Brisbane basics brand NICO Underwear makes beautiful pieces for your bosom and butt (and other under areas).
The label is the first underwear brand to be accredited by Ethical Clothing Australia and seeks to maintain complete transparency in its production which happens here in Australia, in India and Bangladesh.
The brand does lots of cool things to help environmental sustainability like using recycled cotton yarn in its Bangladesh factory (which is an environmentally and ethically responsible garment factory).
But one of the main fabrics NICO uses is Lenzing Modal – a fibre made from beechwood trees. This modal is free of harmful chemicals and is sustainably sourced from trees in Austria and neighbouring countries.
Other fabrics NICO uses are made from partly recycled cotton and nylon, helping to reduce waste and ensure quality for its products.
Recycling cotton helps to massively reduce the amount of water used for irrigation, chemicals used in treatment, emissions released, waste water dumped, and energy and land used for production.
Also by reusing this textile the brand is saving it from entering landfill – so it’s a win for everyone.
The NICO jocks are a range of full briefs to thongs, in basic colours and sizes. NICO also has a swimwear range and has branched into bras, socks, singlets, shirts, bodysuits and slips.
It’s the ultimate go-to for ethical undergarments, and if you buy three pairs of jocks you’ll get a 10% discount which will set you back about $67.50.
You can learn more about the NICO makers and fabrics used on the website. There’s just nothing to be bummed out about in your undies drawer anymore.