Shopping for new bras can be hard. It’s hard to find the perfect size and style for you, and if you’re looking for a sustainable option, the selection gets even smaller.
To help you on your search for the perfect bra, we’ve sourced some of our favourite sustainable underwear brands, and sustainable clothing brands producing comfortable bras, from around the world. All of these brands use ethical and sustainable production processes, treating their workers ethically.
There are a few key things to look for when choosing a sustainable bra:
- Materials: Sustainable materials often use less water, and are kinder on the planet.
- Chemicals: Ideally, you should look for an OEKO-Tex Certified brand, which means they don’t use any toxic chemicals for their dyes.
- Worker treatment: Look for brands that are transparent about their supply chain practices and factories.
The options here are all good choices. We’ve found brands from around the world, all offering unique styles and sustainable practices.
If you’re looking for something more sexy, make sure to check out our guide to sustainable lingerie here.
Our Choice of Sustainable, Ethical Bras and Bralettes
Sustainability: Organic cotton, supply chain transparency, eco-friendly materials, free of harmful chemicals
Sizing: XXS – XXL (with detailed size guides in the Knickey Fitting Room)
Knickey’s bralettes come in a variety of styles that look good and feel great.
To help you find the right fit, Knickey has detailed size guides and an online Fitting Room to ensure you can find the perfect bra for you. The brand also offers a First Pair Guarantee, so you can try out your bra, risk-free.
Knickey’s bras are made from sustainable materials including organic cotton, recycled nylon, and Tencel, so they’re both kind on your body, and on the planet.
Pictured: The Triangle, $48
Sustainability: Organically grown bamboo fabrics, PETA-Approved vegan, Ecocert, Oeko-Tex, and WRAP certified
Sizing: 30B – 40C (XS – XL)
Boody is an Autralian sustainable brand focused that creates a range of bras, underwear, and other apparel from eco-friendly materials, made using bamboo.
They stock a selection of bras and bralettes, in a range of colors.
The bras don’t have an underwire, aren’t overly restrictive, and combine a high-level of comfort with good support.
Pictured: Padded shaper bra, $19.95
Sustainability: All items made from organic cotton, processes that save 91% of water per bra compared to traditional production, Fair Trade Certified™ business
Sizing: XS – XXL
PACT is a brand we’re a big fan of. The production process for their GOTS-Certified organic cotton bras uses 91% less water than traditional cotton manufacturing, and there are no toxic chemicals.
PACT offers a wide range of bras and bralettes, so it’s easy to find one that offers the style, support, and colors you’re looking for.
There are no underwires, making them very comfortable.
Pictured: Smooth Cup Bralette, $41.00
Sustainability: GOTS Certified organic cotton, vegan, ethical supply chain, free of child labor or poverty wages
Sizing: XS – XL
Organic Basics is a Danish brand (that ships all over the world) creating a range of simple, ethically made, sustainable basics including bras.
Their bras use GOTS certified organic cotton, which means the supply chain is ethical, and no harmful chemicals are used to grow the cotton.
The bras carry the PETA vegan approved label, as no animals were harmed in the production process.
The bras are flattering, don’t have wires, let your skin breathe, and offer good support.
Pictured: Organic Cotton Triangle Bra, $47
Sustainability: Sustainably sourced hemp, PETA-approved vegan, Green America Certified Business
Sizing: 32AA – 42DD
WAMA Underwear creates a range of bras and bralettes from organically grown hemp. It’s a clean, eco-friendly material that’s kind on the earth and on your body.
WAMA is a Green America Certified Business, completely vegan, and the dyes are non-toxic and Oeko-Tex Certified.
The bras are adjustable, comfy, and underwire-free.
Pictured: Triangle Bralette, $38
Sustainability: Non-toxic dyes, eco-friendly bamboo, partner with the EJF
Sizing: XS – 5XL
HARA The Label is on a mission to bring change to the fashion industry, through super-soft and sustainable bamboo underwear.
They partner with the Environmental Justice Foundation to support a range of sustainable initiatives.
Their bras are super comfortable, and offer good coverage and support.
The dyes are all non-toxic and OEKO-Tex Certified, so you can be confident knowing that HARA’s bras are kind on your body.
Pictured: Stella Low Cut Bra, $45
Sustainability: Eco-friendly materials, charitable donations
Sizing: XS – XL (and a free size exchange program)
Kat The Label make a variety of lace lingerie sets, as well as everyday basics.
They use a range of eco-friendly materials, and purchase materials from factories that would have otherwise been wasted.
Despite being a smaller brand than some, Kat The Label generously give back to charities supporting breast cancer awareness.
Their bras, such as the bralette pictured, are super comfortable and always look good.
Pictured: Naomi Bralette Black, $39
Sustainability: Organic cotton, natural dyes, pushing for ethical worker treatment
Sizing: AUS sizing 6 – 16
Le Buns is another Australian brand making a range of sustainable, organic bras and lingerie from sustainable materials.
They only use organic cotton, which requires less water, and has tighter restrictions around how it’s grown and harvested.
Le Buns work with factories who are proven to support their workers with good working conditions and fair wages.
Pictured: Berta Organic Cotton Bralette, $59
Sustainability: Made in the UK from deadstock fabrics, zero-waste offcut materials
Sizing: A – GG
Lara underwear is all made from deadstock fabrics in the brand’s UK-based factory. It’s a great way to recover
You can also book a virtual bra fitting, which is a great initiative. You’ll be walked through the sizing options and advised on the best choice for your unique body.
Lara’s is an all-women team, so you can be sure all of these bras are created with your needs in mind. The underwear is all wire-free, made with sustainably sourced materials.
Pictured: Ava Bra £48.00