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Why we choose to work with natural fibres such as organic cotton

The benefits of cotton for undergarments are generally know - it allows the skin to breathe, absorbs excess moisture and, if you're someone who frequently suffers from cystitis and yeast infections, you simply wouldn't risk anything wearing anything else. However what about the impact on the environment? Do you ever consider that the very supportive crop top that you're wearing has a high percentage of elastic which, each time it's washed, releases micro plastics into the environment? Yes, elastic can help with support but at what cost? Cotton isn't perfect - despite being produced in warm regions, it uses a lot of water to grow the crop. Furthermore, if it's conventional cotton it's grown using fertilisers, pesticides and can pollute whole ecosytems. Organic...

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Responsible underwear

My head is buzzing. We've just come back from a meeting with our wonderful production manager with regards to our new style, the Patty Tank. So she quotes a price for making the vest top and it's significantly above what we expected and, crucially, what we can make work. She explains why - several machines are needed for the various finishes which takes time - and it makes complete sense. So we amend the design and the price comes down accordingly. But here's the thing. We are producing in the UK and we expect to pay more for the production but even then, EVEN when we are paying the seamstresses a "fair" rate, they are barely getting more than the £12/hr they...

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