Our eco-responsibility
We all have a duty towards nature

We all have a duty towards nature.

That's why Elia, beyond wanting to offer you natural products that respect your body, also wishes to do good for the planet by committing on a daily basis.

Des culottes menstruelles éco-responsables qui portent nos engagements

Less water consumption
The cultivation of organic cotton

Conventional cotton harvesting is unfortunately very harmful for the environment: chemical fertilizers, pesticides, high water consumption, bleaching of the fiber with harmful substances... Even though it represents more than half of the textile consumption in the world.

Organic cotton, on the other hand, is grown with half the water and natural compost. The treatment of the harvest and the dyeing are carried out with more neutral products for the body, to limit the risks of allergic reactions.

However, the organic label only concerns the cotton growing stage. To push our approach even further, we have also surrounded ourselves with certifications concerning the production of our finished products and thus ensure the harmlessness of our lingerie all along the line.

Wood fibres
Preservation of resources

Our wood fibre absorbent material, which we use in our period underwear technology, is made in Austria, where production is also very environmentally friendly. The use of bamboo, victim of massive deforestation, did not reflect our values: at Elia, we chose to work witheucalyptus fiber.

The fabric made from these wood fibres is, like our organic cotton, entirely biodegradable.

social and environmental impact
All-inclusive workshops

Our workshops receive all the raw materials and transform them on the spot to obtain our finished product.

They are keen to limit transport and their carbon footprint: knitting, cutting, embroidery, assembly... Here, everything is made in France, thanks to the hundred jobs generated by this activity.

The waste and scraps of fabric are even recycled, for a circuit with the least possible waste.

Did you know that?
Our footprint is climate neutral

Whenever possible, we try to limit the CO2 emissions associated with our footprint. What does this mean? It means that Elia compensates the quantity of greenhouse gases emitted during the printing of our communication supports. This is the case, for example, for our accompanying booklets, which are enclosed with your order.

To this end, we are supporting the reforestation of the Amazon rainforest in the Para region of Brazil through ClimatePartner. Tropical forests store a lot of CO2 and are the real lungs of the Earth. Elia is proud to contribute to this, thanks to you.

fight against surplus stock
Waste-free production

Elia wants to be eco-responsible and sustainable. Sales and fast fashion are often the result of overproduction of textile products, at the cost of a disastrous ecological footprint and a waste of polluting raw materials during manufacturing. So at Elia, we prefer to produce exactly what we need, with natural and high quality raw materials.

Our pricing policy is to offer you the best quality at the right price. We have chosen to produce everything in France to ensure traceability and maximum comfort of our panties, without compromise.

Thank you for supporting us in our approach!

No plastic!
A recyclable package

Our shipments are plastic-free and we try to limit over-packaging as much as possible: our products are simply wrapped in reusable tissue paper to protect them during transport: an envelope for the lightest shipments, a recyclable or compostable cardboard for the largest orders! We also limit the paper invoices in your package, which can be sent to you on request by email!

Your most frequently asked questions about eco-responsibility at Elia

Absolutely! If you're using disposable pads, that's a lot of money and waste that ends up in the garbage every cycle. In the long run, period panties are more economical. But beyond the cost saving that you realize with menstrual lingerie, using period panties is especially a commitment for the planet (zero waste, less pollutants...) and for the body (100% organic cotton, no risk of toxic shock syndrome...).

Take the test and find out how much you could save with our savings calculator.

At Elia, we do not use any materials derived from animal fibres: our absorbent zone is made of wood fibre and the fabric of our panties is made of cotton.

We try to choose our fabrics in an environmentally friendly way. To learn more about the composition of our lingerie and the absorbent zone, discover our technology in more detail.

If you take care of it, our lingerie has the same life span as a classic lingerie: 5 to 7 years!

It is therefore a sustainable product with a low ecological footprint to add urgently to your eco-responsible wardrobe!