The majority of our clothes are bought used. Except underwear and socks. However, when we do buy brand new things like clothes, we make sure they are sustainably produced. Why is this important?
It’s a scary fact that up to 2,000 different harmful chemicals like formaldehyde, chlorine, lead and mercury are used to produce textiles. Most of the chemicals are used for the dyeing process. Unfortunately, most old clothes and textiles will end up in a landfill eventually, where the chemicals will leach into the soil, water and air.
Because they are made with sustainable hemp and organic cotton, I like WAMA underwear. What I learned from the company that I had not known before is that hemp fabrics are naturally antibacterial, super soft and breathable — a huge bonus when it comes to underwear, if you ask me. I work out a lot, so having underwear that breathes as I sweat makes a big difference. And wearing it feels very good.
WAMA’s fabric is dyed in a facility that is Oeko-Tex Certified. This ensures that the fabric has been tested for harmful substances and that the fabric, therefore, is harmless to human health. As well, they are Green American Certified. These are certifications I look for when buying clothes to make sure they are sustainably manufactured. To top that off, they are also a vegan and PETA approved brand.
WAMA sells underwear and bras for women, and underwear for men.
So, I firmly believe it is super important to slow down in order to make sure clothing purchases are made with care and with the least impact on the planet. One of the most sustainable (therefore lower impact) fabrics used for clothes is from hemp because hemp is fast growing and requires no pesticides.
If for any reason you are not happy with your first pair of underwear, WAMA will send you a new size, a different color, or issue a refund. No questions asked & no returns needed.