our values

team bare
we would not be here without a group of strong, beautiful individuals who offer support and encouragement no matter the circumstance—from our passionate founder-designer to the models (aka friends) and the fierce photographers we work with (Erin Kwon, Kara Schab, Maya Oren, Leah Judson, Lauren Zillinger).

our lace comes from a 150+ year old family-owned company who works with factories that are GRS and OEKO-TEX® certified. our mesh comes from a Rhode Island based mill that specializes in innovative, high-quality stretch fabrics. we always use GOTS certified organic cotton and eco-friendly dyes. it is important to us that we source from established suppliers that are best in class. on each product page, we list more about our fabrics under the tab labelled fabric report. 

p.s. if you’re thinking - “what does GOTS certified mean?” - here’s the scoop: the Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) is recognized as the world's leading processing standard for textiles made from organic fibers. it ensures that the plants are grown organically, and it requires environmentally and socially responsible manufacturing. GOTS certified organic cotton is better for people and the planet 🌱

when we set out on our journey to create modern undergarments, it was essential that we be close to the production process. we wanted to touch and feel the development every step of the way. so, we chose to have underbares made in the USA. we are committed to supporting ethical manufacturers close to home. we’d love for you to meet our makers.

there is a lot of waste in the world. we do not want to add to it. all of our packaging is either biodegradable or recyclable. everything (including our stickers!), with the exception of our hang tag strings, is created from recycled materials.

we charge only what we need to in order to cover the cost of creating our undergarments, sending them to you, keeping our lights on, and developing new everyday essentials. as a small independent brand, we want our undergarments to be accessible, and we do our best to price them accordingly.