Discover the Best Eco-Friendly Children's Underwear Brands for All-Day Comfort

by Bailey Bouwman

I know firsthand how frustrating it can be to find the right underwear for your kids. The options at big box stores can be overwhelming, and it's hard to know which ones are truly comfortable, durable, and eco-friendly.

Why is that girls underwear has to be thinner and more delicate? Why does it always cause wedges or get loose and baggy around the bum? The big guys aren't designing underwear that's comfortable for kids to play, that's why I started looking elsewhere.

Over the years, I've explored many different brands of kids underwear, and excited to offer a few of these in at Nest & Sprout in Prince George, BC (you can also shop online!). Today we're going to take a closer look at these options including the styles available fro Nest Designs, Villervalla, and Q for Quinn.

I really do believe that choosing high-quality and sustainable underwear is key to ensuring your child's comfort and well-being. Just like you, they deserve to feel good in their underwear and not frustrated by the seams, elastics and more. 

All-Day Comfort with Nest Designs' Bamboo Boxer Briefs

Let me tell you about one of the newest and most affordable children's underwear brands we've brought into the shop - Nest Designs. Designed in Vancouver, Nest Designs is focused on creating sustainable, timeless, and functional designs for families that offer comfort and style.

They have one feature underwear available in a 'girls cut' and a 'boys cut' - this boxer brief is near identical product minus a front gusset for the girl boy cut boxer brief. Both are made with a bamboo jersey blend that's soft and comfortable for all-day wear. The boys' boxer briefs feature an extra gusset at the front for added room and the girls' hipster briefs have an elasticized waistband for a secure fit. Available in sizes 18 months to 4/5T at Nest & Sprout they're perfect for little ones who need full coverage and all-day comfort.

Features Boy Style Boxer Briefs Hipster Briefs for Girls

Boxer brief

Boxer brief (no gusset)

Fit Full coverage Full coverage
Sizes 18M to 4/5T 18M to 4/5T
Material 70% rayon made from bamboo, 25% cotton, 5% spandex 70% rayon made from bamboo, 25% cotton, 5% spandex
Seams Flat seams Flat seams
Waistband No-pinch elastic No-pinch elastic
Wash care Machine washable Machine washable


Villervalla's Boxer Shorts and Briefs: The Perfect Blend of Comfort, Quality, and Style

Villervalla is a Swedish brand known for its playful and colorful designs, as well as its commitment to sustainability. We absolutely their collection of products and it's been a staple of my kids wardrobe over the years. Their underwear collection for kids is no exception. 

Villervalla features two key styles a boxer and a brief to fit your kids. The both feature the same key elements including a  95% organic cotton and 5% elastane composition, and well-constructed woven elastic waistband provides a secure fit, ensuring your child's comfort all day long. Starting at size 1/2Y, these are a great early underwear if you have a tiny potty training little.

Both the Villervalla Boxers and Briefs are certified by OEKO-TEX® Standard 100 (20.HTR.16034) according to Hohenstein, ensuring that they're free from harmful chemicals and safe for your child's skin. 

Features Villervalla Boxer Shorts Villervalla Briefs
Style Boxer Shorts


Fit Boxer Brief fit Brief fit
Sizes 1/2Y to 5-6Y 1/2Y to 7/8Y
Material 95% organic cotton, 5% elastane 95% organic cotton, 5% elastane
Seams Flat seams Flat seams
Waistband Exposed woven elastic band Exposed woven elastic band
Wash care Machine washable Machine washable

    Q for Quinn's Tagless, Organic Cotton Underwear: The Perfect Fit for Your Little Ones

    Q for Quinn is my daughters favourite go-to underwear for every day. This brand focuses on creating comfortable clothing that feels good on the skin. We see this in their collection of socks, and in their underwear collection. 
    With three key styles: the Hipster Brief, Class Brief, and Boxer Brief - Q for Quinn underwear features a tables, flat lock seams fit that provide all day comfort. Designed to prevent wedgies, and tables, these products are  100% free of BPA, parabens, formaldehyde, lead, and other toxins commonly found in children's clothing - a key focus for the brand. 
      Style Fit Sizes Material Seams Waistband Wash Care

      Boxer Briefs


      Luca Boxer Briefs - [2 pairs] Lichen & Eventide


      Boxer Brief - with functional opening 18M - 3Y to 8-10Y 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Flatlock Soft, covered elastic band Machine Washable

      Sophie Briefs

      Sophie Hipster Briefs
      Hipster Brief 18M - 3Y to 8-10Y 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Flatlock Soft, covered elastic band Machine Washable

      Classic Briefs

      Rose Classic Briefs [2 Pairs]
      Classic full coverage, high waisted Brief 18M - 3Y to 8-10Y 100% GOTS Certified Organic Cotton Flatlock Soft, covered elastic band Machine Washable


      Choosing Sustainable and Comfortable Underwear for Your Kids

      When it comes to high-quality and eco-friendly children's underwear, there are a many brands that stand out. You can shop with us or find a retailer near you where you can feel, touch and explore comfortable kids clothing. We've started our kids collection with three strong brands that are committed to sustainability, ethical production, and textile transparency:  Nest Designs, Villervalla, and Q for Quinn.

      In terms of similarities, all three brands offer a range of sizes for both boys and girls, and focus on cotton, or blends that are lightweight and breathable. They all prioritize tables designs, flat lock seams, and sturdy comfortable elastics. No digging in!

      Investing in high-quality and eco-friendly children's underwear is essential for your child's comfort and well-being, as well as for the environment. In my experience, many of these products have lasted us years and been passed down for other kids to enjoy with a strong washing. 


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