I’ve got some exciting news to share with you all – I’m now an Organic Basics affiliate. What does this mean? It means that I get to review their awesome range for free (and earn a small commission) whilst you get to grab yourself 10% off with my exclusive code GEORGINAOBC. For my first review, I’ll be putting the Organic Basics Starter Pack to the test. But before I get into the nitty-gritty let’s find out a little more about what Organic Basics stands for. (Discount code valid until 29th of January.)
DISCLAIMER: Please note that this is not a sponsored post and I have not received monetary payment for this post. I have been sent products from Organic Basics for personal use and to write a review if I wished. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. I am, however, an Organic Basics affiliate which means that if you buy anything from the Organic Basics website I will receive a small commission. If you’d like to know more, feel free to contact me.
About Organic Basics
The Netherlands based Organic Basics are a forward-thinking organic and sustainable underwear brand that offers a ridiculously stylish cotton range for both men and women, all whilst looking after their factory workers and the environment too. They only work with certified factory partners based in Austria, Italy, Portugal and Turkey, which all share their vision on sustainability, reducing their environmental footprint.
The factory working conditions are safe and free from forced labour and child labour, and all of their workers are receiving a living wage. All workers are also offered free lunches and childcare too. I actually feel like the modern UK workplace could learn a thing or two from how Organic Basics runs things.
“The fashion industry is a dirty bastard. So we put sustainable thinking at the center of everything – that means we only choose fabrics that care for our environment and we only ever partner with factories that care about their impact, too. When we say sustainability is our core mission we don’t mean that sustainability is nice to have – we mean that it’s the only way we act.” – Organic Basics
But they don’t stop there – they only use sustainable materials and technologies such as; GOTS certified organic cotton, recycled nylon, TENCEL Lyocell, recycled wool, SilverTech, Polygiene, and seamless knitting. Every fabric is derived from either Class A or B fibres, have a great environmental footprint, and lifetime durability. Everything is natural, biodegradable, renewable, and recycled with a low impact on the environment.
So far Organic Basics, in comparison to traditional manufacturing processes, have saved 2.43 tonnes of waste from entering landfills, and have prevented 3 kilos of chemicals and 3.23 kilos of CO2 from entering our beloved environment. To read more about their Impact Index click here.
So, it’s safe to say that Organic Basics are super transparent about what they do and what they believe in. And it really is in line with my own beliefs which is great. But how good can these products actually be? It sort of almost sounds too good to be true. Read my review below to find out how well their underwear fared.
The Women’s Organic Basics Starter Pack comes with 1 Triangle Bra (RRP £36.00) and a 2 pack of either Bikini Briefs (RRP £30.00) or Thongs (RRP £30.00). I opted for the thongs as I’m always wearing something ultra-tight and there’s nothing worse than a VPL. It comes in two colours; Black and Rose Nude. Now, I’m usually a black kinda gal but the Rose Nude shade looks amazing, sadly it was out of stock when I put in my order so I’m back to black.
First off, I just want to say how amazing the packaging is – everything comes packed in super cute, blush pink recycled paper bags fronting the awesome Organic Basics logo. The whole process from checkout to delivery and opening the final product is executed in a precise manner, making it the ultimate online shopping experience.
Upon taking the bra and thongs out of the packaging the first thing I noticed was the sheer quality of the material. The under band of the bra is nice and sturdy to offer support, same with the waistband to the thongs, and every piece is super soft so you know it’s suitable for even the most sensitive of skins. Made from 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane to give you just enough stretch.
The Triangle Bra
I really, really, really love the Organic Basics Triangle Bra. It absolutely fits like a glove and it’s pretty supportive too. I especially love the pintuck at the front of the cups, it gives it a much more stylish edge but I have to admit that I was worried this would show through when wearing tight tops. Thankfully it doesn’t and it gives a beautiful silhouette.
I feel like the thick under band makes the bra a lot more supportive than most bralettes so if you’re bigger busted it will probably fit quite well. I’m roughly a 34B and ordered the size small. Another great advantage to the thick under band is that it won’t roll up (or under) when you move around – this is a problem I find in most unwired bras.
Now, I have one breast that is pretty much a full size bigger and whenever I bend over it falls out of pretty much any bralette. I gave up wearing underwired bras so long ago for health benefits and this has always been my pet peeve. But, Organic Basics deserve my utmost gratitude because they’ve managed to keep my lefty in place. Hurray!
Apologies for my butt being in the shot but I really wanted to show you all how the back of the band is nice and thick and how the thong naturally tapers out without being unflattering or just turning into a little piece of string. Either way, a healthy dose of body positivity is always needed in this world. Because it’s okay to have stretch marks, cellulite, butt spots, hair, you name it. We all deserve to feel sexy and embrace our natural state.
It’s nice to see a brand that cares about the environment that’s capable enough to be able to create something that is stylish too. Organic Basics have really nailed it.
Every part of the Organic Basic Thongs are smooth, you won’t find any frilly edges that will tug on your pubic hair or friction burn your skin. They won’t make you feel like you’re cheese wiring your butt crack. They are literally the comfiest thongs that I have ever worn. It’s like wearing a second skin.
I love the thick waistband of the thong, and just like the bra, it helps to keep them up and staying in place all day long. There’s also no VPL with these thongs – they are totally seamless! I ordered a size medium, I wasn’t sure if I’d need a large because I do have quite big hips in comparison to my waist. I always wear a UK size 8-10 up top and 10-12 on the bottom but as you all know brands do vary in sizing. I’d say that the whole OB range is pretty true to size.
I just love, love, love the figure-hugging and seamless look of the Organic Basics Starter Kit. Hands up if you hate labels?! Me too… And what is probably the best feature in the OB underwear is a complete lack of them. In fact, the labels have been printed on so there’s no more itchy back and you won’t need to cut anything out and then forget how to wash it. It’s sophisticated yet super cosy. It’s nice to see a brand that cares about the environment that’s capable enough to be able to create something that is stylish too. Organic Basics have absolutely nailed it. I literally can’t say a negative thing about the underwear that I have received, or the company either for that matter. It’s full marks over here guys!
Oh, and it’s worth mentioning that I also picked up a GUPPYFRIEND™ Washing Bag from the Organic Basics site. It’s made with 100% recycled Polyamide. It’s basically a washbag for your undies that helps to prevent microplastics from entering our waterways. It’s made for washing synthetic garments and afterwards, you dispose of any microplastic residue into your domestic waste bin. The company was founded by a bunch of surfers and nature lovers which I love. I haven’t put up a review for this yet but I will do once I’ve made a few washes with it.
This is just another amazing way Organic Basics thinks – the focus isn’t just on selling their own products but rather anything extra that will help to improve both the customer experience and save the environment. They are innovative, caring, and have a great eye for detail.
Overall Organic Basics have exceeded my expectations and I hope to be able to review more pieces in the future. And if that isn’t possible I would genuinely buy from them myself. OB doesn’t just sell underwear but also a range of activewear, turtle necks, bodysuits, long sleeve crew neck tops, and even recycled cashmere hats, scarves, and gloves. I definitely have my eye on the turtle necks now that it’s so cold outside.
Have you tried Organic Basics before? If so leave me a comment using the comments box below. And if you want to buy yourself (or a loved one) something special head on over to the OB site and grab yourself 10% off with my exclusive code GEORGINAOBC. (Valid until 29th of January.)