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Ethical Men’s Underwear

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Looking for the best eco-friendly and ethical men’s underwear?  Read on!

The other week I did a run-down of where to buy ethical women’s underwear.  In it, I promised I would write a guide to men’s ethical underwear too.  So, true to my word, here is a guide to some of the ethical options for male pants, briefs, and boxers, depending on your preference.  I’ve also updated the article for 2021 so that it is bang up to date.

As always seems to be the case when it comes to men’s ethical apparel, the market for ethical men’s underwear is considerably smaller than the women’s ethical market.  So you are a little more constrained.  But don’t despair – I’ve tracked down some great companies for you today.

ethical mens underwear

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The Ethical Men’s Underwear Brands to Check Out

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BAM: Bamboo Clothing

Plymouth-based Bam: Bamboo* pants and boxers are made of exactly what the name suggests: bamboo (as well as being blended with a bit of cotton!).  These have rave reviews from sportsmen and outdoorsy types looking for ethical high-performance technical men’s underwear in basic colourways.

Their boxers and pants are ethically produced in Europe and Turkey, with prices range from £12 to £18.  Additionally, a mix and match service is offered where if you buy 3 selected garments you receive 20% off.

Boody

All Boody* garments are made from organically grown bamboo and are produced adhering to the highest standards for both the planet and for their workers.  They’re both certified as Ecocert and Peta-approved vegan.

Their organic briefs and boxers cover sizes XS to XL, with prices from £13.95.  Take 10% off your first order when you sign up to their mailing list.

Living Crafts

Living Crafts is a German-based company that makes ethically produced basic pants, trunks, and boxer shorts.  These are available in the UK online via By Nature, from £8.95.

Organic Basics

Organic Basics* pride themselves on selling, well, sustainable basics fairly made in Europe from GOTS certified organic cotton.  As such, they offer basic colours, timeless styles, and no seasonal collections to minimise wastage.  With a range of sizes from S to XXL, they cover a range of shapes and sizes.  Prices for underwear range from £30 for a pack of two organic cotton boxer shorts, upwards.  Use discount code WENDYOBC to take 10% off your order.

Peau Ethique

Peau Ethique is a French-based mother and daughter company, specialising in underwear.  With transparent and ethical operating procedures, your pants and conscience can be clear!  Again, their men’s ethical underwear is available in the UK through FabOrganics, who have a very limited selection of, ahem, one basic pair of boxer shorts.  The boxers are currently in the sale for £13.75.

WAMA

WAMA hemp underwear* is a new one for me in the ethical men’s underwear arena.  They make soft and stretchy men’s boxers, trunks, and briefs from hemp, a crop that generally requires no pesticides and very little water, and renews the soil with each growth cycle.

The downside is that WAMA ships their underwear from America.  Worldwide shipping is a flat fee of $20, regardless of the order value, but bear in mind you may have to pay a customs charge on your order if you are in the UK.

I hope you’ve found this guide to ethical men’s underwear helpful!  Let me know if you find any other makers/stockists in the comments below and I’ll be sure to update the article!

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Five No-Sew Clothing DIYs

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Looking for some easy no-sew ways to upcycling your old clothes? Good news – I’ve got five clever ideas for you today!

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I like crafting as much as the next person. However, I’m the first to admit that my sewing machine skills and needlework leave a lot to be desired!  I shared some of my top DIYs for repurposing old clothes a little while ago. Some of these involved sewing, so since then I’ve been on the hunt for some relatively straightforward no-sew clothing diys to upcycle my old clothes.

Five No-Sew Clothing DIYs

In my search, I’ve found quite a few great no-sew ideas. I thought I’d therefore share my five favourites with you in case there are any other crafting novices reading along:

No-Sew DIY Elbow Patches 

no sew elbow patch clothing diy

These no-sew elbow patches from the ladies at Honestly WTF are brilliant. Such a great way for a crafting novice to add an individual touch to their clothing, don’t you think? I also think it would be a clever way to mend an elbow hole.

They cleverly use cookie cutters to get the perfect shape:

no sew ladies clothing diy

As well as hearts, you could use any cookie cutter shape – from classic ovals to stars and anything else that catches your fancy.

It would be a great way to cover up any holes on your favourite cardigan or jumper and to personalise baby tops and vests for a special gift.  I’m thinking dinosaur cookie cutters for this!  

A DIY T-shirt Pocket

no sew pocket tshirt diy

This cute no-sew pocket DIY from Oh The Lovely Things is a great way to bring new life into an old or plain top or to cover up a stain or hole.  I plan on doing this very soon on a stained top that I couldn’t get the stain out of (not even with my best natural stain remover techniques), so that I can save it from landfill.

Scalloped Shorts

diy no sew scalloped shorts

This DIY for no-sew scalloped shorts from Making Nice In The Midwest is a great and easy way to upcycle some trousers or shorts or upcycle trousers that have irreparable tears in the knees.  Although it looks complicated to me, to get the perfect scallops it turns out that all you need is a lid from a jar!

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Genius!

Paint With Bleach

bleach painting easy clothing no-sew diy

I love this no-sew dea of painting a top with bleach from the crafty lot at A Beautiful Mess.  So striking, yet so simple!  This is such a great way to upcycle a plain top or to disguise a bleach stain on a dark item of clothing.

DIY No Sew Stud Buttons

no-sew diy shirt button tutorial

Finally, this is one of the easiest DIYs ever, from Collective Gen.  All you need is a shirt and some studs and you’re good to go.  It’s a great way to liven up a plain shirt, and also when you’ve annoyingly lost a button and can’t find one to match the others. Just cover them up with studs!

Will you be trying any of these out?  Or found any other good clothing DIYs?  Do share in the comments below!

ps: if you enjoyed this post I’ve put together five more no-sew clothing DIYs for you!