Green loving with eco-friendly lingerie

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Turn up the heat with some sustainable lingerie for men and women. So grab your favourite smooth tunes and slip into one of these frilly offerings to heat things up on those cold winter nights.

Euro chic
When looking for unique, feminine lingerie in sustainable fabrics, your first go-to source is the UK-based Enamore. Made from hemp, organic silk and soy fabrics, their range includes four different collections and in inspired by vintage fabrics and French glamour. They offer everything from lingerie sets and individual pieces to eye masks, garters and even wedding lingerie.

For the shy
Whether you are self-conscious or a bit more reserved, companies also have some great pyjama styles available in eco-friendly fabrics. California-based Perfectly Imperfect makes an organic cotton nightie that is nothing short of beautiful in its details and comes in a variety of fabric/trim color combinations.

Home and garden source Viva Terra also sells a limited selection of women's fashions and accessories. Their Soft as Silk Bamboo PJ's live up to their name and was designed in a style very reminiscent of painting from old Greece.

Green and daring
For the sophisticated lady, Eco-Boudoir's line of "luxury goods with a conscious" is just what you are looking for. Featuring tops, camisoles, knickers, hot pants, lounge pants and a chic thigh-length robe, you can customize your outfit based on your daily sense of daring with mix and match pieces.

Just a bit naughty
For those like to be a bit cheeky, Bueno Style sells hip hugging, boy-cut style briefs made from an organic cotton/lycra blend and low impact dyes. Available in two colors, the undies say "Eat Organic" and feature a picture of cherries.

The Classics
If you like to stick to the basics, don't think that your choices are limited – the world of green fashion has oodles of options for you.

American Apparel sells organic cotton thong and traditional panty styles for women and briefs for men. Mega lifestyle store Gaiam offers a variety of women's' briefs, in hip hugger and high cut styles as well as camisoles, tanks, and bras. You find more classic underwear styles in our article Going green down there.

His and hers
Fair trade and organic, GreenKnickers began as a college graduate project and has since grown into a favourite among sexy green consumers. Selling frilly and basic undies for women and embroidered boxers for men, you'll also receive free fair trade chocolate with your purchase from their website.

Foxy trees
Made from organic cotton and bamboo blends, Urban Fox makes understated yet feminine lingerie, all by hand. If you are looking for some skivvies made from a truly unique fibre, g=9.8's full collection is made from pine fibre -- yes, as in the pine tree.

British imports
Last but by no means least, made from end of line fabrics and remnants, the Luva Huva line of frilly briefs is also made by hand in the UK by the company's founder Joanna Ketterer.

Victoria Everman is a freelance writer, model, on-camera personality and founder of the San Francisco Craft Mafia. She is a regular contributor to Green Living Online.