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have questions for us?

here are the most frequently asked along w/ our best answers to them

WHAT MAKES UNDIES "SUSTAINABLE" ?

we chose fabrics + fibers that fit within Mother Earth's natural cycles AND support our bodies. We started because once undies have served us with years of love, they end up getting thrown out - unlike a cool vintage jacket, there's no place for your old undies to go except landfill, where they often sit for years leaching chemicals into air, water and land. 

Our fabrics - compassionate silk + eucalyptus fiber - are easily renewable because they don't require tons of land, pesticides, water or even chemicals to cultivate. Even our elastic is certified safely biodegradable, returning to the land as resources.

To go a little further, our compassionate silk is made without harming the natural lifecycle of silk worms. they exit their cocoons before we collect fibers, unlike with traditional silks, where silk cocoons are boiled.

 

When it comes to sustainable production, our local eco dye factory uses a close-looped system that re-uses and cleans its used water.

LONG STORY SHORT: Our undies are made from nature (not plastic), they're not resource intensive, like cotton or bamboo, we create locally with intention + care, and each piece returns to nature at the end of life.

 

IF OUR UNDIES ARE BIODEGRADABLE, DO THEY LAST AS LONG AS NORMAL UNDERWEAR

Absolutely!

Silk is actually one of the most durable fibers out there-- it used to be the chosen material for war parachutes because of its unmatched natural strength. Turns out it is also naturally breathable, doesn't require lots of processing, easily soaks up natural plant dyes/ colors. Since it's natural, it breaks down in compost as well. What's not to love.

LONG STORY SHORT: our undies and materials have gone through quality testing that matches that, and we'd like to think, exceeds other major brands in the market. They last long, they just happen to be good for you and the planet,

HOW DO I CARE FOR MY INTIMATES?

in this case, what's good for the longevity of your intimates is also easy on the Earth - sense a pattern here?

We suggest hand or machine washing (gentle cycle) in cold water

lay flat out of sun to dry. easy peasy.

for pieces that are botanically dyed always wash cold to preserve your hues. Also wash w/ like colors the first few times, as brighter colors may run. Colors will naturally evolve over time as they become uniquely yours.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN ECO DYES + PLANT DYES

plant/ botanical/ natural dyes use pigments often from dried plants, flowers and roots. That is, they are found in nature. We use pomegranate, indigo, madder root, turmeric and cutch to name a few. Since our botanically dyed pieces are created by hand in small batches, each one is totally unique. When you see an all-pink plant-dyed sock, for example, you'll notice the color isn't flat like synthetics; it has more depth and variation in the light since it's living color. 

eco dyes are lab created colors, but were made to have a low impact on the earth and our bodies. The great thing about them is consistent + reliable color that is water + energy efficient. As compared to conventional dying, eco dyeing limits toxic and carcinogenic chemicals and recycles wastewater so harmful chemicals aren't released into local waterways. Especially being in California, where we want to be extra cognizant about our water usage, our local eco dying takes significantly less water than natural dyes.

There's no one size fits all nor perfect way to create dyed goods, but we like to provide you and our earth with the best options we've come across

WHAT SIZE AM I?

our philosophy behind bra + undie fit is to simplify -

Our pieces are created on a continuous scale of

 

s.s, s.m, m.l, l.ll

to better support many bodies, makeups and experiences rather than the

rigidity of having specific cups or band measurements. not all bodies and preferences fit into the existing molds.

We’re experimenting with creating beyond the usual entrapments of cups, bands and measurements that lock us in to things. Here’s our general guide:

bra band

waist

hip 

ss

24 - 30 in

23 - 26 in

34 - 36 in

sm

30 - 34 in

26 - 29 in

36 - 38 in

ml

34 - 38 in

28 - 32 in

39 - 41 in

ll

36 - 40 in

31 - 35 in

42 - 44 in

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