Beautiful and luxurious lingerie is a women’s right. But why should this come at the cost of women’s rights in developing countries, tirelessly stitching together the seams of unethically produced underwear? The truth is, it shouldn’t and luckily for you, Urban Times has compiled the top five sustainable lingerie brands with a clear conscience.
Beautiful hand crafted pieces designed, sourced and made here in the UK. With intricate detailing, soft silk satins, chiffons and ribbons, the lingerie is well and truly made to be seen. What’s more, Gilda & Pearl offer an additional bespoke service allowing for individual pieces to be altered; whether that be additional detailing, an alternative colour or a different luxe silk.
#2 Ayten Gasson
A huge supporter of the UK fashion industry, sourcing quality vintage lace trims from the renowned lace mills in Nottingham and producing every piece in small production units in London, Nottingham and Wales, Ayten Gasson is dedicated to producing long-lasting quality lingerie. With a delicate vintage style, the collections feature classic bralets, high waisted silk knickers and stunning high legged teddy suits.
Taking inspiration from it’s Sri Lankan heritage, Charini supports the small artisan communities of Sri Lanka whilst caring for the environment. By using high quality reclaimed fabrics and sourcing handwoven silks from local small enterprises who support traditional weavers, the brand works hard to support and grow its roots. Although the items come with a pretty large price tag, fortunately for us, the collection has recently been added to the ASOS sale.
#4 Bunny Smalls
These hand-made lingerie sets, are beautifully embellished with end of line lace and vintage lace trims and made from UK sourced jersey and silk. With a strong free-spirited 1970′s rock ‘n’ roll influence, pretty knickers, bras, camisoles and garters all feature in their collection.
#5 Luva Huva
Developing garments from 100% organic cotton, hemp, bamboo and Soy, Luva Huva commits to producing sustainable and ethical lingerie at an affordable price. With a gorgeous feminine feel, in pretty pastels and simple lace detailing, these make for the perfect day wear, with equal attention paid to design as to comfort.
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