Review: Ethical Underwear Series (Organic Basics – Soft Touch)

Edit! I’ve just received an email regarding some discounts!!! Yay!! Please use the promo code: CATOBC3 (for 10% off) for all customers based in the UK, US, DK, or EU 🙂 

I’ve been wearing Organic Basics Soft Touch for the last couple of months. Organic Basics is a European brand, focusing on sustainability and organic cotton. (For full disclosure, please note, that I am an affiliate of Organic Basics, and I’m low key kinda excited, mostly because I actually really love their products).

I’ve worn a few different brands now and I would say the ethos of “Nisa Ethical Underwear” has been my favourite so far. They support and employ women who were refugees. I’m a little biased – my parents’ were refugees, so, I have a HUGE soft spot for Nisa. BUT, in terms of quality and comfort Organic Basics has been my favourite so far.

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The first wash test: If you read my first instalment of the series, you know that I always wash my underwear before I wear it. Mostly, because you know. Germs. (Even if there aren’t any, I can’t get this out of my head!)

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I wash all my underwear in a cloth laundry bag in the washing machine. I may have time to cook a few things from scratch, but I don’t really have time to wash my undergarments by hand!

After the first wash they turned out good. The steams didn’t come apart and the lovely rose colour didn’t fade.

The first try test: The first thing I noticed was that they were super comfortable. And also that the quality was amazing. My favourite so far. I don’t really need to do a “month later test” only because I’ve been wearing these for the last couple of months and the quality is still amazing. The fabric is super soft. Like incredibly soft, that it feels as if you’re not wearing anything at all!

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If you’re, looking for high quality underwear, then I definitely recommend this.

The jeans test: Wearing tight jeans are fine. I couldn’t really see the “line” underneath my jeans, which is a bonus. Plus the underwear didn’t feel uncomfortable or bunched up.

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The dress test: the fabric is pretty thin, but in a luxurious soft way. Is that even an description? So, you can’t see the line underneath the dress. Bonus! Did I mention how soft it is??? So, it looks good and it’s comfortable too!

The strap/support test: Again, I can’t really give a test on “support” because I don’t have a big chest. But the bralette had a really good “fit” for me. I would say that the “support” isn’t as strong as their organic cotton range, and it’s more for everyday wear, rather than a sports bra.

The sitting down all day test: Not much to say here. It’s pretty darn comfortable!

The itchy breasts test: Yeah, this is still a weird test! But what better way to test if a “bra” is comfortable? I wore the bralette/bra on a hike. It was hot and I was sweating. I tell ya, I’m not a sweater, but walking up a mountain and pulling myself up a rock wall was pretty tough. The great thing is, I didn’t feel this bralette/bra at all. AT. ALL. Again, this is huge for me! If I’ve been working up a sweat for hours, like hiking, a bra or sports bra normally always makes my boobs super itchy. But this didn’t! 😀 And it was very strange not scratching my boobs while hiking! (But again, I have a small chest, we I actually do wear this bralette for working out! I’m just nipples!)

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The one month test: As I said, there will be no follow up review for this one! I’ve been wearing these for the last couple of months, and the quality is amazing.

Review: 4.5 out 5 stars (I feel like I could replace all my underwear with Organic Basics, and honestly, I kinda want to)

You can purchase Organic Basics underwear HERE

Edit! I’ve just received an email regarding some discounts!!! Yay!! Please use the promo code: CATOBC3 (for 10% off) for all customers based in the UK, US, DK, or EU 🙂 


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