Sustainable Meets Sexy: Lingerie for a Steamy Wedding Night

Finally alone after an epic and exhausting wedding day? Slip into something more sustainable from these ten lingerie brands that’ll make you feel all kinds of good about getting your sexy on.

Sokoloff lingerie sets are ethically manufactured in Montreal—and the French (Canadians) know their underwear! This “indie” designer rocks all of their fabrics locally or from partners in New York City but everything is “100% Canadian Made”. We love them because of their commitment to promoting a healthy body image and celebrating all forms of beauty.


Sokoloff Lingerie Set

Azura Bay is all about green practices, such as partnering with EcoEnclose to ensure biodegradable packaging. Promoting women-led companies and working with fair-trade certified suppliers to produce ethically made, eco-friendly lingerie, the company has “found some incredible brands that are kicking ass at changing the way fashion is produced.” Take a long look at their Bridal Boutique treats and know that your purchase supports causes such as the Nature Conservancy of Canada and Because I am a Girl (BIAAG). They are the epitome of giving sexy back (sorry, we had to go there!).


Azura Bay Bra and Panty Set

Impish Lee garments are handcrafted with the highest quality standards—as they show you on their behind-the-scenes “How It Works” video. What excites us about this company is that you can repurpose your very own materials—mom’s wedding veil, anyone?—into a one-of-a-kind up-cycled heirloom piece!


Impish Lee Custom Design

Anekdot has been described as “handmade underwear that doesn’t destroy the planet.” All of Anekdot’s limited-edition collections are made in their Berlin studio using up-cycled materials from luxury fashion houses. Sourcing haute couture, they take waste—deadstock, end of lines, off-cuts, vintage trimmings—and make magic.

Aytengasson‘s “luxury silk” nightwear sets help define “ec0-luxe bride” in all her smart-sexy glory. Their capsule collection includes undies made from Organic silk (“most often produced in small villages by indigenous people”) and cruelty-free Peace or Ahimsa silk (“processed from cocoons without killing the pupae inside,” according to the awesomely named blog Wormspit). Using upcycled and vintage laces found from old mills in Nottingham to create truly unique pieces, the England-based company is dedicated to supporting homegrown supply lines.


Handmade Silk Set by Aytengasson

Andrée Ciccarelli is the queen of made-to-order lingerie with a New York City edge—where her custom-embroidered fabrics are locally sourced and created, of course. Higher-end fabrics are hand-milled in France and Italy by small, family workshops. All their artisanal intimates represent ethically produced, sustainable couture—not to mention the designer’s debut at Lingerie Fashion Week got raves.


Handmade Set by Andrée Ciccarelli

Only Hearts was founded in… 1978! You can think of OH as the OGs of sustainable lingerie. This second-generation mother-daughter team, known for pioneering “Inner Outerwear” as they say, is manufactured in New York City “using local, deadstock and certified made in green textiles.”  They also have a line of certified 100% organic cotton with non-toxic dyes.


Only Hearts Lace Negligee

High-tech Naja lingerie is digitally printed, a process that saves water and prevents waste. But that’s not all… Naja assists its mostly single-mom workforce with balancing childcare and work. Its fabrics are made from recycled bottles. And a percentage of each sale goes to their Underwear for Hope program, which helps to employ women in Colombia to make the lingerie bags that are complimentary with every purchase. No wonder, actress Gina Rodriguez was so moved by Naja’s do-gooding that she became a partner.


Digitally Printed Set by Naja

Svala was nominated for Eluxe Magazine’s 2018 Luxury Sustainability Award with good reason. All lingerie is made from organic cottons, organic bamboo fibers, pinatex, recycled polyester and reclaimed lace from factory surplus.  We love that their labels, tags and promotional materials are printed on recycled paper. Check out their new luxury vegan handbag line.


Svala Nightie

Independent lingerie brand Uye Surana uses innovative techniques—like natural flower petals for dyeing—in their sustainable manufacturing. The founder-designer, Monica Wesley, an advocate of “slow” fashion and lingerie that transcends the male gaze, is an inventor (patent-pending) focused on perfecting the bralette.


Uye Surana Lingerie