- Environmental Health -

PACT Underwear: Ethical Fashion

Casie Leigh Lukes on her new favorite ethically made underwear from PACT.

Ethical Underwear
My first pair of organic, ethically made underwear! They fit amazingly well and are cute too:)

Even though I tried to make a pair of my own underwear out of a T-shirt, they are one of the last clothing items I thought about when searching for organic, toxin-free, ethically made pieces.

Which is odd: It’s one of the first articles I put on every morning (OK, sometimes in the middle of winter I put my wool socks on first) and the material that’s closest to my skin. It turns out, though, that finding ethically made, organic underwear for under $40 a pair is quite  difficult. Which is why I was thrilled to find PACT.

According to PACT’s website, co-founder Jeff Denby came to designing a manufacturing process to “be good from seed to shelf” after working in the international manufacturing business and seeing working conditions and environmental policies that were less than ethical.

PACT is committed to 3 things:

1. Good Design: “We love good design. From our limited edition prints down to our perfect fits, we keep you stylish and comfortable all day long.”

2. Good Fabric: “No pesticides, no sweatshops, no nasty stuff at all. Just the world’s best organic cotton underwear so soft and comfortable you won’t want to put your pants on.”

3. Good Cause: “Each collection is inspired by a cause and for every pair you buy, you help PACT support that cause and make a positive impact on our world.”

Underwear details
A closeup of some of the details.

The pairs I got for Christmas (another shout out to my parents who continue to indulge my strange gift requests) support low-income entrepreneurs who want to start small businesses. This is all well and good, but the big question is: Are they as comfortable as my mainstream designer brands like GAP and Victoria’s Secret?

My answer is a resounding yes. I’d even go as far to say they fit better than other mainstream brands I own.

PACT also makes socks, shirts, baby onesies, and other basic clothing for men and women.

For more on ethical clothing: Math and Ethical Fashion, Garment Self-Sufficiency Followup: Sewing Underwear Out of T-Shirt, A Quest for Ethical Fashion: Down the Bunny Trail, Label Conscious

Tell Us: Do you have a favorite ethical underwear brand?

Casie Leigh Lukes is Experience Life’s digital content specialist.

Leave a Comment