ethical intimates

BRAS & BRIEFS WITH BENEFITS

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The lingerie industry is much more than Victoria's Secret, Agent Provocateur and La Perla. Beyond the big name corporations there are thousands of small brands, designers and companies working to change the intimate apparel industry. More and more companies are flexing their economical, political, environmental and social consciousness by offering women much more than just bras and briefs by using their profits to further benefit women. Scroll down to view a few of these companies making a difference....

 

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BEHIND BRAS

 A social enterprise creating beautiful lingerie to support women as they transition from prison to find meaningful employment in the fashion, retail and creative industries. Did you know less than 10% of women who leave prison find a job? This brand believes every woman deserves a second chance and 100% of profits from each bra goes straight back into BehindBras to help and support women in prison to find meaningful employment when they leave. 

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BLUEBELLA

Bluebella believes public workers deserve luxurious and desirable lingerie too. At great prices. So they have joined with Heart Cart to offer a special discounts for public workers. Anyone working in the NHS, armed forces, local government, police or fire service in the UK can get 15% off any order at Bluebella.

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THE PANTS PROJECT

Helping women feel strong and beautiful through the power of pants, no matter what fertility issues they're facing. Launched in December 2016, the Pants Project sources beautiful lingerie from all over the world with a percentage of the profits from each pair sold goes towards Fertility Network UK, the UK's leading national patient fertility charity. Their goal is to raise funds and awareness for those with fertility issues- whatever they might be. Since launching they have hosted a Valentines Pants Party Auction, selling stunning and unique knickers by top UK lingerie designers, an online auction and have raised 5K and plenty of exposure for the charity.

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NAJA

Naja is Columbian lingerie label changing the way women shop for lingerie as well as changing the industry as a whole through the company's dedication to changing women's lives. Naja's garment factory primarily employs single mothers or female heads of households where they are paid above market wages with healthcare benefits. At Naja, they've implemented flexible work policies that make it easier for women to balance work and childcare. Every child of a Naja garment worker recieves books, school supplies, uniforms and all school meals paid by Naja.

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SMALLS FOR ALL

Smalls for All is a Scottish Charity which collects and distributes underwear to help women and children in Africa. The company helps those living in orphanages, slums, IDP camps and schools, as well as providing underwear to hospitals to help those suffering from medical conditions like obstetric fistula. Additionally they have also established an education programme to support some of the poorest children by helping them to gain access to education.

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NOTEWORTHY KNICKERS

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Model: Laura Josi @ M&P Models Noteworthy-knickers-boxers-for-women-sir-plus-london-3Noteworthy-knickers-boxers-for-women-sir-plus-london-2SIR-PLUS-2Roomy, super comfortable and cute - these boxers are especially made for women.

Sir Plus is a UK brand that makes ethical exceptional quality clothing and intimates with cabbage. By cabbage I don’t mean the leafy kind - cabbage is an industry term used to describe surplus fabric that’s left over after an order has been made up.

In the UK it is estimated that more than 1 million tonnes of fabric is thrown away every year and recovery and recycling provides important environmental benefits:

  • It reduces the need for landfill space. Synthetic man-made fibres do not decompose and while woollen fibres do decompose - they produce methane which contributes to global warming.
  • Additionally recycling surplus fabric results in less pollution and energy saving, as fibres do not have to be manufactured and transported from abroad.

By forming contacts with many of the major factories and fabric dealers across England, Sir Plus have acquired access to the finest quality fabrics; in an extensive variety of prints and styles.

To find out more about Sir Plus visit their website or drop by their rollin' Portobello Road stall every Saturday 9am-6pm.

FAVE-STYLES

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BLUE 'CAPEL' LIBERTY BOXER SHORT | BLUSH 'KATIE AND MILLIE' BOXER SHORT| LILAC FLORAL WAISTBAND BOXER SHORT

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See Sir Plus through the eyes of it's creative director Henry Hales. Their account is filled with behind the scenes images and stunning styled product shots.

Just click the image below to go the Sir Plus Instagram page…

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