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A Little Va Va Voom for the Eco-nerd: Eco-friendly Sexy Lingerie

By Fredrica Syren:

In my opinion, underwear should be comfortable and eco-friendly, with a hint of sexy. Ok, I confess: I’m an eco-nerd who loves sexy lingerie. It just makes me feel good ☺

Why is it so important to buy eco-friendly underwear? Knowing what is in the clothes we wear is as important as knowing what’s in the food we eat. The clothing business can be a very dirty business that wastes lots of valuable natural resources and pollutes our planet with pesticides and other chemicals, as well as risks its workers’ health. No, it’s time to give our underwear drawer a makeover and replace underwear that causes damage to our planet and our health with comfortable, beautiful, sexy lingerie made from natural, organic materials with fewer pesticides and chemicals. After all, they come in contact with our body’s most sensitive parts.

Of course, there are plenty of businesses focusing on better-for-you, back-to-basics styles; but where do I shop for ClareBare lingeriecomfortable, sustainable and sexy? Here are a few of my favorite brands:

Alyssa Wood has an etsy shop that focuses on ethically produced, sustainable lingerie that fits well. The lingerie is meant to compliment the body as it is, and to be comfortable enough to wear on a hike, to run errands, or all day at work.


Clare Bare lingerie is also available on etsy.com. She is a Los Angeles based designer specializing in fashion forward and eco-friendly lingerie made from organic cotton, bamboo jersey, and vintage fabric. Clare creates garments that are structured to flatter your body in a natural way without the use of constrictive hardware, and each piece is as comfortable as it is sexy.



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Stella is the daughter of former Beatles member Sir Paul McCartney, and American photographer and animal rights activist Linda McCartney. Her signature style is that of sharp tailoring, natural confidence and sexy femininity. Stella uses recycled materials, organic cotton and new technology to ensure that all her products are kind to the environment. Stella, herself an animal activist and spokesperson for PETA, does not use any fur or leather in her designs.


Lilipiache uses natural, eco-friendly fabrics like organic cotton, silk and French lace to create designs that are flirty, fashion forward and comfortable.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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