For a product traditionally “made for ladies”, lingerie has historically not been kind to women. The hurtful and harmful “standards” in the industry range from the obvious, like deliberately-restrictive sizing and designs, and unethical and unsustainable production methods, to the slightly-more-subtle lack of representation of women of colour, queer, transgender, non-binary, disabled, and otherwise marginalized women. Thankfully, there are brands with a strong sense of social purpose that are out to change that world, in gorgeous lingerie, no less. Here are 10 lingerie companies you’ll feel good about slipping into.
Origami Customs (LGBTQ+ friendly and great for every body)
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Knix (introducing the Thigh Saver)
Rebirth Garments (making underwear accessible)
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Everlane (transparent about their production)
Toni Marlow (defying gender norms)
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