Think before you snatch up a 3-pack of cheap underwear at Target — or even a satiny expensive pair at Nordstrom’s. You could be paying into a lot of stuff you don’t want any part of, from genetically-modified and pesticide-sprayed crops to unfair abusive labor practices.

That’s the message behind "More than pretty knickers," a short film and website that tries to draw attention to the environmental and labor problems created by conventional panties (via Treehugger). Put together by Jenny and Verity White, a pair of eco-motivated sisters, "More than pretty knickers" presents the problem — and proposes a solution. After all, there are pretty panties made of organic and fair trade cotton, hemp silk and bamboo on the market!

Some of these eco-lingerie options are sold at Eco-Boudoir, Jenny’s online boutique of environmentally and ethically conscious underwear. With the tagline “Luxury with a conscience,” Eco-Boudoir’s inventory’s on the expensive side. But money-strapped environmentalist need not give up! Gaiam’s selling a 3-pack of organic cotton hip hugger panties for just $9.99 right now.

Thumbnail image: Courtesy Eco-Boudoir

The opinions expressed by MNN Bloggers and those providing comments are theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of While we have reviewed their content to make sure it complies with our Terms and Conditions, MNN is not responsible for the accuracy of any of their information.