The High-Waisted Panty is Back (and More Sustainable Than Ever)

Marilyn Monroe high-waisted panty
Marilyn Monroe Poses with her Dog in a High-Waisted Bikini

Imagine if you will, a lacy, sexy, panty, ethically made from sustainable materials, that actually sits high on the waist, covering your belly and making you feel retro gorgeous like Marilyn Monroe. It’s not a fantasy! These elusive high-waisted, organic cotton panties actually exist!

High-Rise Panties Ariana Grande
Ariana Grande Shows Off Her High-Raise Panties. © M.A.C. Cosmetics

When jeans went low-rise more than a decade ago, so did panties. As a middle-aged woman, wearing undies that accentuated my pooch belly did not make for a happy time for me. But over the last few years, high-rise panties have returned with a vengeance, and gone green! Performers like Ariana Grande (left) and Beyoncé (bottom) have shown off their figures in high rise panties, pushing this retro revival forward.

High-Rise Bikini on Beyoncé
Beyoncé Sports a High-Rise Bikini.

The eco-friendly version of this movement is primarily being spearheaded in Europe, with companies like Swegmark of Sweden, and Peau-Ethique in France showcasing high-waisted panties made from organic cotton and certified Fair Trade. Peau-Ethique even went one step further, making a retro high-waisted panty with an attached garter belt for extra sass. At the start of this trend, we got a humorous, thoughtful write-up from Girly Girl Army about our high-waisted Infinite Support Brief.

Organic Cotton High Waisted Panties from Europe
Three High Waisted Panty Options all made from Organically Grown Cotton
womens bamboo high-waisted brief underwear
The Anything But Basic Bamboo High Waisted Brief

More recently, San Francisco-Paris collaboration brand, Les Lunes, released the simple, but ultra-flattering, Anything But Basic High-waisted panty made from a luxurious bamboo fabric. It has less “support” and tummy control than the Swegmark panties and a bit less pizzazz than the Peau-Ethique options. Instead, it comes in at a lower price and has a silky texture surpassing the other options in comfort and barely-know-its-there wearability.

With so many luxury, ethical, sustainable options available, even the most dedicated low-rise fan might want to grab a retro high-waisted panty for under their favorite skirt or dress. What would you choose: flirty lace, tummy-controlling support, barely-there bamboo or a simple organic cotton basic made right here in Oregon? Whatever you decide, we think the retro indulgence of high-waisted panties is back to stay.

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GIVEAWAY: Green Tree Organic Cotton Camisole and Panty of Your Choice – ENDED

Organic Cotton Camisole Made in the USA
Trista Cami with Bra in Black

Hey Folks, it’s long past time for a giveaway from your favorite eco-fashion boutique!  This month we’re giving away an intimates set from our own in-house brand, Green Tree Organic Clothing.  Up for grabs is the organic cotton Trista Cami with Bra (shown left) in your choice of black or white PLUS any one of Green Tree’s organic cotton women’s underwear.  We’ve got 7 panty styles to choose from in sizes ranging from XXS – 3XL.

Here’s a little TWIST: the more people that enter, the more sets we’ll give away!  We know you’re sometimes reluctant to share a giveaway because it lowers your chances of winning.  But we’re setting the chance of winning at 1 in 50 people or less, guaranteed.  So if we get more than 50 individual people entering, we’ll give away 2 sets, more than 100 people, 3 sets, etc.  So share away!

We need your help to keep bringing in the finest organic bras and lingerie from around the world.  So please spread the word about sustainable clothing and lingerie, and tell your friends and family about FaeriesDance.com.

About the Prize(s)

womens organic cotton hi cut brief in black
Organic Hi Cut Brief in Black

Each winner will receive 1 Trista Cami with Bra and 1 Green Tree Organic brand panty in the color and size of their choice.  Options include:

  1. Eat Organic Panty (printed bikini style, XS – XL)
  2. Heart’s A’flutter Panty (printed bikini style, XS – XL)
  3. Organic Hipster Brief (XS – XL)
  4. Lace Waist Low Panty (XS – XL)
  5. Organic Bikini Panty (XXS – XL)
  6. Organic Full Brief (S – 3XL)
  7. Organic Hi Cut Brief (XS-XL, our most popular style!)

The prizes are shipped at our expense.  The winners will have the option of adding on any other products they would like to purchase from us at no shipping charge. After the contest ends, each person entering will receive a special discount code by e-mail for any Green Tree Organic brand products.  This discount is exclusive to contest participants.

Organic cotton womens panty
Hearts A’flutter Panty

All of Green Tree Organic’s products are made locally in Oregon. We design and pattern in Portland. All cutting and sewing is done in Stayton. We get our internal tags from a company in Portland. The printed panties, Eat Organic and Hearts A’flutter, are printed using water-based inks by a woman-owned printer in Portland.

Our fabric is a 95% Organic Cotton, 5% Spandex blend and Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) certified.  All of the panties listed above, as well as the Trista Cami, are made from this certified organic cotton fabric.  We source the fabric from a small, family-owned company in India. It’s knit and dyed local to where the cotton is grown.

About Faerie’s Dance

womens organic cotton hipster brief
Organic Hipster Brief in Sweet Pink

Since 2005 Faerie’s Dance has been a force for good in the fashion world.  We support small, sustainable businesses, many of them are women-owned or family-owned.  All of our products are ethically produced providing living wages to the workers that make them both here in the USA and abroad. No sweatshops or child labor are ever involved in the making of our goods.   We currently offer more than 1200 sustainable items in our store including organic, natural fiber and recycled clothing, accessories and jewelry.  Find out more about our philosophy and our funny name as well as our generous charity policy.

How to Enter

Enter the contest using the form below.  You can get extra entries by visiting our social media pages and sharing this contest.

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