If you’re anything like me, you’re constantly looking for high quality, eco-friendly clothes that are also budget friendly. Seriously, why do eco-friendly clothes have to be so expensive? Actually, I do know the reasons- sustainably and ethically sourced materials and labor are more expensive. But still, it hurts sometimes to see organic cotton and hemp products priced so high. So when I heard about WAMA Underwear, where hemp underwear isn’t ridiculously overpriced, I was super excited to give them a try.
For transparency, I want you to know that WAMA Underwear did give me these products for free in exchange for my honest review. As always, you know you can trust that this is a genuine review.
My Overall WAMA Underwear Review
I admit that my idea of affordability here isn’t aligned with the affordability of a 6 pack of Hanes at Target. I vote with my dollars and I choose to spend my money on clothing that is sustainably sourced and made. I would rather spend more money on a few high quality items that are sustainable than to buy a lot of cheap products.
Typically, organic hemp and cotton underwear has retailed for as high as $38 for one pair of underwear and up to $50 for a little bralette. Why? Mostly because there aren’t a whole lot of businesses making hemp underwear. I’m so excited that WAMA Underwear is here to provide a somewhat more affordable line of organic hemp undies at $20 for those of us that can’t pay $38 for a pair of undies (unless they are period panties. worth. every. penny.).
As for the hemp underwear itself, I love it. I’ve never felt more comfortable in this Florida heat. Cotton and spandex underwear always leaves me feeling a bit… swampy. Is that TMI?
When I wear my WAMA organic hemp underwear, I feel comfortable. It’s amazing to me that I’ve never had a truly comfortable underwear experience in hot weather until now. Hemp is naturally ultra-breathable which makes it a true game changer here in the SWFL swamplands.
Here I am picture below actually enjoying myself in 90 degree heat while watching my boys play baseball. I can’t believe I was so comfortable.
Keep reading for more facts and FAQ about WAMA and hemp underwear.
WAMA Underwear supports fair wages and safe working conditions
Learn more about the supplier code of conduct and how they support small family hemp farms here.
It’s important to me that my clothing is made by people who are paid well and have safe working conditions. I’ll gladly pay a little more to support the people who work hard to make my clothing.
Not sure why I care so much? Watch The True Cost to learn more about fair wages and safe working conditions for garment workers.
Is WAMA underwear true to size?
One thing you need to know about WAMA underwear: size up! I don’t know if this is a rule for all hemp products or just WAMA. The sizing guides on the website are pretty accurate and remind you to size up.
Why is hemp more expensive than cotton?
One of the main reasons that hemp is so expensive is due to low demand. I think we will see an increase in hemp consumption as we continue to deal with the climate crisis. Hopefully this means that production goes up and prices go down on this ethical and sustainable fabric.
Until then, you can expect to see hemp products at a higher price than cotton.
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Save money by buying hemp underwear packs
Buy a pack of underwear and save money!
A 10 pack of womens underwear is $160 making each pair only $16. Yes, it is still more expensive than traditional undies, but this is a steal for hemp clothing!
Benefits of hemp clothing
If organic cotton is cheaper and still sustainable, why even buy hemp clothing? Well, there are quite a few benefits of hemp clothing.
Hemp is known to be anti-bacterial and anti-microbial which in turn means it holds less of an odor. Let me tell you, this is a big deal for me. I sweat all day long and nothing is more disgusting and stinky than sweaty underwear. I have to wash my bras after each wear because they are soaked to the core with my sweat. So is life in Southwest Florida.
Here’s another big benefit of hemp clothing: less moisture means less chance of yeast infections. Yes, I went there, and no, I’m not sorry about it.
Is hemp eco-friendly?
Hemp is a weed. Not just known as weed. It is a literal weed. It requires very little water and can grow in many different environments. Hemp is also great at sequestering carbon, a huge plus in this time of climate uncertainty.
The other really cool thing about hemp is that you can use virtually all parts of the plant. There is very little to no waste.
Hemp is a sustainable alternative to petroleum based fabrics, something I think is really important. Learn more in this Forbes article.
Is hemp underwear better than cotton?
Well, you tell me what you think after reading the above section!
Personally, I think they both have their pros and cons. Price is definitely the only con I can think of with hemp, which is why I love that I found WAMA.
As a minimalist, I only have a few pair of underwear but I keep finding myself reaching for the hemp ones this summer!
Some studies say that hemp holds up longer than cotton. This is a big pro for me because our organic cotton undies do wear out fast.
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Is hemp underwear worth the price?
You’ve read my review and know how much I’m loving these hemp undies, so yes, I think hemp is worth the price.
The health and environmental benefits are such a huge pro to me that the high price of hemp is worth it.
As always though, if you don’t have the money for the eco-friendly products you want now, don’t go into debt over it! Buy your cheap underwear for now and set a goal to save money for the finer things you want in life. Nothing, not even hemp underwear, is worth debt!
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Stop wearing underwear with a high percentage of synthetic fabrics
One thing is for sure- ditch the underwear that is made with large amount of synthetic fabrics.
Spandex, also known as Lycra or elastane, is petroleum based and non-biodegradable . Microplastics are a big health and pollution problem these days, and the idea of putting fabrics made heavily from plastic on my privates really disturbs me.
For the record, almost all underwear has a small amount of spandex in it, even this hemp underwear. I like that WAMA only has 3% spandex in the fabric.
I’ve yet to find any underwear without petroleum based fabrics- Spandex, Lycra, and elastane are all the same thing. Each fabric is a different brand, same material.
Where to Buy Hemp Underwear
If you end up buying WAMA Underwear, let me know. I want to know what you think. If you aren’t satisfied you can send them back. WAMA has a satisfaction guarantee. That is how confident WAMA is that you will love the products!
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