Organic cotton nursing bras are a great option for your breastfeeding journey and offer a number of benefits for the wearer. For one, the natural fibres are soft on the skin, while remaining breathable and hypoallergenic (important for breastfeeding – it’s a moist environment as it is!) The organic nature of the fibre ensures that the intimates are free from toxins which would regularly be encountered from the chemicals involved in the cotton farming process and the dyeing processes. GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standard) certified organic cotton ensures that the cotton is farmed without harmful chemicals such as pesticides, that dyes are free from toxins, and that the supply chain is free from child and forced labour. So it’s a win for the wearer and the makers too.
These beautiful Australian and New Zealand brands are making lovely organic cotton, wire-free bras that are perfect for breastfeeding.
Byron-Bay based brand Juem was established in 2018 with a mission to make women them feel confident, beautiful and womanly while still maintaining comfort. Following women’s journeys through life, the brand offers pieces for maternity and beyond – including beautiful, GOTS certified organic cotton nursing bras. Juem’s wire-free, soft cup nursing bras available in sizes 8-16 in a number of different styles. Juem is a member of 1% for the planet and is also carbon neutral in Australia.
Olli Ella touts sustainably made homewares, apparel, children’s products, toys and baskets. So it was a natural extension of their range to offer thoughtfully made products for the new mum. Enter underWARES by Olli Ella, a collection of considered intimates for the mum-to-be and new mum, including nursing bras. The brand’s nursing bra is a crafted from 93% organic cotton and 7% spandex, and is available in two colours in sizes XS through to XL. The full cup, wire-free design features a clip to easily allow for feeds on the go. Olli Ella is certified B corp.
Eco conscious intimates makers LÉ BUNS make a range of bralettes and crops that fit the bill for your feeding bra. The range is made from organic cotton and features a variation of wire-free designs including triangle cups with thick supportive straps, a more classic vertical bandeau style all the way through to the classic crop top. LÉ BUNS’ triangle cup bras are the perfect nursing bra, easily slipping to the side for your feed and back into place. Pick from sizes 8A+ to 14A+.
Britt’s List readers can take 15% off full priced purchase at LÉ BUNS with code BRITTSLIST at checkout. Shop here.
Eco Intimates specialises in luxury ladies underwear, and you can expect the same level of luxe from its bras. The brand takes a number of impressive steps to ensure ethical production (in Bali, Indonesia), to make its undergarments which are a range of organic cotton and bamboo bralettes. The bras are all soft cups and wire free (read: super comfy) and feature some lovely lace adding a little luxury to the undergarments. These beautiful undergarments will help make the early days of breastfeeding feel that little bit nicer when you’re hanging out in your intimates.
Britt’s List readers can get 10% off full priced items at Eco Intimates with code BRITTSLIST10 at checkout. Find out more about Eco Intimates and shop here.
NICO’s undergarments are ethically made in India and Bangladesh, using sustainable and soft fabrics including organic cotton. NICO makes a range of wire-free full cup, triangle cup and bralettes in soft, sustainable fabrics, along with its range of underwire bras. The bra/cup sizes range from 8A to 14DD, ensuring there’s a size to fit your ever-changing cup size.
Britt’s List readers can take 15% of full price purchase at NICO with code BRITTSLIST at checkout. Shop here.
New Zealand’s Nisa is helping refugee women from the bottom up. The brand’s undergarments are lovingly sewn by women from a refugee background in their sunny studio in Wellington, New Zealand, with a mission to provide their staff with meaningful and interesting paid work, while making kick-ass undies. Nisa offers a range of wire-free, organic cotton bralettes that are both soft and supportive. The bra’s triangle cross over cup design easily pulls to the side, making it a perfect nursing bra.
Not a nursing bra, but Brisbane-based brand Bubnest (maker of the beautifullll organic cotton nest for bubs), makes a range of organic cotton nursing pads. These organic cotton nursing pads are designed to help absorb excess milk from leaky milk bars. They’re made out of one layer of organic cotton fabric and two layers of absorbent organic terry towel, with a printed backing. Pair these with your nursing bras to stay dry in the early months of breastfeeding. They’re made in Brisbane.