So while the Journelle crew may not have a specific policy in place, they DO carry ethically made products using organic cotton, and they are willing to explain where the specific product(s) are made if you want advice or have questions -- just be sure to send them an inquiry regarding the background of a specific company or garment. I was very excited about this, as Journelle does carry beautiful products.
Last but not least, one of the most important things to remember is to RECYCLE and REUSE -- yes, for lingerie as well as clothing. For example, some of my favorite bras are of Freya brand. Rather than buying new, I'll buy second-hand bras (and other clothing!) on eBay, which is another great way to shop ethically. If I'm not certain of a company's ethical policy, I'll opt to buy their products second-hand instead! This way, I'm getting a product I'm interested in trying out (for example, a Freya bra) from someone who has already gotten use out of it (or didn't, as many products on eBay are listed as "New With Tags") and would have otherwise thrown the product out, adding to landfill waste. Etsy also sells many secondhand and vintage products, and there are plenty of upscale second-hand clothing sites, such as Poshmark, ThredUp, Tradsey, and Vaunte, You can also always check out your local thrift stores, Goodwills, and Salvation Army stores!
Are there any additions you want to recommend for my list? I'm done doing my research, for now, but I'm really interested in YOUR findings! Who are your favorite ethical fashion brands? Who do you avoid? What are your favorite ways to repurpose old clothing and buy secondhand? Share away! :)