Knickey

Organic Undies for Everyday

Who They Are

When it comes to the clothing we put on our bodies, it can be difficult (if not impossible!) to know exactly what it is we’re wearing, where it comes from, or who made it. For the items we put closest to our bodies, these factors feel all the more important. Enter Knickey: a women-owned underwear brand that’s deeply committed to delivering high-quality, affordable, and truly eco-friendly and ethically made intimates.

While ethics and environmentalism within the fashion industry often leave much to be desired, Knickey co-founders, Cayla O'Connell Davis, and Lauren Sagadore, have made it their mission to enact supply-chain transparency and reconnect consumers to their clothing. This powerful pair met while completing Master’s Degrees at Parsons The New School for Design in Fashion Studies. Cayla is an Accredited Green Professional (SFC) who’s held high-level positions in sustainability, design and retail at industry-shaping companies. Lauren’s past work includes e-commerce logistics, fashion resale and project management for tech startups. Their combined skills and passion for creating sustainable, safe basics has ultimately brought about one of the most forward-thinking underwear brands to date.


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Why We Like Them

Knickey is a women-owned underwear brand that’s deeply committed to delivering high-quality, affordable, and truly eco-friendly and ethically made intimates. Talk about leveling up the ethical and eco-fashion movement! From farm to factory, Knickey is involved with each step of the manufacturing process. All cotton is grown on an organic farm in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India and then passed onto an organic ginner in Erode, Tamil Nadu, India. From there, fibers are sent to an organic spinner in Tirupur (catching onto the ‘organic’ theme, here?) and then thoughtfully sewn at a Fair Trade Factory, also located in Tirupur. The undies are dyed and finished with Oeko-Tex Certified materials and then shipped to the Knickey HQ in New York City! 

In addition to Knickey’s care and consideration within their supply chain, their sustainable packaging is thoughtfully designed to be reused – specifically, so you can send back old underwear when you get your new and improved. Knickey’s unique recycling program aims to improve system circularity for an otherwise disposable product, turning tired and worn out undies into insulation and preventing them from ending up in the landfill!


  • Organic Content

  • Fair Trade Certified
  • GOTS Certified
    GOTS Certified
  • Organic Cotton
    Organic Cotton

Organic materials and ingredients are grown without the use of chemical pesticides or fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, farm workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Choosing organic materials eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

Ingredients and products that are Fair Trade Certified™ are made in ways that meet social, environmental, and economic standards that improve the lives of communities around the world. Fair Trade Certified™ items are agricultural items that can be used in food, clothing, or personal care products. Farmers and workers are ensured fair prices, livable wages, and direct and transparent deals. Fair trade farming and production invests in environmentally sustainable practices and community development.

The Global Organic Textile Standard is an international processing standard for organic fibers that covers everything from processing, packaging, and distributing organic fibers. GOTS certified products are labeled organic if they contain 95% or more certified organic fibers, and are labeled as “made with organic” if they contain at least 70% organic fibers. GOTS assures that textiles are produced with socially responsible labor and environmentally conscious manufacturing. Certified textiles must follow guidelines on chemical use, energy and water consumption, safety and living standards for employees, waste produced throughout the manufacture process, and more.

Organic cotton production uses zero chemical pesticides and fertilizers, promoting a healthier use of land and decreasing harmful agricultural runoff. By steering clear of toxic chemicals, workers experience less exposure to hazardous conditions, promoting social responsibility as well as environmental stewardship. Plus, farming methods for organic cotton have been shown to use up to 20% less water than nonorganic production methods. Choosing organic cotton eliminates the use of insecticides and other harmful chemicals, promotes efficient resource use, and results in a safer products and a cleaner planet!

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