Sustainable underwear is a hot topic these days, and for good reason. As the founder of a sustainable underwear brand, I've seen firsthand the impact that one pair of underwear can have on the environment, our bodies, and our minds.

Here are 7 questions about sustainable underwear answered:

1. What is sustainable underwear?

Sustainable underwear is made from materials that are better for the environment than traditional cotton and other fabrics. The most common materials used to make sustainable underwear include bamboo, hemp, modal and microfiber. Some companies also use recycled materials in their products.

2. What are some benefits of wearing sustainable underwear?

There are many benefits to wearing sustainable clothing. First and foremost, you're reducing your carbon footprint by choosing more environmentally friendly fabrics. This means fewer harmful chemicals will end up in landfills or polluting waterways when it comes time to dispose of your clothes (which happens much faster than you realize). It also means you're helping reduce pollution by choosing fabrics that require less energy to produce than traditional ones like cotton or polyester. Finally, choosing eco-friendly clothing helps reduce stress on our planet's resources as well as pressure on farmers who grow traditional cotton crops using pesticides and fertilizers that may harm wildlife populations or pollute water supplies.

3. Who makes sustainable underwear?

There are many different brands that produce sustainable underwear, including Modibodi NZ, PACT, Everlane, and Patagonia's new line of sustainable panties. Underwear companies like these use specific standards when determining if their products qualify as sustainable or not — for example, PACT uses fair trade certification for its cotton as well as other certifications for its materials like bamboo and hemp. Other brands focus on using renewable energy in their manufacturing processes or sourcing their materials from local farmers who practice sustainable agriculture methods such as permaculture farming methods (which use less pesticides) or agroforestry (which uses trees to help protect the soil).

4. How much better for the environment is it than regular cotton?

Cotton farming uses lots of water and fertilizers, which pollute local streams and rivers when they run off into them after storms or heavy rains. The process also uses lots of energy because farmers need irrigation systems and pesticides that pollute waterways even more than fertilizers do by themselves.

5. How do I know if my underwear is sustainable?

You can look for labels on clothing tags that tell you whether they're eco-friendly or not. But if you want to be sure that your underwear is truly sustainable, look for labels like "organic" or "natural" as well as ones like "eco-friendly" or "recyclable." You can also check out websites like Good Guide or Skin Deep that evaluate products based on their ingredients, manufacturing processes, and potential health effects on people who use them.

6. How do I wash my sustainable underwear?

All sustainable undies should be washed in cold water and hung to dry after each wear. This will help them last longer and prevent shrinkage. If you’re concerned about shrinkage, hang dry your sustainable undies before putting them in the dryer so they can regain their shape after washing.

7. How does sustainable underwear compare to conventional cotton?

Sustainable underwear doesn’t use pesticides or herbicides to grow their crops like conventional cotton does, making them better for the environment and better for your health! Sustainable fabrics aren’t bleached with chlorine, which can release harmful dioxins into our environment when it rains on treated fields or pollutes rivers near processing plants. Sustainable fabrics are also more durable than conventional cotton, so they last longer without breaking down or losing their shape over time.

Author's Bio: 

Alex is a professional writer and digital marketing expert.