Organic Basics – Sustainable Fashion

Organic Basics – Sustainable Fashion

Today I’m going to be chatting about one of my favourite sustainable fashion brands, Organic Basics.

As you know I make a lot of my own clothes but underwear is something I have to buy, Organic Basics is so well-engineered and made so I have no problem with this.

girl wearing organic basics underwear and cardigan

They are transparent about the factories they use and all their workers are paid a fair wage and work in safe conditions. You can check out all the information on their website here.

It covers everything from if the business is family run; the majority are, the working hours, the employee benefits and the certificates the factory holds. This means you have basically all the information you need to know you’re making a purchase from an ethical brand.

The fabrics they used are organic, recycled, and produced in a low waste, low carbon, low waterway. Super environmentally friendly! Each one is handpicked based on its environmental footprint and lifetime durability.

The main fabrics used by organic basics:

  • Organic Cotton
  • Recycled Cashmere
  • Recycled Nylon
  • Tencel Lyocell
  • Recycled Wool

Organic basics have published a breakdown of their Impact Report for 2019, and you can see the main points below:

infographic organic basics emissions footprint


Footprint – 112 tons CO2

Savings – 82 tons CO2

infographic organic basics water use footprint


Footprint – 11,225,407 litres

Savings – 3,147,625 litres

infographic organic basics waste footprint

Fabric Waste

Footprint – 0 tons

Savings – 1.5 tons

The full report can be found here.

Organic Basics have all this info easily accessible on their website, as it should be. 

Ask yourself next time you’re on a brand’s website, if you can’t find information about their factories or environmental practices, what do they have to hide?

I was lucky enough to be gifted this beautiful underwear set.

I fell in love with the colour, so glad that they are branching out rather than sticking with black and white. Anything red I need in my life!

girl adjusting organic basics sports bra

This SilverTech sports set is made with recycled nylon, I’ve been wearing them for my workouts, and generally lazing about the house. They are super comfortable, and the SilverTech technology means they are super breathable.

Hopefully, I’ve opened your eyes to some of the ethical and sustainable practices that Organic Basics have and what I think is pretty much a benchmark for other brands.

Organic Basics are leaders in their field and I hope you’ve enjoyed finding out more.

Do you have any favourite ethical brands, comment below to let me hear about them?

Thanks for reading


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