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 underwear 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 like polyester.
One could argue that breathability and dryness are even MORE important when it comes to thongs (even 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 than conventional cotton because they’re grown without any toxic pesticides or herbicides.
In addition to the type of fabric, it’s also helpful to look for third-party certifications such as GOTS Organic and OEKO-TEX. These types of labels are not perfect, but they do 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 if you’re having problems down there, you may want to try not wearing thongs for a while and/or changing out of your thong more frequently.
These Are the Brands Making the Best Organic Thongs in 2023:
So, now that we know the basics of healthy thong-wearing, let’s get to our list of the the best organic cotton thong brands:
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.
For my review: I’ve been wearing Pact’s underwear for years now. They’re easy to wear under a variety of different kinds of pants—jeans, leggings, etc. I like how they offer a lot of different patterns, too. So you can go with a basic solid or you can switch it up with something fun if you feel like it.
Price Range: $10 (on sale) – $75 (6-pack)
Material breakdown: 95% organic cotton, 5% elastane
Use the code THEFILTERY15 for 15% off full-priced items.
KENT’s thongs are made out of 100% GOTS organic Pima cotton for the utmost breathability and comfort. They’re completely synthetic-free, which means no spandex, elastane, or other plastic materials. They’re all made ethically in California AND they’re completely compostable, too!
Price Range: $24 – $68 (3-pack)
Material breakdown: 100% pima cotton
Subset (formerly called Knickey) makes super comfortable undies available in a variety of styles (including low-rise and high-rise thongs), sizes, and colors (including natural 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. Subset is also a great brand for plus-size thong underwear.
I’ve been wearing Subset’s underwear ever since they launched! Their construction has gotten even better since they first started. My high-rise Subset thong is honestly one of my favorite pairs of underwear. They’re so comfortable to wear under any high-rise pants.
Price Range: $17
Material breakdown: 95% organic cotton, 5% elastane
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.
I really love my Le Buns undies. The fabric is stretchy enough to be comfortable, but it also feels a bit thicker than other brands, so I feel more supported when I wear it. It also holds its shape really well so it’s still fitting the same way at the end of the day.
Price Range: $19 (on sale) – $37
Material breakdown: 90% organic cotton, 10% elastane
Use our Le Buns discount code THEFILTERY15 for 15% off your purchase.
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. They also have silk thongs too for a softer and sexier option.
Note that not all of Araks’ underwear is made from natural fabrics, so make sure to check the details before purchasing.
Price Range: $30 (on sale) – $55
Material breakdown: 100% organic cotton OR 92% silk, 8% elastane
Oddobody actually doesn’t use anything synthetics in their fabrics — it’s all 100% GOTS certified organic cotton.
They come in several solid colors (black, white, pink, blue, and red) and sizes range from XS to 3XL. They’re made in Fair Trade Certified factories in Peru.
Plus, Oddobody does a lot of work toward bodily education and autonomy, which is pretty cool.
Price Range: $22
Material breakdown: 100% organic cotton
Organic Basics’ skin-friendly underwear is not only ethically made out of organic cotton (mostly), but it’s also PETA-approved vegan. (Of course, many of the brands here are free from animal products, but not all of them come with third party reassurance.)
They offer a “standard” organic thong, but then they also have a seamless high waist tanga, which is not only super soft but is a good option for working out since it’s seamless and more form-fitting. Plus, it’s got little keyhole touches to give it a pretty feminine look.
They do have an “Active Thong” which is made out of (partially recycled) synthetics like nylon, so make sure to check the materials before buying so that you know what you’re getting.
Price Range: $20-$45 (2-pack)
Material breakdown: 95% organic cotton, 5% elastane OR 85% organic cotton, 10% recycled polyamide, 5% elastane
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 (and you get a discount if you buy more!).
They also offer a “First Pair Guarantee,” which means that if for any reason you are not happy with your first pair of underwear, they will send you a new size, color, or issue you a refund (no questions asked). This differs from most underwear brands, which don’t offer refunds or returns on undies.
Price Range: $24
Material breakdown: 53% hemp, 44% organic cotton, 3% spandex
If you have extra sensitive skin, eczema, or a similar condition, you may want to try out Cottonique. Their entire hypoallergenic collection is specifically made for people with sensitivities.
The main fabric used for their thongs is 100% organic cotton, so it’s free from synthetics. The allergy-friendly elastic is free from rubber and latex and is wrapped in the cotton fabric so that none of it touches the skin. It’s sewn with a flat seam to further prevent irritation from bunching or rubbing.
Price Range: $30 (2-pack)
Material breakdown: 100% organic cotton
Use the code THEFILTERY10 for 10% off your order.
Tentree’s “Everyday Thong” is made using a combination of plant-based TENCEL, organic cotton, and elastane for ultimate softness and comfort. TENCEL is a great semi-synthetic that offers a softer feel than cotton typically gives.
Great for everyday wearing, these undies come in a few basic solid colors and are ethically made in Turkey.
Price Range: $18
Material breakdown: 60% TENCEL™, REFIBRA™ Lyocell, 35% Organic Cotton, 5% Elastane
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. Their Mid-Rise Thong is available in classic colors like “Onyx” (black) and “Sand” (beige), and their Low-Rise Thong comes in a couple of fun colors like “Sunflower” (yellow) and “Olive” (green).
Some of their options have dainty little trims for a feminine touch.
Price Range: $15 (on sale) – $20
Material breakdown: 95% organic cotton, 5% spandex
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. The little lacy details provide some sexiness that you don’t always get with cotton undies.
Ethically made in Bali, these undies come with a handful of third-party certifications, including Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) and Zero Waste Packaging.
Price Range: $21-$34
Material breakdown: 90-95% organic cotton 5-10% elastane
Brook There’s organic cotton thongs come in a wide variety of really fun solid colors. They’re low-rise with less coverage so they can be worn under a variety of pant styles. They’re cut and sewn in the U.S. using GOTS certified organic cotton that’s also milled and dyed in California.
Price Range: $28
Material breakdown: 94% organic cotton, 6% spandex
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. To get exclusive content delivered to your inbox once a week, sign up for Filtered Friday!