And now, we bring you the star of the disappearing panty line: thongs!
We’ll talk about why you should consider choosing organic and non-toxic fabrics and why good thong habits are important for vaginal health, and then we’ll list the best brands making high-quality, comfortable, organic cotton thongs.
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What To Look for in Non-Toxic, Organic Thong Underwear
Just like we talked about with regular organic cotton underwear, the type of fabric your panties are made of is important for vaginal health. Gynecologists recommend a natural material like cotton because it’s breathable, moisture-wicking, and free from the potentially toxic chemicals that often come with synthetics.
One could argue that breathability and dryness are even MORE important when it comes to thongs (compared to full-bottomed brief underwear) because of the way thongs can contribute to potential infection.
Not only that, but organically-grown natural fibers such as cotton and hemp are even better because they’re grown without any poisonous pesticides or herbicides (traces of which can end up in the fabric of your clothing and underwear).
In addition to the type of fabric, it’s also helpful to look for third-party certifications such as GOTS Organic and OEKO-TEX (which indicates the product has been tested for toxic substances). These types of labels indicate that the product has been held to a specific set of standards set by an outside organization.
Good Thong Habits for Health
We’ll just get out with it: wearing thongs and g-strings can move bacteria from your back to your front, which can cause or contribute to infections. For this reason, it’s important to have good thong-wearing practices as well as great hygiene when wearing this type of panty.
For most people, wearing thongs with certain outfits and/or for limited periods of time is totally fine. But wearing them daily, working out in them regularly, sleeping in them, and/or wearing them with fabrics that are not breathable may not be the best ideas, according to gynecologists.
So, now that we know the basics of healthy thong-wearing, let’s get to our list of the BEST ORGANIC COTTON THONG BRANDS!
These Are the Brands Making the Best Organic Cotton Thongs
If you’ve spent very much time shopping for organic underwear, you’ve probably come across PACT. They are one of the most well-known brands for Fair Trade organic cotton undies for a reason!
Not only is their underwear (which they make for women, men, and kids) super comfortable, but PACT was one of the very first brands on the scene to offer truly affordable organic undergarments.
Everything comes with GOTS Organic and Fair Trade certifications.
Knickey makes super comfortable undies available in a variety of styles, sizes, and colors (including naturals and cold solids). Everything is made out of 95% GOTS certified organic cotton with 5% elastane for stretch. They’re free of things like toxic dyes and come with certifications like OEKO-TEX and Fair Trade International.
Knickey is also a great brand for plus-size thong underwear.
WAMA’s underwear for men and women is made out of sustainable and non-toxic hemp combined with organic cotton and a little bit of spandex for the perfect fit. They come in green or black and you can grab packs of 1, 3, 6, or 10.
In addition to their briefs, hipsters, and bralettes, Araks carries GOTS certified organic cotton thongs as well. They’re made in the USA and come in a selection of gorgeous colors.
Araks is also one of the few brands that offers organic cotton g-strings.
If you happen to be looking for a period panty thong, THINX carries one made out of 95% organic cotton. It’s also certified by OEKO-TEX, which means it’s been tested for a list of toxic substances.
This UK-based brand has been around the sustainable and ethical fashion space for a long time. They don’t have a wide range of organic cotton thongs, but they do have a couple pairs of black and almond-colored thongs that come with a handful of third-party certifications: GOTS organic, Soil Association, Fair Trade, WTFO, and Vegan.
Not all of Hanky Panky’s undies are made from organic cotton, but they do have a collection of low-rise lace thongs that come in pastels and neutral colors. The body of the thong is made from 100% Texas-grown organic cotton, and the stretchy lace waistband is made out of an eco-friendly REPREVE® recycled nylon-blend.
Sizes: OS (2-12)
Tentree’s “Everyday Thong” is made using a combination of TENCEL, organic cotton, and elastane for ultimate softness and comfort.
You’ve probably seen ThirdLove’s marketing campaigns and their focus on truly comfortable bras and underwear that actually fit. Most of their products are made using synthetic fabrics, but they do have a few pairs of panties and thongs made from organic cotton.
Another great brand for plus-size thong underwear, Azura Bay’s organic cotton classic thongs are ethically made in Canada out of made out of 95% organic cotton and 5% elastane.
Azura Bay is all about ethical, sustainable, and thoughtful sourcing and manufacturing throughout their entire process. Each purchase gives back to non-profit organizations, too.
Nubian Skin’s thong packs are made out of organic cotton plus a little elastane. They come in skin colors like “Café Au Lait,” “Caramel,” “Cinnamon,” and “Berry.”
This Australia-based shop carries cheeky and feminine thongs which are available in either standard or with a beautiful lace front panel. They’re made from 90-95% organic cotton plus 5-10% elastane for stretch and comfort.
Brook There’s organic cotton thongs come in a wide variety of really fun solid colors. They’re cut and sewn in the U.S.
This Australian-based brand carries several different organic cotton thong variations, from cheeky cut, to V-string, to G-string. They’re ethically made using GOTS certified organic cotton and non-toxic, eco-friendly dyes.
The Nude Label’s Basic Thong is made out of GOTS certified organic cotton, plus elastane.
If you’re in the market for new thongs, go with natural and non-toxic fabrics like organic cotton. It’s healthier, more breathable, moisture-wicking, and better for the environment, too!
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