Gifts - Lingerie (and Underwear...)

Here are some suggestions for a more intimate Christmas gift. You can view a few other purveyors of fine undergarments in the Green Guide Directory in the Chapter on Fashion & Beauty.

1. Feminity with Style and Ethics

The new collection of eco lingerie from French brand Do You by g=9.8 is available at eco retailer By Nature.

Do You by g=9.8 is a brand based on strong ethics. In an effort to minimise environmental impact and benefit local economy the fabric is made and dyed in France. They use a fabric made from wood! Pine trimmings to be exact, transformed (or upcycled) into a super soft textile via an enzyme eco treatment.

As soft as silk with the feel of cashmere and the coolness of linen g=9.8′s fibre has amazing properties as it regulates temperature so that you are never too hot or too cold and it won’t lose its shape.

It is also biodegradable and anti bacterial. It washes well and dries very quickly.

Price: Prices range from £11.95 to £49.95 and include panties, bras, corset and nightwear
Available: from By Nature -

2. Classic Comfort

A contemporary classic spa-style organic cotton lingerie bra and brief in gorgeous super soft fair trade organic cotton with delicate hand made french lace to compliment any skin tone in warm nude coffee shades.

Designed by award-winning British eco designer Sarah Ratty. Sarah had her first collection, Conscious Earthwear, bought by the V&A Museum in London for their permanent collection. Since then she has been at the forefront of sustainable fashion.

Price: £48 for the set
Available: from Ciel -

3. Got Wood

Daring, bold and made of bamboo, we spotted new underwear brand, Got Wood earlier in 2012.

Produced exclusively for men, these trunks are manufactured from an eco-friendly material which is made from bamboo. The fabric is blended with spandex for a comfortable fit and is machine washable at 30 degrees. The anti-bacterial properties and ability to disperse moisture from the skin makes the fabric perfect for underwear and sportswear.

They are available in three sizes and in a range of elaborately titled, eye-popping colours: Bamboo Shoot, Mountain Sunrise and Panda Eye.

Price: £15.99 per pair
Available: Got Wood at

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