Most people, especially women, don’t understand the importance of choosing suitable materials for your undergarments. Traditional underwear is made from polyester (plastic) and can cause yeast infections, among other issues. That’s where hemp, a naturally anti-bacterial fabric comes in!
I’ve tried lots of different organic underwear from organic cotton to bamboo but I’d never got my hands on hemp underwear until WAMA!
WAMA Underwear Review:
*This post is sponsored by Wama underwear. I only work with brands I love and trust; all opinions are mine. See our full disclosure here.
Since I’ve never used hemp underwear before, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I got the Racerback Bralette, Boyshorts, and High waisted Underwear. They were a little thinner than I expected. After all, I’m only used to thick, cotton undies. But the fabric was soft and very breathable which I really appreciated. The fit was also true to size.
I have found with the majority of underwear that I’ve used in the past, the seams always seem to dig in after a few hours of wear. I truly was surprised by how comfy these felt throughout the whole day. I was also pleasantly surprised that the boyshorts never bunched up or felt out of place throughout the day which is always a plus when you don’t have to fix your undies in public!
When I think of sustainable fabrics I tend to think of cotton and bamboo which are both strong and renewable materials. Hemp is similar to bamboo in a lot of ways and even outshines organic cotton when it comes to sustainability.
- It uses a fraction of the water to grow cotton
- Every part of the plant is useful so nothing goes to waste
- It absorbs more carbon per hectare than other craps and trees
- It doesn’t require any pesticides or harmful chemicals to grow
- It will completely break down at the end of its life!
- Hemp is naturally anti-bacterial
Just using a sustainable material isn’t enough to be considered a sustainable fashion brand. There are so many other factors that need to be looked at including sourcing, manufacturing, supply chain, etc.
A surefire way to tell if a brand is actually ethical and sustainable is to look for certifications that WAMA is in no short supply of. These certifications include: Pete approved vegan, Green America Certified Business, Business Social Compliance Initiative, OEKO-TEX certified. They’re also a part of the National Hemp Association.
But if that’s not enough for you, they also lay out their entire supply chain right on their site so you can see the journey the Hemp takes from seed all the way to your new favourite undies!
As a sustainability nerd, I’m absolutely giddy over WAMA’s products and sustainability! They check all the boxes when it comes to ethical production and sustainable sourcing. I also love the fit, comfort and how breathable the fabric is!
And since hemp is naturally anti-bacterial it’s going to make such a difference in overall health!
Thank you for reading my WAMA underwear review! You need to check them out for yourself to see just how great they are! Shop them here!