I've been on the hunt for this for a long time. A bra and underwear that look great and have ethical production behind them. I've been following White Rabbit for a while now, and when they reached out to me about this collaboration, I'd be lying if I said I didn't fan girl just a little. ;)
White Rabbit began with one big question: "In a world where we care so much about what goes into our food, our bodies, our clothes, how is it that no one paid attention to how our underwear is made?" (from White Rabbit's About Us page)
Since the beginning their mission has been simple, to produce quality underwear in an ethical and sustainable way. They've stayed true to their mission and have created, in my opinion, some of the most comfortable underwear I've ever worn. Their pieces are made in a family owned factory that employs women, pays fair wages and offers numerous other benefits. By choosing to use a bamboo rayon fabric for most of their pieces, the brand is also doing its part to limit its environmental impact. Bamboo is considered one of the most sustainable plants because it grows fast and requires little water. Its breathability also makes it a great choice for underwear! White Rabbit holds high standards from the very beginning, which can be seen here where they talk about choosing to work with a knitter that also follows strict ethical guidelines.
We work with an eco-friendly knitter that is OEKE-Tex certified and follows ISO-9000 and ISO-14001 manufacturing practices (international safety, reliability, quality and most importantly, environmental standards for products and services), and uses new 3-4 year old bamboo trees from the Yunnan province in China.
Their commitment to sustainability also shows in their packaging. When I received my pieces, there was only one plastic bag and the rest was recyclable paper packaging. This choice is not by accident and I love that they've considered all aspects of business when it comes to their environmental impact.
And now to the best part.. the actual pieces. I'll be the first to admit that I am INCREDIBLY picky when it comes to my underwear. I do not like "traditional" bras and at this point will pretty much only wear something if it more resembles a bralette. Second part of that though, I still like them to have hooks in the back and not be pullovers. I know, I warned you..I'm picky. Now the fabric.. I like my bras and underwear to do what they're supposed to do but in a way that I forget I'm even wearing them. Well guys let me tell ya.. these pieces did it all for me.
I decided to go with the Ann bralette and I'm so glad I did. It has the perfect amount of support for me, while still being incredibly comfortable. It also has removable liner pads which can be added or removed depending on what you're looking for. Also, let's not forget about that gorgeous lace detail! Ugh so good!
I went with the Carmine high-rise because I love high rise anything and I was not disappointed! They are so soft and so comfortable. The lace waist band has a bit of stretch to it which also makes them even more comfortable.
Both of these have held true to my "forget I'm wearing them" rule. They honestly have been so comfortable for me. In deciding what sizes to get, I followed the sizing chart but also read some of the reviews. I ended up with a M in the bralette and a S in the underwear. The sizing guide for the underwear recommended to go up, if you were in between sizes so I followed that and they fit perfectly. Even though the sizing guide said I should be a S, based on the reviews I went ahead and sized up in this one too. For me, it was definitely the right choice in fit! The great thing is that White Rabbit stands so confidently behind its pieces that even if you end up with a size that doesn't work, they're gonna do their best to get you the right one.
In conclusion, I love everything about my White Rabbit pieces! Something else that's really great and unique about the brand is they offer a try-on program if you live in the US. So basically, you can order pieces to try them on and wear them around to really find out what they're gonna feel like and if they just don't work for you then you can send them back! I love this idea not only because it allows you to have pieces you really love but in the end it also limits waste because you don't end up with pieces that you can't return and are never going to wear.
White Rabbit really is such a dream! I hope you check them out and fall in love too!
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Note: Thank you, White Rabbit, for gifting me this bra and underwear to review for this post. I was not compensated for this post. All thoughts, opinions, and photos are my own. Thank you for reading and helping spread the word about ethical fashion!