What to Look for When Shopping for Underwear

What to Look for When Shopping for Underwear, tips and tricks from a textile designer and fabric expert to help you be a more informed consumer and better shopper. Information about the pros and cons of different types of fabric, trim, what is a gusset, and more!

I am so incredibly glad that you guys enjoyed last week’s Underwear Thesis kick off post! Because I want to give this project the due diligence it deserves, I am not quite ready to share my first batch of brand reviews. So definitely stay tuned for those… but until then, I wanted to take some time to answer your questions about what to look for when shopping for underwear. I touched on this briefly (haha get it?) last week, but wanted to go into even more detail to arm you with knowledge to make an informed decision!

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Underwear Thesis: My Search for The Most Comfortable Underwear (Part 1)

The Search for The Most Comfortable Underwear Brands Under $60! Join me as I shop for new underwear and talk about all of the features + how to buy underwear. As a former textile designer, I am sharing information about seams, stitching, chafing, underwear construction, the best fabric for underwear and more! Get all of this shopping advice + underwear brand reviews on jojotastic.com #underwear #panties #undies

That’s right… today we’re talking underwear. And most likely not just today, but for a while in the future! About a week or so ago, I randomly posted to Instagram asking for recommendations for new underwear. I wanted something cotton, with coverage (aka a brief or bikini style), and decent quality. What I was not prepared for was the number of women who would ask me to share what was submitted! I got a few submissions, but overwhelmingly the message was that most people don’t actually have underwear they love. Either they are like me and haven’t bought any in years or they just deal with disappointing panties… which got me thinking. What if I just started ordering underwear that was recommended and try them out? And what if I documented each step?? So I started doing that and it’s sort of blown up! I am officially deep in the midst of my #underwearthesis and hot on the trail of finding the most comfortable underwear for women. I got tired of the limitations for sharing my findings on Instagram, so I’ll be sharing regular updates here on the blog. But definitely follow along on IG because I post daily underwear chats (complete with ridiculous drawings of how each style fits my butt). Since this the first post, let’s dig into the why and what!

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4 MORE Sustainable Fashion Brands I’m Loving Right Now

Check Out These (New-To-Me) Sustainable Fashion Brands including For Days, Wayre, Seek Collective, and Wolven! sustainably made clothing, eco-friendly fashion.

To be totally honest, I haven’t been shopping much. It’s not like I really have anywhere to go! But now that it’s summer, there are a few key pieces I have my eyes on — and all are from sustainable fashion brands. I’ve really been focusing on ‘greening up’ my wardrobe choices, so I recently did a deep dive on Instagram to discover new eco-friendly options. Here are a few you might be into!

Image source: Seek Collective
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My Sustainable Loungewear Picks

Work From Home In Style with These Sustainable Loungewear Picks! eco-friendly, ethically made, organic athleisure, sleepwear, and pajamas. Sustainable style, eco friendly fashion. Tips for Shopping for Ethical, Sustainable & Eco-Friendly loungewear. Looking for Stylish Ethical Fashion Brands? List includes reviews of Pact, Lunya, MATE the label, ABLE, Amour Vert & more! #sustainability #sustainablestyle #ethicalfashion #ethicalbrands #ecoliving #sustainablelifestyle #ecofashion #ecostyle #ethicalclothing

I know so many people are sharing posts about loungewear, pajamas, and athleisure clothing… but for me, it felt like a good opportunity to share ethically made options in that category. Especially because I haven’t seen anyone do it yet! If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that my most recent fashion journey (if you can call it that) involves making more eco-friendly choices. I recently purchased a few sustainable loungewear items and definitely thought I needed to share some of what I found with you! I hope this post inspires you to go green with your shopping, even now.

Source: Lunya Washable Silk Button Down Pant Set
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My Ethical Style Picks for Spring 2020

Get dressed in style this spring with these 12 ethical style pieces, including eco-friendly, sustainable and ethical clothing, accessories & shoes! Sustainably made clothing, ethical jewelry, shoes, and accessories, Spring 2020 fashion trends. #sustainability #sustainablestyle #ethicalfashion #ethicalbrands #ecoliving #sustainablelifestyle #ecofashion #ecostyle

Ever since my No Shopping Challenge, my buying habits have changed. I have never been especially ‘trendy,’ but I enjoy knowing that the trends are. But that doesn’t always mix with wanting to live a more sustainable lifestyle. The constantly updating fashion industry and seasons is hard to keep up with and has quite an impact on our earth. So instead of a trend round up like I used to share, I wanted to round up my ethical style picks today. To me, each item feels like it will ‘live’ longer than one fast fashion cycle — all while being ethically made!

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8 Sustainable & Ethical Lingerie Brands to Know About

Go Green with These Sustainable & Ethical Lingerie Brands! Tips for Shopping for Ethical, Sustainable & Eco-Friendly underwear. Looking for Stylish Ethical Fashion Brands? List includes reviews of Pact, Everlane, Hara, Organic Basics, Cosabella, Hanes, Knickey & more! #sustainability #sustainablestyle #ethicalfashion #ethicalbrands #ecoliving #sustainablelifestyle #ecofashion #ecostyle #ethicalclothing

Have you been enjoying the sustainable style posts I’ve been sharing lately?? I hope so! Today, we’re going below the belt and talking underwear and lingerie! I know that this might come off as a weird topic, but underwear is a manufactured piece of clothing like everything else, so I thought it was worth a deep dive. Plus, have you ever stopped and really put thought into where your underwear comes from? I mean, it touches the most intimate parts of the body, so I’d like to know what goes into making it. During my last closet purge, I decided that from then on I would only purchase sustainable and ethical lingerie. Here are some great brands to inspire you to update your underwear drawer!

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6 Eco-Friendly Activewear Brands To Shop Right Now

6 Eco-Friendly Activewear Brands You Must Know About! Tips for Shopping for Ethical, Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Workout Clothing! Looking for Stylish Ethical Fashion Brands? Check Out These 6 Companies! List includes reviews of Pact, Girlfriend Collective, Outdoor Voices, Adidas, Groceries Apparel, and Patagonia #sustainability #sustainablestyle #ethicalfashion #ethicalbrands #ecoliving #sustainablelifestyle #ecofashion #ecostyle #ethicalclothing

Have you been enjoying my sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly shopping series so far?? If you’re new to the series, check out my previous posts about jewelry, denim, handbags, and shoes. I began this series because I was truly curious about what brands are out there that are fighting the good fight for the planet. Not gonna lie, I’ve been pleasantly surprised. Sustainable, ethical and eco-friendly apparel, shoes, and handbags (even underwear!) are becoming more and more accessible. I hope this series has helped to realize that as well. Today’s round up is all about eco-friendly activewear — and there are some GREAT options. I shouldn’t even be surprised at this point, to be honest, because there are some amazing brands out there.

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