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How did my journey to sustainable undies begin with Organic Basics??

Well, first of all, I swapped from disposable to cloth diapers for my children over a year ago for several reasons but one was major: the toxic ingredients inside. I spent months researching the horror of disposable diapers and, as a result, became a cloth diaper advocate.

Through all the hours of research I never once thought of my own underwear and, as a result, failed myself for far too long.

Did I ever stop and wonder what was in my underwear? If there were toxic chemicals leeching on fabrics that touched my most delicate areas?

Nope. Not once. It never even crossed my mind.

And do you want to know why? Because, quite frankly, we should NOT have to worry about these things. I mean….come on! Toxic chemicals in my panties???

I immediately made the switch. I immediately placed myself as a priority and did the same leg work that I did for my sons. 

Family on the bed in organic basics underwear

5 Serious Reasons We Need to Rethink Our Undies

(and everything else we put on our beautiful bodies)

No toxic dyes or hidden toxic chemicals

Studies have shown that human breast milk can store an overload of toxins from our environment, food, and clothing, specifically underwear.

Toxic Pesticides

According to Natural Health 365, traces of toxic chemicals like formaldehyde have been found in Victoria Secret bras and underwear and, consequently, these types of chemicals are so close to our lady parts that they can disrupt hormones or even cause infertility.

Purchasing Organic Cotton is better for your health AND the health of the cotton farmers

Organic cotton is more breathable and sensitive to your sensitive areas. There are no harsh chemicals in the processing of the cotton and you can trust that all natural fibers are resting against your skin. As for the hardworking cotton farmers, by purchasing Organic you are saving them from working in an unsafe environment!

Organic Cotton / Non-Synthetic fibers help to prevent bacterial infections

The breathability of the better fabrics keeps the bacteria from just sticking to your skin and helps to prevent yeast infections. If you are prone to yeast infections, it may just be your undies!

Fair Labor and Sustainability for a better tomorrow

When you are on your search for the perfect undies for your body, be sure to check with their mision statement and transparency. A few noteable practices to lookout for are fair trade practices to support the workers, sustainable practices to support the environment, and all around eco-friendliness. You have the power to change the World with your purchases; choose well!

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Organic Basics Undies and Basics

I am happy to say that my bra and undies are toxic free (both from Organic Basics) and that we are happily supporting those companies who care. Who do what every single company on this Earth should do WITHOUT ASKING.

Companies who simply care. ❤️

P.s. don’t forget to remember your own well being too

What I am wearing: Organic Basics Nude Bra and Nude Thong

What Leo is wearing: BumGenius Cloth Diapers and “Strong Like My Mother” Tee by Willow Co.Design

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    Thank you very much for sharing this information. I have known this since I started to investigate about the fashion industry. I will be checking this underwear because I am in my journey of toxic free. I am starting with food and makeup. Then it comes the clothes. Definitely bookmarking the pages you marked at the end.

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      That’s amazing! One step at a time is absolutely the way to go. This company is pretty amazing and is even coming out with a tencel line that is even better for the planet. I highly recommend their packs – you can save so much that way!

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      haha that’s exactly how I felt too!!! You can find some amazing brands online and at smaller boutiques that are super safe, organic and good for the environment! We choose organic basics bc they are just amazing

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    I think it’s a great idea to be overall less wasteful! Cloth diapers are a great way to reduce all of the waste we create.

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      So the companies that use toxic chemicals (that I have worn) are victoria secret, calvin klein, zara and H&M. A company, named GreenPeace, tested items from these companies and found some pretty scary things (although, they already knew what they were going to find). The study looked for toxic phthalates, NPEs (nonylphenol ethoxylates) and carcinogenic amines found in certain dyes. The study list gives a black eye to some of the world’s most well-known brands, including Zara, Benetton, Mango, H&M and Calvin Klein. Of the garments tested, four were from Victoria’s Secret, including two bras and a camisole made in China and a pair of cotton underwear made in Sri Lanka. The VS products showed trace amounts of NPEs and undetectable levels of amine dyes; however, the study found an unacceptable concentration of phthalates in the underwear sample.

      Phthalates are a chemical residue from plastisol, the rubbery plastic compound used to create logos and graphics on clothing and are believed to have an effect on the female reproductive system and early childhood development.

      I am going to attach some links to help you understand this on a much deeper level than I can explain:

      https://remake.world/stories/news/there-are-hidden-chemicals-in-our-clothing/

      https://www.greenamerica.org/detox-your-closet-search-less-toxic-clothes/why-you-should-be-wearing-organic-underwear

      https://inhabitat.com/ecouterre/greenpeace-exposes-toxic-chemicals-in-zara-other-fast-fashion-brands/

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