Allergy-friendly underwear

We were contacted by a customer who reminded us why it is so important that we produce underwear the way we do. This made such a big impression on us, that we would like to share Ann-Lise’s story with you (of course she gave her consent).

Ann-Lise told us that for many years she had suffered from allergies and reactions to her underwear. Among other things, she had allergic reactions to synthetics, elastic, thread, and lace. As a result, she would get lots of small lesions, redness, itching, and irritation. She can soothe these discomforts with hormone cream, but as Ann-Lise says, “That’s not a long-term solution!”

Therefore, for a long time she has been looking for everyday underwear that doesn’t cause her to break out. Through word of mouth, Ann-Lise heard about DILLING and decided to try our cotton/elastane products. Ann-Lise continued by saying, “Since I started using DILLING underwear in the spring, I haven’t had a single day with an allergic reaction.” She elaborates, “with your underwear, I can tolerate sweating without getting red marks from the stitching at the sides and around my thighs and crotch. Previously, this was very tricky for me.”

 Allergy-friendly Underwear


When we heard about the difference our underwear made to Ann-Lise’s daily life, it made a huge on impression on us.

The reason for Ann-Lise’s ability to tolerate our underwear, even though she has had so many problems with other underwear, is presumably due to our extraordinarily clean production process. This is because we think about every little detail of our products with great care, from the organic cotton we use to the thread which holds the final product together. The main positive difference about DILLING must be credited to our dye works, because it is often traces of the chemicals and dyeing agents used to treat the materials that causes allergic reactions. This is also why the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and The Consumer Council THINK Chemicals recommend washing new clothing before wearing it. However, this is not always sufficient as not all the chemicals can be washed out.

For this reason, DILLING don’t use any chemicals or dyeing agents suspected of triggering allergies or otherwise harming the consumer and environment. Furthermore, independent research has shown that the amount of heavy metals in our waste water is below the threshold for drinking water. Therefore, you don’t actually need to wash our underwear before wearing it; you can wear it immediately without worrying.

If you do suffer from allergies or show any intolerance to your underwear, we highly recommend trying our organic products. They can be noticed by the little green Ecolabel.