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Fashion Revolution Day #whomademyclothes

Friday 24th April marks two year since 1,133 people lost their lives when a factory collapsed in Bangladesh. Another 2,400 were injured. The workers that were killed were making clothes for a number of very well-known brands. This horrific accident caused people to stop and think who actually makes the clothes they wear - and what conditions they might work in. For the second year running, Fashion Revolution Day – on the anniversary of the disaster – will see tens of thousands of people commemorate the event in the hope of bringing about increased transparency in fashion’s supply chain. Here at...

Luxury, Style, Ethics: Introducing Our Made In The UK Bridal Collection

Ayten Roberts

Tags Ethical Lingerie, Made In Britain, UK Manufacturing

When you're planning the perfect, luxurious wedding, you want every detail to be opulent, right down to the underpinnings. So no bland lingerie for you - you want beautiful silk, English lace, and the confidence that everything has been hand made in the UK. Ayten Gasson's bridal range, exclusively at uses oyster, champagne and ivory silks and laces, beautifully hand-crafted here in Britain into camisoles, bras, knickers and perfect for your trousseau. The designer carefully sources lace from vintage suppliers in the heart of the old British lace making industry, Nottingham, and new laces designed and made by Cluny,...

Ayten Gasson at The Best Of Britannia event

Ayten Roberts

Tags Best Of Britannia, Made In Britain, UK Manufacturing

We are very excited and proud to be taking part in this year's Best of Britannia show. The event celebrates the best in British design and manufacturing and is the perfect opportunity to showcase those very skills and ethos that we at Ayten Gasson Lingerie proudly embrace. The show will take place in in the historic Farmiloe building in London’s Clerkenwell on the 3rd/4th/5th October 2013. Tickets are free and are available by clicking the link below. 3rd October: Trade only: & 5th October: Open to the public will be launching a selection of new products at the show alongside a range of...

Is “Made In Britain” the new buzz phrase? – One year on

Ayten Roberts

Tags Made In Britain, Mary Portas, UK Manufacturing

A year ago I voiced my views on the current ‘Made in Britain’ trend and my concern that the phase was only a buzzword that would be used until the spotlight faded on the subject. The launch of Mary Portas’ Kinky Knickers meant the UK fashion industry was in the public eye and it seemed the press loved that Portas was “turning the lights back on for Great British manufacturing”. Though I was disappointed to see that independent designers, myself included, were not being acknowledged for their continued support of the industry, I was hoping that it would highlight the importance of...

What's the difference between Organic and 'Normal' silk?

Ayten Roberts

Tags Ethical Lingerie, Nottingham Lace, UK Manufacturing

We are often asked what the difference is between organic silk and the silk we use for our other collections. We also have a few puzzled looks when we introduced our Peace Silk collection, including our Vegan Nipple Pasties! So we thought we should enlighten you to why we feel it is important to use these ethical fabrics, and why we will plan to expand our eco lingerie collection. What's the difference between Organic and 'normal' silk? We are proud to work with the only company in the UK who specialises in organic silk fabrics. In a similar process to farming, organic silk production means that...