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our commitment to Sustainability

Brands working towards a better planet

Intro section about Forty Winks - as a store/business generally help to be sustainable (recycling, using only recycled packaging, taking in bra donations, selecting sustainably made items from companies when available, don't use plastic bags or mailers, etc.)


Commando

One of the softest lines we carry, the Commando Butter collection is sustainably made from renewable beech trees, PEF, Eco-Tex Standard 100, OekoTex STep, and REACH certified materials. The knitting mill where Butter™ fabric is produced uses over 80% renewable energy. The dyeing and finishing practices for Butter™ are state-of-the-art and a large amount of the process heat (from used water and used air) is recovered and reused. In fact, the dying process is so state of the art, that water released after the dyeing process is clean enough to become high-quality drinking water. 

Forty Winks Label

Our own label is ethically produced in Canada by a family-run factory in Montreal. All pieces are fabricated from sustainable and antimicrobial bamboo (with 10% spandex for stretch!).

Hanky Panky

In 2018, Hanky Panky launched Lingeriecycle®, a program to recycle bras and panties. The garments are shredded to create fibers for carpet padding and metal components are separated for recycling. A portion of their textile waste is recycled through NYC-based FabScrap. They use sustainable fibers and offer Oeko-Tex® 100 Certified fabrics. Their Signature Lace collection is knitted, dyed, and finished in the USA with low impact dyes. The rolled thongs reduce wasteful packaging materials. Hanky Panky is committed to a series of goals between now and 2030 to reduce their packaging footprint, including transitioning to biodegradable tagging, phasing out foil stamping and virgin plastic polybags, and adopting fully sustainable pulp sources.


At Forty Winks

We believe in buying better brands. We curate our items with sustainability in mind...



Kilo Brava

Kilo Brava is always working on new ways to include eco-friendly and sustainable options. Their prints are digitally printed, saving about 85% of water used in traditional printing methods. Their packaging is made from 95% recycled materials. They’ve introduced a Bamboo collection that comes from a renewable resource which is fast-growing, biodegradable, and uses less water than traditional fabrics to produce. 

eberjey

Eberjey uses renewable TENCEL Modal fibers that are soft, breathable, and gentler on the environment. TENCEL is a fiber made from responsibly sourced wood pulp from sustainably managed beech tree forests using a closed loop process.

else

Else is introducing sustainable practices into their brand with their Else Ethicals collection. These pieces are made from regenerated yarns and vegan fabrics. Think lace detailing made from regenerated lace combined with organic cotton for softness and sustainability. 


only hearts

Only Hearts is ethically manufactured in New York City. They use local, deadstock, organic, recycled, and certified made-in-green textiles, keeping their footprint gentle and light.

saalt

In 2019, Saalt became a certified B Corp. Certified B Corporations are a new kind of business that balances purpose and profit. They are legally required to consider the impact of their decisions on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment.

skin

Skin started over 15 years ago with a commitment to simplicity and sustainability. They use certified organic cotton, reducing harmful chemicals within their supply chain. It is their objective to bring you the highest quality garments in natural-based fibers, hand-crafted in a way that honors each hand it touches: from farmer to fiber-maker, and craftsman to you.


soak

Soak bottles, caps and labels have always been recyclable and printed with water-based inks. As of 2013, all bottles have been made from post-consumer resin, which means they’ve already been recycled once. 

underargument

For Underargument, sustainability means the preservation of the environment, the conservation of the craft, and the protection of their people and the communities they work with. They use premium grade fabrics, organic cotton, and Oeko-Tex certified materials. All pieces are packaged using minimal materials that are recyclable and, in some cases, compostable. 

underprotection

Underprotection is a Certified B Corporation®. B Corp™ meaning they are legally required to consider the impact they have on their workers, customers, suppliers, community, and the environment. They contribute to making the world a better place by using sustainable materials like recycled polyester and organic cotton and using only recyclable or biodegradable packaging.


undress code

Undress Code is starting a transparent journey sharing their steps towards sustainability. They have introduced using recycled polyester in bodysuits as well as bamboo cotton crotch linings. They have also switched to recycled packaging without any plastic. All materials are sourced from Italian and French producers so that the whole production process takes place in the EU, minimizing their carbon footprint. 

DOra Larson

For Underargument, sustainability means the preservation of the environment, the conservation of the craft, and the protection of their people and the communities they work with. They use premium grade fabrics, organic cotton, and Oeko-Tex certified materials. All pieces are packaged using minimal materials that are recyclable and, in some cases, compostable. 


The
Cardirobe

Is it a robe?
Is it a cardigan?
It’s a cardi-robe!

Wear over lingerie
or your favorite
pair of jeans.
Detached tie,
cropped sleeves,
and yes, pockets!

MADE IN
CANADA

Ethically produced by a family-run factory in Montreal.

MACHINE
WASHABLE

No need to hand wash, our pieces are washable and dryable.

DESIGNED BY
FORTY WINKS

From the fabric to the fit, all elements of these pieces were collaboratively designed by Forty Winks.

MADE OF BAMBOO
AND SPANDEX

All pieces are fabricated from sustainable and antimicrobial bamboo (with 10% spandex for stretch!).

WEAR AS A SET OR MIX AND MATCH.
WEAR ON THE COUCH OR OUT AND ABOUT TOWN.

We hope our first collection brings you a sense of ease. They’re designed to be mixed into your wardrobe and made your own. We can’t wait to hear what you think of them.
- RACHEL & MEREDITH,
Forty Winks Founders