our moms always told us to wear cotton underwear, so we did, but without really understanding why.

shira and abby

now we're moms ourselves, and we often think about the advice we want to pass along to our daughters. when it comes to underwear, there's research that shows that mom’s advice is true—most doctors agree that 100% cotton really is best for our bodies.

we created ODDOBODY to give a nod to folk wisdom, to whisper networks, to our moms. we want to better understand WHY certain things are better; and, fundamentally, to better understand the ways of our bodies.

we think of 100% organic cotton underwear as a direct reflection of this desire to take control of the health and wellness of our bodies. we think there is a clear correlation between knowing more about our bodies and feeling empowered in our bodies. underwear can be functional, healthful, and SEXY.

we spent years developing ODDOBODY—we found the perfect organic pima cotton (custom-produced for us in lima, peru by a women-owned factory), the right elastic (just the right amount of give), and the most flattering cut (wedgie-proof! according to our fans).

we hope you feel good in oddobody.

xoxo,
shira wheeler & abigail gerow

 


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Doctors and sexual health experts agree that 100% cotton underwear is the best choice for all women. Why? Because the vagina is a self-cleaning, anatomical powerhouse that has to function properly in order to stay healthy and to do that, it needs to breathe. Thank you, cotton! But also...100% cotton means we don't have to rely on synthetic elastic for a good fit. We took great care and attention in creating each style, testing hundreds of 100% cotton fabrics to find the perfect fine weave that naturally provides a 4-way stretch that recovers (read: doesn't stretch and sag after a day of wear).

 

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m a n u f a c t u r i n g

The sheer, finely spun 100% organic pima cotton that's used in every pair of ODDOBODY underwear is imported from Peru, which is known for having the most idyllic cotton-growing conditions. We've built our supply chain through a Peru fair trade certified, family-run manufacturer and have had the pleasure of visiting our factories (also run by women) where our garments are cut and sewn, where the fabric is knit, and the farm where the organic cotton is grown.


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p a c k a g i n g

We care about the impact our business decisions have on the environment. We've taken great care to use eco-friendly packaging solutions whenever possible—100% recycled and 100% recyclable mailers, plus 100% omni biodegradable underwear packaging. On top of that, our underwear itself is compostable since it’s 100% cotton (just cut out the elastic)!  We also minimize the use of unnecessary filler and paper receipts. As we grow, we'll seek to take even further steps in recyclable, compostable and renewable packaging so please stay tuned and also let us know if you yourself have any recommendations! You can also contact your local waste management, department of health, or EPA office for tips.