National Underwear Day
Underwear is arguably the most important piece of clothing on our bodies since it is the closest layer of clothing worn to the body to protect our clothes from sweat, and to protect ourselves from the cold and chafing. Since ancient times, our predecessors have been donning underwear. Loin cloths were used by the Ancient Romans and Egyptians, dating back to 753 BCE. Over the centuries, our undergarments have undergone significant transformations. From whale bone bodices and chemises during the 17th and 18th centuries to the emergence of knickers, girdles in the 19th century and, ultimately, the stretchy briefs, bikinis, and thongs that are popular today!
Underwear can be both an accessory and a necessity. In today’s trendy society, underwear is designed for specific needs (sports, the bedroom, lounging..etc). In fact, the average woman owns approximately twenty pairs of every-day underwear and an additional fourteen pairs for special occasions. Because underwear is always making skin to skin contact on our lady parts, it is so important that we make sure our undies are made from safe materials. Thankfully, at Paradis Sport, our undies are BPA-free and our natural fiber line is as comfortable as undies can get and silky soft from beechwood trees.
National Underwear Day was created by the brand Freshpair in 2003 as a campaign to promote positive body images. Join us by celebrating National Underwear Day by embracing your body image, buying some new undies (We hear Paradis Sport has some pretty sweet ones!), and cleaning out your underwear drawer and sending your old pairs to Green Tree Recycling! We will send you a free mailing label to ship your retired undies to Green Tree Recycling where they will be shredded along with other old clothing and textiles for re-use by environmentally minded manufacturers and designers.