Essentials from Organic Basics Underwear and Sportswear
The fashion industry is one of the most damaging to our planet, but Organic Basics underwear and sportswear is working to change that. Aside from the ethics and sustainability that go into their production, all of their clothing is high quality and – very importantly – incredibly cute.
Organic Basics is Changing the Status Quo
Organic Basics is making clothing designed to last, using quality fabrics and excellent workmanship. They design their pieces for years of use – not just a few uses before being forgotten about.
Organic Basics works with certified European factories that use sustainable practices to reduce their environmental footprint. The factories do not allow child labour or forced labour. Workers get a safe working space, are paid a living wage, and get various employee perks, including free childcare.
The company has also partnered with One Carbon World to go carbon neutral. They actively offset carbon emissions in their value chain (production, shipping, etc.) The organization helps Organic Basics measure, reduce, and offset emissions.
Organic Basics makes their products from Class A and B fibers which are renewable, natural, recyclable, biodegradable, and low-impact. Their textiles include:
- GOTS certified organic cotton
- Italian GRS certified recycled nylon from pre-consumer textile waste
- TENCEL Lyocell sourced from central European forests
- Italian recycled wool
- Italian recycled cashmere from post-consumer textile waste
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Organic Basics Underwear and Sportswear Clothing Overview
I’ve tried a few products from Organic Basics, and I can personally vouch for how good they are! If you’re looking for high-quality activewear or loungewear, their items are so comfortable whether you’re working out or chilling out at home. Here are a few items I’ve tried and can recommend:
Organic Cotton set: Triangle Bra and Hipster bottoms
This organic cotton underwear set feels like a dream! The bra has no underwire, so nothing is stabbing you throughout the day. It’s just super comfortable, supportive, and soft. Also, the thickness of the bra material is awesome as it is a good amount for allowing you to wear it under other outfits without feeling too exposed if you happen to be on the perkier side. The hipster bottoms are really flattering as they come up nice and high. The bottoms have the perfect cut and construction so they stay in place – honestly, both items feel like they’re barely there, which is ideal for foundational bits!
The material is 95% GOTS organic cotton, which feels super soft and 5% elastane. Supporting organic cotton means that it’s grown without harmful insecticides and pesticides. Organic Basics also guarantees that the collection is created in factories that pay living wages, offer perks to employees – and treat them with respect at all times.
Active Sports Bra and Leggings
This recycled activewear set is perfect for yoga – but is also comfortable to wear around the house. The bra is ideal for any low-impact activity, so pilates would be great in it too. They’re super breathable, unlike a lot of other activewear. Plus, they have so many great colour options!
The material is 57% recycled nylon, 38% nylon and 5% elastane. Recycled nylon takes 80% less water to make and creates 90% fewer CO2 emissions compared to virgin nylon. As this is a type of plastic, it’s important to wash your recycled activewear inside of a Guppy Bag to collect the microfibres. They feel very long-lasting, but if for some reason you need to dispose of them, why not try making hair ties! You can see how easy it is to do this in this blog post.
If you’re interested in checking out Organic Basics, they gave AIM a discount code to share! Just use MIAHOBC to get 10% off whatever you like! My code does expire on January 31st, so if there’s anything you need, be sure to bag it before then!
Have you tried Organic Basics yet? If so, what are your thoughts?
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