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Last Updated: November 2021

Knickey Underwear Review: The Best-Fitting Organic Basics

Featured Product: The Triangle Bralette

Knickey-Triangle-Bralette-Isolated3Price: $48

The Triangle Bralette by Knickey is one of their best selling bras for its diversity and functionality. This everyday favorite is designed to be cute without compromise by keeping everything in place. The cups are double lined and center-seamed making it a bit more aesthetically pleasing than your typical bra. The double closures come with 3 different hook options for added diversity.

Ratings Breakdown

quality

The organic cotton used to make all of their products is exceptionally high quality and their website reflects this with their bright transparency.

value

The organic basics offered by Knickey are robustly diverse and are built to last for a long time.

customer experience

All of their products are made to be breathable and extremely comfortable all day long. The fit was true to form and met or exceeded expectations.

brand

This brand is one of the most sustainable on the market in this genre and their products are high quality. Plus they donate 1% of all purchases towards different non-profits.

Who Is Knickey?

Cayla O’Connell Davis and Lauren Sagadore became friends while studying fashion in design school. The idea for Knickey was founded out of their passion for undergarments and creating more sustainable options for the masses. In 2017, their idea for a better, more sustainable line of organic basics was born. Knickey Founders

The two friends wanted their line of undies and bras to not only be beautiful and functional, but also highly sustainable for long term use. By creating their line of organic cotton products, they help reduce the carbon footprint their products make and drastically reduce the amount of waste normally created by the fashion industry all in one fell swoop.

Their comfy and luxurious line of organic basics are meant to replace everyday products such as Fruit of the Loom and luxury products like Victoria’s Secret in one product. Which is pretty darn ingenious if you ask me.

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Organic
  • Functional
  • Fair Trade
  • Ethically Sourced
  • GOTS Certified
  • Oeko-Tex Certified
  • Multiple Design Options
  • Woman Owned

Cons

  • A bit thicker, so panty lines may be a thing

Knickey Underwear Fit & Style

As someone who has been working diligently to replace as many of my fashion industry products with more sustainable options, Knickey showed up on my radar as a viable option.

Currently, they have a few different options in both their panty and bra lines. So, I decided to try their best selling bra and 4 of their different panty options in order to get a good feel for their line. A friend of mine happened upon the same company recently and tried one of their other bras, so I’ve included her experience in this review as well.

The Triangle Bralette

The Triangle Bralette I ordered in a size Small in the Butterscotch colorway. This one seemed like a slightly fun color but nothing too ostentatious.

The bralette was a very flattering fit to my body. And it was thick enough to wear out of the house, which made it much more functional in my book. Knickey-Underwear-Dressing2

I liked the added gold touches of the claps and adjustments for the straps. They were easy to adjust and actually stayed put. 

I could tell that this was a high quality product just by the stitching alone. Which helped reaffirm my decision to go with Knickey for the long lasting potential of their products.

Low-Rise Bikini

The Low-Rise Bikini was probably one of my favorite pairs of panties that I tried by Knickey. I liked how it cut much lower on my abdomen. And the cut of the butt worked well with my body to give me just enough coverage.Knickey-Underwear-Bikini-Isolated2

The stitching was fantastic with these and made me think they will last a really long time.

However, my issue with all of the panties was that they are a bit thicker than I’m used to. And since I work out frequently, I generally prefer a seamless panty to avoid panty lines.

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I quite enjoyed wearing the Mid-Rise Hipster around the house. This pair of panties was just as comfortable as all of the other ones I tried by Knickey. It didn’t rise too high on my waist and it showed off a little more of my butt, which I liked.

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The Mid-Rise Brief fit extremely similar to the Mid-Rise Hipster. In fact, it was really difficult for me to say much different about either of these. It’s possible that the cut around the legs is a bit higher on these than the aforementioned. But either way, I liked both of these panties the same. They were comfortable and worked well in jeans or just lounging around.

High-Rise Brief

I can’t say that I’ve ever really been drawn to the high-rise brief as a panty option in the past. But I wanted to try out all of their options, so I figured I should give their High-Rise Brief a shot. While it was just as comfortable as the other panty options, this one was a bit too high cut for my body.Knickey-HRB-Close2

I loved that the panties matched the bra. But these are simply just not panties I will probably ever wear because they are too high cut and show above my pants.

However, even with that said about this one particular pair of panties, all of their products were easy to wash and didn’t stain. So, I really enjoyed my experience with the Knickey line and plan to add more to my wardrobe in the future.

The Scoop Bralette – My Friend Shanah’s Review

As a larger chested woman, finding a bra that fits me well and doesn’t drive me crazy by the end of the day is always a challenge. I looked at a few different sustainable basics companies, but the majority of them didn’t seem to cater to someone of my size. Which is unfortunate. But, that’s when I found Knickey and was really excited to try The Scoop Bralette.Knickey-Underwear-Scoop-Isolated

In regular bra sizes I am typically a 36 DDD, so I ordered an XL in the Bon Bon colorway. Their size guide made it easy for me to figure out that this should be the correct size for me and they were correct. 

The bra fit like a dream and felt extremely comfortable all day long. I didn’t have to continually put the girls back where they belong, as has happened to me so many times with other bras in the past. Plus, this bra is cut low enough that I can wear it under different shirts with different cuts if I want to.Knickey-Underwear-Scoop-Side-and-Front

Overall, I am in love with how well this bra fits and works with me all day long. Trust me, I’ve put it through the wringer a few times now and still not one issue with it. My only complaint is that I don’t have more of these bras yet to add into my rotation.

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The Triangle Bralette

Designed with support and security in mind, the Knickey Triangle Bralette keeps this everyday classic cute without compromise.

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Low-Rise Bikini

Knickey’s update to the basic bikini, with an ultra-low rise and very cheeky coverage.

Is Knickey Underwear Good Quality?

The brand set out to create an organic highly sustainable product line that was high quality, and that seems to be exactly what they’ve done. Knickey searched high and low to find the best supplier of organic cotton. Their certified organic cotton is sourced from the cotton capital of the world; India.

Once the cotton is sourced, it is sent to their fair trade certified manufacturing facility in another part of India. After the products are made, they are sent to the company headquarters in New York to be shipped out to consumers.Triangle Bralette Clasp

This brand has done sustainability justice when it comes to their level of transparency. Knickey posts an annual Impact Report right on their website for all consumers to see how well they’ve done. The company is also both GOTS and Oeko-Tex certified to assist with pristine quality assurance to consumers.

As an added bonus, the brand has a First Pair Guarantee and Recycling program. Both of these help instill confidence in the quality of the brand, which is pretty important and nice to see from a newer company.

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Mid-Rise Hipster

This hip-hugging fan-favorite offers a comfortable rise and a bit of cheek in the back.

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Mid-Rise Brief

A just-right rise with a full coverage seat – this is the ultimate undie for every body.

Is Knickey Underwear Worth It?

Just the sustainability alone makes Knickey products well worth the money. And the fact that their bras and undies are competitively priced to begin with, doesn’t hurt either. For those consumers that are really big into sustainability and every day comfort, Knickey should be on the top of your list.Knickey-Underwear-Dressing4

However, if you’re like me and prefer panties that are seamless, then Knickey may not be the best brand for you. At least in the undies category…yet. The bra’s are still fantastic options, especially with regard to the price point and the sustainability, for any person. But, still not the best option for working out simply due to the nature of the organic cotton. It simply doesn’t wick sweat as well, so these are better for everyday wear instead.

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High Rise Brief

The cult classic that put Knickey on the map.

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The Scoop

With a ballet back that mirrors its front, this bralette will surely earn first position in your top drawer.

Knickey Coupons & Discounts

Knickey doesn’t generally offer coupons or discounts on a regular basis. However, they do have one to two sales a year with discounted items. So, if you join their mailing list, you’ll be ahead of the game to know when those are happening.

And if you choose to bundle when you purchase products, you will get a discount on those bundled products. So this might be a good way to get more of a good thing and save some

Knickey Underwear Comfort

faqs

Usually orders take 1-2 days to process once Knickey has received your order. After that, it could take between 3-7 business days to get to you if you’ve chosen the free shipping method. If you’ve chosen a paid expedited method, then your products will take as long as you requested.

Knickey has implemented a recycling program for their intimates to help alleviate part of the landfill issue. Instead of throwing away your old panties, Knickey wants you to send them to them so that they can use them to create new textile products. Some of these include:
Industrial textiles
Insulation
Mattress batting
Rags

The items they are currently accepting in their recycling program are:

Cloth face masks
Bras
Panties
Socks
Tights

These products can be any brand and can be men’s, women’s, and/or children’s items also. The minimum requirement to get a recycling label is 5 items, but you can send in up to 200 per label. Once Knickey receives your items to recycle, they will send you an email to redeem a free pair of panties from their current inventory.

You must redeem your free pair of panties before you can submit a request for another recycling label though. Just something to keep in mind.

Knickey actually wants their customers to be happy and comfortable in their products all day long. And we all know how difficult that can be when it comes to finding good fitting panties and bras. Most of the time, it takes wearing them for a day to know if they are really going to work for us. And Knickey understands this, thankfully.

So, their First Pair Guarantee will let you wear each style of panty once and if you don’t like it, you can return it within 30 days of purchase. They suggest you wear them all day long to see if you like them before wearing and/or washing any duplicate pairs from the same style. For example, if you got 3 pairs of the Low-Rise Bikini in different colors, you should choose one to wear all day long. Leave the others in their packaging just in case you don’t like the style or size.

Once you’ve decided you like them, then you can take the others out of their packaging and wash them. If you decide that you don’t like them, then you can request a return for all 3 pairs of panties, and Knickey will be happy to take them back for a full refund or exchange for a different size or style of panty.

If you tried one of their bras for the first time though, they tell you to leave the hang tag on. The bra can’t show any signs of wear or washing, which is a bit different than the panties. It would be nice if they would allow the same leniency for the bras as they do the panties, because these can be just as difficult to tell until you wear them all day long. I’m speaking from personal experience with another company I recently bought a bra from. I wore it all day long and it was horrible, but because I wore it for a day, they wouldn’t let me return it.

But, at least Knickey is offering the First Pair Guarantee as a viable option to not end up being stuck with something you hate.

Yes, Knickey does offer financing by partnering with Shop Pay. If your order is between $50 – $3000 you might qualify for financing in 4 equal payments. This service doesn’t charge interest and makes it easier to get all of the products you’ve been eyeing and not kill your budget all at once.

Knickey suggests to wash all of their products in cold water and hang dry. This will give you the best results and keep your knickers looking fresh longer. However, if you’re short on time, they say you can put the undies in the dryer.

The answer is yes to both! Knickey packaging is completely plastic free and made with a high level of post-consumer recycled waste. They use biodegradable adhesives and low impact inks on their packaging and all boxes are made from Sustainable Forestry Initiative certified suppliers.

Their shipping is 100% carbon neutral from India to New York to the end consumer. They are able to achieve this by purchasing carbon offsets for every order. This is done by partnering with Cloverly to determine how many carbon emissions for each order are needed. Then they contribute to vetted offsetting projects around the world in that same amount to counteract what was used. Some of the most recent projects they’ve contributed to are:

Harlem Grown
Kiss The Ground
Solar Sisters
Women’s Voices For The Earth

The brand also donates 1% of all purchases made to these non-profits, which is pretty cool.

 

Knickey Underwear Summary

Overall, Knickey is a fantastic company with a wonderful mission to make the world a better place via textiles. They have created a fairly diverse line of bras and panties that are great for everyday wear and extremely comfortable. While the panties may not be a great option for those of us wanting a seamless option, they are fantastic for those who don’t mind the panty lines. Or for any of us who just want some great lounging around panties.Knickey-Underwear-Sitting

Their bras both fit and feel exorbitantly comfortable and are a good fit for women of all sizes and shapes. This isn’t something that is easy to achieve, so I’m thrilled to have found this option. And the fact that they are one of the most sustainable undergarment textiles companies on the market currently, that is completely woman owned, only helps their cause.