CDLP – The world’s best underwear

CDLP is a design house of luxury essentials.

In 2016, they set out to revolutionize men’s underwear, launching a new generation of products built with intention and purpose. Their mission continues to design focused essentials within the categories of underwear, t-shirts, socks, homewear, swimwear and sportswear.

“The best men’s underwear in the world” — Vogue

Developed with innovation in Sweden, the line is consciously constructed in Europe using future-orientated materials. CDLP underwear is made from Lyocell—derived from renewable wood sources—which provides silk-like softness, superior breathability and natural moisture-wicking properties.


A future-oriented approach is one of both innovation and constant re-evaluation. CDLPs Head of Innovation oversees multiple projects aiming to define what the future of the company and its products will be.


They are in the process of building traceability into their Lyocell garments, making use of the leaps provided by blockchain technology in recent years. In partnership with TextileGenesis™, this will allow CDLP as well as their customers to transparently trace & manage the collection across the entire supply chain.


By converting all aspects of their swimwear to polyamide, which is what ECONYL® is composed of, they will become more easily recyclable, on an individual garment level after use and in partnership with ECONYL®, to whom they can return all claimed or wastage fabric to be horizontally recycled.

Extra Long Staple cotton

In order to achieve the smooth handful and beautiful ageing of CDLP T-shirts, CDLP use their own blend of Lyocell with Pima, a premium cotton whose long fibres result in exceptional softness and durability. Unfortunately, this cotton only comes from a small number of sources, none of which are located close to their factory in Portugal. For this reason, they are converting to organic ELS (Extra Long Staple) cotton, which shares the same attributes, and allows them to source their raw material closer to home.