Becoming a zerowasteman is more complicated than I initially thought.
Plastic packaging seems to be the most challenging part to eliminate from our life.
But then there are the essentials like new underwear and socks that need to be replaced occasionally.
Because my skin is pretty sensitive, I try to buy ethically made garments and eco-friendly underwear. Additionally I don’t want to contribute to the growing microfiber pollution problen in our oceans. Unless you want to wash all your clothes in a guppyfriend.
My last pair of underwear was made from bamboo, which I thought was eco-friendly, but it turns out this is a bit more complicated than I thought.
Related: Is Bamboo Fabric Sustainable?
But, if you have landed on this page to find the best eco-friendly and sustainable underwear for men, you have come to the right place.
If not hours, I have spent days finding ethical underwear for men, only to put it all into this list of 6 eco-friendly underwear brands for men who don’t break the bank.
Because let’s face it, only your partner is going to see them anyway.
So let’s dive into your pants.
Fabrics: 95% organic cotton 5% elastane
Why: They come in a variety of designs
How much: Start from $12 USD with deals when you buy a pack
Size: XS – XXL
Where from: Boulder Colorado
A passion for fashion and health inspired this clothing brand.
Why: Helping to fight malaria in Africa sustainable materials, vegan brand
Fabrics: 80% viscose made from organically-grown bamboo, 13% nylon, 7% elastane
How much: from $15.95 USD
Where from: Sydney, Australia has stores worldwide
Why: Hemp fabric is naturally anti-bacterial with anti-odor properties.
Super comfortable, breathable, and gets softer with every wash. Hemp is the perfect fabric for your organic underwear.
Fabric: Hemp is also organic, eco-friendly, and can help save the planet.
How much: from $24 USD / Special packs available to save
Wherefrom: USA, ships internationally
Why: Nothing compares to the comfort, breathability, and softness of Cariloha’s viscose-from-bamboo underwear.
The natural softness of bamboo fibers mixed with the flexibility of spandex is an ideal combination for perfectly fitting boxer briefs.
Fabric: 95% Viscose from Bamboo / 5% Spandex
How much: from $ 22 USD
Where from Salt Lake City, ships worldwide
Why: Co-Created Underwear – It’s like democracy but without the politics.
Fabric: 95% Viscose from organic Bamboo / 5% Spandex.
Size: S – XXL
How Much: from $ 7.50 USD
Where From: Zurich Switzerland, ships to 120 countries worldwide
Why: They are super comfortable and build with precision. Opok is doing it right, by giving you room where you need it and keeping the rest in shape. I love them!
Update on the Opok undies: I am sad to say that after a couple of washes they lost their form. While they are still comfortable they are not snug around the butt anymore.
Just thought I let you know.
Fabric: GOTS certified dyes and organic cotton
Size: S – XXL
How much: $ 30 USD
Where from: San Francisco, California