If anyone should know something about making intimate apparel out of organic fabrics, it’s Blue Canoe.
This boutique brand has been producing simple but stylish active wear, yoga wear and casual wear from organic cotton blends since 1994 – far longer than most eco-newbies.
Blue Canoe got its start in a converted cottage in idyllic Humboldt County in northern California, when founder Laurie Dunlap started making swimwear from organic cotton and selling her pieces in the local co-op to support her family’s off-grid lifestyle.
How California, you say? Well, flash forward 16 years and Blue Canoe is a force to be reckoned with, offering a 40-page catalogue filled with charming, functional casual wear pieces that simply feel wonderful.
This year, Blue Canoe has expanded its small intimates line with bras, panties, loungewear and even some organic cotton shapewear – all made in the USA. The basic cotton line includes a bra and panties in bikini, high-cut and full brief styles. Same goes for the Blue Canoe Sheer line, which adds about 10% spandex to the blend for greater control (check out the Sheer line’s low-cut boyshort!).
What’s bound to make a big splash this year, though, is Blue Canoe’s new Bamboo line of bras, bralettes and panties in thong, bikini and boyshort models. If you’ve never worn bamboo before, here’s the perfect intro – Blue Canoe’s blend is silky smooth and ultra lightweight, and they’ve added a thin lace trim that gives the bamboo pieces just a dash of elegance.
Blue Canoe has long been known as a pioneer in organic clothing, and their new offerings in bamboo lingerie put them at the forefront of the growing market for comfortable, eco-friendly fashions.
We’d love to see the bamboo lingerie trend take off – and for Blue Canoe to expand its product line in this area. Here’s hoping Blue Canoe’s latest moves prove as popular as their signature line of tees, tanks and yogawear.