Micro modal fabric - Debriefs men's underwear

Everything You Need to Know About Micro Modal Underwear

Micro modal fabric is more soft, breathable, durable, and moisture-wicking than other men's underwear fabrics, and it is sweeping the market.

Micro modal fabric is more soft, breathable, durable, and moisture-wicking than other men's underwear fabrics, and it is sweeping the market. 

But what exactly is micro modal underwear, what are some of its advantages and how does it stack up to other natural fabrics like cotton and bamboo? 

What is MicroModal?

Micro modal is a type of rayon made from natural cellulose fibers rather than synthetic ones. It's soft, smooth, and breathable—and it has all of the qualities you want in your next pair of underwear: elasticity, durability, and comfort.

Micro modal is used in many different types of clothing, but it's especially popular in men's underwear because it provides a comfortable fit that doesn't chafe or bind. Micro modal is also very durable, so you can count on your new pair of underwear lasting for years to come!

What Is Micro Modal Fabric Made From?

Micro modal is made from the pulp of trees—specifically ones like birch, oak, and beech.

The cellulose is extracted from these wood chips using a chemical process that makes the cellulose suitable for spinning. 99% of all the chemicals and resources used during this process are collected and reused (it's called "closed-loop recycling").

After the cellulose is fed through a spinneret, stretched, and finally formed into yarn, it can be used in products like men's underwear.

Why Is Micro Modal Men's Underwear So Good?

Effortless and Cosy

Due to its natural fibre origin, micro modal is significantly softer to wear than other textiles. It's frequently likened to silk and is considered to be the softest material for men's underwear as it's smooth, lightweight, and resilient. It also retains its softness even after many washes and wears.

Breathable and Supportive

How do we define breathability? In simple terms, it's a fabric's capacity to absorb moisture and subsequently release it via the fabric itself.

In other words, breathability is what allows your underwear to get wet, dry off, and then be ready for another round of sweat-inducing activity. It's important for men's underwear to be breathable because excess sweat can lead to chafing, rashes, and even skin infections.

Micro modal is one of the most breathable fabrics available today. It absorbs sweat 50% better than cotton and dries extremely fast, so sweat doesn't leave you feeling damp and uncomfortable.

When correctly combined with high-quality elastane, micro modal underwear can provide the ideal amount of breathability with a secure, skin-tight fit to your body. This keeps all the 'bits and pieces' in place and supported when moving around.


The natural fibers of micro modal allow it to retain its shape and elasticity wash after wash, which is important if you want your undies to last more than a few months. 

Additionally, micro modal resists pilling and fuzzing even when blended with other fabrics like elastane.

It's also less likely to shrink than other fabrics, which means your underwear will remain comfortable over time.

Moisture Wicking Capabilities

A good moisture-wicking fabric will quickly transfer sweat from your body to the fabric, and then dry as quickly as possible.

This is particularly important for men's underwear, because when you're working out, you want to feel as dry as possible for as long as possible. Micro modal does this by pulling moisture away from your body and drying it out quickly so that you can feel fresh again. You can see how quickly micro modal absorbs sweat here.

Retains Color

Because it is made of beech wood fibres, which easily receive and keep dyes even after numerous washes and wearings, micro modal holds and retains colour vibrancy. This means that your underwear will look just as good as the day you bought it—even after years of wear!


Micro modal underwear is a great option for those looking for comfortable, breathable, and durable men's underwear. It's natural properties and high-quality feel are much better than other natural fabrics like cotton and bamboo, and synthetic fabrics like polyester and lycra.

Debriefs offers a range of micro modal underwear that encompass all the comfort, durability, and sustainability aspects you'd want from organic underwear. Check out the range today!