001. Ethical underwear....??? Yeah it's a thing, because believe it or no, people are still exploited to make your everyday hosiery items too! I'm here to share ethical bras I have picked up kinda recently and give you my honest opinions on all of them. Also, I just wanna say that if boob talk or bras or female bodies seem to offend you for some strange reason, it's probably best for you to just click the exit button now because we don't have time for that negativity here at Frockled. I may as well point out that I have not worn a "proper" bra with wire for well over 1 year now and I love it. So if you're interested in comfy things that do their job while not exploiting fellow human beings in the process keep reading!
002. Bra Number 1 is from website called Dharma Bums, which specialise in yoga and activewear. Each garment is made onshore here in Australia and accredited by Ethical Australia. I love the style of this and the back detailing is so funky. It is super supportive- I use it for yoga and for day to day life. It's really well made and fantastic quality. This particular bra was $50, but if you subscribe to their email you get a 20% off code (plus they have regular sales too). The only negative I can think of with this bra is that because it's white you can slightly see the padding in the cups through the fabric- but this is totally just because I picked white and would definitely not happen with any other colour option! I would definitely shop at Dharma Bums again if I was looking for some active yoga gear or some more supportive bras.
003. Bra Number 2 is from an Australian store called Boody. They specialise in organic bamboo eco wear and tick all the boxes- ethically and sustainably. Everything is made from bamboo fabric and boy-oh-boy is it damn soft and comfortable! This bra is honestly the comfiest one you will ever come across- I challenge you to try one that beats it for comfort! It has a little padding in it to give some extra shape and support. I wouldn't wear this for exercise but it's perfect for everyday wear. The best part about this bra is how damn affordable it was- $26.95 (plus a sneaky 10% discount for signing up to their emails). Next time I need any more basic tees, bras or undies I will be hitting up Boody because affordability, ethics and comfort is key for me.
004. Bra Number 3 is from a little place called Nico. They stock all the comfy essentials you will ever need- bras, undies, swimmers, tees and lots of other basics. This bra was the most expensive of the lot at $60, but it's from a Brisbane based company that has respect for the people the work with and the environment they work within at their core so I couldn't say no! Plus, the quality of the piece and the soft comfy fabric is really lovely. I will disclose that this bra is essentially just one of your classic bralettes, not padding or frills- just plain, chic and simple. It is surprisingly supportive though, compared to other bralettes I have worn in the past. Nico is a perfect place to shop if you feel like spending a little bit extra on some super comfortable basics that will last you a long time.
005. I hope this post has been helpful and maybe has drawn some awareness to the ethics of items we all have in wardrobes but don't bat an eyelid at! Or maybe it has made you rethink where you are currently sourcing your hosiery items from! Either way, I hope you enjoyed reading this post because I loved writing it and sharing these often taboo ideas with you all.