If you’re in the market for new underwear, it can be confusing trying to sort through the near-endless styles, colors, and fabrics to choose the right ones for you.
Organic cotton underwear is the perfect investment — and there are many different reasons why. From breathability and comfort to being gentle on your body (and the environment), here’s why you should choose organic cotton underwear.
Cotton Underwear is Breathable
Experts agree, cotton underwear is breathable and one of the best options for your body.
As Dr. Alyse Kelly-Jones, board-certified OB-GYN told Healthline, cotton underwear gently absorbs extra moisture and keeps you cooler — as opposed to synthetic fibers that put you more at risk for yeast infections when they trap heat and moisture.
Doctors and health experts also recommend wearing cotton underwear as it can help reduce the spread of bacteria in women who have bacterial vaginosis (BV) or a urinary tract infection (UTI).
While it can be fun wearing brightly colored styles made of stretchy spandex, nylon, and other synthetic materials, there’s no argument: cotton underwear is simply more comfortable.
If you’re looking for good everyday underwear that you can wear whether you’re lounging at home, at the office, or running errands on the weekends, cotton underwear is the style that’s comfortable enough to last you all day long.
No matter where you’re going and what you’re doing, you want to forget you’re wearing your underwear — not be reminded by uncomfortable compression or bunching you may get from more restrictive synthetic materials.
While wearing underwear isn’t a necessity (and even offers some benefits when you take a break), you want to be protected from any irritation or chaffing that could occur from your clothes. There’s nothing worse than being sore after wearing a pair of jeans when it could have been easily prevented with choosing a pair of breathable panties over going commando.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists also recommends that women with vulvodynia (persistent irritation of the vulva) wear 100% cotton underwear to help relieve symptoms.
Underwear also keeps any discharge from getting on your clothes throughout the day, which some people prefer as they like to wear their pants more than once before throwing them in the wash.
Organic Cotton is Free of Harmful Pesticides, Herbicides, and Synthetic Fertilizers
While any cotton is arguably more breathable and comfortable than many synthetic materials, organic cotton has a leg up.
You want to be mindful of what you’re putting in — and on — your body. Organic cotton is the premier option. Chemicals used to grow standard cotton run off into fields and water supplies, which can filter down to animals and plants. This poses harm not just to land but also to the plants, animals, and people that depend on it.
Organic cotton is free of all these harmful toxins, making it the optimal choice material for all your clothing garments — underwear included.
Feel Good Knowing You’re Supporting the Planet
Organic materials like cotton and bamboo are more sustainable for the planet — and they’re made to last. No thanks to fast fashion, many clothing garments today are cheaply made from synthetic materials and to only last a short time — perhaps for a couple of wears.
Investing in solid cotton underwear that’s made to last breaks the fast fashion cycle.
And as a bonus, when you’re done with underwear made from natural materials like cotton and bamboo, they can be returned to the earth naturally — whereas those made from synthetic counterparts would take between 20 to 200 years to break down, and let off harmful toxins as they do so.
Organic Cotton Underwear From Blue Canoe
If you’re searching for underwear that’s comfortable, breathable, and made with the planet in mind, look no further than Blue Canoe.
Our underwear is made from organic cotton — with options from organic bamboo, too. You can rest easy knowing you’re choosing natural fibers that are good for the environment and your body.
Check out our collection of organic cotton underwear to find the style that suits you. Whether it’s a bikini, brief, or boy short, Blue Canoe has the underwear to empower you to live comfortably.