Manufactured with up to 70% recycled fabrics, Chantelle’s new sustainable collection, Motif, is made from fibers produced by purposing unused materials, which limits environmental impact and preserves quality. Materials such as tulle, lace, mesh and elastic are made of recycled polyester yarn that are composed of leftovers from production. This collection is certified by Oeko-Tex® to ensure the best level of quality and safety to our customers. The lace used in this collection comes from a Bluesign® certified lace supplier. Additionally, suppliers are GRS (Global Recycled Standard) certified. Chantelle is committed to reducing our impact on the planet and progressing towards a positive environmental footprint while still maintaining our standards of quality, comfort and safety of our products.
Available Spring 2020, the Motif collection offers a modern style with its geometric pattern and fishnet inspired look. The tulle inlays bring lightness and transparency for more femininity. … ...Read more
By ASI EFROS
The treasure hunt is one of my favorite activities. But instead of deciphering ancient scripts in search of the submerged brigantines I roam the halls of the trade shows around the world looking for hidden gems. The Premiere Vision Expo in New York in January of 2020 presented some of the most exciting discoveries.
REBIL Group debuted a collection of packaging items they created using a groundbreaking material OLEAGO; derived from olive pits, it’s an eco-responsible alternative to plastic.
The enthusiasm of the Senior Sales Manager of Turkey-based REBIL Group, Ugur Aycin, was contagious. He placed in front of me one exciting item after another while I was trying to grasp the entire scope of the invention.
Who would imagine just a few years ago that our favorite snack, since biblical times, would become a source of the Earth-saving material?… ...Read more
By ALISON CONNOLLY
NOO is a French brand that specializes in lingerie, swimwear, activewear and ready-to-wear, but for purposes of this Gallery, we’re focusing on the intimate(s) side of their business.
In keeping with the theme of sustainability (a new blog category we recently launched at Lingerie Briefs), sharing the story of NOO is something we had to say YES to! Co-founded by two young women, Anaïs and Elissa, NOO is a company that has a very clear commitment to sustainable fashion. Most of their materials are re-used (sometimes you’ll see fabrics from older collections show up), many of their lingerie fabrics are produced from recycled fibers, while some of their swimwear ranges are made from 100% green Eco-Wave fabric (made from waste recovered from the Mediterranean). Even their ready-to-wear pieces are made from a fiber of biodegradable vegetable origin! There’s actually considerably more to share about their eco-friendly practices (their packaging is made from bioplastics), which we encourage you to visit their website to discover the full scope of their commitment to the environment.… ...Read more
By ELLEN LEWIS
Today, Lingerie Briefs is launching a Sustainability column featuring brands and retailers who get the message and are focusing on finding solutions. Our intent is to recognize efforts being made within the Intimate Apparel industry to confront this cataclysm that threatens our planet. In this pursuit, it is clear education is the key. On a personal level, although I was raised with respect for my environment, I was completely ignorant of the impact of me or my ancestor’s behavior on our futureI have been curating information from a plethora of sources, mostly dedicated to the entire Apparel industry. The statistics emanating from organizations like the Ellen MacArthur Foundation are startling: for example, annually,over 80% of clothing is dumped or incinerated causing the release of methane or other greenhouse gases. That’s one garbage truck full per second. In contrast, 80% of a car can be recycled.… ...Read more
By HOLLY JACKSON
Period panties are one of those things that don’t come up much when discussing fashionable lingerie – for good reasons! While I love that they exist and am a big believer in the tech behind them, the best you can say about most of them in terms of visual design is that they look like a regular pair of black cotton panties. K + 1% was part of the recent Curve NYC show and has forever changed my mind about what period panties can look and feel like.
When I approached the K + 1% booth what I immediately noticed was their stylish designs, fun use of cutouts and luxe use of velvet materials. It actually took my companion pointing out the sign that talked about period panties before I realized what the brand really specialized in! This small brand based in Japan is perfectly Instagrammable and out to change the look of period panties forever.… ...Read more