Let’s talk Lingerie

Bras are a pain really aren’t they.

Let’s be honest, they are uncomfortable, at least they definitely are after 7 or 8 hours of wearing, It’s also one more thing (most) women have to wear on a daily basis that men don’t – are bras taxed like tampons? Is that OK? And finally on top of all that they usually cost a small fortune.

Places like Primark are an affordable option if you are on a low income, but they aren’t great quality, and the fit of them is never the same, so like most things I like to say you should always try to buy the best you can afford, and if you can afford to go slightly higher than your budget make sure it’s for something good quality. (If you are on a tight budget but looking to invest in a better quality bra I would go for M&S, not the most ethical but if you look after them, they do last!)

As we know, one of the best way to be sustainable is to take care of what you already have. With this in mind I have put together my first ever info image? (hello canva!) to share some tips I have picked up on caring for your delicates.

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For pointers on how to hand wash your bra properly, this is a great guide by Susan Waits on Pure Wow, Read here.

And just incase you are on the hunt for some new ethical underwear I have rounded up a selection below, I’ve tried to get a good mix of prices and styles, but I did realise after filling in all the links below that the majority of these bras I have picked only cater for smaller bust sizes, please let me know if you can recommend any ethical brands that cater for larger sizes as I would love to include some!


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Who: Woron 
What: Flirt and Move base bra
Price: Both £38
Size: XS – XL


Who: Patagonia
What: Active Mesh Sports Bra
Price: £31.95
Sizes: L & XL


Who: Do You Green
What: Non padded and Lace Push Up
Prices: €29 and €35
Sizes: 32A – 36C


Who:  Peau Ethique
What: Elegance and Sublime
Price: £24.95


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Who: Ayten Gasson
What: Holly silk
Price: £64
Sizes: S-L 32B, 32C, 32D, 34B, 34C, 34D, 36B, 36C and 36D.


Who: All Undone
What: Serena 
Price: £74
Sizes: 28DD – 34GG


Who: Lucile and Co
What: Silk and Lace Balcony
Prices: £125 and £150
Sizes: 32B – 30E


Who: Martha Rose
What: Dahlia and Meadowsweet
Prices: £60 and £76
Sizes: 32B – 36D


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