By HOLLY JACKSON
For many of us the pandemic has been a time to sit in silence and take a look at our lives. Some of us took up knitting or crochet. Some of us repainted our kitchens. Some of us finished the giant list of life projects we’ve been putting off for ages. I would argue that for most of us though, this pandemic has been a time to take stock of the things that really matter to us and figure out how to prioritize them once this is all over.… ...Read more
By ASI EFROS
The Muse – Inner Freedom – Demery Jayne
Demery, a passionate world traveler, interlaces the idea of innate freedom into her awe-inspiring designs. They express her sun-kissed memories of exotic cultures and far away lands. Soaking the sun and the saltiness of the ocean water, Demery dreamed of her collection while feeling one with the universe. Wouldn’t you want to experience such inner freedom that transforms you into what you want to be…into your better self?
“I have always flourished in the water environment and I loved everything about the islands just off of the Venezuelan coast…I went there and ended up staying for a few years.… ...Read more
By ALISON CONNOLLY
In the absence of being able to travel to beautiful, distant locations, we can still rely on feeling inspired by images and words. In the case of UK designer Hadley Smythe, her latest collection was inspired by a time and a place; the 1950s French Riviera. More specifically, her designs were inspired by one of her favorite books, the 1954 Francoise Sagan novel Bonjour Tristesse.
Dramatic and luxurious, Hadley Smythe swimwear features ultra-feminine shapes that accentuate the curves of the female form and by default highlight a woman’s sensuality.… ...Read more
By ELLEN LEWIS
I am in awe of the Calida brand, their message, and their incredible merchandising platform. Ever since I first highlighted the The Cradle to Cradle Certified™ I Love Nature t-shirts in 2018, I have become more and more enamored of the superior sustainable programs that the company supports. Calida is an iconic brand, 80 years young, a mainstay of many intimate apparel retailers worldwide. Full disclosure: although, I always valued their soft hand, meticulous construction, comfortable styles, and extraordinary quality, I admit, they seemed a bit too “traditional” for me.… ...Read more
By HOLLY JACKSON
Pretty Polly’s new Eco-Wear line caught my attention because simple, comfort lingerie is clearly on the consumer radar. This is a collection of seamless, soft bras, tights and bodysuits made with Amni Soul Eco, the only biodegradable polyamide yarn in the world. Available in S/M-XL and sold in eco-friendly packaging, it is a laudable effort to achieving sustainability.
Eco-Wear combines technological innovation with a thoughtful look at how the lingerie industry impacts the environment from start to finish.… ...Read more
By HOLLY JACKSON
Everyone hates hand washing lingerie, but I’ve always felt like it’s little better when I get to use Soak. I’ve been a personal fan of this no rinse-free lingerie wash for years: Perfect for busy or lazy people who hate chores (I identify as both). What I didn’t know until I attended Curve NYC in February was how much Soak cares about sustainability and the environment.
Packaging is a huge issue when it comes to lingerie and it’s associated products.… ...Read more
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.… ...Read more