Whether you’re shopping for your partner, yourself, or a friend, Valentine’s Day often includes the same three gift genres — flowers, chocolates, and lingerie. And, while it can be fun to try to think outside the box, these three categories work for a reason. After all, who wouldn’t appreciate new intimate apparel in honor of the romance of the holiday? The right lingerie can help set the mood for love. However, with all of the controversy over how intimate apparel is often manufactured, finding sustainably and ethically made lingerie will win you extra points this year. Here are some of the best sustainable lingerie for Valentine’s Day in 2022.
Giselle Bustier Mademoiselle Limoges by Naja, $98
This playful Giselle Bustier Mademoiselle Limoges by Naja will add some color to her lingerie drawer and can be paired with sexy underwear to match. It is printed digitally to reduce water usage and made from recycled materials. Naja mostly employs single mothers as part of its social mission. The company pays above market wages, provides healthcare, and gives flexible work schedules with school benefits for the children of its employees in an effort to manufacture its products as ethically as possible.
Amara Black Velvet Bodysuit by Anekdot, $163.88
If you’re looking for a piece that channels pure romance, this Amara Black Velvet Bodysuit by Anekdot will do the trick. It’s equal parts nostalgic and modern with soft tule and floral velvet. The crotch is made of 100% organic cotton for added comfort and the bodysuit is manufactured with sustainable materials including recycled nylon. Anekdot uses both recycled and surplus fabrics to minimize its impact on the environment and is manufactured ethically in Berlin and Poland.
Kalahari Chemise by Cosabella, $225
This Kalahari Chemise by Cosabella is a beautifully unique piece to add to any lingerie collection. Its color and embroidery are inspired by the African desert and its flowy high waisted skirt adds to the romance. Ethically made in family-run workshops throughout Italy, Cosabella keeps it production process within a small geographic area, which lessens its impact on the environment. The company also uses many recycled materials.
Morgan Iconic Bust-Support Silk Camisole by NK IMODE, $145.52
The Morgan Iconic Bust-Support Silk Camisole by NK IMODE provides extra bust support and can be paired with anything from underwear to silk pants. While relatively modest compared with many other lingerie options, it’s a cut most women will feel confident wearing and it’s still romantic and sexy with sheer lace details. If you’re shopping for someone who is difficult to please, this is the can’t go wrong option. NK IMODE specializes in the use of silk, which is eco-friendly and biodegradable and produces its garments in a family-run factory with ethical manufacturing practices.
Martini Cheeky Bikini Misfit by Naja, $28
If you want to brighten up your bedroom, these Martina Cheeky Bikini Misfit underwear by Naja are perfect. The butterfly and hummingbird design is both cheerful and playful and the underwear is all lace in the back for a sexy surprise! And, they’re made of primarily recycled materials.
Philodea Black Set by Anekdot, $129.99
Looking to bring some glamour into the bedroom? This Philodea Black Set by Anekdot features a timeless leaf design and is sustainable lingerie at its finest. And, with a cheeky backside, everyone is bound to be a fan of this bra and panty set.
Never Say Never Curvy Foxie Chemise by Cosabella, $130
This Never Say Never Curvy Foxie Chemise is the perfect combination of sexy and comfortable. Reviews celebrate the comfort of this chemise, which is both soft and supportive. It also comes in eight colors to fit any taste!