Ethically Made Luxury Lingerie Brands… Be A Minx In English Lace

Photo (c) Ayten Gasson

Top 5. Ethical Lingerie Brands: Hand-Crafted & Eco-Friendly

1. Ayten Gasson

  • Handmade and designed in the picturesque seaside town of Brighton, UK
  • Sexy and feminine designs
  • Lingerie, nightwear and accessories
  • Partner with Ovarian Cancer Action on some of their products, like the Alice Silk Underwire Bra and Knickers, shown above
  • Unusual and innovative use of up-cycled vintage Nottingham lace. Nottingham lace used to be one of England’s finest artisan industries, so Ayten Gasson still celebrates this traditional skill
  • Supporter of UK textile industry

 

2. Under Protection 

  • Designed in Copenhagen, Denmark, handmade in a small factory in New Delhi, India – see their Sustainability – Production page
  • Lingerie, loungewear, swimwear and accessories
  • Romantic and sensuous designs
  • Unusual and innovative use of milk fibre textile as a silk alternative – made from protein extracted from milk, an off-shoot of the dairy industry
  • Use of recycled wool and polyester in product manufacture
  • Organic cotton and lyocell plant-based materials

 

3. Luva Huva 

  • Hand-crafted in Brighton, UK
  • Lingerie, sleepwear, activewear and accessories
  • Supporters of the British textile industry
  • Committed to using local suppliers and producers, where possible, and remnants, vintage and end-of-line fabrics and trims
  • Unusual and innovative use of elastic that is still produced in England
  • Eco-friendly fabrics used: hemp, soy, organic cotton and tencel
  • Custom sizing – get in touch!

 

4. Buttress and Snatch 

  • Hand-crafted in Hackney, London UK
  • Luxury lingerie and swimwear
  • Seriously sexy and glamorous
  • Buy all materials from UK suppliers, committed to supporting UK manufacture
  • Unusual and innovative in that their studio is inside an old Turkish Delight factory. They don’t hold stock, make all their products here, and do knickers in a tin for Christmas and Valentine’s Day
  • Voluptuous sizes available

5. Fréolic London

  • Designed and hand-crafted in London
  • Bridal wear, sleepwear and luxury lingerie
  • Certified brand to trust by Positive Luxury – awarded Butterfly Mark of environmental, social, and ethical sustainability
  • The finest fabrics hand-sourced from France, England, and Italy
  • Unusual and innovative – the lace shown here is rare and precious, made on Leavers looms according to an original and unique method derived from a 200-year-old tradition. The label Dentelle de Calais-Caudry® is a guarantee of the excellence of a product made in France, respecting the traditional skills on which it has founded its reputation. Read more about it here.

 

 

 

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