I used to shop for underwear.. basically never. But now that I'm married, and I'm officially in my 30s, I can't expect to get away with 10 year old rainbow unicorn panties. A few years ago, when I looked for ethical options, the scene was scary. But now, there are a bunch of beautiful options - from basic boyshorts in organic cotton to gorgeous lingerie that's made in the USA.
I even realized that my favorite underwear brand, Hanky Panky, is also made in the USA and they use local fabrics and recycled packaging too! I'm pretty happy about that, because their underwear is the most comfortable I've worn, looks nice, and lasts a long time. My friend a while back actually pulled me aside and gave me a pair that she bought for me because she knew that I refused to wear thongs, and said that the Hanky Panky thongs were different. The unsexiness of my underwear was bad, you guys - even my friends were trying to give me underwear, so that should about sum it up. But she was right, they were actually comfortable, and I've been a big fan ever since.
Below is a list of ethical intimates brands I've been collecting for a while - I hope it helps you with all of your undergarment needs....whether you wear thongs or not! ;)