s the item of clothing that can make or break an outfit. It’s frequently the last thing our partner’s will see us in when we’re intimate.
It’s the last item of clothing we see ourselves in before we’re completely naked and vulnerable.
Every body on this planet is deserving of intimates that fit their body and fit their body well. Fat bodies are deserving of having as many choices as thin bodies are – not just basic colours and last years knock off fabrics. We all deserve choices in what we wear and to do so wearing ethically sourced and created pieces.
Here is a small list of ethical companies who offer intimates larger than a size 2XL!
Brands are listed in alphabetical order.
PHOTO FROM SHOPARQ.COM
Originally founded as a children’s clothing company, ARQ has grown to include adult basics as well. Their catalogue of cotton basics offers high rise underwear as well as three styles of bralettes.
Size range: XS – 3X
Price range: $28 – $38 (USD)
Fabric blend: 92% organic cotton, 8% spandex
PHOTO FROM FREELABEL.COM
Based out of Vancouver, Canada is Free Label. They carry a variety of pieces including pants, shirts, bras and underwear. The catch: Free Label’s limited inventory, mixed with their popularity, makes them hard to get your hands on.
As the proud owner of a Free Label bra I can confirm they are worth the wait. They do have a buy and sell page on Facebook where you may have some luck!
Size range: XS – 4X
Price range: $89CAD
Fabric blend: 66% Lyocell, 28% Organic Cotton, 6% Spandex
PHOTO FROM GIRLFRIEND.COM
Girlfriend is an example of a brand that is doing many things the right way. Their activewear fabrics are made from plastics that would have otherwise headed to landfill, they carry a full size range and their diversity in models is refreshing.
Size range: XXS – 6X
Price range: $14-$48USD
Fabric bend: 80% recycled plastic bottles (RPET), 20% spandex
PHOTO FROM MEUNDIES.COM
Chances are you’ve seen Me Undies pop up on your feed in an ad before. Their bright colours and fun patterns are hard to miss. They’ve even got a The Office series right now!
Size range: XS – 4X
Price range: $18 – $36USD
Fabric blend: 92% MicroModal®, 8% elastane
PHOTO FROM WEARPROCLAIM.COM
Proclaim is a lingerie line who were founded on the principles that fashion should represent all women. Their nude lingerie pieces come in a variety of nude shades, striving to have women of all skin colour find a piece that works for them.
Size range: S – 3X
Price range: $28 – $72USD
Fabric blend: varies depending on pieces. In general, fabrics are Recycled Polyester, Spandex and/or Tencel.
PHOTO FROM REVOLUNDIES.COM
Revol is the most inclusive menstruation underwear brand I’ve come across. They focus on menstruators, instead of only women, and have a variety in styles and sizes to choose from.
Size range: 2XS – 5X
Price range: $35 – $45CAD
Fabric blend: Varies depending on style. Mixtures of bamboo, cotton, spandex and nylon.
THIEF AND BANDIT
PHOTO FROM THIEFANDBANDIT.COM
Thief and Bandit have always been believers in doing things their way. Their team is in charge of their products from sketch to the end result, including printing their fabric by hand! Their prints have always caught my eyes with their fun prints, bright colours and beautiful patterns.
Size range: XS – 3X
Price range: $57 – $98CAD
Fabric blend: 100% Organic cotton (printed with non-toxic inks)
WARP AND WEFT
PHOTO FROM WARPWEFTWORLD.COM
While Warp + Weft may be mainly known as a denim company, they also carry ethically made underwear in plus sizes!
Size range: 1X – 3X
Price range: $12USD
Fabric blend: 95% Modal, 5% Spandex with a 100% Cotton Lining
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