This isn’t a sponsored post. However, Organic Basics gifted me some items to try in order to review them. Here are my honest opinions.
I have gone off bras. Honestly, they are the least comfortable items of clothing! How many of us ladies whip them off as we walk through the door when we get home from work? I know I do….
I have been looking for a comfortable non-wired bra for ages. Having read that under-wired bras aren’t great for the health of your breasts, I have been moving away from those for a while with varying degrees of success.
There is even a school of thought to say you don’t need them at all. However, I am not happy to bounce around without one at this point in my life.
A sustainable option
Fortuitous then that Danish company Organic Basics approached me to see if I wanted to try some of their underwear, which is made from 100% cotton.
I like that sustainability is at the heart of their business. They are anti-fast fashion, aiming to make great quality functional items that last. As the cotton used is organic, there are no pesticides or insecticides leaching into the environment. Organic Basics also make a point of working with factories that minimise their textile waste. You can read more about the company’s environmental impact index here.
I ordered a pack of three triangle cotton bras and a pack of two bikini briefs. They arrived in a recyclable cardboard box with each item in a small paper bag. Not a bit of plastic to be seen! That made a refreshing change.
Being a frugal sort, I have to admit that I would never have tried any of the items if I wasn’t getting them for free. It’s been a few years since I spent very much money on undies. I know you can spend an awful lot on the glam lacey versions.
The ones I was sent would have cost me £90 for a pack of three bras and £30 for a pack of two briefs.
However, having tried them – particularly the bras – I will definitely buy them again.
The triangle bras
The first thing I found with the triangle bras was that they felt quick thick and good quality. They are a simple design, with no fancy bits or frills, just plain and functional.
However, they are sooooo comfortable! They are literally the most comfortable bras I have ever worn. I pretty much forget I have them on.
The support is quite light, though. I wonder is someone with bigger boobs would find this type of bra gave enough support? There is no uplift either, so if you like a Wonderbra type undergarment I am not sure how you would get on with this.
For me, though, this triangle bra is perfect. I chose two black and one nude in a size M (I usually wear a 34C).
The bikini briefs
Again, the bikini briefs are made from good quality, thick organic cotton and feel as if they will last a long time. But these were a bit Bridget Jones for me. Big, sensible pants!
They do sell other styles though. I would never go for a thong, but I think the Tencel Light briefs are a better style. £42 for a pack of two though, so pricey! A pack of four works out cheaper at £68. They are made from eco-friendly wood pulp rather than organic cotton.
I hope you enjoyed my Organic Basics review. Are you prepared to pay a little more for sustainable clothing, or do you think it is too much for the average budget? You can see the full range on the Organic Basics website here.