Our materials

We are often asked and so below is further detail about the materials we use in our eco-lingerie, their manufacture and disposal.

Organic cotton

Our organic cotton knit is knitted and GOTs dyed in Melbourne from cotton grown in Turkey. It is suitable for home compost, your worm farm, or simply to be buried in soil at end of life.

Tencel

Our tencel knit is knitted and GOTs dyed in Melbourne from Lenzing tencel sourced from global suppliers approved by Lenzing. It is suitable for home compost, your worm farm, or simply to be buried in soil at end of life.

Liberty Fabric Organic Cotton

Liberty Fabric sources organic cotton from Europe and prints using REACH approved dyes at it's factory in Lake Como, Italy. It is suitable for home compost, your worm farm, or simply to be buried in soil at end of life.

Sewing thread

Our tencel sewing thread is manufactured from 100% cellulosic material and is Cradle to Cradle Gold Certified. It is suitable for home compost, your worm farm, or simply to be buried in soil at end of life.

Elastics

In our bras we use elastic made from natural tree rubber knitted into organic cotton. Our maker Is based in Germany and she developed this elastic with a factory in Austria. It is suitable for home compost, your worm farm, or simply to be buried in soil at end of life. **Natural rubber is latex and so will not suit those with allergies.

We also use a Cradle to Cradle Gold Certified elastic in our briefs manufactured by INOGEMA in Germany. Whilst this is a synthetic polymer it breaks down at end of life with no toxicity (hence achieving Gold certification). The material has a take-back programme in Europe but that is not yet available in Asia. It can be cut up at end of life and placed in your home compost, but it will take 18-24 months to break down.

Hooks and Eyes

After a tricky start, our hooks and eyes are now made from 100% cotton, both the fabric and sewing thread, and they are dyed at our factory. They are fully Oeko-tex certified and the metal is both cadmium and nickel free. They are suitable for home compost, your worm farm, or simply to be buried in soil at end of life, however bras purchased and received prior to August 2020 may still have our original hook and eye pieces which you can learn more about here.

Labels

Our earlier bras have organic cotton and soy-ink dyed labels, made in the Netherlands. To minimise carbon footprint, with our new factory we are using the traditional pad-print technique which is minimal waste, and uses Eco Passport Oeko-Tex inks. They are suitable for home compost, your worm farm, or simply to be buried in soil at end of life.

 Please feel free to reach out if you have further questions.